KC Eye Clinic and Optical Shop will the closed on the following days to allow our employees to spend time with their families and loved ones. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to everyone and enjoy and safe and joyful season!
Corneal Flap is made and then the corneal surface is treated with the excimer laser.
Small opening in the cornea is made, and then the treated layer is removed through the incision.
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Visit our optical shop today to select from many styles of Costa prescription sunglasses and everyday frames to fit your lifestyle. Costa’s polarized lenses are available in 580P, 580G and 400P lenses, with the functionality of single-vision, bifocal and progressive prescriptions. A molecular bond on their plastic lenses provides the most scratch-resistant and smudge-free barrier, repelling water, oil and sweat for easier cleaning.
Large selection of frames for any outdoor activity. Customize your frame with different colors and lens options.
Light conditions are constantly changing. To get the most out of Costa Lenses, it’s important to choose the right color. We offer six lens colors that range from low-light like dawn to extremely bright light with blinding glare.
For offshore, blue mirror is the way to go. For freshwater and inshore, green mirror and copper are great options. For low light at dawn or dusk, sunrise is perfect. Gray lenses are the best choice for everyday activities. Of course, the best way for you to decide is to consider your environment.
Our mirrors are more than an aesthetic, they put Costa on the map. Made through a high-tech beam ion deposition process, these multilayered thin film coatings make for the most scratch resistant mirrors out there. By bouncing reflected light away from the eye, they deliver superior contrast and color while enhancing visual acuity. Our mirrors are available in blue, green, silver sunrise and silver copper.
Bring a new, unwrapped toy to place in our donation box in the waiting room. We will be taking donations through the second week in December.
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
Read more about the program at their website: Toys for Tots Kansas City
With back-to-school time around the corner, parents will be scrambling to buy new school supplies and clothes. As they tick off their long list of school to-dos, ophthalmologists are reminding moms and dads not to neglect one of the most important learning tools: their children’s eyes.
Good vision and overall eye health are vital to learning. The Kansas City Eye Clinic joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in emphasizing the importance of healthy vision to academic success during Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month in August.
Because children are still growing, being vigilant about eye health is important. The earlier problems are identified; the sooner they can be addressed. For healthy eyes and vision throughout the school year, Kansas City Eye Clinic and the American Academy of Ophthalmology recommend the following four tips:
For school-age children, a vision screening, which is less comprehensive than a dilated eye examination by an ophthalmologist, can be performed by a pediatrician, family physician, nurse or trained technician during regular checkups. If the screening detects a problem, the child may need to see an ophthalmologist — an eye physician and surgeon – or other eye care professional.
Visit the Academy’s website to learn more about common childhood eye conditions: http://www.aao.org/eye-health
With summer vacation coming to an end, August marks the start of a new school year. This month we will focus on eye health and going back to school.
Students face special challenges to the eyes when they are under academic performance pressure. Lack of sleep, prolonged computer use and long hours studying make for tired eyes that are dry, scratchy and achy.
Prolonged computer use contributes to eye fatigue because you blink less frequently. Less blinking significantly reduces lubrication in the eye making it feel tired, scratchy and “dry” as a result. Also eyes are not designed for prolonged focus on a single object, such as the computer. Remedy: place a note on the computer screen as a reminder to blink and to look away from the screen and focus on objects in the distance. Looking out a window (20 – 20 – 20 rule: for every 20 minutes of computer work, look away for 20 seconds, and focus on a scene or object at least 20 feet away) is a good break for the eyes. The key is to give your eyes a rest.
“Dry eye” is a common feeling from not giving your eyes enough rest while some people just naturally do not produce enough tears to keep their eyes healthy and comfortable. Some common symptoms of dry eye are stinging and burning to the eyes, scratchiness, excessive eye irritation from smoke or wind and excessive tearing. Remedy: If you have occasional symptoms of dry eye, you should try eye drops called artificial tears. These are similar to your own tears and help lubricate the eyes and maintain moisture. For persistent “dry eye,” see your Eye MD.
When a contact-lens wearer stays awake studying for 18-20 hours or more with their contacts in, it’s almost the equivalent of sleeping with contacts in, something that Eye M.D.s warn against. Prolonged wearing of your contact lenses is a problem for people who wear regular hydrogen lenses, since traditional hydrogels are relatively less permeable to oxygen than newer alternatives like silicone hydrogels. The eye needs oxygen to keep it healthy. Without regular exposure to oxygen, the eye’s cornea can become inflamed and the vision blurry. Prolonged contact lens use can even lead to infections or corneal ulcers that in the worst case can permanently damage vision.
Sometimes students fall asleep without knowing it (with their contacts in), while studying. Remedy: Alternate wearing contact lenses with use of eyeglasses during long study periods. Also, students with irregular sleep patterns can wear contact lenses made of silicon hydrogen, a new material with improved oxygen permeability, which may reduce risk of infection and discomfort.
For more information about contact lenses and proper contact care guidelines please visit http://www.geteyesmart.org/eyesmart/glasses-contacts-lasik/contact-lens.cfm.
This article reprinted with permission from the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s EyeSmart® program (www.geteyesmart.org).
July 8, 2016 – All services restored
July 7, 2016 – Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We apologize but our phones have been out all day due to the storm. We have been working all day with our phone company to get it repaired. TBD if they will be working tomorrow.
You can also send questions, appointment requests, and contact lens orders through our website at the following pages:
General Questions: https://www.kceyeclinic.com/contact-us/
Contact Lens Order: https://www.kceyeclinic.com/contact-lenses-eyeglasses/order-contact-lenses/
According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, cataracts are one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. As we age, the natural lens inside our eyes becomes opaque and hardens. The more mature the cataract, the more difficult it can be to successfully remove during surgery and restore vision. If left untreated, cataracts can lead to blindness. It is important for patients to have regular yearly checkups with either an optometrist or ophthalmologist for early detection and monitoring. Everyone will develop a cataract at some time in their life. Some patients are affected early in life, and some much later in life. When the cataract begins to affect a person’s daily activities and a new glasses or contact lens prescription does not improve the vision, that’s when a cataract evaluation and surgery is scheduled with a cataract surgeon.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology provides a patient educational website describing a cataract, causes, symptoms, and treatment. Read about Cataracts.
You can also read more about Kansas City Eye Clinic’s cataract surgeons and what we have to offer on our website.