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Did You Know?

Did you know that you could be going blind and not even know it? That's what glaucoma does. It sneaks up on you very slowly over time. It's a leading cause of blindness in all adults over 60. But some people are especially at risk. If you're Black and over 40, you're up to five times more likely to get glaucoma. Or if you have a family history of glaucoma, you're also at high risk. Glaucoma can't be cured, but it can be controlled and the risk of blindness reduced-if glaucoma is detected and treated in time. That's why it's so important for people with an increased risk to have regular eye exams. Seattle glaucoma specialist, Howard Barnebey, MD is one of a very small group of local eye doctors dedicated to glaucoma and helping patients with this terrible eye disease.

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What's NEW

Did you know Botox® can be used for the treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis otherwise known as excessive underarm sweating? An estimated 2%-3% of Americans suffer from excessive sweating of the underarms (axillary hyperhidrosis) or of the palms and soles of the feet (palmoplantar hyperhidrosis). Sweating is embarrassing, it stains clothes, and it complicates business and social interactions. .

What's NEW

3D Eye Online

Visit our eye education section! At Specialty Eyecarè Centre we believe better patient education leads to superior patient experiences. Regardless if you are visiting us for a general eye exam, looking at treatment options, seeking surgery or just looking to review your pre and post surgical instructions, we have an extensive selection of diverse educational videos just for you!

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See Better After Cataract Surgery!

Cataract patients now have an option to see at both near and far distances after cataract surgery! Individuals suffering from cataracts previously had only a mono-focal lens implant option after surgery. NEW multi-focal IOL technology can now decrease dependence on glasses after surgery. Our Seattle cataract surgeons welcome you to come into our office for a consultation regarding Advanced Technology Lens cataract surgery.

See Better After Cataract Surgery

Eyelid Surgery

If you are experiencing sagging eyelids and eyelids that are obstructing your vision please contact us for an eye exam. Depending on your specific condition there is a possibility that insurance may cover a surgery that can improve your vision dramatically. If you are seeking an Oculoplastic surgeon in Seattle for eyelid surgery we are Seattles Eyelid Surgery experts. Call us us today! For more information on eyelid surgery please visit our web page dedicated to this topic.

Eyelid Surgery

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Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma Awareness Month

Created on: Monday, January 13, 2014
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

This month is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. January is an important time to raise awareness and spread the word about glaucoma, its symptoms and its treatment. The disease is considered the "silent thief of sight" as there are virtually no symptoms associated with it and once vision is lost, it's gone for good. As much as 40% of vision can be lost before any sort of change is noticed. Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness. Currently there is no cure for glaucoma, but with early detection and treatment, its effects can be slowed down and further vision loss can be prevented. Over 2.7 million Americans, and over 60 million people worldwide, have glaucoma. Experts estimate that half of these individuals don't even know that they have the disease. With these numbers growing, it is very important to not only receive regular eye examinations, but to help raise awareness about the disease as well.

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Why You Should Wear Sunglasses in the Winter

Why You Should Wear Sunglasses in the Winter

Created on: Monday, December 23, 2013
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

Most of us associate sunglasses with warm weather, hanging out at the beach, and other fun summertime activities, and while sunglasses are important for preventing UV damage to our eyes, most of us make the mistake of forgetting to wear our favorite shades during the cold, and sometimes snowy, winter months. Here are some important reasons why it is important to always remember to wear your sunglasses – any time of the year.

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December is National Safe Toy and Gifts Month

December is National Safe Toy and Gifts Month

Created on: Monday, December 02, 2013
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

Children's bright eyes epitomize the spirit of the holiday season, but those same bright eyes can become weary and even injured without proper supervision during the holiday gift-giving season as toys and computer games can prove hazardous to children's vision. The Consumer Products and Safety Commission reports that more than 230,000 toy-related injuries are treated in emergency rooms annually. Of those injured, approximately one third under the age of five and more than 45% of those injuries are to the head and face. Most eye injuries caused by toys are completely preventable. Many parents are simply unaware of what to look for to maximize children's eye safety when purchasing toys.

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Eye Conditions Caused By Stress

Eye Conditions Caused By Stress

Created on: Monday, November 18, 2013
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

Have you ever experienced an irritating eye twitch that just won't seem to end? How about dry eyes or blurred vision? Have you ever thought that these issues could be caused by stress? It's true, our eyes are an extension of our brain so whatever affects the various parts of our brain can actually interfere with our vision.

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Eye Health in the Office

Eye Health in the Office

Created on: Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

Experiencing red or watery eyes, blurred vision or difficulty focusing after a day at work can often be the result of staring at a computer screen for eight or more hours. Office environments can certainly take their toll on your eyes. Here are some common symptoms and simple solutions to help maintain healthy vision during your work day.

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Dry Eye: Treating the Cause Not the Symptoms

Created on: Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Specialists estimate that as many as 20% of Americans have dry eyes and it is a growing problem. Fueling the rise is the use of desktops, laptops, tablets, smart phones, video games and other popular technology causing our eyes to work harder than ever before in history. LipiFlow, thermal pulsation system, is an FDA approved, clinically proven treatment, which has the potential to help reduce dry eye discomfort by treating the root cause of dry eye symptoms.

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World Sight Day

World Sight Day

Created on: Thursday, October 10, 2013
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

World Sight Day takes place Thursday, October 10th. It is a global event that focuses on raising awareness about blindness and vision impairment as well as rehabilitation for those living with visual impairments. This event happens every year on the second Thursday in October.

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Nighttime Driving and Your Eyes

Nighttime Driving and Your Eyes

Created on: Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

Our days are about to become darker even earlier with the fall season officially upon us, which means more nighttime driving. According to a national survey, 32% of drivers reported that they have trouble seeing in the dark. Most of these drivers have difficulty judging distance, identifying signs or exits, and struggle to see animals and pedestrians in roadways.

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Glaucoma and Why You Should Have Your Eyes Examined

Glaucoma and Why You Should Have Your Eyes Examined

Created on: Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases in which the optic nerve, which connects your eye to your brain, is damaged by the pressure of fluid inside your eye. There are two main types of glaucoma. One is primary open-angle glaucoma and the other is angle-closure glaucoma. These types of glaucoma are marked by an increase of intraocular pressure, or pressure inside of the eye. Secondary glaucoma refers to any case in which another disease contributes to or causes increased eye pressure.

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Flaxseed for Eye Nutrition

Created on: Thursday, September 12, 2013

Eye health includes getting regular eye exams, wearing sunglasses to block damaging uv rays, keeping a healthy weight and eating right to protect your vision. Many respected ophthalmologists, including Dr Barnebey of Specialty Eyecare Centre, recommend adding flaxseed to their patient's diets.

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August is National Eye Exam Month

August is National Eye Exam Month

Created on: Monday, August 26, 2013
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

August can often be hectic as we rush to fit in the last bits of summer vacation before the school year starts and the weather cools down, but before you get too wrapped up in back-to-school and final summer plans, don't forget about planning ahead for healthy vision by scheduling an eye exam for you and your family.

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Cataracts

Cataracts

Created on: Monday, August 19, 2013
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

As we grow older our bodies experience many different changes, and our eyes are no exception to this rule. Usually as we age and our vision becomes more blurred, we assume that we probably need new glasses with a stronger prescription, but in fact, cataracts may be the culprit behind our declined vision.

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New Technology for Diagnosing and Treatment of Dry Eye Syndrome

New Technology for Diagnosing and Treatment of Dry Eye Syndrome

Created on: Thursday, July 25, 2013
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

MGD is a chronic, progressive eye disease and LipiFlow is the first device that addresses meibomian gland obstruction. The ability to provide relief for dry eye patients is extremely important and LipiFlow is a valuable adjunct not only to the surgical aspect of our practice but the quality care our patients have come to expect from Specialty Eyecarè Centre. If you have been screened and test positive for potential lipid deficient dry-eye disease, you may be a candidate for LipiFlow treatment and relief may be in your future.

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Heterochromia

Heterochromia

Created on: Friday, July 12, 2013
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

July 12th is Heterochromia Awareness Day. Only 11 out of every 1,000 Americans have heterochromia, a condition that results in two differently colored eyes.

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MDA Lock-Up

Created on: Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Every dollar helps toward Steven’s goal to raise $3200.00 by July 31st. If you wish to contribute you may leave a tax deductible donation at Specialty Eyecarè Centre’s check out desk or go to Muscular Dystrophy Association’s website: http:www2.mda.org/goto/stevenrich

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The Journey to Cataract Surgery at Specialty Eyecare Centre

Created on: Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Whether or not you are a candidate for advanced technology lenses or choose to have basic cataract surgery, you will be treated individually, with the utmost care in our comfortable state-of-the-art surgical facility by a highly skilled experienced surgeon and staff. Today cataract surgery or phacoemulsification is performed quickly, painlessly and effectively in an out-patient procedure that in most cases can return you to excellent vision!

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June is Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month

Created on: Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

According to Prevent Blindness America, the founders of Cataract Awareness Month, it is estimated that over 22 million Americans age 40 and over have cataracts. Cataracts are the clouding of the natural lens of the eye which leads to decreased vision. Cataracts make vision comparable to looking through a foggy windshield and are the most common cause of blindness and are conventionally treated with surgery. Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the United States and a recent study found that cataract surgery patients had significantly reduced rates of hip fractures due to falls.

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What Causes Cataracts?

Created on: Monday, June 17, 2013

The most common cause of cataracts is the naormal and natural aging process of the crystalline lens inside your eye. There is a strong genetic component in the develoment of cataracts however there are other risk factors as well eventually leading to blindness if left untreated. At Specialty Eyecare Center, phacoemulsification, or cataract surgery, in the hands of a qualified, experienced surgeon such as Dr Barnebey is an effective, out-patient technique that can return you to vision you had when you were young.

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June is UV Safety Month: Protect Your Eyes From The Sun

June is UV Safety Month: Protect Your Eyes From The Sun

Created on: Monday, June 03, 2013
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

June is here and that means summer is upon us! June also means that it's UV Safety Month – a great time to spread the message of sun, fun and the effects of UV rays. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the main cause of skin cancer, but can also damage your eyes if you leave them unprotected. It is always important to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays, but it is especially important during the extended daylight hours of the summer.

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Do You Suffer from Dry Eye?

Created on: Friday, May 31, 2013

Do you have red, itchy, burning, scratcy or teary eyes? If you experience any of these symptoms you should ask your doctor if you have Dry Eye. This uncomfortable condition affects millions of people every day. Many people sufer from all of these smymptoms but some may have only one or more varying in severity from mild, moderate to extreme. At this time there is no cure for Dry Eye but once your doctor has made the diagnosis he/she can advise you on the proper treatment for relief.

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The Eyewear Gallery is closing

The Eyewear Gallery is closing

Created on: Friday, May 24, 2013
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

After many rewarding years of business Specialty Eyecarè Centre’s Bellevue location, The Eyewear Gallery will be closing in June and will no longer be selling eyeglass frames. It is with deep regret we inform our customers that Steve Strandt will be moving on as well. We would like to thank him for his years of cheerful, dedicated and superior service at The Eyewear Gallery. Steve was an important member of the Specialty Eyecarè Centre team and will be greatly missed. Steve will continue his work as an optician and we will let his customers know how to contact him.

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Sports and Eye Safety

Sports and Eye Safety

Created on: Monday, May 20, 2013
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

With warmer weather upon us, many of us are probably enjoying the sunshine by playing some recreational sports. Tens of thousands of sports-related eye injuries occur each year. The good news is that 90% of these serious eye injuries are easily preventable through the use of protective eyewear. The risk of eye injury varies depending on the activity, so make sure the level of eye protection you use is appropriate to the sport. Regular eyeglasses will not offer you proper protection when it comes to the safety of your eyes and vision.

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Advanced Technology Lens Implantation

Advanced Technology Lens Implantation

Created on: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

There are many benefits to catract surgery with advanced technology lens implantation and experience has shown us that choosing an intraocular lens is one of the most important decisions cataract patients will ever make. Understanding the different IOL types used in cataract surgery is an important step since this choice will have a significant effect on your quality of vision after surgery.

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May is Healthy Vision Month: Keep an Eye on Your Vision

May is Healthy Vision Month: Keep an Eye on Your Vision

Created on: Friday, May 03, 2013
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

May is Healthy Vision Month and offers up a great opportunity to learn about eye health and to make sure you and your family recognize the importance of regular comprehensive eye exams as a way to maintain healthy vision.

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What Causes Red Eye in Flash Photography?

What Causes Red Eye in Flash Photography?

Created on: Friday, April 12, 2013
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

Have you ever wondered what causes eyes to appear red in photos? Usually this happens indoors or at night when the pupils are more dilated than usual. The light from camera flashes are generally located only a few inches from the camera's lens. When the flash goes off, light goes straight into the pupil and gets reflected off the back of the eye, and straight in to the camera lens. The effect is magnified with dilated pupils - that's why the "red eye" mode of cameras involves a pre-flash before the main flash so that pupils become smaller before the real picture is taken and red eyes are minimized.

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March is National Save Your Vision Month

March is National Save Your Vision Month

Created on: Monday, March 25, 2013
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

March is National Save Your Vision Month. While many of us think that having good vision simply means that our eyes are healthy, that is not always the case. Regular comprehensive eye exams can ensure that you not only keep your vision in great shape, but that you keep your eyes, and ultimately your body, healthy as well. Scheduling an eye exam is the first step to take in saving your vision.

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Keeping Your Eyes Healthy During National Nutrition Month & Beyond

Keeping Your Eyes Healthy During National Nutrition Month & Beyond

Created on: Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

During the month of March the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages individuals to focus their attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating habits during National Nutrition Month. By eating right, you also increase the opportunity to protect your vision by adding sight-saving nutrients to your daily diet. Fruits, vegetables, and fish make for delicious, healthy meals and snacks that contain nutrients and powerful antioxidants that are essential to maintaining healthy eyes.

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Exercise & Your Eyes

Exercise & Your Eyes

Created on: Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

With the New Year in full swing, some of those resolutions we made might have gone by the wayside. But if getting into shape was one of your goals for 2013, there are plenty of reasons not to break that resolution, healthy eyesight being one of them.

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February is Age-related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

February is Age-related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

Created on: Monday, February 04, 2013
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

Over 9 million people in the U.S. have age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is a painless eye disease that is the leading cause of blindness in people over 65 years of age. That statistic is expected to double over the next decade as baby boomers begin heading into retirement.

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January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Created on: Monday, January 21, 2013
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. It is an important time to spread the word and raise awareness about glaucoma, which is considered a thief of sight. There are virtually no symptoms associated with the disease and once vision is lost, it is gone for good. As much as 40% of one's vision can be lost before a change is noticed. This condition is considered the leading cause of preventable blindness.

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Your New Year Resolution Could Save Your Sight and Your Life

Your New Year Resolution Could Save Your Sight and Your Life

Created on: Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

Start the New Year off with visit to Specialty Eyecarè Centre! A routine eye exam can detect many conditions that could otherwise become sight threatening or even life threatening.

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Keeping Your Eyes Safe This Holiday Season

Keeping Your Eyes Safe This Holiday Season

Created on: Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

The holiday season is in full effect and for most of us it's a time that we all look forward to as it means attending parties, relaxing, and spending time with the people we love most. It is meant to be a time of joy and celebration. Do not let preventable eye injuries ruin your time with family and friends this season. Parents should be especially aware of the potential holiday eye hazards that could affect their children. By simply following a few helpful tips you can ensure that your holidays will be safe, merry, and bright!

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How Lack Of Sleep Affects Your Vision

How Lack Of Sleep Affects Your Vision

Created on: Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

In today's fast paced and hectic world it is very common to miss out on getting enough restful sleep each night. The challenge of balancing proper rest with everything else that needs to get done in a day can be very tricky. However, many are not aware that not getting enough rest can wreak havoc on your eyesight. While it's obvious that lack of sleep can cause dark circles to appear under your eyes, not getting enough rest can interfere with your eye health.

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November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month

Created on: Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month. Diabetic eye disease is one of the major causes of vision loss in adults. When the sugar levels in the blood are high, it is very stressful on the blood vessels all over the body, putting individuals at high risk for heart attack, stroke, and kidney disease. In the eye, blood vessels can start to leak or bleed in reaction to high blood sugar. This swelling in the retina can decrease vision, so it's best detected and treated early.

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October is Eye Injury Prevention Month

October is Eye Injury Prevention Month

Created on: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

In an effort to educate the public about the importance of safe vision, the American Academy of Ophthalmology has declared October as National Eye Injury Prevention Month. The hope is that by sharing some of the most common vision accidents and causes, as well as helpful tips on how to maintain healthy vision, people can avoid these injuries that happen each and every year.

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October 11th is World Sight Day

October 11th is World Sight Day

Created on: Monday, October 08, 2012
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness created to help focus global attention on blindness, visual impairment and rehabilitation of those with visual impairments. Each year the event is held on the second Thursday of October.

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Billing and Insurance Questions

Billing and Insurance Questions

Created on: Monday, October 01, 2012
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

Specialty Eyecarè Centre has recently created website updates to assist you with billing and insurance questions.

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Construction

Construction

Created on: Monday, October 01, 2012
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

The building adjacent to Specialty Eyecarè Centre is undergoing construction.

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5 Tips to Help You See Better in The Digital World

5 Tips to Help You See Better in The Digital World

Created on: Friday, September 21, 2012
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

When thinking about how to describe the world we live in one word generally comes to mind: connected. Everywhere we go we're usually carrying around some sort of device that keeps us connected to something important to us. Whether it's a tablet, smart phone or a computer that we're using to stay in touch, we sometimes forget to take into consideration two very important devices that keep us connected to the world better than anything else: our eyes.

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August is Cataract Awareness Month

August is Cataract Awareness Month

Created on: Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

August is National Cataract Awareness Month. During the month of August be sure to focus on your vision and talk to your doctor if you believe you are at risk for cataracts. Since cataracts develop over years, gradual changes in vision can become the norm for most individuals suffering from the condition and therefore become ignored longer than necessary. Some people even describe cataracts as looking through a “dirty windshield.”

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On Call

On Call

Created on: Thursday, July 26, 2012
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

Dr. Howard Barnebey discusses what it’s like to be an on call, after-hours ophthalmologist.

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Super Guppy: A Trip to the Seattle Museum of Flight

Super Guppy: A Trip to the Seattle Museum of Flight

Created on: Thursday, July 26, 2012
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

Dr. Barnebey and the staff of Specialty Eyecare Centre visited the Seattle Museum of Flight and witnessed NASA's Super Guppy in action.

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Falling Into a Summer Routine

Falling Into a Summer Routine

Created on: Thursday, July 26, 2012
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

Summertime and the living's easy. Don't let your new summer routine affect the dosing schedule of your eye medications. Dr. Barnebey gives advice to those on a summer schedule to stay on track.

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Dr. Barneby’s trip to this year’s ASCRS Meeting

Dr. Barneby’s trip to this year’s ASCRS Meeting

Created on: Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

Dr. Howard Barneby discusses his experiences and shares his thoughts on correcting astigmatism after attending this year’s ASCRS meeting in Chicago.

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A Healthy Diet Equals Healthy Vision, Here Are Some Tips to Improve Your Summer Snacking

A Healthy Diet Equals Healthy Vision, Here Are Some Tips to Improve Your Summer Snacking

Created on: Friday, July 20, 2012
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

If you want to improve your vision, you had better start with your diet because healthy vision starts with healthy eating habits. Fruits, vegetables, and fish make for healthy, light, delicious meals and snacks during the warm summer months and contain nutrients and powerful antioxidants that are essential to healthy eyes.

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Do you have Glaucoma or High Eye Pressures?

Do you have Glaucoma or High Eye Pressures?

Created on: Thursday, May 17, 2012
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

Dr. Howard Barnebey of Specialty Eyecare Centre is currently conducting research involving an investigational eye drop for the treatment of high eye pressure and glaucoma.

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This Month\'s Seminar: Macular Degeneration, Join Us!

This Month's Seminar: Macular Degeneration, Join Us!

Created on: Friday, April 13, 2012
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

Did you know that more women than men are affected by Macular Degeneration? As our population ages, we are seeing an increase of individuals affected by Macular Degeneration. Please join us in recognizing April as Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month and discussing the latest in detection and treatment of Macular Degeneration.

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Dr. Silvia McKevitt leaving Specialty Eye Care Centre

Dr. Silvia McKevitt leaving Specialty Eye Care Centre

Created on: Monday, April 09, 2012
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

Dr. Silvia McKevitt is relocating her practice and will no longer be seeing patients at Specialty Eyecarè Centre as of April 30, 2012. Specialty Eyecarè Centre is happy to continue to see Dr. McKevitt's patients and they can schedule with Dr. Barnebey or Dr. Miller. If any patients wish to schedule with Dr. McKevitt at her new practice, please contact the office for a medical release of records form. Once this form is completed, Specialty Eyecarè Centre will be happy to forward the records on to Dr. McKevitt.

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Learn More About PSP

Learn More About PSP

Created on: Monday, April 09, 2012
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

Do you know what PSP® is? It stands for Processed Skin Cell Proteins and there is an amazing story behind this. PSP, originally used in studies treating burn victims, is now available in a skin care line called NEOCUTIS and it is available in our Bellevue and Seattle location. To learn more about this extraordinary bio technology featured in InStyle Magazine three months in a row, how it came to be and what it can do for you, call 425-454-3937 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Silvia McKevitt or simply come visit our Bellevue location and our staff can answer any questions you may have.

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Get the Facts About BOTOX!

Get the Facts About BOTOX!

Created on: Monday, April 09, 2012
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

Did you know Botox® can be used for the treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis otherwise known as excessive underarm sweating? An estimated 2%-3% of Americans suffer from excessive sweating of the underarms (axillary hyperhidrosis) or of the palms and soles of the feet (palmoplantar hyperhidrosis). Sweating is embarrassing, it stains clothes, and it complicates business and social interactions.

Botox can be used to treat axillary hyperhidrosis because it blocks the chemical transmitter that causes sweating. This non surgical treatment consists of ~15-20 injections into each armpit after the skin has been numbed with a topical numbing cream. The injection of the Botox® in the armpit areas can help the patient for about 3 to 6 months at a time.

Botox is not just for frown lines anymore and it is not just for women.

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