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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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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. .

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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.

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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.

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Top 5 Ways to Help Your Eye Health and Reduce Risks of Vision Loss

Top 5 Ways to Help Your Eye Health and Reduce Risks of Vision Loss

Created on: Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

Currently, over 20 million Americans are dealing with serious vision loss conditions. While some eye diseases are caused by genetics and family history, many of them can be prevented by simply taking a few steps to protect your vision and improve your overall health. Living a healthy lifestyle can help to reduce your chances of developing future vision loss.

Here are 5 tips to help improve your eye health and reduce your risks of future vision loss:

  1. Wear UV ray blocking sunglasses: Over-exposure to the suns harmful UV rays can increase your risks of developing cataracts dramatically. Choosing the proper pair of sunglasses when you go outside is necessary in reducing your eyes exposure to the sun, as well as reduce your risks of developing cataracts. Make sure your sunglasses of choice are certified to block 100% of UV-A and UV-B rays for optimum levels of protections.

  2. Eat a balanced and healthy diet: Failing to supply your eyes with the right amounts of vitamins and nutrients can increase your risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Look to eat more than just carrots though, as there are a variety of other vegetables (such as leafy greens) that also have high levels of eye nutrients. Make sure your diet has plenty of Vitamins C and E, as well as zinc, lutein, zeaxanthin and omega-3 fatty acids!

  3. Put down the cigarettes: Smoking tobacco is directed linked to a large assortment of health issues, this includes age-related macular degeneration. Studies show that smokers are far more likely to develop symptoms of AMD compared to those who do not or have never smoked. Smokers are also at a increased risk of developing cataracts.

  4. Make sure to wear eye protection: There are an estimated 2.5 million eye injuries in the U.S. alone every year, so make sure you are taking the necessary precautions to protect your vision when working in hazardous environments or with power tools. These eye injuries are also caused while doing outdoor activities, such as playing sports, so always make sure your protective eyewear is certified to protect your vision.

  5. Take eye fatigue seriously: If you work in an office and spend most of your day staring at a computer screen, make sure you are taking the necessary steps to provide your vision time to rest throughout the day. Simply taking a moment to close your eyes for a few seconds every hour, will do plenty in the long run to help reduce symptoms of digital eye strain and eye fatigue.

 

 



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