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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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Four Back-to-School Eye Health Recommendations

Four Back-to-School Eye Health Recommendations

Created on: Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

back to school 

It is that time of year again! Back-to-School! Millions of parents around the country are rushing to stores to buy all the newest school supplies and outfits. While you are going through your list of school supplies make sure to not skip your child’s eye health. 

You can’t underestimate the importance of ensuring your children have healthy eyes and good vision during the course of their education. Having healthy vision is essential in ensuring academic success no matter what the age. Children are especially susceptible to vision problems during their education because they are still growing so it is important that parents remain vigilant about their eye health. If we can identify vision problems in your children earlier, then the damage can be minimalized.

To ensure your child’s vision stays healthy throughout the school year, the American Academy of Ophthalmology has these recommendations:

1.     Regular eye exams for your child – As mentioned earlier children’s eyes experience rapid changes due to their body still growing and maturing, this makes regular eye exams that much more important to detect these problems as early as possible before they have an effect on your child’s academic success.

2.     Make sure your child is wearing protective eyewear while playing sports – Injuries from outdoor activities like Sports are fairly common, but what is less known is that eye injuries from this activity happen pretty commonly. Some of these injuries can be serious and cause permanent damage to your child’s vision, so it is important that they are using the right protective eyewear for their outdoor activities.

3.     Know your families eye health history – Knowing your families eye health history is important because you can inform the eye doctor of the history when your child is undergoing an eye exam. This provides your eye doctor with a little insight and helps them know what to be on the lookout for as your child continues to grow. Common vision conditions include: nearsightedness, farsightedness and lazy eye. It is important these are cart early so as to minimize the damages.

4.     Be on the lookout for signals that there might be a problem with your child’s vision – It is important to be vigilant with detecting symptoms of vision problems. If your child starts to complain about issues involving recurring headaches, eyestrain and you notice he/she is squinting a lot when reading then it is time for a visit to the eye doctor. If your child’s grades also begin to suddenly drop that could also be caused by problems with their vision.



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