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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 4 Myths About Your Eyes

Top 4 Myths About Your Eyes

Created on: Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

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There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about our eyes. I'm sure you've heard of the old myth where if someone hits you in the back of the head while you are crossing your eyes they will get stuck. Well, that is just one of the many silly myths that have come up over the years. The American Academy of Ophthalmology publishes a list of these myths on their website, but here is our “Top 4 Myths About Your Eyes.”

  1. “Reading in dim light can damage your eyes” - Reading in a dim light will most likely cause you to strain your eyes, which creates discomfort, but it doesn't necessarily cause harm to your eyes.

  2. “Children can outgrow having crossed eyes” - If left untreated, young children that suffer from strabismus, or “crossed eyes,” can develop poor vision in one eye. Many of those who suffer from strabismus will require the use of surgery, eyeglasses, patches, or a combination of all of them to correct their vision.

  3. “Wearing corrective lenses or contacts will make you dependent on them” - This myth can be dangerous because children who suffer from high refractive errors require corrective lenses or they run the risk of never developing normal vision. If contacts are worn over extended periods of time without being taken out, it can cause damage to the cornea and increase your risk of eye infection.

  4. “Being visually impaired can cause learning disabilities” - While it is true that learning disabilities are generally caused by how the brain processes what it sees, they are not related to vision problems. Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are two learning disabilities that influence your concentration which affects your ability to learn. Children who have vision problems do have a difficult time learning because they can't see what is on the board, or read their school books.

It is important to know what is truth and what is myth, because some of these myths can do more harm than good. If you ever have any questions about these eye myths, it is best to see your eye doctor.


 



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