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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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3 Simple Ways To Protect Your Vision

3 Simple Ways To Protect Your Vision

Created on: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

We value our eyesight above many things, but not a lot of us think about how to best protect our vision as we get older. Every day we are faced with decisions that can have an effect on our vision over time. It is important that we take the time to think about our eye health and do what we can do help maintain good vision.


Here are 3 simple things that you can do to protect your vision:

1. Keep screens at an arm’s reach

In today's world, we are constantly bombarded with digital devices and computer screens. We use them at work, we use them at home and we see them in almost every store and restaurant—everywhere we look there are digital devices! The brightness of these computer monitors can cause our eyes to become strained. Studies also show that while looking at digital devices we blink a lot less than usual.

If possible we should try to keep screens about an arm’s length away from our eyes to reduce the strain.

2. Don't forget to blink


We typically blink 15 to 20 times a minute, but when we are using digital screens we blink about half as much. Blinking plays an important role in refreshing the surface of our eyes. When we blink, tears are spread over our cornea and like a windshield wiper it wipes away dust and other free radicals. If like many others, you work with computers on a daily basis then probably regularly deal with symptoms of digital eye strain and dry eye. One technique you can utilize to reduce these symptoms is the 20/20/20 rule—this rule states that every 20 minutes you should look away from your computer at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds. This will allow your eyes to blink more naturally and give them an opportunity to reset. 

3. Eat your greens

Yes, yes, yes... We have all heard that we need to eat our carrots to maintain good vision, but there are a lot of other good food choices out there that have benefits for your eye health. Green vegetables are actually some of the best options for your eye health because they are jammed with lutein and zeaxanthin. These two nutrients are said to reduce the effects of excessive exposure to digital screens and other sources of glare.

 



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