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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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5 Steps You Can Take to Reduce the Symptoms of Dry Eye

5 Steps You Can Take to Reduce the Symptoms of Dry Eye

Created on: Thursday, June 15, 2017
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

When your eyes stop producing enough tears needed to nourish your eyes, you could start having to deal with a condition known as Dry Eye. Without enough tears to provide the necessary lubricant the eye needs you may experience some of these symptoms listed below as a result:

• Scratching sensation 
• Dry, itchy, or burning eyes
• Trouble focusing because of dryness
• Redness
• Light sensitivity

Dry Eye is an extremely common condition with over 3 million reported cases every year, so if you are experiencing these symptoms—you are not alone. Dry eye can occur because of a multitude of reasons but commonly is a result of dry air, allergies, unsanitary contacts, or looking at a computer screen/reading for an extended period.

Here are some ways that you can help relieve your symptoms of Dry Eye:

Take frequent breaks from your computer/reading: It is important to take frequent breaks from looking at a computer screen or reading for a long time to give your eyes the break they need. Studies show that people blink a lot less when staring at computer screen, so don’t forget to blink! It’s important to remember to blink often when working on a computer or reading to keep your eyes hydrated.

Wear sunglasses: By wearing sunglasses outside you not only will protect your eyes from damaging UV rays but you will reduce your exposure to the wind and direct sunlight that can dry out your eyes.

Take care of your contacts: If you are experiencing the symptoms of dry eyes and wear contact lenses it is important to make sure that you are not keeping them in your eyes for an extended period. Keep your contact lenses nice and clean as well or you risk not only worsening your dry eye symptoms but also put yourself at increased risk of potential eye infections.

Drinking plenty of water: Dry eyes may be a signal your body is giving that you are dehydrated. Staying hydrated is an important aspect of our overall health and by staying hydrated you will decrease your risk of getting dry eye.

Increase the humidity: By increasing the humidity in your home and workplace you can help lessen your symptoms of dry eye. It is suggested to get a humidifier and clean it frequently to help with dry air you may be exposed to. 



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