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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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The Difference Between Nearsightedness and Farsightedness

The Difference Between Nearsightedness and Farsightedness

Created on: Friday, August 25, 2017
Author: Specialty Eyecare Centre

You go to any appointment and you hear an abundance of medical terminology that you might not understand - we’ve been there too. When you are at your eye appointment you might hear the terms nearsightedness and farsightedness. You might even be dealing with one of these conditions. But what do they both mean?

First, let's start off with nearsightedness. Nearsightedness, also known as myopia is a condition where you have trouble clearly seeing objects that are far away from you but have no issues seeing objects up close. For example, if you are dealing with myopia you generally won’t have any problems when you are using a computer or reading. People who suffer from myopia may have trouble reading road signs while driving, a white board at school, or being able to make out objects that are at a distance away from you. In most cases, people generally start experiencing blurry vision caused by nearsightedness at an early age. It was reported that 40% of the world's population suffers from this condition and that percent will only continue to grow over the years. 

Next up is farsightedness. Farsightedness also known as hyperopia is the condition where people have no problem seeing things at a distance but struggle when they are trying to see things close up. Someone with this condition may have trouble reading or using a computer but will have no problem seeing objects that are further away from them. Farsightedness tends to run in families and is commonly present at birth. 

Luckily for people dealing with nearsightedness and farsightedness, there are many options you have to enhance your vision. Some options you have are getting prescription eyeglasses or contacts in order to see clearly again!

 



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