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Whether you suffer from a medical issue such as cataracts, are considering laser eye surgery, or simply need a new eyeglasses prescription, the doctors and professional staff at Eye Care Associates of St. Louis are here for you. Click through the links below to learn more about your vision correction options and how to maintain the health of your eyes.
Do you live in Richmond Heights, Clayton, University City, or Creve Coeur? Do you live in Kirkwood or Sunset Hills? Call Eye Care Associates of St. Louis at (314) 332-2780 to schedule an appointment with an ophthalmologist or optometrist at the office nearest you. Visit our website to learn more about our mission to provide personalized, comfortable care to all eye patients in the St. Louis area.
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Yours eyes are an amazing part of your anatomy. They grow with you during your childhood and continue to change over the course of your life. Most people don’t have perfect eyes—in fact, over half of all Americans wear glasses or contacts! Today, surgical techniques allow ophthalmologists to change the shape of your cornea or even replace the lens of your eye to repair poor vision. Even with these advanced techniques, however, taking care of your eyes is still important—with over two million working parts and the most active muscles in your body, your eyes need protection! Check out this infographic to learn more interesting facts about your eyes and vision. Please feel free to share it with friends and family!
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Did you know that the first contact lenses were made of glass? As you will learn in this video, lens materials have gradually become more eye-friendly and today’s contacts are breathable and comfortable.
Modern contact lenses were first made of soft, gel-like plastics called hydrogels in the 1960s. These lenses hold water well, which is vital to transmitting the oxygen your eyes need to stay healthy. But today’s revolutionary silicone hydrogel lens allow nearly 100% of oxygen to get through to your eye, making these lenses a top choice of optometrists everywhere.
Are your contact lenses uncomfortable? Schedule an appointment with Dr. LaPoint or Dr. Kadlec by calling Eye Care Associates of St. Louis at (314) 332-2780. Both of these experienced eye care providers are experts in contact lens fitting – including multifocal and other specialty lenses. If you’d rather eliminate contact lenses from your life, you may want to consider LASIK. Call to schedule a free screening with Dr. Wexler.
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If you are like most people, your eyesight is one of your most cherished senses. By scheduling regular appointments with your optometrist or ophthalmologist, you can keep your vision sharp and your eyes healthy. Avoid eye problems down the road by reviewing these valuable tips:
Stick to a Healthy Diet Protecting your vision starts with the food on your plate. In fact, eating foods rich in nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc, and vitamin C now can help you maintain your sight and reduce your risk of developing cataracts and macular degeneration later in life. Opt for green, leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale, oily fish such as salmon or tuna, and plenty of oranges and other citrus fruits.
Wear the Right Sunglasses Too much exposure to ultraviolet rays can also increase your risk for cataracts and macular degeneration. Be sure to ask your optician for help selecting sunglasses that block 99% to 100% of both UVB and UVA rays, and consider prescription sunglasses if you require eyeglasses for driving.
Avoid Eye Strain If you work at a computer, minimize the tired, strained feeling you get after a day at your desk by making sure your computer is at least an arm’s length away. Experts also recommend blinking frequently to prevent dry eyes, ensuring that your space is well lit, and installing an anti-glare filter on your monitor.
Check In with Your Doctor Finally, stay on top of your eye health by scheduling regular visits with your eye doctor. An optometrist can help check for declining vision and diagnose certain conditions, while your ophthalmologist can discuss your surgical options for vision correction.
Are you overdue for a vision check-up with your optometrist? Whether you need new eye glasses or want to discuss your options for LASIK laser eye surgery with an ophthalmologist, call Eye Care Associates of St. Louis at (314) 332-2780 to find out how our eye care team can help you maintain optimal eye health. We have two offices to service you: In Richmond Heights across from the St. Louis Galleria, and in Sunset Hills on Gravois Road near Sappington.
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From cataracts to glaucoma and the treatments and surgeries to correct them, you’ll find a wealth of information in the resources below.
Call Eye Care Associates of St. Louis at (314) 332-2780 to schedule an appointment for a checkup or consultation today.