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Night & Day Contacts

AIR OPTIX® NIGHT & DAY® Aqua soft contact lenses are the first contacts approved by the FDA for up to 30 nights of continuous wear.

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Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in the United States and many European countries. The neovascular "wet" form of the disease is responsible for most (90%) severe loss of vision. There are approximately 200,000 new cases of wet macular degeneration in the United States each year. The average age of patients with the wet form of macular degeneration is the mid-70s.…

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Glaucoma, the Silent Thief of Sight

An estimated 3 million Americans are afflicted with the eye disease glaucoma. Glaucoma usually has no noticeable symptoms and can even effect people with 20/20 vision. If left untreated, glaucoma can lead to blindness. The term glaucoma refers to a group of diseases with common features including intraocular pressure (eye pressure) too high for the health of the eye, damage to the optic nerve, and…

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Flexible Spending Account Time

It Just Makes Sense... At Family Eyecare & Contact Lens Center, we believe you deserve the rewards of a lifetime of hard work. One of these rewards should be your Medicare benefits. We take pride in offering detailed, personal care and the latest eye health technology. Our services include glaucoma testing, cataract evaluations and laser vision correction consultation. We also offer savings programs…

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National Diabetes Month

Seeing well into the future is no big trick - as long as you have regular vision and eye health. There are many disorders and diseases that can have long lasting affects on your eyes if you are not diagnosed early. Early signs of one disease that can be detected in a thorough eye health examination is diabetes. Diabetes and its complications can cause changes in nearsightedness, farsightedness and…

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Relief from Dry Eye Syndrome

Burning, scratchy and irritable eyes are the most common symptoms of dry eye syndrome. Others experiencing burning eyes report blurred vision, excessive eye watering and redness. Dr. Kvitle and the staff at Family EyeCare have seen the number of dry eye cases dramatically increase in the last couple of years and have been successful at relieving the symptoms of dry eye syndrome for their patients. Dry…

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Protect your eyes from the sun

Today more than ever, due to extended life expectancy, it's important to protect your eyes from the dangerous ultraviolet (UV) light of the sun. Prolonged accumulation of sun exposure can cause serious eye health conditions. A severe "sun burn" on the surface of the cornea, occurs from exposure to intense UV light, such as when boating, fishing, snow skiing, or sunbathing.Studies have shown that people…

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