Thank you for visiting Rocky Mountain Eye Center - Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico's most comprehensive family eye care center.
Rocky Mountain Eye Center's current, eight board certified ophthalmologists diagnose, treat and help to prevent diseases of the eye. Rocky Mountain Eye Center's ophthalmologists complete annual eye examinations, perform surgical procedures, assist in specific areas of eye care and prescribe eyeglasses and contact lenses. Rocky Mountain Eye Center is Southeastern Colorado's only LASIK surgery center. Rocky Mountain Eye Center's optometrists are available to assist with your family's optometric needs. Rocky Mountain Eye Center's trained optical staff provides assistance with the variety of eye care products available at any one of our optical shops.
Our doctors treat eye diseases such as diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration along with other common or unique eye conditions. Other common eye conditions and diseases that our doctors treat regularly include dry eye syndrome, corneal and external disease, vitreoretinal disease, pediatric ophthalmology and oculoplastic conditions.
At Rocky Mountain Eye Center, we are here to provide the best possible care in a patient-centered environment. As a practice, our doctors have committed substantial resources to stay abreast of and utilize the latest technology to help you to see better. As you browse through our web site, we hope you will become acquainted with the complete range of services that we offer. Rocky Mountain Eye Center appreciates the fact that you are considering us for all of your family's personal eye care needs. If you have questions or concerns, we would be happy to talk with you.
As a convenience to our patients, Rocky Mountain Eye Center has offices in various locations throughout Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico.
Thank you for choosing Rocky Mountain Eye Center.
October is National Eye Injury Prevention Month
According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (www.aao.org), accidental eye injury is the leading cause of visual impairment in the United States. More than one million people suffer from eye injuries each year in the United States. Ninety percent of these injuries could have been prevented if the individual had been wearing appropriate protective eyewear (preferably, with polycarbonate lenses).
Prevention is the first and most important step in protecting your eyes from injuries, so be sure to protect your eyes with appropriate protective eyewear. If you do experience an eye injury, seek medical attention promptly. According to Prevent Blindness America (www.preventblindness.org), here are some helpful reminders when it comes to preventing eye injuries at home:
|Use safety gates at the top and bottom of stairs.|
|Provide lights and handrails to improve safety on stairs.|
|Use guards on all power equipment.|
|Do not mix cleaning agents.|
|Keep paints, pesticides, fertilizers and similar products properly stored in a secure area.|
|Keep your tools in good condition; damaged tools should be repaired or replaced|
|Use occupant restraints such as infant and child safety seats, booster seats, safety belts and shoulder harnesses in cars.|
|Pad or cushion sharp corners and edges of home furnishings.|
|Inspect and remove debris from lawns before mowing.|
|Read and follow all manufacturer instructions and warning labels.|
|Wear chemical safety goggles when using hazardous materials.|
|Wear safety glasses or dust goggles to protect against flying particles, and chemical goggles to guard against exposure to fertilizers and pesticides.|
|Leave personal-use items (cosmetics, toiletry products), kitchen utensils and desk supplies where they are not easily accessible to children.|
|Install cabinet and drawer locks in kitchens and bathrooms.|
|Keep toys intended for older children away from younger children.|
|Keep BB guns away from kids.|
Information found on this website was obtained, in part, from the following sites:
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Optometric Association
National Eye Institute
American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
We have 5 guests and no members online