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Tuesday 02 Sep 2014
Rocky Mountain Eye Center
Welcome

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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.

 


 
August Eye Observance PDF Print Email

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August is "Cataract Awareness" Month

What is a Cataract?If your vision has become cloudy or things you see are not as bright as they used to be, a cataract may have developed in one or both of your eyes. A cataract is a clouding of the eye's naturally clear lens. Your eye becomes like a window that is frosted or yellowed.

The amount and pattern of cloudiness within the lens can vary. If the cloudiness is not near the center of the lens, you may not be aware that a cataract is present.

What are the symptoms of a cataract?
The only way to know if you have a cataract for certain is when your ophthalmologist (eye doctor) does a dilated exam. Get a baseline exam at age 40, when early signs of disease and changes in vision may start to occur. For more information on cataract symptoms, click here.

How is a cataract treated?
If your vision is only slightly blurry, a change in your eyeglass prescription may help for a while. However, if you are still not able to see well enough to do the things you like or need to do after the change in eyeglass prescription, cataract surgery should be considered. For more information on cataract surgery, click here.

There are many misconceptions about cataracts. A cataract is not:

    • A growth or film over the eye;
    • A cause of irreversible blindness;
    • A result of overusing the eyes;
    • A contagious disease spread from eye to eye or person to person;

Cataracts are a common cause of vision loss, especially as we age, but they are treatable. Your ophthalmologist can tell you whether a cataract or some other problem is the cause of your vision loss and can help you decide if cataract surgery is appropriate for you.

For more information, click here

 

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The EyeSmart website is an educational site sponsored by the American Academy of Ophthalmology

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