Pueblo Montebello Office
(Northside Office)

27 Montebello Road
Pueblo, CO 81001

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Mon. - Fri.)
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Sat.)

How To Reach Us:
Phone: (719) 545-1530
Toll Free: 1-800-934-3937
Fax: (719) 545-2899

Administrator - David Aldag
Assistant Administrator -
Bernadette Ellingwood
Patient Accounts Manager -
Jan Sheets
Optical Manager -
Jim Masser

Contact Info.
Monday, 21 August 2017
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Monthly Eye Observance - August

Cataracts are treatableCataracts are treatable

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

 

 

 

 

Lasik Surgery
At Rocky Mountain Eye Center we offer local LASIK eye surgery that is safe and affordable.
Optical Shop
Our optical shops offer prescription and non-prescription eyewear - this includes sunglasses!
Eye Education
Your eyes are the window to the world. Rocky Mountain Eye Center wants to help you take care of them.
Eye Smart
The EyeSmart website is an educational site sponsored by the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Credits

Information found on this website was obtained, in part, from the following sites:


American Academy
of Opthalmology


American Optometric 
Association

American Society of Opthalmic Plastic 
& Reconstructive Surgery

National Eye 
Institute