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“You’ll be so glad you did it” – A real cataract surgery journey

By Oregon Eye Specialists October 3rd, 2016

A staggering 70 percent of adults will get cataracts – clouding of the natural lens in the eye – at some point in their lifetime. While the odds of encountering a cataract are significant, it can be difficult to commit to surgery without a clear picture of what the procedure will entail.

Fortunately, recent advances in cataract surgery technology have made it easier than ever for those going through the process. To give you a glimpse into the current state of cataract surgery, we’ve asked one of our recent patients at OES to share his journey. Read more for a rare glimpse into the questions, decisions, and experiences of a real cataract surgery patient. Read the rest of this entry »



Get the facts on cataracts: everything you need to know about this common eye condition

By Oregon Eye Specialists October 3rd, 2016

Fact: Cataracts – clouding in the lens of the eye that affects vision – impact more than 22 million Americans aged 40 and older. More than 70% of adults will get cataracts at some point in their lifetime.

But many adults are in the dark when it comes to modern advancements in treating this common eye condition.

Misconceptions about recovery time, results and post-operative care shouldn’t affect your decision to pursue cataract surgery. If you’re one of the 50% of American adults suffering from some degree of cataract, make sure your knowledge is current with these four facts about cataracts. Read the rest of this entry »



Suffering from dry eye? Get at the cause of your discomfort

By Oregon Eye Specialists May 3rd, 2016

According to the National Eye Institute, approximately five million Americans aged 50 and older are estimated to suffer from dry eye syndrome. For these people, the gritty, sensitive feeling not only causes discomfort, but it can also affect vision. All these variables add up and can severely affect quality of life – whether you’re working on the computer or spending time with family.

But although dry eye is a very prevalent condition, few realize the causes behind these symptoms or know the proper ways to treat them. Reaching for over-the-counter eye drops may help, but in reality, dry eye often requires longer-term treatments that create lasting change.

The good news is Oregon Eye Specialists has a full range of treatment options and a talented team of physicians who can get at the root cause of your discomfort. Read on to explore one of the most common dry eye causes, blepharitis, and the new technology that presents promise for relief. Read the rest of this entry »



Protect your eyes: How to find the right sunglasses

By Oregon Eye Specialists April 7th, 2016

Summer has come early this year in Oregon – which means it’s more important than ever to find the right pair of shades to protect your eyes from the sun!

Health professionals recommend that people wear sunglasses every day, including when it’s cloudy outside (that’s right – we Oregonians aren’t exempt during those dreary 200 days of the year).

“It is so important to protect the ‘naked’ eyes from the harmful UV rays by wearing sunglasses,” stresses Oregon Eye Specialists ophthalmologist Dr. Kelly Chung. “Most of us understand how important it is to protect our skin with sunscreen, but it’s equally important to protect our eyes with protective sunglasses.” Read the rest of this entry »



Is LASIK eye surgery right for you?

By Oregon Eye Specialists February 25th, 2016

If you’re tired of relying on glasses or contact lenses to see clearly, you may be wondering whether LASIK surgery is right for you.

At Oregon Eye Specialists, we work with many patients who are qualified for LASIK – but not everyone understands whether they are a good candidate for this transformative procedure.

In this blog post, expert LASIK surgeons Dr. Timothy Denman and Dr. Martin Balish discuss the key characteristics of a LASIK candidate, and what you can do to empower yourself in this decision! Read the rest of this entry »



Help fight hunger in Oregon – and save $50!

By Oregon Eye Specialists January 26th, 2016

Oregon Eye Specialists 2016 Oregon Food Bank driveIt’s time for Oregon Eye Specialists’ annual partnership with the Oregon Food Bank! Not only will your contribution help people in our community, but you can benefit from big savings on eyewear in the process.

We’re proud to partner with Oregon Food Bank, our local organization that fights hunger’s root causes through public policy advocacy, nutrition and garden education, and works to strengthen community food systems.

Read more to see how you can help contribute to this important cause! Read the rest of this entry »



How to take full advantage of your Flexible Spending Account

By Oregon Eye Specialists December 21st, 2015

Time is running out to use your 2015 insurance benefits and Flexible Spending Account funds!

For most insurance plans, your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) funds will expire at the end of the year. But in order to use your funds to the fullest, it can be helpful to refresh your knowledge about FSAs and what they can be used for – your account likely covers more than you realize! Read more to learn how FSAs can help your finances and your eye health.

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“So easy and so worth it” – A real cataract surgery journey

By Oregon Eye Specialists November 6th, 2015

A staggering 70 percent of adults will get cataracts – clouding of the natural lens in the eye – at some point in their lifetime. While the odds of encountering a cataract are significant, it can be difficult to commit to surgery without a clear picture of what the procedure will entail.

Fortunately, recent advances in cataract surgery technology have made it easier than ever for those going through the process. To give you a glimpse into the current state of cataract surgery, we’ve asked one of our recent patients at OES to share her journey. Read more for a rare glimpse into the questions, decisions, and experiences of a real cataract surgery patient. Read the rest of this entry »



4 Crucial Facts about Modern Cataract Care

By Oregon Eye Specialists October 6th, 2015


Fact:
cataracts – clouding in the lens of the eye that affects vision – impact more than 22 million Americans aged 40 and older. More than 70% of adults will get cataracts at some point in their lifetime.

But many adults are in the dark when it comes to modern advancements in treating this common eye condition.

Misconceptions about recovery time, results and post-operative care shouldn’t affect your decision to pursue cataract surgery. If you’re one of the 50% of American adults suffering from some degree of cataract, make sure your knowledge is current with these four facts about cataracts. Read the rest of this entry »



Family eye health concerns: What parents should know about kids and glasses

By Oregon Eye Specialists August 12th, 2015

When parents learn that their child may require glasses or contacts to help with their vision and eye health, it can be difficult to navigate your options.

The fact is, the costs associated with eyewear can quickly become prohibitive. But, beyond finding an affordable option, there are a host of additional factors that parents should consider when choosing eyewear for their kids.

Read about four common eyewear concerns for kids, and keep these elements in mind to support your child in the decision process.

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