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Claflin Eye Care is a vision clinic and specialist located in Canon City, Colorado. Come stop by and visit us today!

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Phone: 719-276-1660


 

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Fact: Our eyes are much bigger than we think! Only one sixth of the human eyeball is exposed. 

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Macular Degeneration & Time Domain OCT

Macular degeneration has two types of presentation. In the dry type, the tissue of the macula atrophies or becomes thin and stops functioning properly. Dry macular degeneration is thought to occur as part of the aging process for some people. There is no medical treatment for this slowly progressive condition. The Age Related Macular Degeneration Study (AREDS) showed that high amounts of antioxidants and zinc are helpful in preventing progression of macular degeneration. There is also ample evidence that the dietary supplements of lutein and zeaxanthin are also helpful in reducing the risk of macular degeneration progression. Our office also recommends smoking cessation and sun protection with UV blocking sunglasses. Dry macular degeneration needs to be monitored as it can turn into wet macular degeneration.

Wet macular degeneration results from fluid leakage from newly formed blood vessels under the macula causing significant vision loss. Wet macular degeneration is less common but more serious. Vision loss with wet macular degeneration is quick, severe and irreversible. Therefore early detection of wet macular degeneration is important for more successful treatment outcomes. Wet macular degeneration patients may suddenly notice dark spots, blank spots, wavy lines, and dim colors in the center of your vision. This is why macular degeneration patients are given a grid to self-test themselves at home. Wet macular degeneration progression can be slowed, stopped, and in some cases made better with medical injections by a retinal specialist. The gold standard in wet macular diagnosis is flourescein angiography performed by a retinal specialist. This procedure is invasive involving dye injections in the patient’s bloodstream. Because there are a relatively small number of retinal specialists in our state, the general public has limited access to flourescein angiography.

The recent advent of Spectral Domain OCT technology has revolutionized the detection and treatment of wet macular degeneration. The Spectral Domain OCT machine functions much the same for retinal tissue as the CAT scan does for brain tissue. Now it is possible to detect wet macular degeneration with the latest OCT technology. This OCT test is non invasive and very accessible since can be performed in any eye doctor’s office such as ours who has the OCT machine.

Randy Hertneky, O. D.

Yuma Vision Source

105 S. Main St

Yuma, CO 80759

Wray Vision Clinic

415 Main Street, Wray, Colorado 80758

Phone: 970-332-4823

Author: Dr. Randy Hertneky

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Sunglasses and UV Radiation

Yuma Vision Source

105 South Main Street, Yuma CO

Yuma, Colorado – Eye Doctor – Optometrist – Vision Source


 

Free Information on Eye Care from Colorado’s Eye Doctors

Vision Source Eye Doctors and members of ColoradoVisionSource.com offer free information and articles in our website.From “Dry Eyes” and “Eye Allergies“, “Fashion eye glasses” and “Sports Eyewear” plus much more, read and learn about a wide variety of eye health, eye care and other vision related topics.> Search Vision Source Eye Care Articles

 

Gene therapy ‘could be used to treat blindness’

Surgeons in Oxford have used a gene therapy technique to improve the vision of six patients who would otherwise have gone blind. The operation involved inserting a gene into the eye, a treatment that revived light-detecting cells. The doctors involved believe that the treatment could in time be used to treat common forms of blindness.> Learn More

 

Blind man ‘excited’ at retina implant

A British man who has been totally blind for many years has had part of his vision restored after surgery to fit a pioneering eye implant. The device, which was fitted behind the retina, has enabled Chris James to perceive light and even some shapes.> Learn More

 

Denver Eye Doctors / Optometrists

Denver Metro and Denver area Vision Source Eye Doctors are your best choice for expert eye exams, eyeglasses, contact lenses and expert vision care services. VisionSource eye doctors and optometrists have locations all around the Denver metro area including: Denver, Lakewood, Englewood, Highlands Ranch , Littleton, and Aurora Colorado.> Find a Denver Metro Vision Source Eye Doctor

 

Eye Exams and Vision Care from Colorado Springs Eye Doctors

Colorado Springs area Vision Source Eye Doctors offer comprehensive eye exams, eye glasses, contacts and expert vision care. Colorado Springs VisionSource optometrists include: Archdale Eyecare, Associates in Vision Care, Mountain View Vision, Rockrimmon Vision Source, Thomas P. Sutton> Learn more about Colorado Springs Vision Source Eye Doctors

Use it. Don’t Lose it.

Use Your FSA Health Benefits Dollars which expire December 31.> Click here to read more

 

 

Defend their Eyes

One-third of all sports-related eye injuries each year are suffered by children. In fact, sports are the leading cause of eye injuries in children under 16. Defend yourself and your children against eye injury:

    • Wear protective eyewear when you participate in sports and insist your children do the same
    • Ask your child’s school or athletic club to adopt a policy requiring protective eyewear.
    • ASK US ABOUT PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR FOR SPORT

Learn more about Sports eye injuries

 

 

Help You Child Learn

Learning is all about Vision: 80% of what a child learns in school is presented visually.> Click here to learn more

 

Celebrate Safety

A sparkler burns at 1800 degrees Fahrenheit. Imagine what it can do to a child’s eyes. While we celebrate the 4th of July we should keep in mind the dangers that fireworks pose to children.> Click here to learn more

 

Colorado Vision Source: Helping People in Tanzania

Vision Source eye doctors are dedicated to helping people worldwide. This video shows how Vision Source is transforming lives by providing eye care services in Bariadi, Tanzania.> Click here to view the video

 

UV Alert

Colorado Vision Source optometrists are uniquely concerned about UV rays and your eyes in our high altitude setting. There is growing evidence that suggests that long term exposure to UV rays can cause vision impairment and harm. Protect your eyes with quality sunglasses that can shield your eyes from Ultraviolet Radiation (UV) rays.> Click here to read about UV rays and your eyes

 

 

Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry, scratchy or burning eyes. The sensation that there’s something in your eyes. Watery eyes. It could be allergies. It could be something “in the air.” Or it could be Dry Eye Syndrome?> Learn about Dry Eye Syndrome

 

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

AMD (Age-related Macular Degneration)
is a chronic eye disease that causes loss of straight-ahead vision and affects more than 10 million Americans and is now the leading cause of blindness. It’s important to have regular eye exams which can detect AMD.> Click here to read about macular degeneration a chronic eye disease

 

Glaucoma – The Silent Theif of Sight

Glaucoma is a group of eye disorders that lead to damage of the optic nerve resulting in vision loss and blindess. There are no symptoms or pain related with onset Glaucoma. Of the 3 million Americans that have glaucoma only half know they have it. It’s important to have regular eye exams which can detect glaucoma.> Click here to read about glaucoma – and your eye health

 

 

The Unseen Danger of Diabetes

Diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of blindness among adults.
It occurs when small blood vessels in the retina weaken and leak, or when abnormal blood vessels grow in the retina. The result is impaired vision and, potentially, blindness.> Click here to read about Diabetic Eye Disease

 

Keep Your Eyes Safe!

Almost half of all eye injuries occur in and around your home…> Click here to read how to Keep Your Eyes Safe

 

 

 

Sharp Vision keeps a Mind Sharp

A recent study reveals that those without proper eye care were 9 times more at risk for Alzheimers and 5 times more at risk for some type of cognitive impairment. Bottom line…schedule a comprehensive eye exam today and take care of your eyes!> Click here to read about Proper Eye Care and Alzheimers

 

 

Incredible Eye Facts

Often taken for granted, your eyes are a wonderful and vital part of your life. Eyes are your most precious sense. Below are some incredible Eye Facts.

Incredible Eye Facts

  • Eyes are the most complex organs you possess except for your brain.
  • Are composed of more than two million working parts.
  • Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the US. Yet, glaucoma can be controlled with little or no further vision loss, if detected at an early stage and treated promptly.
  • Glaucoma occurs more frequently in certain groups of people such as those who are over 40, diabetics, and people who are very nearsighted.
  • The number one cause of blindness in adults in the United States is diabetes.
  • Under the right conditions, can discern the light of a candle at a distance of 14 miles.
  • The Human eye can detect 10 million color hues, but cannot see ultraviolet or infrared light.
  • 85% of what we know comes through our eyes. 80% of our memory is in the form of images.
  • On average we blink our eyes between 10,000 – 20,000 times a day.
  • The “blink of an eye” lasts only a tenth of a second, but that’s all the time needed to clear away dust particles and spread lubricating fluids across the eyeball. Our brains have been trained to ignore blinks.
  • Our eye muscles that move the eye are the strongest in the body
  • Human eyes are always the same size from birth, but your nose and ears never stop growing.
  • The older we are the less tears we produce.
  • Foods shown to help vision are those that are rich in vitamin A which are needed for night vision such as carrots and other orange foods that contain carotene which the body converts to vitamin A.
  • A professional eye exam can detect early signs of health and sight-threatening diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. Together with other tests, eye professionals can also detect neurological disease and glaucoma, a potentially blinding disease if left untreated. Early detection and prevention are crucial to the successful treatment of these diseases.
  • Pediatric and Infant Exams are very important. Physician will perform a quick screening for your child for gross abnormalities at the hospital when your child is born. Vision for an infant is almost adult like before they are one year old. We recommend that your child have their first eye exam at age six to eight months. A comprehensive eye exam can pick up subtle problems that, if left untreated, can cause severe, often irreversible vision loss.

Take care of your eyes with a Comprehensive Vision Checkup and Eye Exam from one of your local Colorado Vision Source Eye Doctors!

 

Dry Eyes – (Dry Eye Syndrome)

When the eyes don’t produce enough tears or the right quality of tears, the result is a condition called keratitis sicca, popularly known as dry eye syndrome. Colorado’s sunny, windy and dry climate can help lead to dry eye symptoms. See your local Colorado Visionsource Eye Doctor if you’ve had prolonged signs and symptoms of dry eyes, including red, irritated, tired or painful eyes. When left untreated, severely dry eyes may lead to chronic infection of your eye and eyelids, corneal ulceration, scarring and permanent vision loss.  Your eye doctor can help determine the best options for helping you manage and treat your dry eye symptoms.> Read More of this Article

 

How Eyes of Owls and Humans are similar

Owls and people both have binocular vision. Binocular vision is when the two eyes are in front of the head and see the same thing with both eyes. Binocular vision also helps by seeing how fast an object is going, how far away it is and the size.Humans have a field of vision of 180 degrees and 120 degrees with each eye. Owls only have a 125 degree field of vision, 50 degrees with each eye. Owls can’t move their eyes around in their sockets so they must move their head. Owls have fourteen neck bones. Their neck bones let an owl turn its head 270 degrees in both directions. This is not quite a full turn. Unlike us, an owl can turn its head around to see what is sneaking up behind it.

 

Vision Source doctors in Colorado provide the expert Eye Exams, Eye Wear and Eye Care services:

  • Comprehensive Eye Exams
  • Contact Lenses
  • Eyeglasses
  • Laser Vision Correction
  • Optical Dispensing
  • Surgery Co-Management
  • Eye Care and Vision Care
  • Eye Infections, Eye Injuries, Dry Eyes
  • Eye Diseases; Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diabetes
  • Vision Therapy
  • Sunglasses
  • Low Vision Services

 

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