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Eye Institute Sponsorship Gives Injured Dog a Bright Future

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The Black Hills Regional Eye Institute has been proud to partner with the Humane Society of the Black Hills to provide emergency services to a stray canine in need of treatment for a severely infected eye injury. The dog, who was brought in on November 6th by the Rapid City Police Department, has now receivedRead More


What You Need to Know About Dry Eye

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Do your eyes often feel dry, irritated, and itchy? If so, you may be one of the millions of people around the world that suffer from dry eye. The long-term, chronic disease takes years to develop and can worsen if left untreated. But what exactly is dry eye, and how do you know if youRead More


Get to Know Dr. Michael daSilva

A member of the Black Hills Regional Eye Institute team since August 2021, Dr. Michael daSilva is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with a focus on cataract and refractive surgery. His dedication to cultivating strong doctor-patient relationships coupled with his utilization of the latest advancements are vital in his ability to deliver effective solutions and precise outcomes.Read More


Enjoy Your Best Fall Ever with iLASIK

See LIfe Clearly - $900 off iLASIK through 12/31/21

With jaw-dropping scenery around every corner and outdoor recreation aplenty, the Black Hills are the ideal setting for fall fun! However, poor eyesight and struggling with eyeglasses can quickly dampen your seasonal festivities. Luckily, with iLASIK vision correction from Black Hills Regional Eye Institute, you can witness all the beauty this season has to offer.Read More


Vision Tips #11-20 from the Experts

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Vision Tips from your local eye experts. We feel it is important to give you tips and insight into your eye health. These tips relate to your Eyes, Eye Procedures, Eye Surgery Options and Tips for Healthy Eyes. Vision Tip #11. Drops  If you use eye drops regularly, try cooling them in the refrigerator! Cool dropsRead More


Glaucoma Awareness Month

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Did you know that Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness? January is Glaucoma Awareness Month and we would like to share some important information regarding this disease that affects more than 3 million people in the United States. Each year this number grows exponentially. Glaucoma is a condition where the optic nerve thatRead More


Vision Tips #1-10 From the Experts

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Vision Tips from your local eye experts. We feel it is important to give you tips and insight into your eye health. These tips relate to your Eyes, Eye Procedures, Eye Surgery Options and Tips for Healthy Eyes. Vision Tip #1. Tearing. Excess tearing can often be a sign that your eyes are dry! It is aRead More


Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) New Treatment Available for Dry Eyes

Intense pulsed light therapy is a common dermatology treatment, which can be used to treat issues such as rosacea, sun damage, and acne scarring. As a treatment for dry eye, it is a groundbreaking approach. With IPL technology, light pulses penetrate the tissue and create heat, targeting the abnormal vessels that are the root causeRead More


The Most Frequently Asked Laser Vision Surgery Questions Answered.

What is laser vision correction? It is a surgical procedure that uses a cool (non-thermal) beam of light to gently reshape the cornea — the surface of the eye — to improve vision. The laser removes microscopic bits of tissue to flatten the cornea (to correct nearsightedness), steepen the cornea (to correct farsightedness) and/or smooth out corneal irregularities (toRead More


Reading Glasses or Kamra

In life we celebrate firsts; first steps, first kiss, the first time driving a car. These are memorable moments and things we will remember for years to come. However, there is one first most of us would like to forget… The first time we had to reach for the reading glasses. It’s an unavoidable factRead More