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

Insightful Answers about iLASIK and PRK Surgery

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INSIGHTFUL ANSWERS What is the difference between iLASIK vs PRK? The biggest difference between iLASIK and PRK is iLASIK involves the creation of a thin-flap within the cornea. iLASIK we create a thin flap that is folded back, the laser reshapes the eye and the flap is then replaced andthe eye begins to heal. PRKRead More

The Eye Institute iLASIK Advantage

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The Eye Institute Advantage AT THE BLACK HILLS REGIONAL EYE INSTITUTE CORNEAL THICKNESS AND SHAPE ASSESSMENT Multiple corneal measurements need to be performed including multiple thickness measurements. We incorporate the Oculus Pentacam HR for the critical step of determining if you are a candidate and which procedure best suits your eyes. DRY EYE EVALUATION YourRead More

Near Vision After 40

Refractive Surgery and Near Vision after age 40. For those patients under age 40, correcting both eyes for best possible distance vision generally results in excellent vision at all distances. However, as we go through our 40’s, we lose the ability to focus at near. This loss of focusing ability is called presbyopia. Presbyopia isRead More

Cataract Awareness Month Lets talk about risk factors for developing cataracts and types of cataracts

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Cataract Awareness Month

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