Category: Eye Health & Facts

Eye Institute Provides Continuing Education for Optometrists

Eye Institute Provides Continuing Education for Optometrists

Every year the Black Hills Regional Eye Institute hosts a Continuing Education program for local and regional Optometrists. The program has grown significantly over the years and topped off at 66 OD’s in attendance for 2013. The program attracts OD’s from Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska. The Eye Institute provides CE creditsRead More


Black Hills Regional Eye Institute Continuing Education

Black Hills Regional Eye Institute Continuing Education

The Black Hills Regional Eye Institute will be hosting a one-day seminar for optometrists on Saturday, February 8, 2014. The event will be at the Arrowhead Country Club in Rapid City, SD. We are expecting attendees from South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Montana, and Wyoming. The seven COPE approved lecture topics include; Embracing Change, YouRead More


What Does 20/20 Vision Really Mean?

What Does 20/20 Vision Really Mean?

What does it mean when someone says “I see better than 20/20 after my iLASIK”? To understand this question, we must learn what 20/20 vision means. The first “20” in 20/20 refers to the presumed testing distance of 20 feet. The second “20” is a little complicated, but basically indicates one can see what aRead More


Nutrition and Supplements for the Eyes

Nutrition and Supplements for the Eyes

We know from scientific evidence that nutrition has an impact on overall health. It turns out that when mom told me as a kid that eating my vegetables was good for me, she was right! Because of the economic impact of medical diseases, there has been a large trend to push for preventative measures inRead More


Blepharospasm Symptoms, Causes, Treatments

Blepharospasm Symptoms, Causes, Treatments

Providing excellent eye care means more than just meeting the LASIK needs of people in South Dakota and North Dakota. That’s why our practice does much more than just meet with Williston, ND laser eye surgery patients. In fact, we can also address a number of different eye conditions related to the eyelids. Many peopleRead More


Blepharoplasty to Improve Vision

Blepharoplasty to Improve Vision

As people get older, it’s common for them to experience some drooping or sagging of the skin of the face. Sometimes this drooping or sagging can be very pronounced. In the case of the eyelids, sometime the drooping or sagging may be so severe that it actually impairs a person’s vision. This is particularly trueRead More


Healthy Vision Week Begins October 8

Healthy Vision Week Begins October 8

The 5th Annual Healthy Vision Week kicks-off on October 8. The Northern Plains Eye Foundation has organized this screening week during past years with the assistance of eye care professionals in the Black Hills and Pierre, SouthDakota. The Black Hills Regional Eye Institute is one of forty-two eye care facilities providing free vision screenings forRead More


What is Low Vision?

What is Low Vision?

There are plenty of vision problems that we see and treat on a daily basis. The team at our South Dakota eye care center have assisted a number of Williston, ND laser vision correction patients over the years, so we see our fair share of eye problems. Some of them are common and generally easyRead More


Common Types of Eye Injuries

Common Types of Eye Injuries

The eyes can be very vulnerable to different kinds of injuries, which is why it’s so important that people wear protective eye wear whenever appropriate and possible. Taking simple steps might mean the difference between seeing great and not seeing at all. The team at our South Dakota eye care practice have helped Williston, NDRead More


Astigmatism Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Astigmatism Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

There are many kinds of vision problems that people can face. A number of them are classified as refractive errors: myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. The team here at our Rapid City, SD and Williston, ND laser eye surgery center can help patients greatly restore the quality of their vision if they are sufferingRead More