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4 Reasons We’re All Afraid of Eye Surgery

4 Reasons We’re All Afraid of Eye Surgery

The fear is real and has stopped many people from undergoing simple, commonly performed procedures that offer tremendous benefits. Know you’re not alone, many are afraid of having surgery on their eyes. Here are some of the most common fears about eye surgery: 1. Fear of the unknown The fear of the unknown can takeRead More


November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

The disease can lead to a group of eye problems people with Diabetes may face as a complication to the disease, including Diabetic Retinopathy, Cataracts, and Glaucoma. Because Diabetic eye disease often has no early symptoms it is important to have a comprehensive dilated eye examination at least once a year. You can also takeRead More


Do you know the difference of the two main types of eye doctors: ophthalmologists and optometrists.

Do you know the difference of the two main types of eye doctors: ophthalmologists and optometrists.

The Eye Institute has ophthalmologists, optometrists and opticians. We offer comprehensive Eye Care! Ophthalmologist(MD) Total Eye Care These doctors went to medical school. After that, they had a 1-year internship and a residency of 3 or more years. They offer complete eye care services: Medical eye care — for conditions like glaucoma, iritis, and chemicalRead More


Babys first two years of Eye Development

Babys first two years of Eye Development

Your Baby’s Eye Development from Birth to 24 Months of Age Babies learn to see over a period of time, much like they learn to walk and talk. They are not born with all the visual abilities they need in life. The ability to focus their eyes, move them accurately, and use them together asRead More


Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month

Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month

February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month. Did you know that Macular Degeneration is the number one cause of vision loss and there is no cure, so it’s important to treat it as soon as possible. How it works: Macular degeneration occurs when the central portion of the retina (macula) deteriorates. Because the macula is responsibleRead More


Find Us On Facebook

Find Us On Facebook

The Black Hills Regional Eye Institute iLASIK Center has a Facebook page. Find us on Facebook to discover more about iLASIK, our center, and what our fans have to say.Read More


Halloween Eye Safety Tips

Halloween Eye Safety Tips

Treat your eyes right this Halloween! It’s fun to put on scary costumes for trick-or-treating and Halloween parties, but you don’t want to end up with something truly frightening – permanent damage to your eyesight. Here are some tips to help you keep you and your kids eyes safe. 1. Do not use decorative contactRead More


Tiny Telescopes Restore Sight to Patients with Macular Degneration

Tiny Telescopes Restore Sight to Patients with Macular Degneration

The miniature implantable telescope (IMT) is a new technology designed to help those with vision loss from macular degeneration. The IMT helps magnify targets in central vision, approximately 2.5 times onto healthy retina so central vision is improved. The following article highlights the experience two patients who have received the IMT from Dr. Khachikian. http://rapidcityjournal.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/tiny-telescopes-restore-sight-to-macular-degeneration-patients/article_2b90bc98-1cdf-596c-a888-92971e9cdd6d.htmlRead More


Implantable Telescope Helps Those with Macular Degeneration

Implantable Telescope Helps Those with Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in people over 65. Those with end stage AMD, have lost the ability to see and do many of the activities they love, such as reading, cooking, watching TV, and even recognizing faces and facial expressions of those literally in front of them. The AMDRead More


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