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You may need to have cataract surgery on both eyes, but the surgeries will be scheduled on different days. It is possible to only need to have surgery on one eye.
Cataract surgery with monofocal lenses is typically covered by insurance and Medicare. If you choose to upgrade your vision with Lifestyle Lenses, there will be some added out-of-pocket expenses.
If you have more questions about cataract surgery, contact us at (719) 630-3937 to schedule a Cataract Evaluation.
Macular degeneration affects central vision, but not typically peripheral vision. In the early stages, you may not have any outward symptoms. As the disease progresses, you may experience:
* Dark areas
* Distortion (typically straight lines or objects appearing wavy or crooked)
* Permanent loss of central vision
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There is no average age to have cataract surgery; the time to have the procedure is when the cataract is affecting your vision enough to interfere with your normal lifestyle.
To learn more about cataracts or to schedule a consultation for cataract surgery, contact Skyline Vision Clinic at 719-630-3937.
The iris is the most noticeable part of the eye: the pigmented, circular portion. It is the part that makes your eye blue, brown, green, or hazel and is caused by the amount of pigment melanin that is present. Melanin is also the pigment that gives color to our skin and hair.
Learn more - https://skylinevisionclinic.com/what-is-the-iris-of-the-eye/
Nicotine causes blood vessels to constrict. This could potentially restrict the amount of blood flow to the optic nerve. In addition, intraocular pressure has been shown to increase after cigarette smoking. The toxins in cigarette smoke can circulate through the body and cause oxidative damage to the optic nerve and other parts of the eye. All these are likely to contribute to glaucoma damage.
Have you ever wondered what your tears are made of? If you’ve ever tasted a tear, you might think that tears are composed of salt. Well, you would be partly correct. Tears are mostly made of water but also contain salt, fatty oils, and over 1,500 different proteins. The electrolytes in tears include sodium, which is what gives tears their characteristic salty taste, bicarbonate, chloride, and potassium. Tears also contain low levels of magnesium and calcium.
Learn more on our website - https://skylinevisionclinic.com/what-is-in-a-tear/
Dry eye usually affects both eyes. Although uncommon, it is possible to experience dry eye in only one eye. In this case, the cause of the dry eye is most likely caused by a blocked tear duct. Sometimes both eyes are actually dry, but one is just more symptomatic.
Contact us to schedule a comprehensive eye exam by calling 719-630-3937.
Regular eye care is important to both mom and baby. Remember that actions during pregnancy can influence the health of the unborn baby, including their eyesight. Babies of mothers who smoke, drink alcohol, or take drugs during pregnancy have a higher risk of vision problems, including lazy eye (amblyopia), crossed eyes (strabismus), and refractive errors.
If you are pregnant and notice any vision changes, contact us right away at (719) 630-3937 to schedule an exam.
Eye exams aren’t just crucial for checking that your eyes are healthy and working the way they should, but they’re also a great way to get a look at how you’re doing in terms of overall health. The eye doctor may be the first one to spot early symptoms of chronic conditions like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, and even cancer — all from a standard eye exam!
To schedule an eye exam, contact us today at (719) 630-3937.
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You might think that you would notice if you had an eye problem, but our eyes and brains work hard to compensate when something goes wrong, so it’s harder to recognize than you might expect. For many people, headaches can be a symptom of uncorrected vision problems.
Contact us at (719) 630-3937 to schedule an eye exam.
Fast paced ophthalmology practice looking for a ophthalmic technician or medical assistant to join our team. Will train!
Primary responsibilities include performing required initial part of visual examination for physician. Gathering important medical information and performs visual screening prior to physician’s visit with patient. Enter Medical Record documentation. We have multiple locations including Colorado Springs, Canon City and Pueblo so willingness to travel is a must.
Duties and Responsibilities
· Greets patients and introduces self prior to eye exam.
· Explain to patient what patient should expect from exam.
· Review patient history including past medical history, family medical history, and chief complaint prior to exam.
· Checks patient’s uncorrected and corrected visual acuity for distance and near when applicable.
· Assists with contact lens fittings when needed.
· Patient education in the office and on the telephone. Ensures appropriate documentation is available on patients’ charts.
· Ensures appropriate supplies/equipment is available and functional for patient care according to office policy and procedures.
· Assists in developing, implementing, and maintaining medical records and operating procedures.
· Attends required staff and educational meetings as requested.
· Maintains the strictest confidentiality.
· Maintains current licensure.
· All employees have a responsibility to comply with our organization's policies and procedures, code of conduct, compliance, OSHA, and HIPAA regulations.
· Assist patients to receptionist desk after completed exam.
· Performs one or more of the following exams: Ishira Color Vision, Sterop, W4D, Amsler, Confrontational Visual Fields (CVF), Extra Ocular Movements (EOMs), and Titmus Stereo Testing.
· Preforms appropriate assessment beginning of exam.
· Must maintain a calm and patient attitude when working with all patients. Demonstrating the up most courteous and professional manner.
· Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time.
· Ability to lift/stretch/bend in providing patient care.
· Auditory and visual acuity.
· Manual dexterity for operating office/medical equipment.
· High level of mental awareness.
Education / Experience
High School Diploma / GED
3+ years experience in an ophthalmic clinic preferred
COA preferred but not required
Reposition your computer screen, make a conscious effort to blink more often, drink more water, use an anti-glare screen or computer glasses, and follow the 20-20-20 rule (every 20 minutes, spend 20 seconds looking at something 20 feet away), to fight digital eye strain.
Many different mechanisms work together in our eyes to make blinking what it is. We produce different types of tears, and we have tiny oil glands working around the clock to replenish the protective tear film throughout the day. Isn’t it amazing what can happen in the space of a single-eye blink?
If you’re struggling with dry eye symptoms or eye strain, we encourage you to call (719) 630-3937 to schedule an eye exam.
Before inserting or removing contact lenses, always wash your hands and never reuse old solutions when storing them. The used solution is contaminated! Another critical way to keep contacts clean and minimize the risk of eye infection is to follow the replacement instructions on the packaging. That means don’t wear dailies longer than a day, don’t wear monthlies longer than a month, etc.
The UV light in tanning beds is so intense that even closing your eyes during a tanning session won’t protect them. A few of the eye health problems that can result from indoor tanning are cataracts, macular degeneration, dry eye, sunburn, and blurry vision. UV exposure can also cause dry eye, another condition that leaves the eyes red and irritated, and without sufficient tear production, they’re more vulnerable to infections. Prioritize eye health over skin tone!
MD is painless, and the effects on the vision might not appear immediately. Gradually, blurry or dark patches will begin to develop in the central vision. Other symptoms are that things might start to look duller than they used to or appear warped.
If you have any risk factors for MD, particularly a family history of the disease, call us at (719) 630-3937 to schedule your next appointment.
Cataract surgery is a virtually painless procedure performed in an outpatient surgical facility. You will receive anesthetic eye drops to numb your eye, and you’ll be offered medication to help you relax. The actual surgery usually takes less than 15 minutes per eye.
Schedule your consultation at (719) 630-3937.
Martha's Cataract Surgery Experience at Skyline Vision Clinic & Laser Center
Watch this video to hear what Martha has to say about her cataract surgery experience at Skyline Vision Center & Laser Clinic!
Martha's Cataract Surgery Experience at Skyline Vision Clinic & Laser Center
Martha's Cataract Surgery Experience at Skyline Vision Center & Laser Clinic in Colorado Spring.Tel General: (719) 630-3937----------------------------------...
Food Truck Fun! Lori Lynn's was at Skyline Vision Clinic & Laser Center yesterday to help us celebrate our amazing staff!
Happy 4th of July! Wishing you a joyful and prosperous holiday!
Many people are surprised to learn that keratoconus usually affects people who are in their late teenage years or early 20s. This is a condition that affects 1 in 2,000 of the general population. The condition is hereditary in some cases. It may also be caused by an enzyme imbalance in the cornea that causes the corneal tissue to weaken.
If you have been diagnosed with cataracts – and you also wear glasses to see clearly – you may think that your vision will never return to its youthful glory. But that may not be the case!
At Skyline Vision Clinic & Laser Center, we are excited to offer cataract patients a revolutionary new cataract lens replacement technology: the Alcon AcrySof® IQ Vivity™ Extended Vision Lens.
Learn more on our website - https://skylinevisionclinic.com/cataract-surgery/vivity-iol/
Happy first day of summer! We wish you a great season ahead!
Happy Father’s day to all dads out there! Have an amazing day!
Although there is no medical cure for glaucoma, the condition can be treated and managed to help slow vision loss and preserve your vision. The earlier your condition is diagnosed, the more effective treatment will be.
Our glaucoma doctors offer the following glaucoma treatment options to reduce eye pressure - https://skylinevisionclinic.com/specialty-eye-care/glaucoma/glaucoma-treatments/
At Skyline Vision, we are pleased to offer you various financing options that will allow you have your procedure immediately – then pay for it over time with low monthly payments that fit into your monthly budget, so you don’t have to wait for clear vision.
Learn more by calling us at (719) 630-3937 or visit our website - https://skylinevisionclinic.com/cataract-surgery/financing-options/