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Your Vision...Our Focus

SUN/UV PROTECTION

Shading your eyes from the sun all year round should be a top priority for your eye health. The sun supports all life on earth, but it also can be damaging to your vision. The sun’s ultraviolet rays are super strong, and the majority of people tend to focus only their...

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Contact Lenses Care

Contact lenses are a great way to correct your vision refractive errors, such as nearsightedness farsightedness, and astigmatism. Numerous patients chose to wear prescription contact lenses over eyeglasses due to their convenience and comfort. However, taking care of...

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Cataracts

Cataracts are a common vision problem among people over the age of 55. A cataract is a cloudy area in the lens of your eye that varies by size. Due to this condition, one or both eyes can be impaired. It is likely that both eyes will develop cataracts and one lens may...

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Retinal Diseases

Did you know that the retina is a light-sensing tissue in your eyes? The retina has millions of light-sensitive cells such as rods and cones. These cells help send images to your brain by passing through the optic nerve allowing you to see clearly. If your retina is...

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Healthy Eyes, Healthy Life

Seeing your Optometrist annually is very important for your eye health. An eye examination allows you to stay up to date with changes in your eyesight as well as your general health. Annual eye exams can go beyond ensuring you have a clear vision - they can also...

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Astigmatism

Astigmatism is known as a refractive error and is one of the most common vision problems. The majority of patients have some degree of astigmatism. This condition can occur when the cornea has an irregular shape or there is an imperfection of the curvature of the lens...

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Off to the Races!

We’re excited that the Grand Prix of Karting is back! This is a summer tradition that we have truly missed in Quincy. It’s thrilling to have this event to kick off our summer after 17 years! We are proud to announce that IEC will be sponsoring this year’s races. We...

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Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness among patients. Diabetes restricts the body’s capability to use and store sugar which causes severe damage to your health. This condition can also have an effect on your vision, by harming the retina inside your...

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Aging Vision

As we go into our golden years, we tend to pay attention to our wrinkles, creaky joints, and gray hairs but forget that our vision ages as well. The smallest change in your eyeglass or contact lens prescription can make all the difference in your vision as you mature...

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Nearsightedness vs. Farsightedness

Nearsightedness and farsightedness are the two most common eye health conditions among people. Both are considered refractive errors of the eyes that have an impact on the ability to focus light on the retina. Even though these vision conditions are very different,...

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Little Toys Bring Big Joy!

TOYS FOR TOTS DROP-OFF at our Hannibal Location! From November 7th through December 12th, we’ll be accepting toy donations for Toys for Tots! If you have a new, unwrapped toy you want to donate, stop by our office in Hannibal to drop it off. Join us in spreading the...

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Bonfire Eye Safety

Keeping Safe Around the Fire   Everyone knows that sitting around a fire is the ultimate fall nighttime activity.  Hanging out with friends around a fire when the weather has a chill in the air.  Here are some tips to keep your eyes safe around the fire.     Protect...

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Fun Fall Recipes

We are so excited for fall and all the great food that comes with it.  Here is one of our favorite recipes. Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread   Prep Time:  15 Minutes Total Time:  1 hour Ingredients: 1 c. pumpkin puree 2 c. old-fashioned rolled oats 2 large eggs ½ c. honey 1...

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