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Glaucoma Early Detection

Posted on: January 16th, 2018 by Adam Kiddoo No Comments

Early Detection Critical to Treating Glaucoma  Glaucoma is a major cause of vision loss worldwide. It affects more than 3 million people in the United States—nearly half of whom are unaware they have the disease. During Glaucoma Awareness Month in January, Heartland Eye Care would like to do our part in reminding you that early… Read More »

Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Posted on: November 9th, 2017 by Adam Kiddoo No Comments

Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month Sixty Percent of Americans with Diabetes Skip Annual Sight-Saving Exams According to a large study, people with diabetes are at increased risk of developing serious eye diseases, yet most do not have annual comprehensive eye exams. This is especially timely as November represents the observance of Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. Researchers at Wills… Read More »

Making Your Eyes Part of Your Healthy Aging Strategy

Posted on: September 22nd, 2017 by Adam Kiddoo No Comments

Making Your Eyes Part of Your Healthy Aging Strategy According to a national survey released by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), nearly 2 out of 3 American adults report having eye or vision problems. A significant percentage of them, however, fail to receive regular, potential sight-saving eye exams. In observance of Healthy Aging Month… Read More »

Total Solar Eclipse in Northeast Kansas

Posted on: August 14th, 2017 by Heartland Eye Care No Comments

Total Solar Eclipse in Northeast Kansas For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will sweep the entire width of the United States. On August 21st, 2017 parts of 11 different states will experience a TOTAL solar eclipse where for a brief moment the moon will pass directly in front of the… Read More »

February is National AMD And Low Vision Awareness Month

Posted on: February 16th, 2017 by Adam Kiddoo No Comments

FEBRUARY IS NATIONAL AGE MACULAR DEGENERATION AND LOW VISION AWARENESS MONTH Macular Degeneration The retina is a layer of tissue in the back of your eye that senses light and sends images to your brain. In the center of this nerve tissue is the macula. The macula provides the sharp, central vision needed for reading,… Read More »

National Diabetes Awareness Month

Posted on: November 30th, 2016 by Adam Kiddoo No Comments

National Diabetes Awareness Month National Diabetes Month is observed every November in order to bring awareness to individuals, families, and health care professionals of the major impact diabetes can have on millions of Americans all across the country. Diabetic Eye Disease Can Cause Vision Loss Many don’t realize that Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness… Read More »

Continuing Education Credits w/ Heartland

Posted on: November 9th, 2016 by Adam Kiddoo No Comments

Continuing Education Credits w/ Heartland Eye Care Heartland Eye Care is excited to announce that we’ve been approved by the Kansas Board Of Examiners In Optometry to host a Continuing Education event. Local area optometrists will have the opportunity to earn 3.0 hours of pharmacology continuing education credits by attending this event. Dinner will be provided.… Read More »

When Should I Have Cataract Surgery?

Posted on: October 13th, 2016 by Adam Kiddoo No Comments

When Is The Right Time To Have Cataract Surgery? A Few Interesting Facts About Cataract Growth Even though many people think of cataracts as their great-grandma’s problem, studies have shown that cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 40, and are the principal cause of blindness in the world. … Read More »

Macular Degeneration

Posted on: August 3rd, 2016 by Heartland Eye Care No Comments

Macular Degeneration Macular degeneration is a common eye disease that causes deterioration of the macula, the central area of the retina. This paper-thin tissue at the back of the eye is where light-sensitive cells send visual signals/images to the brain. The macula provides the sharp, central vision needed for reading, driving and seeing fine detail.… Read More »

Not Your Parents Cataract Surgery Anymore

Posted on: June 1st, 2016 by Heartland Eye Care No Comments

Not Your Parents Cataract Surgery Anymore By: Trent L. Vande Garde,  MD I am frequently asked questions by my patients about what they can expect during their cataract surgery experience. Understandably, most people get nervous when they think about having a procedure done involving their eyes. Many of them have also heard stories from others… Read More »