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Technology helping vision!

Technology helping vision!

Created on: Thursday, November 09, 2017
Author: Milwaukee Eye Care Associates

With technology ever-evolving, the companies that produceour smartphones, tablets and laptops arerising tomeet the demands of their more health conscious consumers. Some of the featuresofferedto easeour visual workloadare the text-to-speech option, text f...

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Be in the Know about Insurance Coverage

Be in the Know about Insurance Coverage

Created on: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Author: Milwaukee Eye Care Associates

"Am I covered for my routine eye exam? I do have medical insurance." This is a very common question.Insurancecoverage can be very confusing!There are so many different types of plans, and vision coverage can be tricky to understand. Let's try to clarify a few key points. The ...

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Meet Dr. Mackenzie Sward

Meet Dr. Mackenzie Sward

Created on: Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Author: Milwaukee Eye Care Associates

We are proud to welcome Dr. Mackenzie Sward to Milwaukee Eye Care Associates. We are so thrilled about the experience she brings to our staff and patients. She is a comprehensive ophthalmologist specializing in cataract surgery, macular degeneration, and diabetic eye disease. She also...

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Principles of Diverse Pupils

Principles of Diverse Pupils

Created on: Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Author: Milwaukee Eye Care Associates

Round, oval, slit-shaped... Animals have pupils ofmany sizes and shapes. Why the difference? What makes one type of pupil more favorable thananother?The pupil isan adjustable aperture whichhelps the brain cut down or increase the amount of light entering the retina a...

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A shot in the eye? Intravitreal Injections, What are They?

Created on: Friday, September 01, 2017

There has been a lot of buzz at Milwaukee Eye Care Associates recently about new treatments for conditions such as wet macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy andmacular edema. The use of intravitreal injections has become more commonplace in recent years and are providing help for condi...

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What am I to do?

Created on: Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Imagine this scenario: Your child who has worn glasses for years and now refuses to wear them. You argue and you remind and the glasses are somehow neveron his or her face. Sound at all familiar? At an age when image seems to be everything, teens sometimes feel self-co...

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Solar Eclipse safety, be sure not to miss this rare occurrence!

Solar Eclipse safety, be sure not to miss this rare occurrence!

Created on: Thursday, August 17, 2017
Author: Milwaukee Eye Care Associates

Total Eclipse of the Sun August 21st, 2017 It's been all over the news for months -on August 21st a rare solar eclipse will occur that will be viewable by the entire continental United States. This is something that nobody should miss out on! We want to sharesome vital inform...

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Technology and Your Child\'s Vision

Technology and Your Child's Vision

Created on: Friday, August 11, 2017
Author: Milwaukee Eye Care Associates

In today's technology-driven society, many parents are worrying about whattheir children are being exposed to. "Screen time" is frequently discussed, and parents question howmuch ofitis safe.There is a growing increase in the use of such devices in the classroom as w...

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August is Children\'s Eye Safety/Health Month

August is Children's Eye Safety/Health Month

Created on: Thursday, August 03, 2017
Author: Milwaukee Eye Care Associates

School is right around the corner and it's time for back-to-school readiness. Think seriously about adding "eye exam" to your list of things to do before school starts.Why start the school yearwith a visualdisadvantage -difficulty seeingthe board, squinting, coming h...

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What is this stye by my eye? OH MY!

Created on: Friday, July 14, 2017

What is this bump on my eyelid? A stye, sometimes called a hordeolum, is usually caused by a bacterial infection in the eyelid. It is characterized by a small, red, painful bump in the eyelid, near the base of the eyelashes. There are 2 types of hordeola, internal and external. An internal hor...

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A few key tips to UV Protection

A few key tips to UV Protection

Created on: Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Author: Milwaukee Eye Care Associates

Summer is in full swing! The birds are chirping, children are outside playing, families are vacationing, and the sun is shining brightly.With summer comes sun andwith the sun comes harmful UV rays. Now is the time to act -protectyour eyes and the eyes of your family member...

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Stem Cell therapy replacing IOLs for  cataract surgery

Stem Cell therapy replacing IOLs for cataract surgery

Created on: Friday, June 16, 2017
Author: Milwaukee Eye Care Associates

Stem cell therapy is the pathway through which many researchers are exploring new ways to heal the human body of its many ailments. Stem cell treatments are even being developed to address eye problems. There have been multiple studies on stem cell treatment of eye conditions such as...

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Why didn't I get drops?

Created on: Friday, June 09, 2017

Cataract surgery atMilwaukee Eye Care Associates has become even easier for our patients.For the past year,we have beenoffering dropless cataract surgery. What do we mean by "dropless"?In the past, we have prescribed 2 or 3different types of...

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May is Healthy Vision Month

Created on: Friday, May 05, 2017

1. Get Early Intervention - Jump the gun and stay ahead of the game. Schedule eye exams regularly in order to catch problems early. 2. Know your Provider - Before your eye exam, get to know the person you are trusting with your health. Take advantage of online tools to learn about ...

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Can I fly after my eye surgery?

Can I fly after my eye surgery?

Created on: Thursday, April 06, 2017
Author: Milwaukee Eye Care Associates

Spring and Summer will be here before we know it and with the lovely weather comes travel and vacation plans. Sometimes life interferes and foils our itinerary. We can never predict when a medical condition might pop up and cause us to rethink travel plans. It is common for us to field questions ...

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The Subliminal Mind over Matter? What the 3rd Eye can potentially do for you!

The Subliminal Mind over Matter? What the 3rd Eye can potentially do for you!

Created on: Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Author: Milwaukee Eye Care Associates

The subconscious mind is often referred to as the 3rd eye!

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Final Frontier - An astronauts eyes in Earth\'s Orbit

Final Frontier - An astronauts eyes in Earth's Orbit

Created on: Friday, February 17, 2017
Author: Milwaukee Eye Care Associates

Outer space is simply amazing. Stuck on Planet Earth we barely know anything about the vastness of space, but over the past 50 years our knowledge has grown a great deal. Thousands of planets have been found in other solar systems in our galaxy thanks to amazing optical telescopes such as the Hub...

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Milwaukee Eye Care Associates Featured On Fox 6 - iStent Technology for Glacuoma

Milwaukee Eye Care Associates Featured On Fox 6 - iStent Technology for Glacuoma

Created on: Monday, January 30, 2017
Author: Milwaukee Eye Care Associates

Check out the recent interview on FOX6 about iStent technology to treat glaucoma.

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Eye Health of the American Presidents

Created on: Friday, January 20, 2017

For months now, every time we turn on the television, radio or computer, we are flooded with political news. During this election season, with presidents on my mind, I decided to research eye conditions our previous presidents have had. Amazingly enough, I was able to find information on preside...

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20-20-20 Rule

20-20-20 Rule

Created on: Monday, December 19, 2016
Author: Milwaukee Eye Care Associates

Break every 20 minutes looking at something 20 feet away for a minimum of 20 seconds

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Wintry Weather Tips

Wintry Weather Tips

Created on: Friday, December 16, 2016
Author: Milwaukee Eye Care Associates

If the Old Farmers Almanac is true then this winter is going to be a brutal one! Did you know that even in the cold winter months it is vital to keep our eyes protected, especially fromthe elements of wind and snow? The eyes can become uncomfortably dry and irritated. Following are ...

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Best Of Milwaukee 2016

Best Of Milwaukee 2016

Created on: Monday, November 28, 2016
Author: Milwaukee Eye Care Associates

We are incredibly excited to announce that Milwaukee Eye Care Associates is a Shepherd Express Best Of Milwaukee Finalist two years in a row thanks to our amazing patients!

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Night Blindness-Goodbye Long Summer Days

Created on: Friday, November 11, 2016

You may be in denial, but summer is over and the days are getting noticeably shorter. Yes, it's upon us...leaving for work before the sun is up and returning home after the sun has already set. This is the time of year when we really get to test out our night vision. Here are a few fun fact...

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Back To School--Are Glasses Cool? (Tips for helping your child adjust to new glasses)

Back To School--Are Glasses Cool? (Tips for helping your child adjust to new glasses)

Created on: Thursday, October 20, 2016
Author: Milwaukee Eye Care Associates

Did your child start this school year with new glasses? How are they adjusting? If your child’s Fall attire included new glasses, your child may feel nervous about going back to school. Here are some tips to help them adjust.

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Food for thought, eating your way to healthier eyes!

Food for thought, eating your way to healthier eyes!

Created on: Friday, September 23, 2016
Author: Milwaukee Eye Care Associates

What can I eat to maintain good eye health?

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SEASONAL ALLERGIES, HAVE YOU BEEN AFFECTED THIS YEAR?

Created on: Friday, September 09, 2016

Often called Allergic Conjunctivitis(inflammation of the conjunctiva), eye allergies are quite common in varying degrees and happen when the eyes come into contact with something that the body finds irritating. The eyes and lids will become red, swollen and itchy.They mayalsosta...

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How can you see everything in my eye?

How can you see everything in my eye?

Created on: Thursday, July 28, 2016
Author: Milwaukee Eye Care Associates

(Tools of the Trade - The Slit Lamp) Do you recall seeing one of these at your last eye exam? This piece ofequipment is a Slit Lamp Biomicroscope.It's called aslit lamp because the lightproduced bythis microscope can be adjustedfrom a broad...

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Stem Cell Therapy for your eyes!

Stem Cell Therapy for your eyes!

Created on: Monday, July 25, 2016
Author: Milwaukee Eye Care Associates

Stem cell research has been a hot topic in the news lately. Some of the latest research indicates potential help for eye diseases that have been considered incurable, such as Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Retinitis Pigmentosa, and Optic Neuropathy.rn

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Is it 1 or 2? Which is better?

Is it 1 or 2? Which is better?

Created on: Monday, July 11, 2016
Author: Milwaukee Eye Care Associates

Which is better, 1 or 2?

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Summer Checklist

Summer Checklist

Created on: Thursday, June 16, 2016
Author: Milwaukee Eye Care Associates

Summer is finally here!!!! I am sure, like me, youare enjoying the sunshine and soaking up as much asyoucan get! With the start of summer we are naturally outside more, with all the festivals, outdoor eating and lazy strolls through the park. With these wonderful thi...

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Oldest Practice With Newest Technology

Oldest Practice With Newest Technology

Created on: Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Author: Milwaukee Eye Care Associates

Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery

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Helping Those Who Can\'t Help Themselves

Helping Those Who Can't Help Themselves

Created on: Friday, June 03, 2016
Author: Milwaukee Eye Care Associates

How can you help someone who can’t help themselves? When it comes to helping someone with their vision, you may be the advocate that your friend or family member needs to see their best.

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Brief History of Ophthalmology

Brief History of Ophthalmology

Created on: Monday, May 09, 2016
Author: Milwaukee Eye Care Associates

The birth of professional eye care

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April is Stress Awareness Month

April is Stress Awareness Month

Created on: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Author: Milwaukee Eye Care Associates

Are you feeling stressed? It may affect your vision. Are your eyes giving you trouble? It may cause you stress! There is definitely a stress eye connection.

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A Day in the Life of Superman\'s Vision

A Day in the Life of Superman's Vision

Created on: Friday, March 25, 2016
Author: Milwaukee Eye Care Associates

With the upcoming release of the new Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice movie, I've been watching the trailers and wondering one thing: What would it be like to have Superman's vision?

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The Coolness of Prisms, Prismatic effects & how we use them in Ophthalmology/Optometry

The Coolness of Prisms, Prismatic effects & how we use them in Ophthalmology/Optometry

Created on: Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Author: Milwaukee Eye Care Associates

The coolness of prisms, prismatic effects & how we use them in eye care.

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Zika Virus and the Eyes

Zika Virus and the Eyes

Created on: Friday, March 04, 2016
Author: Milwaukee Eye Care Associates

By now everyone has heard about the recent outbreak of the Zika Virus. What is the Zika Virus and does it impact the eyes? Zika viral disease is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, ...

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Do you have AMD? There are tools to aid you...

Do you have AMD? There are tools to aid you...

Created on: Monday, February 29, 2016
Author: Milwaukee Eye Care Associates

February is AMD Awareness Month

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How can my tattoo affect my eyes?

How can my tattoo affect my eyes?

Created on: Monday, February 15, 2016
Author: Milwaukee Eye Care Associates

Could tattoos be an underlying cause of eye trouble?

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February is AMD Awareness Month

February is AMD Awareness Month

Created on: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Author: Milwaukee Eye Care Associates

February is AMD Awareness MonthWhat is AMD & Why must we be aware of it? AMD, orARMD, is Age-Related Macular Degeneration- itis a medical condition which affects older adults. It results in vision loss due to deterioration in the macula, which is the central par...

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WHO has their Priorities Straight?

WHO has their Priorities Straight?

Created on: Friday, January 08, 2016
Author: Milwaukee Eye Care Associates

Summary of the WHO's biggest concerns when it comes to the eyes

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Season of Giving

Season of Giving

Created on: Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Author: Milwaukee Eye Care Associates

The holidays inspire us to give in many ways. Dr. Peter Foote and Dr. David Weis recently traveled to the island of Nevis to do just that: give of their expertise to people in need of vision care, especially cataract surgery.

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FSA/HSA Spending

FSA/HSA Spending

Created on: Thursday, December 10, 2015
Author: Milwaukee Eye Care Associates

It's the end of the year...Do you have moneyin your FSA/HSA that you are looking to spend? Remember that your eyes are a great investment! Few of us think first of our eyes when we think of spending, but I am telling you to put them at the top of the list! Think about it, you u...

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Proud Sponsor of the 6th Annual Young Milwaukee Holiday Gala

Proud Sponsor of the 6th Annual Young Milwaukee Holiday Gala

Created on: Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Author: Milwaukee Eye Care Associates

This year Milwaukee Eye Care Associates is proud to sponsor the 6th Annual Holiday Gala put on by a great organization called Young Milwaukee. For those of you who don't know what this is, let me tell you about this great event! The Young Milwaukee Holiday Gala is a fundraising event ...

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And The Award Goes to...

Created on: Monday, November 16, 2015

Nobel prize in Medicine awarded for combating blindness

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Tired Of Wearing Reading Glasses?

Tired Of Wearing Reading Glasses?

Created on: Wednesday, November 04, 2015
Author: Milwaukee Eye Care Associates

Good news for middle-agers who need reading glasses! The FDA has approved a surgery to fix presbyopia, the inability to focus at close range after the age of 40. The newdevice is called the KAMRA Inlay, a first-of-its-kind device which is implanted into the cornea of one eye to assist wit...

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Vision Benefits of Playing Outside!

Vision Benefits of Playing Outside!

Created on: Thursday, October 22, 2015
Author: Milwaukee Eye Care Associates

Study in China suggests an extra 40 minutes outside per day may help preven the onset of myopia..

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Going To The Dark Side

Going To The Dark Side

Created on: Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Author: Milwaukee Eye Care Associates

As we enter the season of shorter days, here are a few tips to enhance your vision at night.

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Sports Eye Safety and Injury Prevention

Sports Eye Safety and Injury Prevention

Created on: Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Author: Milwaukee Eye Care Associates

With our kids going back to school we are so consumed about getting folders, backpacks, and new shoes for sports that we often forget about preventive eyewear.

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Can My Eyes Get Sunburn?

Can My Eyes Get Sunburn?

Created on: Friday, September 25, 2015
Author: Milwaukee Eye Care Associates

The eyes are different fromtheskin, right? Can they get a sunburn?The eyes are actuallyjust as susceptible to the sun as our skin. Evenon a cloudy day, the UV rays can bounce off the water of the lake or ocean, off the sand of the beach, off concrete as y...

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