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June is Cataract Awareness Month

Created on: Wednesday, June 06, 2018

"Cataract is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. If not treated, cataracts can lead to blindness. In addition, the longer cataracts are left untreated, the more difficult it can be to successfully remove the cataract and restore vision. During Cataract Awareness Month in June, the American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds the public that early detection and treatment of cataracts is critical to preserving sight" - AAO

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Springtime Is Here

Created on: Monday, May 14, 2018

The snow has melted, heavy winter clothing is put away, snow blowers are back in storage... Time to get the gardensuppliesready, prep the lawn mower andwatch the children run around outside.Despite the fun and excitement, for some of us springtimealso bringsthe...

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Typical indications/contraindiations for lvc

Typical indications/contraindiations for lvc

Created on: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Author: Milwaukee Eye Care Associates

What makes someone a good LASIK candidate?A poor candidate? There are naturally many factors to consider. At Milwaukee Eye Care Associates, we offer laser vision correction consultations visits at no charge for prospective patients. When you see us for this consultation visit, we loo...

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March is Eye Donor Awareness Month

March is Eye Donor Awareness Month

Created on: Friday, March 09, 2018
Author: Milwaukee Eye Care Associates

It goes without saying that organ donation is an important decision and one of the most fulfilling ways of "paying it forward." Signing the organ donor card is not a pointless endeavor -it really does make a difference for so many lives and so many reasons. Everyone is aware of the most co...

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Glasses for treating Glaucoma?

Glasses for treating Glaucoma?

Created on: Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Author: Milwaukee Eye Care Associates

As always here at Milwaukee Eye Care Associates, we are hard at work keeping up with the latest technology in eye care. Today is no exception, and the hot topic is that a revolutionary way to treat glaucoma is in the works! Glaucoma is a condition which results in loss of optic nerve tissue over ...

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Tips for Choosing the right surgeon for your situation

Tips for Choosing the right surgeon for your situation

Created on: Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Author: Milwaukee Eye Care Associates

So it turns out that you needcataract surgery. Maybe you've known for a long time and delayed the decision to have surgery or perhaps you'verecently beendiagnosed and told you need to have surgery soon. Theprospect of having surgery on your eyes canseemvery sc...

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Winter Weather Dry Eye Wonderland

Winter Weather Dry Eye Wonderland

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

How beautiful it is that we get 4 amazing seasons. Each season brings with it fun and beauty, but many of us deal with seasonal allergies and dread the onslaught of the spring, summer, and fallblooms. Oh how great winter is, with most of the causes of allergies buried under mounds of snow....

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Eye Tips for a Safe Holiday!

Created on: Friday, December 01, 2017

The Holiday Season isin full swing. Children are brainstorming their lists for Santa Claus and parents everywhere are checking ads for the best prices. It is a fun yet stressful time of year for everyone. Many questions run through our minds. Did you buy the perfect gift for your son/...

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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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