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What to look for in a Lasik Surgeon

Created on: Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Have you ever wondered if you can have LASIK?Doyou know that you are a good candidate, butaren't sure where to go or how to proceed with LASIK? There are so many different eye doctors offering LASIK, how doyou know their qualifications? There are so many different questio...

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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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What Makes Someone A Good LASIK Candidate?

What Makes Someone A Good LASIK Candidate?

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

What makes someone a good LASIK 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 look at the power of th...

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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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