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Posted by: Aker Kasten Eye Center in Eye Floaters on June 15, 2019

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You may have been warned about floaters (bright little lines or dots that pan across your vision for a few seconds) in the past, especially if you have a high prescription for your eyes. But are they really as serious as you’ve been told? Are you worrying about them too much? Maybe you’ve experienced them… Read More

Diabetic Eye Care

Posted by: Aker Kasten Eye Center in Diabetic Retinopathy on May 30, 2019

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Diabetes isn’t an easy issue to have, and it can be difficult to manage when you’re just learning. The longer you have it and experience life with diabetes, the better you’ll get at understanding how to manage your symptoms. You will learn the best foods to eat, the foods to avoid, and the overall best… Read More

Staying Safe at Night

Posted by: Aker Kasten Eye Center in Eye Health on May 15, 2019

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If you’re above a certain age, you start to understand that our bodies don’t last forever. From creaky knees to sore shoulders to vision issues, our bodies certainly let us know when we’re getting older. If you wear glasses or contacts, you may remember that the need for them came when you were old enough… Read More

What is a Pterygium?

Posted by: Aker Kasten Eye Center in Eye Conditions on April 30, 2019

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A pterygium (also called “surfer’s eye” or “farmer’s eye”) is a growth that most often extends from the moist conjunctiva over the cornea of the eye. These are often found in people who spend a lot of time outside, in the sun. Pterygiums can lead to dryness and irritation of the eye, among other issues…. Read More

Prepare For Spring with Sunglasses

Posted by: Aker Kasten Eye Center in Optical Services on April 15, 2019

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Sunglasses are important because extended exposure to UV (ultraviolet) rays can cause eye damage. If you need more reasons to wear sunglasses, consider that when you squint you may be causing little wrinkles to form at the edges of your eyes. Before you decide to splurge on expensive sunglasses or completely forget and are forced… Read More

Why Shouldn’t I Buy Glasses Online?

Posted by: Aker Kasten Eye Center in Optical Services on March 30, 2019

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We recommend keeping a pair of glasses as a backup in case of emergency if your eyesight is less than perfect. This is because you may not have time to put in your contacts if an emergency comes up in the middle of the night. Glasses are easy to find and throw on. Keep reading… Read More

What Causes Styes?

Posted by: Aker Kasten Eye Center in Eye Health on March 15, 2019

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Though some eye conditions come about as a result of genetics, we really dislike those that come from our own forgetfulness or wrongdoing. Nothing is worse than an eye injury from not wearing safety goggles while working outside or playing sports. Thankfully, not all preventable problems are cause for concern, though they can definitely be… Read More

Interesting Eye Facts

Posted by: Aker Kasten Eye Center in Eye Care on February 28, 2019

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Our eyes are incredible organs that help us experience and appreciate the world and the people around us. At Aker Kasten Eye Center, we want to help you experience the best eye health possible. Here are some interesting facts about our eyes that will help you gain a whole new appreciation for them. Brown is… Read More

Why You Need An Eye Exam

Posted by: Aker Kasten Eye Center in Eye Exam on February 15, 2019

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Just because you can see fine doesn’t mean you should forget about your eye health. Occasional eye exams can help prevent the progression of major eye problems if caught beforehand. Your eye doctor can also catch diabetes early on. If you haven’t been to your eye doctor in a few years, its time to schedule… Read More

The Reason Behind Your Dry Eyes

Posted by: Aker Kasten Eye Center in Dry Eyes on January 30, 2019

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Tears are an invaluable component of maintaining consistent, comfortable, and clear vision. Tears lubricate the eyes using a mix of oils, mucus, antibodies, and water. When there is an imbalance in this combination of ingredients, dry eye can result. You might have dry eye if… If you have dry eye, you could be experiencing: a… Read More