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  • No vision insurance? No problem.

    We are offering packaged deals for patients who need an eye examination and new supply of contact lenses, but do not have vision insurance and want to keep costs down. Click HERE to check it out.

    Continue Reading January 27, 2015

  • November is Diabetes Awareness Month

    Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness for adults in the USA.  Weakening of the tiny blood vessels in the inside the eye can cause leaking and bleeding in the retina, causing damage and vision loss.  Early detection is very important! -Dr. Rachel Merriman

    Continue Reading November 20, 2014

  • Contact Lens Health Week

    November 17-21 is Contact Lens Health week.  Good reminder that contact lenses are medical devices and need to be cared for properly to maintain good eye health and vision!

    Continue Reading November 18, 2014

  • Food for thought… (and Vision!)

    Yes, we all grew up being told carrots will give us good vision- and that’s true…but why?  Carrots have vitamin A which is very important for eye health and the function of the retina.  In fact, though, there are many other nutrient-rich foods important for eye health.  Basically, the eye is a highly vascularized structure, so […]

    Continue Reading November 11, 2014

  • New Contact Lenses: Fresh Day!

    We are excited to be offering a new line of daily disposable contact lens: the Fresh Day family of lenses, newly acquired by Cooper Vision.  The Fresh Days combine the benefits of having a daily disposable lens and the breathability of silicone hydrogel material all combined into one contact lens at an affordable price. Sounds like a […]

    Continue Reading November 8, 2014

  • Happy Halloween and contact lenses

    Just a quick reminder that all contact lenses are considered medical devices- even cosmetic and theatrical contact lenses that aren’t necessarily worn to correct vision.  They need to be fit and monitored by your eye care professional. Check out this very informative article on allaboutvision.com: Halloween Contact Lenses and Other Special-Effect Contacts

    Continue Reading October 28, 2014

  • WHY DOES IT MATTER?

    All about myopia: Part 2 Myopia (near-sightedness) generally begins and progresses during childhood, especially during those pre-teen years when children are growing quickly.  On average, children will progress about 0.5 diopters per year.  Say, you have a ten year-old daughter who is a -2.00.  She probably has up to six more years of potential growth.  Changing at 0.5 […]

    Continue Reading October 9, 2014

  • GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY!!

    All about myopia: post 1 Myopia (near-sightedness) is on the rise.  In the 1970’s, around 25% of Americans were myopic.  Now, that statistic has risen to about 42%.   While genetics plays a role, other factors seem to contribute.  Studies have shown that children that spend more time outdoors seem to have have less near-sightedness that […]

    Continue Reading September 11, 2014

  • Eye Wonder: Why does my eyelid twitch?

    A ‘twitch’ in the eyelid is a pretty common complaint and effects most of us at some point in our lives. It is caused by fine, involuntarty contractions of the muscle surrounding the eye and has a fancy medical term called ‘myokymia’. More commonly occuring in the lower eyelid, eyelid myokymia may occur sporadically throughout […]

    Continue Reading September 4, 2014

  • St. Louis Magazine

    Look for our doctors in the August 2014 ‘Best Doctors’ edition of St. Louis Magazine!                  

    Continue Reading September 2, 2014