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5900 Heckert Rd.
P.O. Box 324
Bakerstown, PA 15007
724-443-6767 Phone
724-443-6730 Fax

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Natrona Heights, PA 15065
724-226-0444 Phone
724-226-0744 Fax

 

Color Blindness Affects Learning

As toddlers grow, some of the first things they learn are colors and shapes.  When you think about early children’s games such as Candyland, Go Fish, and Uno – they all depend on recognizing colors.  Children that have color blindness will have trouble distinguishing between colors, or not be able to recognize color at all.  Color vision deficiency, or color blindness, is a hereditary trait that has a 50% chance to be genetically passed down.

As children enter school the problem continues as most grade schools focus… Continue reading

Dry Eyes

Our bodies produce tears to keep our eyes lubricated, and to help remove any foreign bodies. But when the body doesn’t produce enough tears or tear drainage is affected, the result is dry eyes. Dry eyes can be troublesome and irritating. Thankfully, this condition can usually be treated quickly and effectively.

Tears are a mixture of oils, water, mucus, antibodies, and protein that form to keep your eyes comfortable.  Watery eyes are characterized by an excess of tears, which can give the eyes a glassy look, and may result… Continue reading

Fireworks Eye Safety

With the changes in outdoor gatherings this year, many large fireworks displays have been cancelled.  So that leaves families bringing the fireworks celebrations closer to home releasing fireworks in their own backyards.  Each year, thousands of people are injured by fireworks in June and July and almost half of those injured are children and teenagers.  Over a thousand of those are eye injuries.

There are certain precautions you can take to prevent eye injury or at least decrease the risk. Even when using sparklers, make sure that… Continue reading

Cataract Awareness – Know the Facts

June is Cataract Awareness Month. Most people will develop a cataract at some point in their life.  Cataracts are the leading cause of vision impairment of loss in this country. Did you know by the age of 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery?

What happens when you have a cataract?

Cataracts are a clouding of the lens of the eye, which prevents the passage of light into the eye. Seeing with cataracts is like looking through a frosty or… Continue reading

Bissell Eyecare Operations Update

As businesses begin to reopen, Bissell Eye Care will be following the CDC and State Health Guidelines as it pertains to generalized non-emergent eyecare. Our staff will be reaching out to reschedule annual eye exams and follow-up care. As of May 18, 2020, we are not permitted to do contact fits on patients who have never previously worn them, but can continue all other contact lens services. This may change at any time, so we will continue to keep everyone updated on the latest information provided to us by the… Continue reading

New Technology for Bifocal Contact Lenses

Bifocal contact lenses have been around for many years, but until recently they weren’t very popular.  Today, new technology has produced more successful and a greater variety of designs. So if one design or brand doesn’t work for you, another might.

Often after the age of 40 people develop presbyopia, a condition that affects our ability to focus on objects that are near.  Think about it.  Do you have a separate pair of glasses for reading?  Or do you need to wear bifocals to see both… Continue reading

Up Your Game to Better Eye Health

No matter what age you are, taking care of your eyes should in your game plan for optimal health.  Often patients take their eyesight for granted until they begin having problems with their vision.  Keeping up with annual checkups is as important as your annual physical.

When day-to-day activities become challenging, that will trigger a call for an eye appointment.  Having good vision and healthy eyes may determine your ability to remain independent and self-sufficient.  Here are some tips to maintain optimal eye health.

EAT A… Continue reading

EYE EMERGENCIES

Eye Emergencies are often accompanied by pain. When should you act and seek emergency eye care? At Bissell Eye Care, we have invested in state of the art technology that can look into the back of the eye to determine what steps should be taken to best treat your injury.

Situations like being hit in the eye, a chemical burn, sudden onset of blurry or loss of vision, eye scratches, flashes of light or floaters, and abrupt headaches with or without visual impacts would qualify as an emergency and should… Continue reading

Buds, Blooms and Allergies

Trees are blooming and the green is popping out on the hillside. Have your eyes started to water? Do you feel your nose starting to get stuffed up again? It’s that time of the year, the time when the weather gets warmer, you want to get outside and all the plants and trees start to bloom. As spring approaches learn how to help prevent symptoms and avoid eye infections.

If you typically suffer through the flowering of spring, experts say you should be taking precautions now to stay healthy and… Continue reading

DON’T LET YOUR CHILD’S SPORTS SEASON BE SIDELINED BY EYE INJURY

Eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness in children and most eye injuries among kids aged 11-14 occur while playing sports. Among the sports with high rates of eye injuries: basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, and cycling. Youth sports leagues don’t always require players to use protective eyewear, but as parents, we can take a stand to protect our children.

Children’s sports eye injuries can range from abrasions of the cornea and bruises of the lid to internal eye injuries, such as retinal detachments and internal bleeding. Such injuries often… Continue reading

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