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

4001 Freeport Rd.
Natrona Heights, PA 15065
724-226-0444 Phone
724-226-0744 Fax

 

RELIEF FROM COMPUTER EYE STRAIN

Bissell Eye Care - eye strainAre your eyes tired from working too long at your computer? Do you see your kids rubbing their eyes after staring at a tablet or laptop too long? Additional health problems such as physical fatigue, decreased productivity and increased numbers of work errors, to minor annoyances like eye twitching and red eyes can occur from eye strain.

Eye strain isn’t limited to those in the workforce. With advanced placement classes at school and time spent playing games on the computer, many children suffer from eye strain too. Take these steps… Continue reading

EYE INFECTIONS AND COLD AND FLU SEASON

Bissell Eye Care - Eye InfectionsExperts are predicting epidemic levels of cold and flu during the upcoming season. It seems like everywhere you turn, someone is sick. For those individuals who received a flu shot your symptoms may not be quite as severe, but we’ve also learned that the flu shot may not be as effective in 2015.

When we think of the flu, things such as body aches, fever, and stomach viruses come to mind but flu season may also bring an unexpected surprise in the form of conjunctivitis most commonly referred to as… Continue reading

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT GLAUCOMA

Did you know over 2.8 million Americans have glaucoma and that number is expected to rise by 50% by the year 2032? Glaucoma is caused by the eye’s failure to maintain the balance of pressure between the internal fluid and the amount of fluid it drains away. High eye pressure caused by this imbalance causes pressure to build up against the optic nerve causing nerve damage.

Damage typically starts in the outside peripheral vision and is often not recognized by patients. A dilated eye exam is necessary to examine… Continue reading

HAVE YOU SPENT DOWN YOUR FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT?

Bissell Eyecare FSAPerhaps you over budgeted for this year’s Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and coming to the end of the year have too much left in the account. Are you taking steps to use up those monies? Depending on your employer and the type of plan you have, left over monies may or may not be eligible to carry over into 2015. So now is the time to act.

Confused on how and what an FSA is? A Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is a tax-favored program offered by employers that allows their… Continue reading

NATIONAL DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH

Bissell EyecareNovember is National Diabetes Month, just like having a yearly physical, November is a perfect time to remind people with diabetes how important it is to take care of their eyes. Everyone with diabetes, type 1 and type 2, are at risk for diabetic eye disease, a leading cause of vision loss and blindness.

Unfortunately, diabetic eye disease often has no early warning signs so people with diabetes might not even know they have an eye disease until it progresses and they start to notice problems with their vision.

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HALLOWEEN COSTUME SAFETY

Bissell Eye Care - Halloween Eye  SafetyThere’s a nip in the air, pumpkin patches are in full swing and children’s Halloween costumes are being planned. We wanted to offer a few tips to ensure a safe and enjoyable holiday for you and your family.

Does your costume block your vision?

Masks, wigs and eye patches may make an outfit complete, but make sure these accessories don’t significantly obstruct your field of view. Some masks are very dangerous for children because they block their side vision and can cause a trip hazard. A better, safer option is… Continue reading

EYE INJURY PREVENTION MONTH

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October is eye injury prevention Month. Did you know that nearly 2.5 million people suffer eye injuries each year in the United States, and nearly one million people have lost some degree of vision as a result of their injury? Most injuries could have been prevented with protective eyewear.

Bissell Eye Care - Eye SafetyThink about the things you do around the house to get ready for winter. Flying debris or other small particles can be created from outside jobs such as trimming shrubs, raking leaves, mowing the lawn and cleaning up after a wind… Continue reading

EYE EXAMS FOR INFANTS

Bissell Eye Care - Eye Exams for InfantsIn 2005, the InfantSEE® program was developed by the American Optometric Association and The Vision Care Institute of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc. The goal of the program is ensure all infants and their families have access to quality eye care as part of a no-cost public service.

Bissell Eye Care is a proud member of the InfantSEE® program providing early detection of eye disease. Under this program, participating optometrists provide a comprehensive infant eye assessment between 6 and 12 months of age as a no-cost public service. This… Continue reading

ARE YOUR CHILD’S EYES READY FOR SCHOOL?

Dr. John Bissell Child's Eye ExamA Back to School comprehensive eye exam can be a key to your child’s success at school. Will your child be among the 86% of children that don’t have a comprehensive vision exam before returning to school or entering school/preschool for the first time?

We’re entering the back to school mode, a time for excitement and learning. Our children receive so much information at school….are they ready to thrive in today’s fast paced and challenging educational environment?

Students with poor vision are often misdiagnosed as learning impaired, having attention… Continue reading

IS MY CHILD READY FOR SUNGLASSES?

Bissell Eye Care Children's Sunglasses

Protect your child’s eyes with fun sunglasses!

We all love sunshine, but the UV rays that the sun puts out aren’t good for our eyes. As adults, we put on sunglasses and enjoy the outdoors. But, how often do you see kids wearing sunglasses? Children spend much more time outdoors than many adults and it’s important for them to have sunglasses that block 100 percent of the UV rays.

Young children and toddlers will mimic what they see their parents and older siblings doing. If they express interest in wearing… Continue reading