Prostheses come in many forms; limbs, cochlear implants, dental implants and now the bionic eye is making its mark and a difference.
A visual prosthesis, often referred to as a bionic eye, is an experimental visual device intended to restore functional vision in those suffering from partial or total blindness. In 1983, Joao Lobo Antunes, a Portuguese doctor, implanted a bionic eye in a person born blind.… Continue reading
As a small business owner I have always looked at Bissell Eye Care and wondered how I could make my practice better as well as serve my patients to the best of my abilities. As Bissell Eye Care has grown to two locations over the years, I have looked for ways to give back. We are an eye wear collection center for the local Lion’s Club.
Recently I became aware of an eye wear brand that gives back and wanted to introduce the Modo and Eco brands in… Continue reading
Being a parent myself I understand the joy of seeing your child grow and having all of their firsts. Their first crawl, walk, words, real food etc. For Baby Piper’s parents, having had their child fit for glasses allows her to see them clearly for the first time. They will always remember the way their child’s face lit up as she saw them clearly for the first time EVER!
As parents we want the best for our children. We record every moment we can… Continue reading
We’d like to take a moment and recognize our service men and women as well as their families for the sacrifices they’ve made in protecting our freedom.
As we celebrate the 4th of July, families are planning their picnics, vacations and fireworks celebrations. When you begin your search for fireworks you look for the best deals, the most spectacular displays, and the biggest bang for your buck. Many people tend to overlook safety, which can result in your holiday being much less spectacular that expected.
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Perhaps now is the time to look into laser eye surgery. While it is not a perfect solution 100% of the time it is pretty close and continues to get safer and more accurate as technology improves. Next time you have your annual eye exam ask about the benefits of laser eye surgery and how it could help to improve the quality of your life.
When a patient decides that they may want to look into laser surgery one of the first questions… Continue reading
As we move into the summer season many people are excited to finally put away those winter coats and head outdoors. Spring yardwork is in full force and we’re busy cleaning up the yard so it looks nice and is ready to enjoy for summer entertaining.
It happens all too often that I receive a call from a frantic patient that needs to be seen ASAP. They have been poked or jabbed in the eye by a stray branch, caught by a… Continue reading
As summer approaches it is time to break out those sunglasses and head to the pool or jump in the car to go watch your favorite sporting event. In either case as you rush past the mirror you catch a quick glimpse of yourself and stop taking a moment to ensure that you are up with the newest fashion trends before heading on your way. That’s when it hits you, time for a new pair of sunglasses to help maintain the new fashionable… Continue reading
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.
Among eye infections associated with allergies, pink eye is one the most common. Pink eye is inflammation of the thin, clear covering of the white of the eye and the inside of the… Continue reading
Do you have a separate pair of glasses for reading; or, do you rely on bifocals in order to see both near and far? Some people find that they struggle to read newspapers, books or menus and must hold them further away to be able to see the print better. If that is the case, it may be time to look at contacts again. Bifocal contact lenses are great for people with active lifestyles that do not want to be chained to their reading glasses.
The perception is that as… Continue reading
As the snow melts it becomes time to grab the baseball bat and glove, the tennis racket, lacrosse sticks or the volleyball uniform, brush the dust off of those sneakers and get involved in sports. But one important piece of sports equipment that is often forgotten is eye protection. While a sprained ankle or pulled muscle can bother an athlete for a few weeks or even months, an eye injury can be a life changing event that may last forever.
Each year approximately 13,500 sports eye injuries result in the… Continue reading