National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month, an awareness month created by the National Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This March, Intermountain Eye Centers is celebrating National Nutrition Month by highlighting some food – and recipes – that can keep your eyes healthy. 

Low Vision Awareness Month

If you or a loved one has lost enough eyesight that it makes it difficult to do daily tasks, it may be considered low vision. Low vision is vision loss so severe that it cannot be corrected with contact lenses, glasses or even surgery. It can make it hard to read, drive, shop, watch TV or even recognize faces of those you know!

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma, also known as the “silent thief of sight,” is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide. Every January, eyecare professionals like Intermountain Eye Centers promote awareness of this disorder by sharing common symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options.

Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

November is National Diabetes and Diabetic Eye Awareness Month! This month, healthcare workers and organizations all across the country encourage individuals to watch for the signs and symptoms associated with diabetes and diabetic eye disease.

Halloween Eye Safety Tips

With Halloween on the horizon, you might be tempted to invest in some spooky, colored contact lenses. After all, finding them is easy – you can buy them on the internet, in Halloween shops, or even at your local drug store. In fact, buying colored contact lenses is so easy that it’s tempting to believe they’re as harmless as a pair of fake devil horns.

Solar Eclipse Viewing and Eye Safety

On August 21st, 2017, a solar eclipse will be visible in North America.  The Boise area will experience the solar eclipse from 10:10 am until 12:50 pm with the maximum phase happening at 11:27 am.  The last time a total eclipse was visible in the Northwestern U.S was February 26th, 1979 making this a remarkable event to behold. 

The Lowdown on LASIK

How does LASIK work?

LASIK (laser in-situ keratomileusis) is an eye surgery designed to improve vision. Refractive errors that LASIK can improve include nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism.

Although LASIK only takes a few minutes to complete, the results of the procedure should last a lifetime. Most people enjoy clear vision as early as the next day.

But what happens during LASIK? How can a laser change your vision in just a few short minutes?