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Cataract Surgery News

Cataract Surgery News

Created on: Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

Dr. Fenzl is now performing cataract surgery at OSF Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth, Illinois.

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Protect Your Eyes on the Field and Court

Protect Your Eyes on the Field and Court

Created on: Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

Learn about Ryan's close calls on the soccer field and what he's doing to stay in the game and out of the ER.

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Early Vision Screenings for Children & Back to School Eye Exams

Early Vision Screenings for Children & Back to School Eye Exams

Created on: Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

Schedule your summer appointments early so your children can start school or head back to school with current prescriptions and updated eye wear for success in the classroom.

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35% off Sunglasses!

35% off Sunglasses!

Created on: Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

Enjoy a 35% discount on sunglasses June 27th at all ESA locations. One day only to celebrate National Sunglasses Day and ESA's 35th Anniversary. See Optician for details.

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Are hearing aids with rechargeable batteries worth it?

Are hearing aids with rechargeable batteries worth it?

Created on: Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

The latest in hearing aids is the incorporation of rechargeable batteries. While the idea of rechargeable batteries may not be new, the advancements in longevity make rechargeables a more worthwhile solution for the hearing impaired. Here are some of the benefits, so you can decide.

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Make Regular Eye Appointments a Priority

Make Regular Eye Appointments a Priority

Created on: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

Regular exams are key to diagnosing and treating eye disease. Find out what ESA patient Linda has to say about making an appointment even if you don't wear glasses.

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The Power of Teamwork

The Power of Teamwork

Created on: Monday, March 12, 2018
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

Learn how two ESA doctors are teaming up to treat Denny's eye conditions and provide ongoing care.

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AMD Patients Have Choices

AMD Patients Have Choices

Created on: Monday, March 12, 2018
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

Eating more vegetables, having regular exams, and quitting smoking can help control your AMD. Get tips for more ways to manage AMD and learn about innovative treatments in trial.

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Living Well with Low Vision

Living Well with Low Vision

Created on: Monday, March 12, 2018
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

Eye Surgeons offers many vision enhancement devices that are easy to use, some are easy to tote around and all are helpful for reading.

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Dangers of Soap Pods

Dangers of Soap Pods

Created on: Monday, March 12, 2018
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

Find out what happened when Parker got into laundry soap pods and learn what to do if your child has an encounter with pods or other hazardous household liquids.

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Toys, games, and the eyes.

Toys, games, and the eyes.

Created on: Thursday, December 07, 2017
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

Find the right age-appropriate toy for the child on your gift list with some shopping ideas that are also safe for eyes. Guidelines to help buy safe and appropriate toys this holiday season.

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Safe Celebrations: Opening Champagne

Safe Celebrations: Opening Champagne

Created on: Thursday, December 07, 2017
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

Nothing spoils the party more than an injury. Prevent eye injury by opening sparkling beverages properly. Follow these steps and then watch Dr. Boehm demonstrate it in our latest FYEye video and have a Happy Holiday season!

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Paying the Price for Beauty

Paying the Price for Beauty

Created on: Thursday, December 07, 2017
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

Tips to keep your eyes healthy and still look glamorous for the holidays!

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Hit the Slopes in Bollẻ Snow Goggles.

Hit the Slopes in Bollẻ Snow Goggles.

Created on: Thursday, December 07, 2017
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

Did you know that ESA carries state-of-the-art Snow Goggles by Bollẻ? A great Christmas gift for your snow enthusiast and 25% off when you donate an old pair of glasses to the Lion's Club. (Talk to an optician for details.)

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How to Avoid Screen Fatigue

How to Avoid Screen Fatigue

Created on: Thursday, December 07, 2017
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

Learn about the 20/20/20 rule and give your eyes a break during long periods of close up screen work.

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Get 25% Off Glasses in December By Donating Your Old Pair

Get 25% Off Glasses in December By Donating Your Old Pair

Created on: Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

It's good to give and receive. Donate your old glasses to the Lions Club at any ESA location and receive 25% off your new glasses. See details.

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Diabetes and Double Vision

Diabetes and Double Vision

Created on: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetes causes a wide array of problems throughout the body, and the eye is no exception. Diplopia, or double vision, is one of those problems.

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Decorative Contact Lenses for Halloween

Decorative Contact Lenses for Halloween

Created on: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

Are you wondering what to wear for Halloween. Do you go all out in the costume department? Please don't purchase/wear decorative contact lenses without talking to your eye doctor. Dr. Eckhardt will explain why in this blog.

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Double Vision Correction.

Double Vision Correction.

Created on: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

Some adults with misaligned eyes think they just have to live with it. Read Scott's story about surgery to correct his double vision.

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Sudden Double Vision May Mean Trouble.

Sudden Double Vision May Mean Trouble.

Created on: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

When Deb had double vision two days in a row, she knew it was serious. Find out what was lurking and how acting quickly saved her life.

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Effects of Lazy Eye

Effects of Lazy Eye

Created on: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

Rylie complained she couldn't see the board at school. Learn about amblyopia or lazy eye and treatment options.

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Alternatives to Using Cheaters

Alternatives to Using Cheaters

Created on: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

Most people 40+ need a little help from glasses to read close up. Learn about newly approved surgical alternatives to wearing glasses.

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Solar Eclipse Can Be Dangerous To Your Eyes

Solar Eclipse Can Be Dangerous To Your Eyes

Created on: Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

On August 21st from about 11:45 am – 2:30 pm the Quad Cities will get to experience a partial solar eclipse (the moon will cover about 90% of the sun). Looking directly at the sun, however, for even a short time can damage your retina. Find out how to safely watch this really cool event.

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Summertime Eye Injuries

Summertime Eye Injuries

Created on: Thursday, June 29, 2017
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

During this fun-filled season, it’s easy to forget the possibility of injury. Eye injuries in particular are more common in the summertime. 90 percent of serious eye injuries are preventable through the use of appropriate protective eyewear. Here’s a few of the potential problems to be aware of.

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Commitment to Patients.

Commitment to Patients.

Created on: Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

ESA is pleased to announce that Dr. Beth Repp and Dr. Carlton Fenzl have become partners of Eye Surgeons Associates.

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GESUNDHEIT. Bless you.

GESUNDHEIT. Bless you.

Created on: Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

Your allergies make you sneeze and also make your eyes itchy and watery. Dr. Hansel has some suggestions to manage your symptoms.

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May is Better Hearing Month.

May is Better Hearing Month.

Created on: Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

ESA's Kyle Kuhlman is a licensed hearing instrument specialist and explains the social and medical risks of ignoring hearing loss.

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What? Can you hear me?

What? Can you hear me?

Created on: Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

Carol was sure she needed a hearing aid and found a solution to her hearing loss at Eye Surgeons. Read about her fast-paced lifestyle.

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Huh? Can you repeat that?

Huh? Can you repeat that?

Created on: Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

Larry didn't realize he wasn't hearing everything his granddaughter was saying. Learn about his positive experience with hearing aids.

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Designer Frames 50% Off

Designer Frames 50% Off

Created on: Thursday, March 30, 2017
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

Don't miss out on our great one-day only trunk sale of top designer frames, Friday, April 21 from 2 - 6 pm at our Rock Island office only. Choose from lots of different styles of glasses and sunglasses.

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Lowering Your Eye Pressure

Lowering Your Eye Pressure

Created on: Monday, February 20, 2017
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

A family history is a risk factor for glaucoma. Allen's mother lost a lot of her peripheral vision to glaucoma, so starting at 40 he had regular eye exams to detect glaucoma early when treatment can generally control glaucoma and prevent vision loss. Not a big fan of the medicated drops, when he also got cataracts, he decided to have the iStent implanted to try and reduce his eye pressure. Find out how it works.

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One Procedure. Three Improvements.

One Procedure. Three Improvements.

Created on: Monday, February 20, 2017
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

Cataract surgery fixes this triathlon athlete's astigmatism, cataracts and glaucoma. Read her story.

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My Journey with Glaucoma and Cataracts

My Journey with Glaucoma and Cataracts

Created on: Monday, February 20, 2017
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

Joy's talks about having glaucoma and her success with the iStent.

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A Closer Look at Glaucoma

A Closer Look at Glaucoma

Created on: Monday, February 20, 2017
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

Glaucoma often has no symptoms. Patients are frequently unaware that they have a problem until visual loss has already occurred. Visual loss from glaucoma, unfortunately is irreversible. Do you have a family history of glaucoma? Are you diabetic? African America? Over 60? Are you at risk? Learn more about glaucoma from Dr. Wagle, glaucoma specialist.

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Are Vitamins and Nutritional Supplements Helpful for your Eyes?

Are Vitamins and Nutritional Supplements Helpful for your Eyes?

Created on: Monday, February 20, 2017
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

Many areas in medicine have clear indications that vitamin or nutritional supplements can help with the prevention or control of disease. Dr. Boehm discusses whether they help in the management of specific eye diseases.

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The Importance of Regular Eye Exams

The Importance of Regular Eye Exams

Created on: Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

Don't skip your regular eye exam, even if you don't think your prescription has changed. Read how an eye exam started Erin Beth's journey to preserving her sight. Early detection and treatment can preserve sight.

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Sugar and the Eye

Sugar and the Eye

Created on: Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

Not sure what's really happening with your eyes and diabetes? Dr. Elshatory, retina specialist, explains the connection and one patient shares her tips for avoiding diabetic eye disease.

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Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy

Created on: Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

Eye trouble may be lurking if you are diabetic. But there are effective treatment options. Read how one patient got past her fear of getting a shot in her eye.

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Eye Surgeons Associates Announces Dr. Michael Howcroft Approaching Retirement

Eye Surgeons Associates Announces Dr. Michael Howcroft Approaching Retirement

Created on: Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

After a long, illustrious career, Michael Howcroft, M.D. will ease into retirement at the end of the year. Dr. Howcroft joined Eye Surgeons Associates (ESA) in June, 2002. Dr. Howcroft states, “It’s been a wonderful career. Eye Surgeons Associates is truly a special practice and I am very grateful to have been a part of it. I’d like to thank my patients, the medical community and staff for their loyalty, support and friendship. I leave knowing that the retina service is in the capable hands of Dr. Elshatory and that patients will continue to receive the best in eye care.”

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Pink-eye

Pink-eye

Created on: Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

According to a study published in the American Journal of Infection Control, more than 164 million school days are missed annually in US public schools due to the spread of infectious diseases. An astonishing 3 million of those school days are lost as a result of acute conjunctivitis . . . also known as pink eye. Dr. Frederick, ESA's pediatric specialist, explains the disease and what to do for it.

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Diabetes and the Holidays

Diabetes and the Holidays

Created on: Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

Eating healthy is difficult for everyone during the holidays, but especially for those on special diets. And what if you're hosting a meal, is there something you can do to help? Here are some simple tips to support family and friends with diabetes this holiday season.

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Dwyer from Dwyer and Michaels, guest appearance at upcoming LASIK seminar

Dwyer from Dwyer and Michaels, guest appearance at upcoming LASIK seminar

Created on: Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

Our guest speaker at the LASIK seminar, Wednesday, September 21 is Dwyer from Dwyer & Michaels. Find out how monovision LASIK worked out for him.

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Quad City Times Readers\' Choice Awards 2016

Quad City Times Readers' Choice Awards 2016

Created on: Monday, August 29, 2016
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

Thank you for voting ESA Best Eye Care Provider for the third year in a row and for another honorable mention for Best Hearing Aid Provider!

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Early Vision Screenings for Children

Early Vision Screenings for Children

Created on: Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

August is Children's Eye Health and Safety Month. Did you include an eye exam on your back to school list? Vision problems affect one in 10 preschoolers and one if five school age children. Don't let poor vision get in the way of learning. Dr. Frederick's article talks about the importance of eye exams for children in our blog.

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Eliminating Glasses with Monovision

Eliminating Glasses with Monovision

Created on: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

It happens to most of us in our 40s. We need cheaters or bifocals to see close up. This condition called presbyopia happens even to people who have never worn glasses. And some people don’t ever want to wear glasses. Luckily, monovision is a way to correct presbyopia and can be achieved with contact lenses, LASIK or cataract surgery.

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Can You Hear Me Now?

Can You Hear Me Now?

Created on: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

Today over 30 million senior Americans (over the age of 60) and perhaps an equal number of Baby Boomers, suffer from hearing loss. Recent studies have shown that up to 50% of the Baby Boomer population is experiencing significant hearing loss as much as 20 years earlier than previous generations. Do you have hearing loss? Find out what to watch for.

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Looking Good, Best UV Protection

Looking Good, Best UV Protection

Created on: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

Find out what to look for in sunglasses to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays.

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30% off Sunglasses Monday, June 27th

30% off Sunglasses Monday, June 27th

Created on: Thursday, June 23, 2016
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

Monday, June 27th is National Sunglasses Day and to celebrate, Eye Surgeons is offering 30% off sunglasses - frame, lenses and lens options (both prescription and non-prescription) for one day only. Protect your vision with UV protected sunglasses and look great in a pair of our designer frames from Vera Bradley, Ducks Unlimited, Bebe, BCBG, Callaway, Kate Spade, Jimmy Choo, or Nike to name a few.

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May is also National Cataract Awareness Month

May is also National Cataract Awareness Month

Created on: Thursday, May 19, 2016
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

For National Cataract Awareness Month, Dr. O'Malley, cataract surgeon, shares some basic information about cataracts and treatment. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, it has been estimated that by age 75 about 70% of people will have cataracts.

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May is Better Hearing Month

May is Better Hearing Month

Created on: Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Author: Eye Surgeon Associates

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month. ESA is participating by providing quick, easy and free hearing screenings. Tired of missing the conversation? Visit ESA for your hearing screening on these dates:

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