Ophthalmologist Quad Cities | Eye Care Blog | ESAPC

30% off Sunglasses June 21 – 25, 2021

30% off sunglasses sale

Try On In Person or from Home Make an appointment in the clinic or go online and use our virtual try-on and choose from 100s of designer brands. Find the frames you love and complete your order online, or call our optical department to set an appointment to visit in person and get 30% off!… Read More


Lashes that Aggravate the Eye

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Dr. Peter Fries ~ Not all eyelashes grow correctly, and unusual eyelash growth can often be painful and irritating. Aberrant growth of eyelashes is defined as an abnormal direction in the growth of lashes. This eyelash growth usually extends toward the eyeball, causing irritation and redness, mucous production, and the feeling that something is constantly… Read More


Best UV Protection

Dr. Tina Eckhardt ~ UV damage to the eyes can be either immediate, cumulative, or a combination of both. Corneal sunburn, for example, happens immediately where issues including eye cancers and growths on and around the eye are often cumulative. Most cumulative eye malformations contribute to cataracts and likely to the progression of macular degeneration…. Read More


Vision Screenings for Back to School

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Dr. John Frederick ~ The wonders of the world are often first encountered through the eyes of a child. Yet without good vision, a child’s ability to learn about the world becomes problematic. Vision problems affect one in 10 preschoolers and one in five school-age children. Children often don’t realize they have vision problems until… Read More


Hearing Aids – Why Sooner than Later

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Kyle Kuhlman, BCHIS ~ Hearing loss should be treated the same way as ministering to a sickness or health issue. Make an appointment to see your doctor. Patients often tell their doctors, “I hear what I want to hear.” But do they know if they hear everything? What are the consequences of neglecting to treat… Read More


Cataract Surgery Can Reduce Or Eliminate Your Need For Glasses

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By Dr. Carlton Fenzl ~ Tired of your glasses? The new advanced technology lens options used today during cataract surgery can reduce your dependence on glasses. A cataract is a thickening or clouding of the natural lens that occurs as we age. When it becomes visually significant, we remove it and replace it with a… Read More


What Can Parents Do About Myopia?

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By Dr. Sara Kloft ~ Myopia, otherwise known as nearsightedness, is becoming more prevalent in our society. The number of Americans that have myopia has nearly doubled in the last 50 years, and there is no sign of it slowing down. The blurry vision caused by myopia can be corrected with glasses, but glasses do… Read More


New Dextenza Reduces the Drop Regimen after Cataract Surgery

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By Dr. Nikhil Wagle ~ Cataract surgery is the most common surgical procedure done in the United States, and every year, about three million people undergo this operation. In most patients, vision improves, and many people choose to be less dependent on glasses afterward. Even with such successful outcomes, one of the inconveniences postoperatively is… Read More


Five Reasons People are Choosing to Have LASIK Now

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Five Reasons People are Choosing to Have LASIK Now LASIK can help you eliminate or reduce your need for glasses or contacts and correct your astigmatism, near or farsightedness. Practices are seeing an increased interest in LASIK this year. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a shift in how and where we work, and introduced a… Read More


Alleviate Digital Eye Strain

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Digital Eye Strain By Scott Baldwin, O.D. One of the hallmarks of life in the 21st century is our dependence on and accessibility to technology, which COVID has increased exponentially. We’re doing everything online – jobs, classes, entertainment, even socializing. Devices are used many hours a day. While technology has been a blessing, it also… Read More


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