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Could BlephEx be Right for You?

Posted on: March 19th, 2019

Dry eye, blepharitis…it can all sound like another language if you’re not familiar with them. But you’ll know the symptoms if you have them: itchy eyes, irritated eyelids, and discomfort. If you’ve been diagnosed with blepharitis, keep reading to learn more about BlephEx! What is Blepharitis? Although blepharitis and dry eye can be connected and
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3 Ways Screens Can Harm Your Vision

Posted on: January 30th, 2019

How many hours do you think you spend looking at screens every day? From working on computers to scrolling through social media on your phone and watching television, you probably spend a lot more time than you’d think looking at screens. According to Statista, American adults spend an average of three hours and 54 minutes
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Ask the Optician: Do I Need Prescription Sunglasses?

Posted on: November 30th, 2018

Whether you’re at the beach or shoveling snow, sunglasses are a beneficial investment. Prescription sunglasses not only protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, but they provide convenience when driving, vacationing, and participating in other outdoor activities. We spoke with Gordon Sage, managing optician at Fichte Endl and Elmer Eyecare, about the benefits of
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Affordable Eye Care: How to Afford Laser Eye Surgery

Posted on: October 26th, 2018

Surgical costs are a common concern among medical patients, and eye care is no exception. According to recent studies by All About Vision, the average annual cost of contact lenses was $220 in 2017. The average cost of LASIK was $2,088 per eye, and the average cost of cataract surgery was $3,600 per eye without
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Giving Back: Free Cataract Surgery for National Sight Week

Posted on: September 5th, 2018

Thousands of Americans develop cataracts every year. Four million cataract procedures are performed annually in the United States, but this doesn’t begin to cover the number of people with cataracts in our nation. Hundreds of Americans cannot afford cataract surgery, putting them at risk of permanent vision loss. Fichte Endl & Elmer Eyecare is partnering
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What You Need to Know About Astigmatism

Posted on: July 20th, 2018

Astigmatism is one of the most common vision problems. In fact, the American Academy of Ophthalmology® states that one in three people in the United States has some level of astigmatism. Despite its prevalence, many are unaware of the basics of the condition. We’ve compiled our expertise to explain everything you need to know about
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Ask the Optician: How Can I Protect My Eyes This Summer?

Posted on: June 29th, 2018

Outdoor activities increase during summer months, especially after a snowy winter and spring. Whether you’re spending time by the water or doing yardwork, it’s important to protect against increased exposure to the sun and elements. We’ve asked Gordon Sage, managing optician at Fichte Endl & Elmer Eyecare, to help us answer one of the most
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Are You Eating for Your Eye Health?

Posted on: June 5th, 2018

Nutrition plays an important role in a variety of health factors, including vision and the development of eye health. As we age, visual acuity, or the sharpness of vision, can change due to a variety of eye-related conditions. Eating a healthy diet full of vitamins to benefit the eyes can assist in healthy aging and
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What You Need to Know About Cataracts

Posted on: May 16th, 2018

Cataract surgery is one of the most common surgeries performed in the United States, with approximately 4 million procedures performed annually. The surgeons at Fichte Endl & Elmer Eyecare have performed over 100,000 cataract surgeries to date. While cataracts are a natural part of aging, many people don’t feel well-informed about the signs, risks, and
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An Alternative to LASIK: Shawn Buffum’s Story

Posted on: April 6th, 2018

Vision changes as we age. At some point, everyone notices a difference in their vision. Sometimes, this change is miniscule and doesn’t require assistance from more than over-the-counter reading glasses. Other times, the change affects daily life to the point where an optometrist comes into the picture. Whether your near vision or distance vision is
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