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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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What Does 20/20 Vision Really Mean?

Posted on: March 28th, 2018

During an eye exam, your optometrist tells you your visual acuity or the sharpness and clarity of your vision. You hear numbers like 20/20, 20/40, or even 20/80—but do you know what those numbers mean? Everyone wants 20/20 vision. People opt for glasses, contacts, and even procedures to enhance vision for 20/20 efficacy. So, what
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How a Giraffe Opened My Eyes: A Raindrop® Testimonial

Posted on: January 16th, 2018

Choosing to undergo an elective procedure like Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay can take thoughtful consideration—but for Vanessa Miller, it was a no-brainer. What’s the Story? Vanessa Miller had been a patient of Dr. Elmer’s for only three months before she elected to undergo the Raindrop® Inlay procedure. “When I hit forty, I went to the
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Why Wait Until 2020 to get 20/20 Vision?

Posted on: December 14th, 2017

Many consider LASIK and ask, “Is it worth it?” The answer is yes. Imagine looking at the world without glasses or contact lenses and seeing clearly after LASIK. You’d no longer need to worry about misplacing your eyeglasses or taking out your contacts. If achieving 20/20 vision isn’t enough reason to toss out your glasses,
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6 Reasons to Schedule Your Annual Eye Exam

Posted on: November 27th, 2017

Annual eye exams often don’t get the credit they deserve. Even if you were once told you had 20/20 vision and have not noticed any significant changes in your ability to see, it is important to visit an optometrist or ophthalmologist annually. From detecting the early signs of a variety of health conditions to maintaining
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8 Ways the Holidays are Better Without Eyeglasses

Posted on: October 19th, 2017

Holiday season is quickly approaching. While Thanksgiving and Christmas can be wonderful times of the year, the holidays can also be stressful, making it easy to let the reason for the season fall out of focus. Don’t let your eyeglasses be an added stressor. Eyeglasses can become a hassle during the hustle and bustle of
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Tips for Healthy Vision While You Age

Posted on: September 12th, 2017

September is  National Healthy Aging Month, an annual health observance month designed to inspire adults to improve their physical, mental, and social well-being. Practicing healthy aging can help reduce your risk for many health concerns, including eye diseases and vision problems, which can increase with age. Here are our tips for maintaining healthy vision while
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Choosing a LASIK Surgeon in Western NY

Posted on: August 25th, 2017

Just like any other medical decision, choosing your LASIK surgeon is a big deal. For some, this can be a daunting task, but when you’re prepared with some simple questions to ask and have some research under your belt, you can feel confident and excited for your LASIK procedure. Here are some things to look
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Treating Patients with the Amniotic Graft Technique

Posted on: June 26th, 2017

Dr. Endl performed the very first sutureless graft in Western New York using the new amniotic graft treatment from AmnioGraft®. AmnioGraft® is an amniotic graft treatment used to protect, repair, and heal damaged eye surfaces. “This new sutureless technique can provide faster recovery that is more comfortable and produces a fast cosmetic result,” Dr. Endl
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