Category Archives: Alaska Ophthalmology

Eye Care in Alaska

Alaskans are unique in every sense of the word. They thrive in an environment that is often harsh and unforgiving. Alaska’s distinctive climate creates many opportunities and challenges. Among those challenges are the unique eye care needs of Alaskans. In this blog, we’ll discuss how Alaska’s climate and geography affect our vision and eye health.  […]


Pregnancy and Your Eyes

Pregnancy and Your Eyes Pregnancy brings so many exciting changes to a woman’s life, many of them physical. You expect your body to change while you are pregnant, but you may not realize that being pregnant can affect your eyes. In this blog, we’ll discuss common pregnancy related changes to your eyes and vision. Blurry […]


What is PCO?

PCO, or posterior capsular opacity is a condition that affects approximately 20-50% of patients within 2 to 5 years of cataract surgery. This condition is commonly referred to as a secondary cataract, however it is not a cataract and does not require surgery to treat. In this blog, we’ll discuss what causes PCO and how […]


Low Vision

Low Vision Low vision describes vision that is poor due to a cause that cannot be corrected with glasses, contacts, surgery, or medicine. Loss of vision can greatly impact quality of life, but there are many advances in technology that allow those with reduced vision to function independently.  What is low vision? Low vision occurs […]


Heart Health and Your Eyes

Heart Health and Your Eyes February is American Heart Month. Your eyes and your heart may have more in common than you think! A healthy diet and regular eye exams not only protect your eyes-they can help to keep your heart healthy too. In this blog we’ll discuss the relationship between healthy eyes and a […]


Opticians, Optometrists, Ophthalmologists, and Occupational Therapists

Opticians, Optometrists, Ophthalmologists, and Occupational Therapists Do you need to schedule an eye appointment, but feel confused about which type of provider to see? In this blog we will explain what these eye care professionals do, help you find the best provider for your needs, and introduce you to the amazing staff at Mountain View […]


Digital Eye Strain

Digital Eye Strain Many Americans spend their days looking at computer, phone, tablet, and television screens. These screens allow us to stay connected, work efficiently, and learn new information with just the touch of a few buttons. But spending too much time looking at screens can lead to symptoms of asthenopia, more commonly known as […]


Diabetes Awareness

Diabetes Awareness November is Diabetes Awareness Month. According to The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 34.2 million Americans-or 1 in 10-have diabetes, with the highest percentage of existing cases occurring in American Indian/Alaska Native populations. If not properly controlled, Diabetes can lead to kidney failure, amputation of the feet or legs, and blindness. In this […]


What is ORA?

What is ORA? If you are planning to have cataract surgery, you may already know about the option to have premium cataract surgery with Optiwave Refractive Analysis (ORA). This upgraded procedure has many benefits over standard cataract surgery, and is frequently recommended by eye doctors. But what is ORA and how does it work? In […]


What is Premium Cataract Surgery?

What is premium cataract surgery? If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cataracts, you may have heard about premium cataract surgery as a treatment option. But what does that mean? In this blog, we’ll discuss cataract surgery options and what makes “premium” treatment different.  What is a cataract? A cataract occurs when […]


 
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