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Cataract Surgery – Does it hurt?

Cataracts are a common vision problem that can occur in both eyes at the same time. It is a clouding of vision that makes it impossible for the person to view objects clearly at night. Glare intensifies, as well. Cataracts also diminish vision quality and make it hard for the patient to identify faces. Old […]


Diabetic Retinopathy – Is It Treatable?

Diabetic retinopathy is an eye problem that targets the retina of the patient. The blood vessels present in the retina swell and start leaking fluid. This disturbs the vision of the patient and, if the problem is not treated, can lead to blindness. It is a common problem in adults. Diabetes type 1 and type […]


Three Simple Yet Frequently Overlooked Ways to Protect the Eyes

Your eyes are one of the most sensitive and delicate organs of the body, yet we take them for granted. The increasing number of people who are experiencing vision problems early in life is proof of this. Can you imagine what life would be like if you couldn’t see as clearly as you can now? […]


Eye Health Concerns During Pregnancy

Pregnancy brings forth many physical and psychological changes. The majority of these changes can be attributed to extreme hormonal fluctuations and increased blood volume. Although not all of these changes are life threatening, careful clinical monitoring may be crucial. By and large, the following vision-related changes may be expected when you’re expecting: * Puffiness around the […]



Protect Your Eyes With Exercise!

The health benefits of exercise are extremely well-known — from improving cardiovascular function to reducing one’s risk of diabetes. Yet it looks like not everyone is familiar with the benefits of exercise to optimum eye health. Although the number of studies describing the role of physical activity in preventing vision loss and eye problems are […]


Are You Suddenly Seeing Dark Spots in Your Vision?

At the Mountain View Medical Center, patients visit us with a wide variety of symptoms, some of which are quite troubling yet they doesn’t seem to directly cause them any problem at all. Seeing black spots in their vision is one of these. By and large, we refer to these dark spots as vitreous floaters. […]


Understanding the Prevalence of Dry Eye Syndrome in Women

We earlier wrote about how city dwellers are more likely to suffer from dry eye syndrome than their rural counterparts. Apart from one’s area of residence, it looks like gender may also be an indicator on whether or not one is likely to experience the symptoms of dry eye syndrome. Based on information gathered from […]


Quick Guide to Optimum Eye Health for Seniors

The French philosopher Jean Paul Sartre once said that the more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of life, the clearer we should see through it. Metaphorically, that is. However, when it comes to literally having crystal clear vision, the reverse is more likely to happen as one gets older. Here at our Fairbanks optical practice, […]


The Outdoors Shown to Significantly Reduce Risk of Visual Impairment

A series of studies in 2009 revealed that spending time outdoors for even 20 minutes a day can help people get out of the sluggish zone and have a “greater sense of vitality”. Fast forward to today, several new studies have also revealed that spending more time outside in nature can significantly reduce one’s risk of […]


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