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Improving Outcomes for Plano Cataract Patients

Introducing the AcrySof® IQ PanOptix® Trifocal IOL During cataract surgery, your eyes’ clouded natural lens is replaced by an artificial intraocular lens, called an IOL. There are many different types of IOLs, each with different functions and benefits that can make...

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Glaucoma Awareness/ Tips to Preserve Your Vision

More than 2 million people in the United States suffer from glaucoma, and through the years, this number will continue to increase considerably. Unfortunately, this disease is symptomless and unpreventable. During the month of August, the doctors and staff at Brooks...

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July is UV Safety Month

At Brooks Eye Associates, your best vision is our top priority, and we want to remind you and your family of the importance of early diagnosis and treatment in preventing vision loss from cataracts. July is UV Safety Month, so we’re encouraging everyone to protect...

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Cataract Awareness Month

In association with the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the doctors and staff of Brooks Eye Associates want to remind you and your family of the importance of early diagnosis and treatment in preventing vision loss from cataracts. June is National Cataract...

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May is Healthy Vision Month

In association with the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the doctors and staff of Brooks Eye Associates want to remind you and your family the importance of scheduling and attending annual eye exams to attend to and become more aware of your current eye health. May...

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Schedule your annual eye exams this April!

In association with the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the doctors and staff of Brooks Eye Associates want to remind you and your family of the importance of scheduling annual eye exams. April is a time for spring flowers, gardening and being outside. So, we’re...

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Brooks Eye Associates Welcomes Dr. Paul Sietmann

It is with great excitement that we proudly announce a new member of the Brooks Eye Associates care team! Dr. Paul Sietmann, a board-certified optometrist, joined our staff March 1 and will serve as a primary care provider for the practice. Dr. Sietmann will use his...

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February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month

In association with the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the doctors and staff of Brooks Eye Associates want to remind you and your family the importance of scheduling and attending annual eye exams to detect and prevent blindness from Age-Related Macular...

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We Are Moving!!!

WE ARE MOVING!!! That’s right. We’re moving! On January 11, 2019, we are saying “so long” to our old office and “hello” to our new, state-of-the-art building in North Plano. Starting January 14, 2019, our offices will be at: 9955 Gillespie Drive, Suite 100 Plano,...

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Deciding When To Have Cataract Surgery

Just because you have a cataract does not necessarily mean you need surgery. In many cases, patients live for months or even years without serious vision problems related to their condition. However, when it starts interfering with your daily activities, it might be...

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Women’s Eye Disease

More than 4.4 million Americans age 40 and older suffer from visual impairment, including blindness, and the majority of these are women, according to Prevent Blindness America. Women are at a higher risk for vision loss from such diseases as cataracts, macular...

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What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)?

Age-Related Macular Degeneration is a common – yet serious - eye disease that affects the macula (located centrally in the back of the eye) among people age 50 and older. The macula is the part of the eye that allows you to see fine details in your central vision for...

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Cataract Treatment Options

Cataract Treatment OptionsWhile there is currently no way to reverse cataracts through medications or eye drops, there are safe ways to treat a cataract.When a cataract is forming, you may not even realize it is happening to you. Most patients end up...

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Presbyopia

PresbyopiaIf you are between the ages of 40-50, you may have noticed that you cannot read the newspaper like you used to or in order to read a text message you have to stretch out your arm away from your face. Don’t worry, this is normal and happens to everyone!...

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The Risks and Stages of Diabetic Retinopathy

The Risks and Stages of Diabetic RetinopathyDiabetic retinopathy is the primary cause of vision loss in patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. This progressive eye disease causes the blood vessels that supply your retina to become damaged, leaking blood and other...

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When Should You Have Cataract Surgery?

When Should You Have Cataract Surgery?As we age, cataracts become a concern prompting the question,  “When is the best time for cataract surgery?”There are plenty of myths regarding cataracts that often lead to unnecessary anxiety and fear for many patients....

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Will Insurance Pay for my Premium Lens Implant?

Will Insurance Pay for my Premium Lens Implant?Cataract surgery entails the removal and replacement of your eye’s natural lens. Many insurance companies cover the full cost of this procedure, but some will stop short of covering premium lens implants. The best way to...

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Can I Use my HSA for PRK?

Can I Use my HSA for PRK?Many HSA and FSA plans allow participants to use contributions for laser vision correction treatments like PRK and LASIK. If you have a flexible spending account, be sure to take action by scheduling your PRK consultation with Dallas eye...

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Is PRK Safe?

Is PRK Safe?PRK is a type of laser vision correction that is often best for people who are not good candidates for LASIK due to corneal issues. This does not, of course, mean that everyone is a good candidate for PRK, but due to its reduced risks of complications, it...

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Five Vision Disorders More Common in Smokers

Five Vision Disorders More Common in SmokersSmoking has a tremendously negative impact on every part of the body. The eyes are, of course, no exception. Smokers are at a much higher risk for vision loss than nonsmokers and these risks increase substantially with age....

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