Meet Grin Eye Care's New Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Dr. Emily Broxterman!

Here at Grin Eye Care, we are supported by a passionate and dedicated team of eye care experts. Our new pediatric ophthalmologist, Dr. Broxterman is committed to taking exceptional care of patients seeking care for their children’s vision needs. Learn more about our pediatric services at Grin Eye Care and get to know the experienced doctors who serve you.

September Is CVI Awareness Month | What Is Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI)?

Cortical visual impairment (CVI) is a type of vision impairment that originates from the brain rather than the eye. CVI presents when the brain’s visual centers suffer damage, injury, or have structural abnormalities.

Cataracts Prevention: Top Tips

Do your parents have cataracts? Are you worried about your eye health? Cataracts can be a very serious and costly issue. If anyone in your family has had cataracts, you know how difficult they can be. If you are worried about getting cataracts, then you can be relieved. There are simple lifestyle changes that you can make to prevent cataracts.

Eye Injury Prevention Month - Top Tips on How to Protect Your Eyes

Your eyes play an important role in your overall health. Therefore, many steps should be taken to ensure that your eyes are protected. Your eyes help you see shapes, colors, and manage the light signals that keep your body running properly.

How UV Rays Can Damage Your Eyes

UV, or ultraviolet light, is a type of electromagnetic radiation that is produced by the sun, and by other manmade sources like tanning beds and welding torches. You can’t see it, but it can be extremely damaging to not only our skin but our eyes too. There are three types of UV light. UVC gets destroyed by our atmosphere before it can reach us and can cause us harm. However, UVB and UVA penetrate the Earth’s atmosphere and pass through it intact. Here are a few of the key facts that you need to know about UVB and UVA.

Clean Contact Lens Health Starts with You!

Contact lenses are one of the most popular and effective solutions for refractive eye errors with more than 45 million people choosing them to correct their vision. Contact lenses work by changing the way that light passes through the eyes, ensuring that refractive errors are corrected, and patients can see clearly without blurriness or distortion. However, since they are placed directly on the surface of the eyes, it is imperative that your contact lenses are completely clean and handled with care. This responsibility starts with you.

Top Eye Emergencies That Require a Doctor

Any change in vision or sudden problem with the eye requires immediate professional help, particularly from an ophthalmologist. Eye emergencies can potentially cause permanent vision loss if they are not assessed and treated right away. So, how do you know if an injury warrants prompt medical attention?

6 Spring Allergy Tips for Healthy Eyes

Thursday, March 19th officially marks the first day of Spring! While you may be excited about the approach of warmer weather and longer days, for those who suffer from allergies, spring also marks the start of weeks or months of unpleasant and potentially debilitating symptoms.

Important COVID-19 Update for our Patients

We are still at your service and will be available to triage all urgent issues, as well as to help you with routine matters during this challenging time. We've temporarily adjusted hours of operation at our Leawood location. If you have an urgent issue, please contact our office at 913.829.5511.

Protect Your Eyes at Work

Is your job putting your eyes at risk? You may not realize it, but many jobs—even those that seem fairly safe such as sitting at a desk all day—could potentially be hazardous for your eyes. In fact, you’d probably be astounded to know that 10,000,000 Americans visit an eye doctor each year due to problems they are experiencing as a result of computer use. Unsurprisingly, there are also other jobs that present a much more obvious risk to your eyes, such as gardening, woodworking, welding, working with chemicals and others. 

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