Where in the World

One of our very own doctors, Dr. Jeff Gerson, not only sees patients in clinic, but he also spends time travelling and lecturing at conferences for optometrists all around the world. In the months of February and March, he will travel to 7 different places to lecture, including a school of optometry to talk to students, and to major meetings in Vancouver, Atlanta and New York City.

February: Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

The American Academy of Ophthalmology has recognized February as Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month. Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss for people ages 60 and older in the United States. The most recent statistics show that over 10 million Americans have AMD. 

LASIK: A Life Changing Experience

Last week, one of Grin Eye Care's Optometrists, Dr. Emily Enright had LASIK surgery and was given the most precious gift: 20/20 vision!! Thanks to the expertise, skill and outstanding care of our very own surgeon, Dr. Jeff Wongs, Dr. Enright is now able to experience perfect vision without glasses or contacts!

10 Tips to Beat Dry Eyes

The warmer temps in Kansas City have all of us at Grin Eye Care excited for spring, but it seems that winter is still hanging on. One of the most common issues during these cold winter months is dryness.

Glaucoma Awareness Month: The Importance of Checking Eye Pressure

What do your eye and a bicycle tire have in common? They both require the right amount of internal pressure to function safely and effectively. People with Glaucoma often have pressures inside the eye that are too high. Increased eye pressure leads to irreversible damage to the optic nerve and ultimately, permanent vision loss.

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the United States. Over 3 million Americans have glaucoma and 50% of them don’t even know it! Glaucoma has no symptoms in its early stages and by the time symptoms do arise, the disease has progressed so much that the vision that is lost cannot be restored.

Solar Eclipse Safety: Tips From Our Doctors

On Monday, August 21, a total solar eclipse will touch the U.S. for the first time since 1979. For those of us that reside in the Kansas City area, we are lucky enough to be in the path of a total solar eclipse; one of nature’s most spectacular sights.

Healthy KC features Dr. Johnson & Dr. Berwald: The Future of Contacts

We are so proud to have our very own Dr. Johnson and Dr. Berwald featured in this month's edition of Healthy KC magazine! In this article, they discuss the amazing new technology on the horizon involving contact lenses. From medication delivery to virtual reality, the advances in contact lenses are certainly something to be excited about.

A Warm Welcome to Dr. Jamie McGowan

Join us as we welcome Dr. Jamie McGowan to the Grin Eye Care team! Dr. McGowan provides comprehensive eye care to all ages and has spent more than a decade specializing in pediatrics, with an emphasis in managing and treating amblyopia and strabismus. Before joining Grin Eye Care, Dr. McGowan worked closely with Dr. Trudi Grin for over 11 years in her Pediatric Eye Care practice.

Summer Eye Protection: Facts & Tips

Summer is officially here in Kansas City! Take a look at this helpful infographic for some great tips and facts about the importance of protecting your eyes from the sun's harmful UV rays.

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