Snowblindness - Is It Real?

Is there really such a thing as "snow blindness"? Yes there is! Snow reflects quite a bit more ultraviolet (UV) light than water or sand.  When there is snow on the ground, up to 80% of UV light is reflected up, whereas only 25% is reflected up from water. 

Your Eyes: A Window to Your Health

Not only are the eyes the window to the soul, but they are also a window to your health. With a thorough eye exam, all kinds of health problems can be detected, including diabetes, hypertension, genetic disorders, infections, and even cancer.

Marijuana Myths - is Marijuana a Good Treatment for Glaucoma?

Many people ask whether marijuana could help their glaucoma by lowering their eye pressure.  Medical marijuana is not legal in Kansas or Missouri, but even if it were, it would not be a good treatment for glaucoma.  Although it would lower eye pressure, the effect is only temporary and lasts only 3-4 hours.

Grin Eye Care to Offer Free Vision Screening at the Lions' Free Health Fair

On March 7, Dr. Jennifer Johnson will be alongside her fellow Olathe Noon Lions at their annual Free Health Fair at the American Legion. Dr. Johnson has been a member of the Olathe Lions Club International for almost 15 years. From 8 a.m. - 12 p.m, Dr. Johnson will provide vision screening from the Lions' mobile eye truck.

Vera Bradley Give Away!

Make this Vera Bradley tote yours! Mention "Facebook" when you schedule an appointment at our Leawood office between now and February 28 for a chance to win this beautiful bag. Our optical offers coordinating Vera Bradley sunglasses.

Iron Horse Restaurant - A Hidden Gem

If you're looking for a great lunch spot before or after an appointment at our Olathe office, Iron Horse Restaurant has long been a favorite of the doctors at Grin Eye Care.  We'd like to congratulate our neighborhood favorite on their recent write-up in The Kansas City Star.  This family owned restaurant, located at 918 E. Old 56 Highway in Olathe, features the best Chinese food in town, in our opinion.

Michael Kors

We are very excited to announce that we now carry Michael Kors frames in both of our locations! There are many new styles in both plastic and metal. Some of the frames are more traditional, while others have the on-trend two-tone color scheme. Of course, we offer fabulous Michael Kors sunglasses as well.

Glaucoma Awareness Month

Did you know that January is Glaucoma Awareness Month? There are more than 2.5 million American adults with glaucoma. It is sometimes know as the "sneak thief of sight", since it often goes unnoticed until too late. Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness in the United States.  Routine eyecare can help detect glaucoma early and prevent vision loss.

The Patient Portal - How to Access Your Medical Record at Any Time

Grin Eye Care is proud to use Modernizing Medicine's EMA to document all of our patient visits. The good news for our patients is that medical records can now be accessed 24/7. The link to the Patient Portal is located in the upper left hand corner of our web page. When you come in for an appointment, you will be given a username and password.

Should I Be Taking Eye Vitamins?

One of the more common questions we hear from patients is, "should I be taking vitamins for my eyes?"  The advertising for vitamins that promote eye health is everywhere.  The truth is, not everyone needs an eye vitamin and not all eye vitamins are created equally.

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