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. 

Helping You Prioritize Your Eye Health in 2020

We know your vision is invaluable to you, and this year, we are more dedicated than ever to making it easy for our patients to prioritize their eye health. Here’s how…

Meet our LASIK Surgeons

Here at Grin Eye Care, we are supported by a passionate and dedicated team of eye care experts. Our LASIK surgeons, Dr. Grin and Dr. Wongs are committed to taking exceptional care of patients seeking laser vision correction surgery. Learn more about LASIK surgery at Grin Eye Care and get to know the experienced surgeons who perform the procedure.

Diabetic Retinopathy: Are You at Risk?

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month, so there’s no better time to talk with your eye doctor about protecting your vision against complications from diabetes.

Which Vision Correction Option is Right for Me?

There are many options when it comes to correcting vision. Glasses, contact lenses and laser surgery are all ways to enjoy clear, comfortable vision. With all of the options available, it can be difficult to decide which is best for you and your eyes. The trusted doctors at Grin Eye Care have put together some helpful information to help guide you in the right direction to achieve clearer vision.

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