January 23, 2017Are you looking for possible solutions for you, a family member or friend with visual impairment? The OrCam, availabe at Grin Eye Care, may be your answer. OrCam is a compact device that attaches to the side of your glasses that recognizes faces, reads text aloud to you, and identifies supermarket products and money notes.
January 16, 2017January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, making this a great time to spread the word about this 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 vision that is lost cannot be restored.
January 08, 2017Is this how you see the world? You may have cataracts. There is no getting around it; anyone who lives long enough will eventually have some degree of cataract. Cataracts aren't always bad news - today's cataract surgery is a quick and painless outpatient procedure that can often reduce or eliminate your need for glasses and leave you seeing better than you have in years.
January 03, 2017Diabetes affects almost 26 million Americans. In diabetics over age 40, 4.4 million have some form of diabetic retinopathy (bleeding or leaking in the back of the eye). In fact, since the year 2000, there has been an 88% increase in diabetic eye disease. We also know that uncontrolled diabetes is the most common cause of blindness in the United States.
December 20, 2016Are you sick of dealing with glasses and contacts? Wouldn't it be wonderful to wake up in the morning and be able to see clearly? Have you been considering LASIK, but feel like you need some direction? Our doctors at Grin Eye Care are here to help! Here's a quick look at some of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to LASIK surgery.
November 29, 2016Frosted sugar cookies! Candy canes! Fresh baked pies! Sweet treats are just a few of the perks that come with the holiday season. With Thanksgiving already behind us and the New Year quickly approaching, it's important that we continue to make healthy choices during this festive time. Fortunately, many of the foods we regularly consume are beneficial not only for our overall health, but also for our eyes.
November 22, 2016Up to 50% off frames!! To celebrate the end of a great year, we are having a sale! 50% off frames with prescription lenses and 30% off of sunglasses.* Head on over to either of our Grin Eye Care locations in Olathe and Leawood to browse through our huge selection of frames. Our optical shops carry a wide array of brands including Ray-Ban, Tiffany & Co, Dolce and Gabbana, Oakley and so much more.
November 17, 2016Up to 50% off frames!! To celebrate the end of a great year, we are having a sale! 50% off frames with prescription lenses and 30% off of sunglasses.* Head on over to either of our Grin Eye Care locations in Olathe and Leawood to browse through our huge selection of frames. Our optical shops carry a wide array of brands including Ray-Ban, Tiffany & Co, Dolce and Gabbana, Oakley and so much more.
November 08, 2016Ninety percent of Americans use digital devices for at least two hours per day. Whether we’re sending emails, working on spreadsheets, texting or even reading a new best-seller, digital devices are a huge part of our every day life. Digital Eye Strain, also known in the medical world as Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS for short), can cause a multitude of symptoms for those of us who spend too much time in front of our computer, tablet or phone screens.
October 12, 2016With Halloween around the corner, many of us are picturing ourselves as witches, monsters, or even human Snapchat filters. When choosing a Halloween costume for yourself and your children, do you consider the safety of the costume? Last year, we warned you of the dangers of wearing non-prescription costume contact lenses.