Workplace Eye Injuries by the Numbers

The number of eye injuries reported each year are alarming. What's even more alarming is that simply wearing protective eyewear can prevent up to 90% of these injuries.

March - Workplace Eye Wellness Month

Statistics show that an average of 25,000 Americans visit the emergency room each year due to a workplace eye injury. The American Academy of Ophthalmology has designated March to raise awareness about the importance of protecting your eyes in the workplace.

Macular Degeneration: Quick Facts

The month of February has been designated as Macular Degeneration Awareness Month. Our doctors & staff at Grin Eye Care are committed to making sure our patients are well-informed on all things related to ocular health, including important information about Macular Degeneration.

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.

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