Early Detection Critical to Treating Glaucoma Glaucoma is a major cause of vision loss worldwide. It affects more than 3 million people in the United States—nearly half of whom are unaware they have the disease. During Glaucoma Awareness Month in January, we join the American Academy of Ophthalmology in reminding the public that early detection and treatment can help protect

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November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

People with diabetes are at increased risk of developing serious eye diseases, yet most do not have sight-saving, annual eye exams, according to a large study. This is especially timely as we join the Academy in reiterating the importance of eye exams during the month of November, which is observed as Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. Researchers at Wills Eye

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Five Frightening Risks of Wearing Contact Lenses Without a Prescription

Zombie or devil contact lenses may elevate a Halloween costume’s fright factor, but wearing them without a prescription could result in something far more terrifying – blindness. We join the American Academy of Ophthalmology in urging Halloween shoppers to understand the risks of wearing over-the-counter contact lenses. While it is illegal to sell non-prescription contact lenses, they can still be

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Introducing Dr. Mark Hill

  We are excited to welcome Dr. Mark Hill to our office! Dr. Hill is a Northern Utah native. Prior to attending Weber State University, Dr. Hill served an LDS mission to Maracaibo Venezuela. Dr. Hill earned his bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with minors in Zoology and Spanish. After his undergraduate training he attended the University of Utah School of medicine.

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Four Tips to Make Sure Kids’ Eyes and Vision Are ‘Grade A’ This School Year

Four Tips to Make Sure Kids’ Eyes and Vision Are ‘Grade A’ This School Year  With back-to-school time around the corner, parents will be scrambling to buy new school supplies and clothes. As they tick off their long list of school to-dos, ophthalmologists are reminding moms and dads not to neglect one of the most important learning tools: their children’s

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Five Tips from Ophthalmologists That Will Protect Your Eyes from Sun Damage

The days are longer, the sun is hotter, the beach beckons and out comes the sunscreen. But summer revelers looking forward to sizzling hot fun in the sun shouldn’t overlook their eyes when it comes to protecting themselves from damaging ultraviolet rays, warns the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In support of UV Safety Month in July, Insight Laser and Cataract

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Cataract Awareness Month

Three Things Patients Should Know About Cataracts Approximately 25 million Americans have cataracts, which causes cloudy, blurry or dim vision and often develops with advancing age. This June, the Insight Eye Specialists joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in observing Cataract Awareness Month by sharing three things everyone should know about the condition and its treatment. As everyone grows older, the lenses

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Sports Eye Safety

Know the Score: Wearing Eye Protection Prevents Players from Getting Benched Due to Injury   Sports-related eye injuries cause an estimated 100,000 doctor visits each year. Yet, most of these injuries can be prevented by wearing eye protection. In fact, a recent study of high school field hockey players shows that traumatic eye injuries fell 67 percent after eye protection

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Eye Wellness at Work

Ophthalmologists Say 90 Percent of Work-Related Eye Injuries Can be Avoided by Wearing Eye Protection Insight Laser & Cataract Eye Specialists and the American Academy of Ophthalmology urge making eye health part of a daily work wellness routine   Layton, Utah – March 10, 2017 — On-the-job safety goes well beyond avoiding slips, falls, and heavy lifting. Caring for your

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Eating Healthy Prevents Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

A new study confirms the importance of eating healthy to help protect our eyes from age-related macular degeneration (AMD.)  Researchers found that people whose diets had higher levels of certain nutrients— vitamins C and E, zinc, lutein, zeaxanthin, omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA—and had high levels of low-glycemic index (low GI) foods,  were less likely to develop early and

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