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MIGS: Alternatives to traditional glaucoma strategies

MIGS: Alternatives To Traditional Glaucoma Surgeries

Many think of glaucoma as a simple problem: Increased pressure in the eye damages the optic nerve, leading to irreversible vision loss and potential blindness. Yet it’s a complex group of diseases. Consequently, we need a wide range of treatment options. Relatively new procedures known as MIGS are less invasive surgeries, providing alternatives to patients… Read More

Facial Aesthetics at Horizon Eye Care

Facial Aesthetics: Eye Doctors Give You a New Way to See Yourself

Most of us think of eye doctors as people who cure vision-related diseases or replace our natural lenses with artificial ones when cataracts thicken. Yet the growing trend toward improved facial aesthetics means we don’t just see better under their care: We can feel better about the way others see us. Insurance companies consider many… Read More

Doctors retiring December 2021

Drs. Gaskin, Hustead and Marvin Announce Retirement

Horizon Eye Care bids farewell to three of its doctors in December as Dr. Lewis R. Gaskin, MD, Dr. Judy D. Hustead, MD and Dr. Paul E. Marvin, OD announce their retirement. We at Horizon Eye Care, along with their many patients, will miss their service. Drs. Gaskin, Hustead and Marvin Boast Years of Service… Read More

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy: Collaboration is Key

Diabetics face unique challenges from the day they’re diagnosed, including closely monitoring blood glucose levels and maintaining healthy diets. Routine screening is essential as some problems can sneak up without symptoms. Most often, an eye doctor diagnoses diabetic retinopathy, or damage to the thin light-sensitive nerve layer inside the eye. And frequently the patient is… Read More

Contact lenses and your cornea

Contact Lenses and Your Corneas

Most people who enjoy contacts wear them comfortably for years and spend minimal amounts of time thinking about them. But contact lenses and your corneas are related in ways you may not understand. If you’re careless about following rules for proper use, your vision could suffer. (Learn more at Horizon’s Cornea services page.) Contact lenses… Read More

Leaning Toward LASIK

Leaning Toward LASIK? Here’s What Other Patients Ask.

Ophthalmologists have performed LASIK surgeries for more than 20 years with FDA approval, and the procedure has a satisfaction rate of nearly 100 percent. Yet doctors still hear the same questions from patients beforehand — and, most of the time, the same positive comments afterward. If you’re thinking of getting this cornea-reshaping procedure, you may… Read More

What can a general eye exam tell us?

What Can A General Eye Exam Tell Us?

We all know we should see an eye doctor at least once a year, especially after childhood. We know we’ll find out whether our vision has stayed the same or deteriorated, and we’ll get advice about how to deal with any changes. But you may not realize this same general eye exam can tip us… Read More

Making the transition to reading glasses

Making The Transition To Reading Glasses

“Readers.” Does that word summon up a gray-haired figure holding a grandchild and peering down to puzzle out small print in a picture book? It shouldn’t. Millions of patients, not all of them old, develop presbyopia – the gradual loss of ability to focus on nearby objects – and make a transition to reading glasses… Read More

First contact lenses

Helping Kids Transition To Their First Contact Lenses

Children have valid reasons for wanting to switch from eyeglasses to their first contact lenses. Maybe their glasses seem cumbersome or ugly, sit uncomfortably on the face or slide down continually during study times. Maybe the wearer plays a sport that makes glasses inconvenient or unfeasible (You can learn more about lens choices at Horizon’s… Read More

Diabetes and eye exams

Do You Have Diabetes? An Eye Exam Is More Crucial Than Ever.

If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, you’re already adjusting to the diet, exercise and insulin regimens your doctor prescribes. But you may not know that diabetes brings special dangers to your sight, though it can easily be detected and monitored through eye exams. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 34 million… Read More