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How Do I Know If I am a Good LASIK Candidate?

If you are tired of relying on prescription glasses or contact lenses to see clearly, LASIK eye surgery might be right for you! LASIK surgery is a relatively simple procedure with a short recovery time and a high satisfaction rate. LASIK surgery is not an option for everyone. Several factors can affect your ability to […]


What Does Observing UV Safety Month Mean for Your Eyes?

The American Academy of Ophthalmology recognizes July as UV Safety Month. It is an excellent opportunity to raise awareness of the damaging effects of UV light on the eyes. The most apparent signs of UV light damage are often seen on the skin as a bad sunburn, premature aging, or skin cancers. However, UV light […]


8 Questions to Ask Your Eye Doctor at Your Next Eye Exam  

An annual eye exam is an excellent time to learn about the health of your eyes and how you can preserve your vision. Keep reading to learn eight questions to ask your eye doctor at your next eye exam! 1. What Tests Will You Be Performing On My Eyes Today? A comprehensive eye exam includes […]


June Newsletter

In This Issue: June 2022 Goodbye, Cloudy Vision. Hello, Summer! Meet Our New Optometrist: Ryan Peterson, OD Eye Care Tip of the Month: Stop Smoking If you’re over age 60, it’s very possible that your eyesight might not be quite as clear as it used to be. Maybe the change has been so gradual that […]


Why June Is Fireworks Safety and Cataract Awareness Month

June is fireworks safety and cataract awareness month. It is a great time to learn about steps you can take to preserve your vision and the health of your eyes. Keep reading to learn more about fireworks safety and cataracts! What Is Fireworks Safety Month? Fireworks are a traditional and festive part of July 4th […]


Dr. Robert B. Taylor III Featured in “City Lifestyle – Las Vegas”

Shepherd Eye Center’s Dr. Robert B. Taylor III has recently been featured in “City Lifestyle”! The article is titled “Choosing the Faces of Health and Happiness”, highlighting three elite doctors handpicked by their patients as the best in their craft. Read the full article here.


Will Cosmetic Surgery Make Me Look and Feel Younger?

When you think about cosmetic surgery, you may be imagining extensive plastic surgery. But there are many minor cosmetic procedures that are minimally invasive and can enhance your appearance by making small changes. The field of oculoplastics focuses on improving areas of concern on the face, specifically around the eyes. At Shepherd Eye Center, our […]


What You Need to Know About Healthy Vision Month

May is Healthy Vision Month. Although healthy vision should be on your mind all year long, May is when the American Academy of Ophthalmology brings awareness to the importance of proper eye care. Being aware of eye diseases and your risk is one of the most important ways to maintain your healthy vision. You can […]


Can Taking Accutane Increase the Likelihood of Developing Dry Eyes?

For those who struggle with acne, some types of medication can be beneficial. If you see a dermatologist for chronic acne, they’ll likely give some prescription topical or oral medication. One of these medications, Accutane, is an oral medication often prescribed for severe chronic acne that hasn’t responded to non-prescription and topical treatments. However, this […]


4 Tips to Follow During Sports Eye Safety Month

April is Sports Eye Safety Month. This month can serve as a reminder for athletes and the parents of athletes to consider eye safety during physical activities. Eye injuries are common in many sports, and the vast majority of injuries can be avoided by proper eye protection. Keep reading to learn four tips to follow […]


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