Safe Toys and Celebrations Month
Did you know that December is Safe Toys and Celebrations Month? The holiday season can be an exciting but stressful time, especially if you have children. You want them to have the best holiday while also staying safe. Emergency room visits go up every year around the holidays, with many due to injuries from toys […]
What is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month?
Did you know that diabetic eye disease is one of the leading causes of blindness, especially in adults over 60? Having diabetes increases your risk of developing eye conditions like cataracts. That’s why it’s necessary to keep your eyes healthy by having regular eye exams. Knowing what conditions you’re at risk for and how large […]
May is Healthy Vision Month
Did you know that May is Healthy Vision Month? Healthy Vision Month promotes healthy habits when it comes to eye health while bringing awareness to common eye conditions. Regular eye exams and understanding any diseases you may be at risk for are vital to maintaining healthy vision. Several factors can compromise your vision, and you […]
Shopping for Eye Glasses: What You Need to Know
On a daily basis our opticians at Shepherd Eye Center are asked about the benefits and advantages of choosing our optical shops for purchasing their eye glasses . Many patients cite perceived lower prices they’ve found at other chain optical stores, or discount department stores as a reason to shop elsewhere. While at first glance […]
Cataract Surgery Part 2—Technological Advancements in Intraocular Lenses (IOLs)
Cataract surgery is the most-performed operation in patients over 65 years of age in the United States. In the first part of this two-part blog post about cataract surgery, the central focus was on the history of cataract surgery, and the changes that have taken place within the last eight decades.But another large part of […]
Cataract Surgery–A Century of Changes, Part I
It’s a true statement that your grandparents’ cataract surgery is not the same as what you can expect today from cataract surgery. Improved surgical techniques, as well as the use of, and upgrades to intraocular lenses (IOLs), has significantly changed ophthalmology within the last 75 years. Cataract Surgery in the Early 1900s In the first […]
Welcome to FOCUS: Shepherd Eye Center’s New Blog!
Welcome to FOCUS, the blog site for Las Vegas’ Shepherd Eye Center. This blog is meant to enhance the content already found here on the website by elaborating on the services provided by Shepherd Eye Center, while also having a space to share the latest news in ophthalmology and anything related to eyes and vision. […]