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Get An Eye Exam In November & Be Entered Into A Big Prize Raffle

Beat the holiday rush and schedule your eye exam during November. When you do, you’ll be entered into a big raffle to win prizes like Apple Airpods Pro, and lots more. Want an additional entry? Just purchase a complete pair of glasses or year’s supply of contact lenses. Call 913-362-2323 to schedule your appointment today — the clock is ticking!

Mark Your Calendars For Our Fall Frame Show

Fall in love with a new pair of glasses at our annual Fall Frame Show! Enjoy refreshments and live music while you browse the latest styles from Ray-Ban, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tory Burch and more. Show off your new specs in the photo booth and enter to win a brand new Apple Watch! Plus enjoy exclusive discounts only available at the event.

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Find relief from dry eye syndrome

The difference between dry eye and allergies

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It’s important for us to know the difference between allergies and dry eye. More often than not, dry eye is mistaken for eye allergies. It may seem strange, but dry eye syndrome can cause watery eyes.

Fairway Eye Center spoke to KSHB Channel 41‘s Alyson Bruner about the symptoms for both allergies and dry eye, and how they can help you find relief from watery eyes. If you can’t find relief from dry eye syndrome with over-the-counter eye care products, you might try Fairway Eye Center’s simple procedure with the MiBo Thermoflo. This new technology heats the eye lid, breaks up the oils and helps express the oil out of the glands so that the eyes can naturally produce the oils.

Below are symptoms for both allergies and dry eye.

Allergies and eyes:

  • Redness
  • Swollen eye lids
  • Tearing
  • Itching

Dry eyes:

  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Watery eyes, which is the body’s response to the irritation of dry eyes

Dr. Bunde also shares these helpful tips for relief from dry eye discomfort:

  • Cold compresses to reduce inflammation
  • Shower at night to wash away allergens
  • Over-the-counter and prescription eye drops to helps with allergies
  • Supplements containing omega-3 fatty acids can also decrease dry eye
  • Drink plenty of water
The importance of eye exams

The Importance of Eye Exams

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Give your eyes a rest….. If you spend a lot of time at the computer or focusing on any one thing, you sometimes forget to blink and your eyes can get fatigued. Try the 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, look away about 20 feet in front of you for 20 seconds. This can help reduce eyestrain.

Fairway Eye Center spoke to KSHB Channel 41‘s Alyson Bruner about the importance of eye exams. The time on spent digital devices is a concern as kids head back to school. We see at least one patient a day with eye strain issues like headaches, dry eyes and other problems from too much screen time.

Statistics from the American Optometric Association:

  • Over 70% of vision problems goes undetected during vision screenings
  • There are an estimated 10 million children in the US with undiagnosed vision problems that can affect learning and development
  • Only 7% of US kids get an eye exam by the time they are starting 1st grade

Protecting Your Eyes From the Sun

As the temperatures rise and the sun begins to shine, we all get excited to spend more time outdoors. We take a stroll with a friend or attend a game of a child.   Most of us remember to wear sunscreen to protect our skin against the sun’s harmful rays. However, do we all remember to protect our eyes, too?

 

The sun can cause damage in many ways to the eyes. The ultraviolet rays of the sun can lead to macular degeneration, cataracts, and eye cancers. UV rays can also lead to growths, called pterygium, which begin on the white part of the eye and eventually can affect the cornea. This condition is common among people who work outside. UV rays can come down from the sun but also can reflect from the ground, sand, water, and snow.

Everyone is at risk for UV damage from the sun. Children and adults should protect themselves. UV damage is cumulative over time so it is never too early to start wearing eye protection.  The longer a person spends outside, the higher his/her risk of developing vision loss.  In fact, some experts say that because children tend to spend significantly more time outdoors than most adults, up to half of a person’s lifetime exposure to UV radiation can occur by age 18.

There are simple things that everyone can do, such as wear sunglasses and hats to cover the eyes and block out the UV rays. It is important to wear sunglasses even on cloudy days because the sun’s damage is still a risk even through the clouds.  When selecting sunglasses, choose ones that block out at least 99% of UVA and UVB rays.  Wraparound frames can be helpful to protect the eyes from every angle.

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Of course, UV protection isn’t the only consideration when it comes to selecting sunglasses. In addition to UV protection, consider these extras:

At Fairway Eye Center, we have a large selection of fashionable and attractive sunglasses from which to choose.  Stop in to prepare for that upcoming Spring Break trip or your fun tennis match or round of golf.

 

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