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COVID and Foggy Glasses

Q: I’m 49, nearsighted and my glasses keep fogging up with wearing a mask during COVID. I can’t wear contacts and want to get LASIK. Is that the best surgical vision correction option for my age? A: At 49 years of age, it’s likely you also have presbyopia, which almost everyone gets around 40-45 years […]

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Blepharitis

Q: My eyelids are always swollen and crusty when I wake up. What could this be?   A: You most likely have a condition called blepharitis, an inflammation of the eyelid. It can cause sore, red eyelids and crusty eyelashes. This condition can also occur at any age. Blepharitis can be caused by a bacterial […]

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Q: My grandmother is 82, and started to have issues seeing details such as letters and faces. She had cataract surgery years ago. What could this be?   A: It could be a serious condition called age-related macular degeneration — or AMD or ARMD. It’s caused by a deterioration of the macula, which is the […]

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Periorbital Cellulitis

Q: My 5yo son was swimming and was bitten by a mosquito close to his eye. The next day the entire area around his eye was red and swollen. What could this be? A: There are several reasons this could happen, but since he was bitten by a mosquito, there is a good chance he […]

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AMD Awareness Month

  February is AMD & Low Vision Awareness Month! Eye Care Oklahoma wants to use this month to help bring awareness to Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), and the symptoms and treatments that can help prevent vision loss from worsening. Age-related Macular Degeneration one of the the leading causes of vision loss in the country for […]

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Cataract Symptoms: Early-On

Cataract Symptoms: Early-On Because cataracts are often the result of aging, over half of all Americans will develop a cataract by the time they reach the age of 80. But it is important to keep in mind there are also some behaviors and factors that could increase the risk for developing cataracts. These include smoking, […]

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How to Give The Gift of Sight This Season

How to Give The Gift of Sight This Season The holiday hustle and bustle can make gift shopping an intimidating and hectic task! After all, how can you choose the perfect gift for your loved one, when you feel that they deserve the world? Why not give them the gift of clear vision at Eye […]

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How Diabetes Affects Your Vision

Q: I am a diabetic and I see well, so why do I need my eyes examined? A:This is a common question among diabetic patients if they do not notice any problems with their vision. The goal of diabetic eye care is to PREVENT vision loss before it occurs. Although you might be seeing well, […]

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Symptoms and Causes of Cataracts

Dr. Pickard and his team of optometrists, will perform a series of tests to determine how much the cataract has affected your vision. Typically, when decreased vision disturbs everyday activities or hobbies, a cataract should be removed. Currently, there is no medical treatment to reverse or prevent the development of cataracts. Once they form, the […]

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Helpful Tips for Contact Lenses

The majority of Americans choose to wear contacts to correct their vision because contacts allow patients to go about their day without the hassle of glasses. Even though contacts lenses may be more convenient, they might pose a few issues if the contact wearer doesn’t care for them properly. If the contact wearer fails to […]

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