Blog Posts in December, 2014

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  • Glaucoma: Millions of Americans Could Go Blind and Half Don't Know It

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 29-Dec-2014

    After a glaucoma diagnosis in her early 40s, Sanja Allen is grateful that she was diligent about getting regular eye exams. Otherwise, the now 56-year-old Allen could be facing irreversible blindness. Allen feels very fortunate that Key-Whitman Eye Center's Kimberly Warren, M.D. “is in the driver’s seat when it comes to managing my glaucoma.” After a glaucoma diagnosis in her ...
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  • Using Your FSA to Pay For LASIK

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 26-Dec-2014

    If you’ve been considering LASIK eye surgery but aren’t sure how to cover the expenses, the answer may lie in your healthcare benefits. If you have a flexible spending plan (FSA) through your employer, LASIK is considered an eligible expense. An FSA allows you to put aside a set amount of pretax income to use for medical, dental and vision expenses. In 2014, there was a $2,500 limit ...
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  • Feast Your Eyes on This: Holiday Recipes for Healthy Eyes

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 23-Dec-2014

    It is no secret that what goes in your mouth affects your health in many ways, including your vision. Nutrients found in many foods -- particularly fruits and veggies -- can help keep your eyes healthy and your sight strong for years to come. According to, eating the right foods can prevent vision loss associated with some eye conditions such as night vision problems, macular ...
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  • Blind Veteran Regains Sight In Time to See Grandson's Baptism and Share Tidings of Joy

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 18-Dec-2014

    For the past two years, 65-year-old Bacil Putman literally couldn’t see due to hyper mature cataracts in both eyes. Putman, a United States Marine Corps veteran, says regaining his eyesight after cataract surgery allowed him to receive his Christmas present early this year. “My 8-year-old grandson was baptized this weekend, and I was able to see it,” Putman says, holding back ...
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  • Preparing for LASIK During the Holiday Season

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 18-Dec-2014

    Do you have LASIK eye surgery scheduled during the holiday season? There’s nothing better than saying goodbye to your glasses or contact lenses and starting a new year off with crisp, clear vision. However, you may be wondering just how LASIK will fit into your holiday plans. The good news is that your LASIK procedure shouldn’t interfere with your holiday plans too much. Here are a few ...
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  • 'Tis The Season to Get LASIK

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 17-Dec-2014

    Have you been dependent on glasses or contact lenses for as long as you can remember? How would your life change if you woke up every morning able to see clearly, without fumbling for your glasses or stumbling to the mirror to put in your contact lenses? With LASIK vision correction surgery, it is possible to see the world with crisp, brilliant clarity. It is possible to watch television, drive or ...
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  • Tips to Prevent Age-Related Eye Diseases

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 15-Dec-2014

    As you age, you may notice a decline in your vision. Many people over age 40 will experience age-related vision loss due to a condition called presbyopia, which can cause difficulty reading and completing daily tasks requiring near vision. Presbyopia is not dangerous and can be corrected with reading glasses or bifocals. Some age-related eye diseases, however, can be more serious, leading to ...
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  • What's Causing Your Dry Eyes This Winter?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 10-Dec-2014

    Dry eye syndrome is an uncomfortable, annoying and sometimes even painful eye condition usually caused by inadequate tear production, which leads to insufficient lubrication on the surface of the eye. Dry eye is one of the most common complaints we hear from patients. Dry eyes can be caused by a number of factors, including: Long-time contact lens wear Some medications, such as antihistamines, ...
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  • The Five Most Common Eye Conditions and How They Are Treated

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 8-Dec-2014

    Many Americans will experience some form of eye condition or vision problems at some point in their lives. The most common: refractive errors requiring prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. Other common eye conditions can have more serious implications, and may even result in permanent vision loss when not properly diagnosed and treated. Here are the five most common eye conditions and how ...
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  • Must-See Holiday Sights in North Texas

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 3-Dec-2014

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Dallas-Fort Worth, and it’s very likely the busiest time of the year, too! If you love the holiday season as much as we do, you could easily find a holiday event to attend every day this month. We’ve pulled out a few of our favorites to share with you. The Trains at NorthPark Center A Dallas favorite for 27 years, the holiday trains are ...
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