Blog Posts in November, 2014

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  • Meet the Doctor: Dr. Kimberly S. Warren

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

    Dr. Kimberly S. Warren, M.D., specializes in cataract, glaucoma and refractive surgery at the Key-Whitman Eye Center. Born in Houston, Texas, Dr. Warren graduated summa cum laude from Texas Tech University with a B.S. in biology. She then earned her medical degree at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, where she was a member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. ...
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  • How a Failed DMV Eye Test Prevented One Man From Going Blind and Taught Him to Take Diabetes Seriously

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 25-Nov-2014

    Texas native Steve Nicholson is probably one of a select few who will tell you he’s glad he flunked his vision test at the DMV. The 57-year-old, who was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes while battling cancer in 2011, is also grateful Key-Whitman Eye Center’s Kristen Leaser, Certified Ophthalmic Assistant, has a talent for setting people straight about diabetic eye disease. “I went ...
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  • Oculoplastic Surgery: Medically Necessary or Cosmetic?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 24-Nov-2014

    Oculoplastic surgery is the corrective and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids; tear ducts and orbit of the eye. This type of eye surgery is performed on patients when there are cosmetic issues that may be affecting the eye or even vision itself. Oculoplastic surgery is not always considered medically necessary, though there are many conditions for which treatment by oculoplastic surgery is ...
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  • Benefits of Choosing an Oculoplastic Surgeon to Perform Your Eyelid Surgery

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 20-Nov-2014

    Laser eye surgeries like LASIK and cataract surgery are not the only types of eye surgeries—there are a number of conditions that may require cosmetic surgery to repair tissues around the eyes. Cosmetic eyelid surgery, called oculoplastic surgery, is corrective and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, tear ducts and orbit of the eye, rather than corrective surgery on the cornea or lens of ...
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  • Prioritizing Your Health: Why Eye Exams Matter

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 14-Nov-2014

    Getting your eyes examined is about more than checking for 20/20 vision. Annual eye exams are a critical element of your overall preventative health care plan. A comprehensive dilated eye exam is often the most effective means of diagnosing eye conditions that could steal your vision if not diagnosed early and treated properly. Getting your eyes examined is about more than checking for 20/20 ...
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  • How Our High-Tech World is Threatening Our Eyes

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 13-Nov-2014

    What do most smartphones, tablets, big screen TVs and fluorescent lighting have in common? They emit a dangerous type of blue light that can wreak havoc on the eyes. Along with the growing number of people experiencing dry eye syndrome and digital eyestrain, long-term exposure to high levels of invisible blue light can result in serious eye damage. “This is especially true of our lives in ...
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  • Pack Your Holiday Feast With Eye-Healthy Foods

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 12-Nov-2014

    t’s the most wonderful time of the year—time for holiday feasting! Feel free to indulge in your favorite holiday treats, but while you are preparing your holiday meals, be sure to include some foods that are good for your health, especially your eyes. Fresh fruits and vegetables contain numerous vitamins and minerals that can help keep your eyes healthy and prevent vision-threatening ...
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  • Kick Off The Holiday Season With These Fun Family Events

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 5-Nov-2014

    The holiday season is just around the corner, so let the baking, shopping, parties, and festivals commence! There are too many events taking place in and around Dallas this month to count, but here are a few we know you won’t want to miss. ICE! at the Gaylord Texan Christmas comes early to the Gaylord Texan with the annual ICE! Exhibit, which opens on November 13. This year’s ...
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  • Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

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

    November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month, and it may be one of the most important awareness months when it comes to eye diseases. Many people do not realize that diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in adults ages 20 to 64, so generating awareness of the eye condition is extremely important.November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month, and it may be one of the most important ...
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