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Fun Costume Today. Blind Tomorrow?

It’s no scare tactic: wearing non-prescription contacts can lead to permanent vision loss. Wearing fashion contact lenses to enhance your Halloween costume’s fear factor may seem like a fun idea, but these non-prescription lenses can cause something far more terrifying — blindness. Several varieties of over-the-counter decorative lenses can cause abrasions on the cornea, which could…

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Telemedicine at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Optimizing Care with Hybrid and Virtual Visits [arve url=”https://youtu.be/fn0nBxuc_IU” width=”640″ height=360″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”] Ranya Habash, M.D., ophthalmologist, and medical director for technology innovation at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, discusses how new developments in telemedicine are making eye care safer and more efficient for patients. TRANSCRIPT   Narrator: Focusing on you, innovations in modern medicine from…

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Top Eye Safety Tips for the 4th of July

On Independence Day, many people look forward to grabbing a picnic blanket and heading to their favorite spot to watch firework displays. However this year many cities are canceling their festivities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of this, more people may decide to shoot off fireworks at home. If you do purchase fireworks for…

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LASIK: The Evolution of a Revolutionary Procedure

Celebrating 25 years of LASIK at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute with William Culbertson, M.D., Ophthalmologist and Medical Director  Bascom Palmer LASIK and Laser Vision Center   Experts at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute have been at the forefront of laser corrective surgery since the beginning. Over the years, Dr. Culbertson and the team have been testing…

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What Can I Do About Cataracts?

Inside your eye, your natural lens functions like a camera lens, allowing you to focus on objects. “When your natural lens turns dense and cloudy with age, it becomes a cataract. It’s a normal part of life,” says Kendall Donaldson, M.D., a cataract surgeon at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, part of the University of…

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