CFE Blog

Dry eye season is here!

The Peak of Dry Eye Season Is Here. Eyes burning, watering, dry, blurry? Cold, low humidity, conditions during the winter time can lead to increasing amounts of dry eye. Furnaces and space heaters are running, heat vents in your car are blowing in your face. Staring...

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Preventing Macular Degeneration

Preventing Macular Degeneration If you are in your 30's or 40's you most likely aren't thinking about age related eye diseases or preventing them. However macular degeneration does typically run in the family so if you have a parent that has this then you should be...

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Scleral lenses used as a treatment option for Keratoconus

Scleral lenses used as a treatment option for Keratoconus. Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease that causes the cornea to take on an a cone shape. Normally, the cornea is shaped like a dome, but if you have keratoconus, your cornea will become thin and bo outward....

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Glasses to treat color blindness? Do they work?

Glasses to Treat Color Blindness? Do they really work?? Recently there’ve been many advertisements and YouTube videos for Enchroma colorblindness glasses. At this time, we are not endorsing this product, but have purchased a pair for all of our patients to try at no...

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Vikings Coach Zimmer… Wearing safety glasses… WHY???

Why is Vikings coach Zimmer now wearing safety glasses? While watching the unbelievable Minnesota Vikings Miracle game, I noticed coach Zimmer wearing what appeared to be safety glasses instead of his usual readers. Why now would he be wearing safety glasses after...

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Eyes Burning and Watering? Dry Eye Season in Here!

Eyes Burning and Watering? Dry Eye Season in Here! Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) is a condition that affects much of the population and many people don’t realize that they have the condition. The severity of DES can vary greatly for one individual to the next. The most...

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10 reasons to support local businesses

Here are the top 10 reasons to support your local ma and pop stores. It is so important this time of year to remember the importance of supporting local businesses when you do your holiday shopping. I know its very convenient to shop big box or online at places like...

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Limited time offer: Holiday Flash Sale!!

Merry Christmas from Complete Family Eyecare. Dr. Reinders would like to extend a special offer to you this holiday season to thank you for your business and friendship over the years! This deal that we are offering has NEVER been available in the past and it's only...

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Dr. Steve has blepharoplasty

Dr. Steve gets his eyelids done! Aging is inevitable and often results in everything drooping – including eyelids. Recently Dr. Steve noticed his eyelid skin drooping down over his eyelashes and obscuring his vision.This surgical procedure is called blepharoplasty....

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Children’s toys to avoid for Christmas gifts

Children's toys to avoid for Christmas gifts December is here! Crazy right? Christmas is in 24 days... Many people are out there trying to figure out the best toys to give to their kids this year. One thing to remember when buying toys for a child this year is eye...

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Whats really making you tired at Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is just a few days away... Crazy to think how fast this Fall has gone and that the holidays are actually here... No matter how you celebrate this holiday or who you are with one thing we know for certain is that we ALL get sleepy after eating our big...

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Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness

Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in working age people in America. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, approximately 29 million Americans age 20 or older have diabetes, but almost one-third don’t know they have the disease and are at risk for vision loss and other health problems.

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Eye Examination before 2018

Please don’t wait till the end of December to have your annual eye examination. I have talked to so many people lately that haven’t had their eyes checked for 2 or more years, The last person I spoke to had not had an eye examination for 5 years… The problem with not getting your eyes examined annually is that so many issues can arise that you are not aware of cause many vision issues don’t have symptoms or side effects that would lead you to believe something is wrong. Some people take their eyesight for granted, but eye health needs to be regarded as the same level of importance as your dental health.

That’s why an annual comprehensive eye examination is vitally important in the prevention and early detection of various eye conditions. So if you have not had your annual eye examination and special testing done, right now is the perfect time to do it.  Get in and get this taken care of before the end of the year. Don’t wait till the last minute especially if your deductibles are met or if your insurance is going to change. We look forward to seeing you in the clinic soon!

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Hunting season is here: Deer can see more than you think.

Its hunting season again! Time to break out those hunting clothes and get those guns ready, but first before you do that, think twice about the camouflage or blaze orange that you plan on wearing. Why? Because you would be surprised at what deer can see and what they...

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Fall 2017 Trunk Show

Its trunk show time again for all of you that are waiting to buy your glasses, now is the time!! These special discounts that you will be getting are limited to only once a season. Why wouldn't you want to roll into 2018 with a new frame style. If you haven't bought...

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Do Eye Vitamins really work?

There are many companies trying to sell or taut various eye vitamins that claim to help prevent or decrease the progression of various eye conditions such as age related macular degeneration. Please click here to watch a video on prevention of AMD. The most important...

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Introducing the Optical Coherence Tomography

In keeping up with the most advanced technology and providing our patients with the best care, we recently purchased and installed an Optical Coherence Tomographer (who comes up with these names??) or OCT in our clinic. This test that can help Dr. Steve diagnose and...

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Halloween contact lenses safety guidelines

Halloween Specialty Contact Lenses Safety Concerns Every October our office receives several requests regarding prescriptions for specialty Halloween contact lenses which come in some crazy colors and evil designs. This brings up contact lens safety concerns as all...

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Cataracts

Early Diagnosis of Cataracts Cataracts are fully treatable with surgery so the medical necessity for an early diagnosis is not as crucial as it is for Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration. Everyone past the age of 50 has cataracts to some extent. However, they can also...

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Early Diagnosis of Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a progressive deterioration of the central vision which is due to the aging of the macula. The macula is the very center of the retina and is responsible for detailed central vision. It is only about 3 mm across. For its size,...

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Detecting early signs of Glaucoma

Did you know that September is Healthy Eye Aging Month? As we age our vision and eyes change and it is very important to continue with your annual comprehensive eye exam so Dr. Steve can perform tests to detect early signs of vision loss due to diseases such as...

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8 Warning signs of vision problems in children

8 Warning signs of vision problems in children If your child has an uncorrected or un-diagnosed vision problem, it could severely affect his or her development because 80% of what children learn is taught visually. Consistently sitting close to the TV or holding a...

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Fighting Blindness

The Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) was established in 1971 as the Retinitis Pigmentosa Foundation (RP Foundation) under the leadership of Gordon and Llura Gund and Ben and Beverly Berman and with the assistance of a passionate group of families, all driven to...

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Eye Pain or Blurry Vision After Viewing the Eclipse? 

Eye Pain or Blurry Vision After Viewing the Eclipse?  Eye Pain after eclipse viewing  is usually due to Solar Keratopathy or an Iris Spasm. Solar Keratopathy is damage to the cornea (clear front of the eye) similar to a sunburn or welding flash. Please call if you are...

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Amazon recalls eclipse glasses one week before event

Subject Amazon Recalls Eclipse Viewing Glasses. Amazon recently announced that they will be recalling many of the eclipse viewing glasses sold on their website. You will be receiving an email from Amazon if you have purchased non-approved eclipse glasses –...

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Visual Acuity Measurements

The term "20/20" and similar fractions (such as 20/40, 20/60, etc.) are visual acuity measurements. They also are called Snellen fractions, named after Herman Snellen, the Dutch ophthalmologist who developed this measurement system in 1862. Your eye doctor will use an...

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Visual Acuity defined

Visual acuity. This, literally, is the sharpness of your vision. Visual acuity is measured by your ability to identify letters or numbers on a standardized eye chart from a specific viewing distance. It's tested one eye at a time, with the help...

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What To Expect In Your First Eye Exam

What To Expect In Your First Eye Examination During the first part of the examination, you will be brought to a pretest room where your peripheral vision will be checked, your current eyewear prescription will be measured and your preliminary new prescription will be...

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Contact Lens Options for Your Vision

Simply put, a contact lenses is a plastic covering for the front of the eye which applies your glasses prescription directly to the eye. Contact lenses come in multiple options and provide correction for many visual disorders.

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