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November is National Diabetes Month!!

General Information About Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes develops when the cells that produce the hormone insulin, known as the beta cells, in the pancreas are destroyed. This destruction is initiated or mediated by the body’s immune system and limits or … Continue reading

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READY FOR SCHOOL?!

 The Equation is Simple: Good Vision = Better Learning HOW IMPORTANT IS GOOD VISION TO LEARNING? Good vision is an important part of education. Many experts believe 80 percent of learning is done through a child’s eyes. Reading, computer usage … Continue reading

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Sunglass Sale!!

All sunglasses 25% off through the month of June! Choose from a variety of tints, anti-reflective coatings, and polarized lenses. Protecting your eyes during the harsh summer months is extremely important for your overall eye health. So stop down and … Continue reading

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Spring is here!

Optometrists can help relieve eye allergy symptoms Spring is officially in the air! And the mold spores, dust, pollen, and a host of other allergens that come with spring are causing eye problems for many Americans. Itchy, watery eyes are … Continue reading

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What is a cataract? A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. Most cataracts occur with age, infact by age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had … Continue reading

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration & Low Vision Awareness Month!

What is macular degeneration (AMD)? AMD is a common eye condition and one of the leading causes of vision loss among people age 50 and older. This condition affects the macula, the small portion of your retina responsible for clear … Continue reading

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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month!

Glaucoma Fact Sheet People at high risk for glaucoma need to receive a dilated eye exam at least every two years.  Individuals at high risk for glaucoma include African Americans over age 40, everyone over age 60, and people with … Continue reading

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Bring in a gift for a child!

Helena Vision Center is a drop site for the Tots for Tots program! Bring in an unwrapped gift for a child when you come in for an exam or to pick up your glasses! To learn more about the program, … Continue reading

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Special Olympics BB Tournament!

Dr. Henriksen organized the Opening Eyes event for the 2013 Special Olympics Basketball Tournament. With the help of local doctors, staff and other volunteers, Dr. Niki’s team saw 82 athletes and prescribed over 100 pair of glasses and sport goggles … Continue reading

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