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Eye Care

  • A vision screening is NOT an eye exam

    As school is back in session, remember that vision screenings are not a replacement for a comprehensive eye examination. While vision screenings are valuable and they may catch vision problems in children who haven’t had eye exams yet, always keep in mind that a vision screening is a limited process and is indeed only a […]

    Continue Reading September 4, 2018

  • Ask Dr. Schauer ~ Contact Lenses

    “My friend wears contacts and will wear them until they tear. She’s a “penny pincher” and tries to make them last as long as she can. Several times, I had to help her get a piece of the remaining contact out of her eye. This can’t be the correct way to wear contacts?” This question […]

    Continue Reading May 11, 2018

  • Ask Dr. Schauer – AREDS and AMD

    “My mother said she has advanced AMD in her left eye and she tried to explain the AREDS formulation to me. I think she said it is a treatment but can you shed some light on this? Also, what is AMD?” This question came in from listener in Mandan to our 103.3 US Country weekly […]

    Continue Reading April 18, 2018

  • Your optometrist can handle medical issues!

    “I’ve been developing a bump under my eyebrow and it seems to be growing. Should I see my family doctor or my eye doctor? Can an optometrist take care of medical issues around the eye?” This is a great question that came through. And YES! Your optometrist is fully trained to take care of medical […]

    Continue Reading March 22, 2018

  • Why do I need to see the doctor once a year for contacts?

      “Why are contact lens prescriptions only good for one year? This seems to force me back to the eye doctor every year. Shouldn’t I only have to return when I think my eyesight is starting to bother me?” This is a great question! First and foremost, contact lens prescriptions are only good for one […]

    Continue Reading March 10, 2018

  • February is Macular Degeneration awareness month

    Age-Related Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in Americans over the age of 50. Over 1.8 million Americans have AMD. Over 7.3 million Americans are at risk to develop AMD and sustain vision loss. With such staggering statistics, AMD is certainly worthy of its own month to raise awareness. What is AMD? Age-Related […]

    Continue Reading February 13, 2018

  • When do contacts expire?

    “How long can you store unopened contact lenses? I normally purchase a year’s worth of contact lenses but I always just add to the previous year’s stock. I throw them all into a drawer and use them as needed. Should I be using them in order of purchase, old to new?” This is a good […]

    Continue Reading December 12, 2017

  • Treatment option for dry eye

    This new treatment for dry eye changes the game! Vision Source Mandan is excited to announce the new treatment we have available for dry eye patients. The BlephEx treatment cleans the openings to the meibomian glands, which are vital to secreting the “oil layer” of your tear film. The openings to these glands are located […]

    Continue Reading December 5, 2017

  • Ask Dr. Schauer ~ Can cataracts come back?

    “My father is 83 and recently had cataract surgery. Now his eyesight is fine but he does still have to wear glasses. Is there a chance his cataracts will return?” First, let’s review! What is a cataract? A cataract is a yellowing and/or thickening of the crystalline lens inside of the eye. The lens of […]

    Continue Reading November 21, 2017

  • How can diabetes affect your eyes?

    Since November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness month, let’s talk more about how diabetes can affect your eyesight. Remembering what we talked about last week with diabetes, there is a Type 1 (less common) and a Type 2. When your blood sugar is too high, it can change a number of things in your eyes. Refractive changes […]

    Continue Reading November 7, 2017