Per the North Dakota Department of health COVID-19 guidelines for healthcare facilities, face masks are required in our clinic.

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Eye Care

  • 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

  • Ask Dr. Schauer ~ Pink Eye

    “I’m a teacher and I had a parent insist that their child’s pink eye was not contagious. I thought pink eye was a virus and was very contagious? Are there different types of pink eye? Can you clear this up?” We had a Bismarck listener ask a great question on our 103.3 US Country Thursday […]

    Continue Reading October 17, 2017

  • October is Home Eye Safety Month

    More than 90% of eye injuries are preventable! According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, most eye injuries can be prevented with the use of proper safety eyewear. 60% of eye injuries happen in or around the home Since we spend most of our time at home, that is where most eye injuries are […]

    Continue Reading October 5, 2017

  • Ask Dr. Schauer ~ tanning bed eye protection

    “My daughter thinks by just closing her eyes in the suntan bed, it protects her eyes. I always buy her packs of eye protection but she never takes them to the tanning bed. Can you explain the dangers of not using eye protection in a tanning bed?” Our 103.3 US Country listener from Washburn is […]

    Continue Reading October 3, 2017