The Eyecare Corner
Eyecare is a broad and diverse part of your healthcare routine. The Eyecare Corner is a place to learn about your eyes, your vision and what you should be doing to take care of your most important sense. From preventative care to unusual conditions or symptoms, this blog discusses it all.
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Friday, March 18, 2016

Free LASIK screenings at Artisan Optics Boise Idaho


So you’ve been considering LASIK.  Your timing couldn’t be better.  Today’s technology is supported by decades of research, advanced engineering, and detailed refinement. The first step, however, is determining if you are a good candidate for a LASIK procedure. The only way to know for sure is to have a LASIK screening at an office that performs LASIK. You eye doctor cannot determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK just by doing your routine eye exam. A LASIK screening is the important first step.


Posted by Artisan Optics at 3/18/2016 6:46:00 PM
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Many of us are aware of the benefits of prescription medications, but do not always consider the side effects or know what to expect.  Medications affect individuals differently.  It is important to report any changes in your health to your prescribing physician, and never abruptly discontinue use of medication without first consulting your physician.  


Posted by Artisan Optics at 3/16/2016 4:56:00 PM
Monday, March 14, 2016

Pediatric vision care with a residency-trained pediatric optometrist in Boise Idaho


Time for a pop quiz. How much do you know about your kids' vision care? Here are a few questions every parent should know the answers to. 1) When should you child get his or her eyes examined? 2) What conditions can be identified during a pediatric eye exam? 3) Who performs pediatric eye exams? Many parents are surprised to find out the answers to these questions. Check out this blog to find out how you did on the quiz.


Posted by Artisan Optics at 3/15/2016 5:40:00 AM
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Boise Optometrists and Boise Ophthalmologists see eye infections


It's inevitable, you are planning a fun weekend out and about, and you wake up with a red and irritated eye. Then comes the debate, should I just wait to see if it improves or should I go see someone about this? For the record, you should get your eye checked out! Waiting over the weekend could potentially result in decreased vision, loss of vision and/or spread of disease. Today we are going to discuss why you should see an eye doctor for your eye infection.


Posted by Artisan Optics at 3/3/2016 4:09:00 AM
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Zika Virus, which is carried by mosquitos, can affect eye health


I vant to suck your blood!” Forget Dracula, there is a new monster in town and it sucks just as bad. The Zika virus is a disease carried by mosquitoes. While it is new in the news, the Zika virus is not a new disease. The first case of Zika virus was actually documented in 1947 in Uganda; in a monkey. The Zika virus wasn't prevalent in humans until 2007 and infected individuals are generally asymptomatic; however, symptoms are possible and include: fever, headaches, rash, itching and joint pain. Most infections are mild and self resolve, just like the flu.  


Posted by Artisan Optics at 2/24/2016 8:19:00 PM
Friday, February 19, 2016

An ophthalmologist, a mathematician and an engineer all walk into an IHOP. Sounds like a joke, right? Hold onto your syrup, it's actually science! Researchers at the University College London are currently using pancakes to research surgical options to treat glaucoma. I know what you are thinking, “what do pancakes have to do with the eyes?” We have all dealt with the important ratio between our eyes and our stomachs when eyeing a stack of pancakes but this has to do with interactions between fluids and vapors within the pancake while it is cooking.


Posted by Artisan Optics at 2/19/2016 4:23:00 PM
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