Ways to Celebrate the Winter Solstice

The shortest day of the year is almost here. December 21st is the Winter Solstice; it’s the first day of winter and a great time to step back from all of the craziness of holiday preparations and just enjoy the simpler things in life. Here are a few suggestions we…

Published: December 23, 2013 Read Post

Busting LASIK Myths

If you have been considering LASIK, but you’re confused about some of the claims being made, you might be falling victim to some common LASIK myths. In this blog, we will provide the reality behind five common LASIK myths. #1 – Anyone can have LASIK. This simply isn’t…

Published: December 11, 2013 Read Post

Celebrate Letter Writing Day!

Did you know that December 7 is Letter Writing Day? It’s a real observance that encourages people to swap their computer keys and texting thumbs for a pen or pencil…and to craft a hand-written note to someone. Sending someone a personal letter shows that you took time out of your…

Published: December 4, 2013 Read Post

Happy Thanksgiving from Eye Center of Northern Colorado!

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the team at Eye Center of Northern Colorado would like to take a moment to share a few of the things for which we are thankful. We are thankful that: We have an outstanding ophthalmologist who is specially trained and highly experienced in…

Published: November 27, 2013 Read Post

Improve Your Vision for National Family Literacy Month®

The National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) has designated the month of November as National Family Literacy Month®. Having the ability to read with your children can dramatically improve their performance at school as well as their economical, emotional and social development. Family reading time also helps to strengthen the…

Published: November 21, 2013 Read Post

What LASIK Corrects

LASIK is an elective eye surgery that targets the root causes of certain vision problems. If you wear corrective lenses to see better, LASIK might be a way to reshape your cornea to reduce or eliminate your need for those corrective lenses. LASIK is performed by…

Published: November 13, 2013 Read Post

How Long Does LASIK Take?

One minute may not seem like a long time, but here are just a few things you can do in this short timeframe: Get dressed Microwave a bag of popcorn Take a stretch break at your desk Heat a cup of tea Clean your computer monitor Correct your vision with…

Published: November 6, 2013 Read Post

Set up an Early Detection Plan for Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. At Eye Center of Northern Colorado we are proud to treat our patients as family, and we work very hard to make sure the procedures we perform for them are as life-changing as possible. Whether it’s through LASIK vision correction, cataract surgery, treatment for…

Published: October 28, 2013 Read Post

Cool Facts About Dolphin Eyes – #4 of 4

This is the final installment of cool facts about dolphin eyes that we learned about from Joy Clausen Soto, Senior Dolphin Trainer at SeaWorld. “Dolphin eyes ‘glow’ at night! Just like cats and dogs, dolphins have a layer of reflective cells behind their retina which helps them see better in…

Published: October 23, 2013 Read Post

Cool Facts About Dolphin Eyes – #3 of 4

“A dolphin’s pupil has a type of built-in shade. When our eyes are exposed to light, our pupils get smaller to let less light in. Dolphins have a kind of lid, called an operculum, that slides down to cover most of the pupil when it is bright. It almost looks…

Published: October 16, 2013 Read Post