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

Cool Facts About Dolphin Eyes – #2 of 4

“Dolphins have built-in goggles. Dolphins have a secretion that covers their eyes and helps protect them from infection, wash away debris and lubricates to help them see better underwater.” –Joy Clausen Soto, Senior Dolphin Trainer at SeaWorld One thing that LASIK patients often get excited about is the fact that…

Published: October 8, 2013 Read Post

Cool Facts About Dolphin Eyes – #1 of 4

Recently we read an article about dolphin eyes written by Joy Clausen Soto, Senior Dolphin Trainer at SeaWorld. We thought it was so interesting that we’re going to devote our next series of blogs to her cool facts about dolphin eyes. “A dolphin can move each eye independent of the…

Published: October 3, 2013 Read Post

Elephant Eyes

In honor of National Elephant Appreciation Day on September 22, here are some facts about elephant eyes. Their eyes are very small, only about 1.5” in diameter. The location of their eyes on the side of their heads allows for peripheral vision but not depth perception; the trunk creates a…

Published: September 19, 2013 Read Post

Little League

Glasses, Contacts and Sports – How to Improve Your Game Recently we read that September is National Little League Month. We’re not sure how many people actually celebrate this observance, but it got us thinking about all of those boys and girls on the field who wear corrective lenses as…

Published: September 11, 2013 Read Post