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  • Envisioning a greater future: One contact lens at a time.

    We all try to be good stewards of the earth. We go out of our way to recycle paper, glass, plastic. Many of us even compost. But what about daily disposable contact lenses? We wear them once then toss them. Good for our eyes, not so good for the planet. Here’s some good news that […]

    Continue Reading November 27, 2017

  • Can smoking affect vision?

    Every third Thursday in November, the American Cancer Society celebrates the Great American Smokeout, a day where smokers can quit or make a plan to quit and move toward a healthier lifestyle.   By now, most of us know the dangers of smoking: cancer, lung and breathing issues, and heart disease among others, but did […]

    Continue Reading November 20, 2014

  • Contacts are like…underwear?

    Most of us would never compare our contact lenses to underwear, but it’s not such a bad idea! Click the image below to see the connection:     So follow what the CDC says, “Cover your butt, take care of your eyes!”

    Continue Reading September 10, 2014

  • It’s Back to School Time!

    Back to School Eye Exams Did you know that 1 in 4 children has a vision problem and may not know it? Or that 1 in 5 children struggle to read because of a vision-related problem? While vision checks at school serve as a screening to detect obvious vision problems, they do not address all […]

    Continue Reading August 8, 2014

  • Computer Eye Strain

    Do you find yourself with an aching neck and sore shoulders at the end of the workday? These days almost every job requires some sort of computer task, and if your vision and work environment aren’t up to par, you may be paying the price. Check out the information below and ask our doctors or […]

    Continue Reading May 21, 2014

  • Happy May Day!

    Happy May Day from Vision Specialists of Council Bluffs!   May is Healthy Vision Month, and our staff wants to remind you to schedule your annual eye examination.   Millions of people in the U.S. have undetected vision problems and eye diseases. Healthy Vision Month is promoting early detection and treatment, as well as use […]

    Continue Reading May 1, 2014

  • February is Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

      What is macular degeneration? Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is the leading cause of severe vision loss in adults over the age of 50. The disease occurs when there are changes to the macula, the part of the retina that provides sharp central vision needed to identify people, objects, and fine detail. Are you […]

    Continue Reading February 19, 2014