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November 17, 2022
How To Choose a Good Eye Doctor

Search for “Eye doctor Reno” and you’ll get dozens of results. Some are individual practices, and some are big box stores with walk in eye care centers. There’s nothing wrong with shopping around to find a good eye doctor. In fact, we encourage it. After all, you’re looking for a professional whom you’ll entrust your […]

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September 13, 2022
A+ Vision For the School Year

Summer is winding down, and school is in full swing! It’s time for children to refocus their attention from summertime fun back to books and the white board. For some kids, that’s easier said than done. As a highly-rated pediatric optometrist, Reno has come to love, Visionary Eye Care Center can examine and help alleviate […]

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August 8, 2022
How To Protect Your Eyes As You Age

Age-related vision issues can affect anyone over time, and may not be apparent right away. Even if you haven’t experienced vision issues during your life, some conditions can begin to surface when you’re 40 or older. At Visionary Eye Center, our Reno optometrist recommends the following tips to preserve your eye health: Schedule Regular Comprehensive […]

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June 6, 2022
What is Photokeratitis and How Can I Avoid It?

 It’s pretty painful to get a sunburn after missing a spot on your skin with sunscreen. Just imagine how a corneal sunburn would affect your quality of life during some of the best weather of the year. Also known as photokeratitis, this issue occurs during short-term exposure to high intensity UV-B rays. Photokeratitis is painful […]

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May 18, 2022
All About the MiSight Program

As the school year comes to an end, it’s important to make sure that your child’s eye health remains on track during the summer and beyond. Younger generations are more susceptible to myopia, which is caused by the lengthening of the eye from front to back. Consequently, light is focused in front of the retina […]

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April 11, 2022
What is Orthokeratology? Myopia Control

For those that suffer from nearsightedness (myopia) or astigmatism, there may be a better solution out there for you than wearing corrective lenses daily or undergoing risky surgery. The latest method of myopia control in Reno is the use of orthokeratology, or ortho-k, which is accomplished through a retainer lens worn solely at night while […]

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March 11, 2022
Take Care for Your Vision During National Save Your Vision Month

March is National Save Your Vision Month, so what better time to schedule your annual eye exam. With Spring Break quickly approaching, it’s the perfect time for the whole family to see an optometrist in Reno. Dr. Bolenbaker and his team at the Visionary Eye Center look forward to meeting you and your family and […]

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February 7, 2022
What Is the Cause of Blepharitis and How Can I Treat It?

Here at Visionary Eye Center, we treat plenty of patients with blepharitis, so you aren’t alone. An estimated 82 million Americans have been diagnosed with the eyelid disease. As eye doctors in Reno with decades of experience, we strive to make sure that our patients understand the cause of blepharitis: simply just an abundance of […]

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December 7, 2021
Suffering From Dry Eyes? Treatments To Get Rid of Dry Eye Fast

According to Dry Eye Directory, approximately 5-15% of the American population experiences dry eye syndrome. While the climate in Reno influences many to experience this disease year round, the winter months heighten symptoms for most Northern Nevadans. Nevada’s winter season leads to increased dryness due to decreased humidity in the atmosphere. As an eye doctor […]

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November 10, 2021
How Many People Have Keratoconus?

Keratoconus may not be a familiar word for many people, but the disease affects a large number of eye care patients. Keratoconus (KCN) is a progressive eye disease that causes complications with the cornea. It results in vision problems that range from mild to severe and will likely require some form of corrective methods to […]

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September 29, 2021
Is LASIK Right For You? Considerations From Visionary Eye Center

What Is LASIK? LASIK eye surgery can be used to achieve 20/20 vision or better, as an alternative to eyeglasses or contact lenses. This is a type of laser eye surgery, and it works best for patients who have a moderate degree of refractive error and no unusual vision problems. LASIK surgery involves first numbing […]

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August 17, 2021
Back to School Eye Exams

It’s August, and that means it’s National Children’s Vision Month! Back-to-school season is also here, and there couldn’t be a better time than before your child returns to the classroom to take them to the eye doctor. One out of four school-age children suffer from some type of uncorrected vision problem, which can seriously impair […]

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July 7, 2021
Protect Your Eyes This Summer with Prescription Sunglasses

If you are a driver who also wears glasses, you’ve probably struggled to decide between which pair of glasses to put on in the car. Either way, you’re hindering your vision one way or the other. By not wearing your eyeglasses, you likely won’t be able to see near or far away depending on your […]

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June 16, 2021
What Are Cataracts? Everything You Need to Know About Cataracts

Just like with the rest of your body, age can have drastic effects on your eyesight. One of the most common age-related eye conditions out there is cataracts. You may be asking yourself, “what are cataracts?” and you’re not alone. Though many people have heard of cataracts, they’re less informed about the types, symptoms, and […]

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April 12, 2021
What is Night Blindness?

Vision problems can be a huge distraction in your daily life, making even casual tasks such as driving extremely difficult. One common vision problem that patients may experience is night blindness. You may be asking yourself, "what is night blindness?" and you're not alone. Someone with night blindness will have difficulty seeing in dark environments, […]

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March 1, 2021
Warning Signs of Vision Problems in Babies and Children

Children and infants aren’t exempt from experiencing vision problems. Like adults, children can suffer from a variety of eye conditions including amblyopia, strabismus, and refractive errors such as nearsightedness and farsightedness. Genetic diseases such as glaucoma and cataracts may also affect children at a very young age. Thankfully, with regular vision checks, your child’s eyesight […]

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January 13, 2021
What is an Ocular Migraine?

Many people will experience a migraine from time to time. In fact, an estimated 1 billion people across the world suffer from migraines. However, the headaches and migraines that are associated with vision or cause vision problems, are rarely typical. If you’re prone to migraines and headaches that cause vision impairment or even vision loss, […]

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December 31, 2020
6 Eye Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

If you have been blessed with good eyesight it is easy to take your vision for granted, but in reality, your life would change dramatically if something were to happen to your eyesight. Eyes usually don’t need a whole lot of attention, but it’s important to be able to realize if your eyes are trying […]

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November 2, 2020
Does My Child Really Need Glasses? 7 Ways to Tell

As a child’s health is the number one priority to parents, surprisingly many are inattentive to the importance of eye health. Eyesight issues can impact a child’s life in every fashion of ordinary life from school to sports and socializing. Children cannot always vocalize exactly what’s wrong, and a lot of times it’s hard for […]

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October 22, 2020
How Often Should You Get an Eye Exam?

As your eye continuously changes, your brain adapts and makes compromises with these changes, making it hard to tell if your vision is deteriorating. Based on many factors—including age, health, family medical history and personal medical history—the importance of yearly eye exams differs, but we urge you to visit an optometrist at least once a […]

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September 22, 2020
What is Dry Eye?

What Is Dry Eye? Dry eye or “dry eye syndrome” or “dry eye disease” is a condition where there is a lack of lubrication/moisture on the eyes. People all over the world and of all age groups are prone to experiencing dry eye, and it is one of the most common reasons for visiting an […]

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August 3, 2020
The Truth About Blue Light Glasses

In this age of rapid technological advancement, the issue of health is usually brought into the equation with it. These days almost every child, teen, and adult has a number of phones, tablets, and laptops to choose from on any given day. The exponential increase in screen time has led to concerns about light emission […]

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July 14, 2020
What is Myopia Control?

Myopia is the condition that is commonly referred to as nearsightedness, and recent studies have revealed that it is becoming increasingly common in children. Myopia is caused by the lengthening of the eye from front to back, and consequently, light is focused in front of the retina and not directly on it—causing far-away objects to […]

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