I was born and raised in Papillion, Nebraska, in a family who gives both financially and of their time when people are in need. Over the last few days, my Nebraska (and Iowa) family has witnessed the tremendous power of water. The flooding in the area has been life-changing and has caused many people we love and care about to experience loss related to the flooding. Not only do we serve patients who live in areas affected by flooding, I have seen patients in nursing homes in many of the...Read More
February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD or ARMD) and Low Vision Awareness Month. AMD is the leading cause of vision loss in the United States, affecting more Americans that those affected by glaucoma and cataracts. There is currently no treatment for AMD, but there is more and more research being done to find ways to treat and prevent this progressive condition that predominately affects people’s central vision.
The most common risk factors for AMD are:Age: AMD increases with age,... Read More
In addition to January being National Glaucoma Month, it is National Optician Month. Although glaucoma is an important eye health issue (more information can be found here from the American Optimetric Association), I’d like to focus on our amazing staff here at ModernEyes Eyecare & Eyewear.ADAM MARTINEZ Optician and Lab Technician
Let’s start with Adam! Adam has been with us since before Dr. Reed and her husband opened the office. He was an integral part of our initial frame...Read More
As many of you already know, I am extremely passionate about an organization called OneSight. The goal of this organization is to provide comprehensive eye exams, care, and glasses to people in need. OneSight works globally and locally. From October 7-13, 2018, I had the opportunity to serve as the Lead Optometrist for the 3rd OneSight clinic held in Omaha. This clinic was extra special to me for several reasons:SERVING RESETTLED REFUGEES RIGHT IN OUR BACKYARD
First, this exam was focused...Read More
I can’t believe we are already through the Back-to-School Season and we are heading out of August and in to September. That means it’s almost time for football, pumpkin spice everything, campfires, and a sweet new addition to the ModernEyes Eyecare & Eyewear Family! If you’ve been in the office recently, you’ve probably noticed that I’m expecting baby #2 in just a few short weeks. Josh, Brayden (our almost 5-year-old son), and I are all anxiously awaiting baby’s arrival. Even though I’...Read More
Optometry is a unique profession in that as an optometrist, we both work in a medical and retail setting. We take care of not only keeping your vision clear, but also your eye and whole-body health, as well as selling glasses, contact lenses, and other eye-related items. Our passion is to not only make sure you see well, but that you also feel great about the way you look in your glasses (or...Read More
The fall brings on so many warm feelings. We start seeing the beautiful autumn colors and finding pumpkin spice flavored and scented items everywhere—or maybe in your opinion the pumpkin spice thing has gone too far, which I can totally agree that pumpkin spice flavored dog treats are probably not necessary! In any case, fall also means it's time for football! Oh, and your kids may be resuming their fall-season sports (fall is not only about Husker football!). September is Sports Eye...Read More
Wow, demand for Eclipse Glasses totally out-paced our expectations! Being a small, new office, we initially just ordered a relatively small amount to start with, because we thought a few people may be interested, and we wanted to make sure to help them protect their eyes from damage while enjoying the Great American Eclipse experience here in Nebraska. Since then, we've reordered several times! Now, we have run up to the time limit in which we cannot get any...Read More
There’s been some buzz in the greater Omaha area about the solar eclipse that is happening on Monday, August 21, 2017. Although the eclipse will not be a total eclipse in Omaha, we wanted you to know all about it.
If you’ve never experienced a solar eclipse, it is when the moon blocks the path of the sun. A total solar eclipse is when the moon completely blocks the view of the sun.
Why are we blogging about it, you ask? Viewing a partial solar eclipse...Read More
At ModernEyes Eyewear + Eyecare, we try to stay up on the latest technology to help keep your eyes as healthy as possible, above and beyond fitting you in the best glasses or contact lenses for your personal style and lifestyle needs. We are excited to announce a new piece of technology we will be offering to all of our patients, but before we get to that I just want to point out something cool that we've offered since we...Read More