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
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
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
This time last month, we were almost finished with the OneSight clinic I mentioned in an earlier blog post. If you didn't read the full post, here is a quick summary: OneSight is a charitable organization that provides comprehensive exams and a brand new pair of glasses to those in need. OneSight works locally, nationally, and globally. On past clinics, I have had the opportunity to serve for two weeks in Xi'an, China, and was the Lead Optometrist twice in Omaha now.
For this clinic, we had...Read More
Android 7.0 (Nougat), Google's most recently released Android operating system includes a toggle called "Blue Light Filter." Many Samsung Galaxy S7 owners (and owners of other Android phones) have recently received the update to this version, however even in some of Samsung's other recently released smartphones before Nougat they included a "Blue Light Filter" feature. Clearly Samsung and Google both think this is an...Read More
For those of you who know me, you know that I am very passionate about giving back to the community when I am able. Coming up in the next few weeks, I will be out of the office for a week to spend the week volunteering as the lead optometrist for a clinic here in Omaha. The clinic is put on with the cooperation of two non-profits, OneSight and Building Healthy Futures....Read More
A lot has happened at the office since we posted about Pokémon and vision. If you haven’t read that post, please go check it out.
At the time of our initial post, the only thing to post pictures of was the exterior signage. So I will take you through the various different phases of construction, to give you a "behind the scenes" look, complete with pictures!Concrete and Plumbing
First, the walls were drawn out on the floor, along with the paths that some of the plumbing would follow. Some...Read More
If you haven’t heard of the new augmented reality game called Pokémon Go that is all the craze, we need to get you up to speed by having you check out this article. I’ll refrain from informing you that you’ve been living under a rock, as you’re also not likely to be reading this blog.
What on earth does this super addicting game have to do with anything eye related? Well, in order to “catch ‘em all,” you have to physically move around to find the Pokémon. If you haven’t witnessed people...Read More
Our outdoor sign is now fully installed! Previously the "Eyecare + Eyewear" portion had yet to be installed. We're excited to share our brand and image to passers-by on Q Street near 192nd Street. For those of you who are just finding out about our new practice, in prepration for opening, I'd like to share a few thoughts related to our name. For those Shakespeare buffs, I present the question "What's in a name?" In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, the phrase was to...Read More
We are super excited for the public’s first glimpse of our new office and image. ModernEyes is a new optometry practice, founded by myself (Dr. Kristin Reed) and my husband, Josh Reed. Our exterior signage is mostly installed and should be finished in the next day or two. We are currently waiting for our construction permits to come back so we can get the interior space built out. If all goes well, we will be ready to serve you in late summer or early fall of 2016. Be sure to check out our...Read More