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  • Eye Healthy Smoothie Recipe

    1 cup honeydew 1 banana 1-1/2 cups kale, washed and coarsely chopped 15 mint leaves 1 cup filtered water Juice of half a lime Put honeydew and banana in the blender. Add kale, mint, water and lime juice. Blend until smooth. Check consistency and add water as needed.

    Continue Reading April 18, 2017

  • Computer Vision Syndrome

    Approximately 100 million American workers are affected by computer eyestrain, a symptom of computer vision syndrome (CVS). As our nation has moved from a manufacturing society to an information society, computer vision syndrome has become a workplace concern. While prolonged computer use will not damage vision, it can make you uncomfortable and decrease productivity. CVS […]

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  • Droopy Eyelids?

    What can I do with my droopy eyelids? Dermatochalasis is most commonly found in patients over 50 years of age, and involves excess skin of the upper eyelids. What are the symptoms of dermatochalasis? Symptoms can vary depending on the severity of the condition. The most common symptoms include brow ache, eye fatigue and reduced […]

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  • Children’s Vision Part II

    How common are eye problems in infants and toddlers? Three to four million babies are born each year in the United Sates. Approximately 4 percent of these infants will develop strabismus (eye turn), 3 percent will develop amblyopia (lazy eye), and 12 percent will have a significant amount of refractive error (nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism). […]

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  • Children’s Vision

    When should my infant or toddler have their eyes examined? The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends three eye exams prior to your child starting first grade. The first exam should be done at 6-12 months to check for general eye health, unequal nearsightedness or farsightedness, astigmatism and eye movement problems. This recommendation is supported by […]

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  • How is Presbyopia corrected?

    If left uncorrected, presbyopia can cause eyestrain as well as headaches. There are two options to help people deal with presbyopia: glasses and contact lenses. People who have good distance vision will only require reading glasses for near work. Half glasses or “cheaters” will work for many people, while others will need a custom designed […]

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  • Can I prevent or delay Presbyopia?

    Presbyopia is a natural part of aging, and therefore cannot be avoided. There are no medications, vitamins, or exercises that will stop or reverse the normal aging process of presbyopia.

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  • I’m in my early 40s, and I’m having trouble seeing up close.

    What’s happening to your eyes is perfectly normal, and is called Presbyopia. When we are young, the crystalline lens inside our eyes can change shape easily, allowing us to focus up close. As we get older the lens loses its flexibility, and it becomes harder for us to focus on near objects. Our focusing ability […]

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  • What caused Kirby Puckett to go blind?

    Every Minnesotan remembers that an eye problem forced Kirby Puckett to retire in 1996, after 12 years with the Minnesota Twins. What everyone doesn’t know is that what happened to Kirby could happen to¬†anyone. Kirby Puckett lost the vision in his right eye due to glaucoma at the age of 35. Why didn’t he know […]

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  • Welcome to the New Park Rapids & Walker Eye Clinics Website!

    We’re proud to announce the launch of our brand new website. The site was designed with you in mind and is chock-full of several useful features. It’s now easier than ever to make an appointment, download patient forms, view current specials and promotions, and learn about the many products and services we offer at our […]

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