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WHY KIDS SHOULD GET ROUTINE EYE EXAMS

Our optometrist at Dr. Wacasey Therapeutic Optometrist in Longview, TX, can help your children maintain optimal vision so they'll be ready for the school year. Consider a few benefits of routine eye exams for kids.


CHILDREN'S EYE EXAMS FOR BETTER EYE CARE

Keeping your kids healthy is a top priority. This will involve more than just staying up to date with their physical checkups, though. Children's eye exams are a crucial part of their overall health. We at Dr. Greg K Wacasey, Therapeutic Optometrist, provide eye care services in Longview, TX, and the surrounding areas. Keep reading to learn more about the importance of your child's eye exams.


BACK TO SCHOOL EYE EXAMS

Your children's vision and eye health will have a huge impact on their overall health and success in life. Back to school is a great time to schedule an annual eye exam with Dr. Wacasey, serving Longview, TX, and the surrounding areas.


PROTECTING YOUR EYES FROM THE HARSH SUMMER SUN

Summertime is filled with fun outdoor activities and time with friends and family. It is important that you are properly protecting your eyes this summer. Dr. Wacasey has eye care tips on how you can protect your eyes from the harsh summer sun in Longview, TX, and the surrounding areas. Keep reading to learn more.


DRY EYE IN LONGVIEW, TX

If you have had irritating eye symptoms such as a feeling that your eyes are too dry, you may be suffering from dry eye. There are many causes of this condition, but there are also many ways to treat it. Dr. Greg Wacasey, Therapeutic Optometrist, has provided residents of Longview, TX, with dry eye treatment for many years.


MACULAR DEGENERATION FAQS

The eyes are vital organs in our body. They play a crucial role in our day-to-day activities. Unfortunately, our eyes are prone to many conditions, especially as we age. Research shows that one of the leading causes of sight loss in the United States is age-related eye conditions. One common age-related condition is macular degeneration.


TREATING DRY EYE SYNDROME

You may be tempted to ignore your itchy dry eyes. Dry eye syndrome affects about 4.88 million people in America over the age of 50. It is imperative that you visit an optometrist to have your eyes examined and start a treatment plan. Dr. Greg Wacasey can help you reduce dry eye symptoms in Longview, TX, and the surrounding areas. Keep reading to learn more.


DIABETIC EYE DISEASES WE TREAT

Diabetes is a serious health condition that can dramatically affect your eye health. Dr. Wacasey, Therapeutic Optometrist in Longview can help you with your diabetic eye care needs. Dr. Wacasey will create a treatment plan to address your current eye health issues and work to preserve your vision. Let’s look at some of the eye diseases that our eye doctor will be looking out for.


WHAT CAUSES A STYE AND HOW CAN YOU TREAT IT?

It feels like something is constantly rubbing against your eye. You look in the mirror and see a small red bump on your eyelid near your eyelashes. You have a hordeolum, better known as a stye. Our therapeutic optometrist, Dr. Greg Wacasey in Longview would like to look at what you need to know about styes.


PROTECTING YOUR EYES FROM SUN

Most people know that excessive sunlight exposure is bad for the skin. However, many do not realize that the eyes also need to be protected from the sun. According to the American Optometric Association, ultraviolet radiation (UV) plays a massive role in developing eye conditions like cataracts, macular degeneration, degenerative corneal changes, photokeratitis, and many more. Protecting your eyes from the sun is an essential component of eye care. Dr. Greg Wacasey, Therapeutic Optometrist, has been providing Longview residents with reliable eye care services for many years.


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