We are extremely excited to announce that Dr. Sara Taylor will be joining Hill Vision Services next week. Congratulations, Dr. Taylor, on graduating from the University of Missouri St. Louis School of Optometry and on becoming the newest member of the Hill Vision Services team!
A healthy cornea is needed for an overall healthy eye! It is an integral part of the eye that plays a key role in your vision. As light enters your eye, it gets refracted by the cornea’s curved edge, which helps determine how well your eye can focus on objects far away and up close. [...]
In my first blog entry we reviewed the basic structure of the cornea and process of performing a full-thickness corneal transplant. There are many patients, however, in whom only a certain layer or layers of the cornea are damaged and need to be replaced. In fact, in Fuchs corneal dystrophy - the most common reason for corneal transplantation [...]
Dry eye is one of the most common problems we see in the office and can be the cause for a variety of symptoms including discomfort, irritation, itching, redness, foreign body sensation, reflex tearing (yes, dryness of the surface of the eye can actually cause you to produce tears that spill out of the eye), and [...]
Recently, an article written by our own Dr. Geoffrey Hill was featured in the cover focus story of Millennial Eye, an online publication for young ophthalmologists. In his article, Dr. Hill discusses the process of starting a new corneal crosslinking program at Hill Vision Services. Corneal crosslinking is a groundbreaking, FDA-approved treatment for keratoconus and [...]
Good news for contact lens wearers - We have recently updated our contact lens pricing on our most popular lenses. We are now competitive with (and in some instances cheaper) online sites! Contact us to learn more about which lenses have been updated or to order yours today!
Eye Safety During an Eclipse: Q&A With Ophthalmologist Dr. Geoffrey Hill During an eclipse event, it is important to protect your eyes from solar damage. On August 21st, 2017 we will get to experience the first total solar eclipse to be viewable from the Midwestern portion of the United States since 1918. A total solar [...]
From now through the end of the year, Hill Vision Services will be offering a 15% discount off of our regular price for LASIK and PRK surgery. LASIK is a great way to finally see the world clearly - without the need for glasses or contact lenses. If you are tired of your old glasses [...]
In two of my previous posts, we defined presbyopia - that universal and annoying (to say the least) phenomenon of increasing difficulty with reading and near vision as we age. As I previously explained, presbyopia occurs because the natural human lens gradually thickens and becomes less flexible as we age, making it harder to change focus [...]
This month we turn our attention to a systemic disease that affects almost 10% of the U.S. Population - nearly 30 million Americans. Diabetes has also reached epidemic proportions internationally and is a huge health problem in many countries around the world. Observing National Diabetes Month every November is an attempt to raise awareness about [...]