Ophthalmology news and information from Hill Vision Services in St. Louis, Missouri.

Five Ways Diabetes Can Affect Vision

By |2021-05-19T12:16:11-06:00November 14th, 2019|Categories: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Ophthalmology|

Diabetes can significantly affect many body systems, and your eyes are no exception. Spikes and drops in blood sugar, or poorly controlled blood sugar over a span of years can damage your eyes and impair vision—sometimes permanently. Hill Vision Services is dedicated to helping to diagnose and manage diabetes-related vision problems. Severe Blood Sugar Changes [...]

Is this Hidden Problem Causing Your Dry Eye?

By |2019-09-03T10:00:48-06:00October 25th, 2018|Categories: Dry Eye, Ophthalmology|Tags: , , |

Dry Eye Causes | St. Louis Eye Doctors 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 [...]

Do I Have Astigmatism? Part 2: Astigmatism Treatments

By |2022-02-16T01:33:18-06:00February 8th, 2016|Categories: Ophthalmology|

Astigmatism Treatments | Hill Vision Services | St. Louis Eye Doctor Welcome back to part 2 of 2 of this blog series titled: Do I Have Astigmatism? Last month we were able to break down the meaning, causes, classification, and types of astigmatism. This month we will continue the conversation as we focus on astigmatism [...]

Do I have Astigmatism?

By |2021-03-03T16:34:29-06:00January 14th, 2016|Categories: News, Ophthalmology|

Do I have Astigmatism? As we start off the New Year we will tackle one of the most misunderstood topics in vision care….astigmatism. If we break down the meaning of the word, the “a-” at the beginning means “without” and “-stigma” means “point.” Astigmatism, therefore, is a refractive error that keeps light from coming into [...]

Presbyopia Problems Part 3 – Surgical Options and Solutions

By |2021-03-03T15:52:41-06:00December 3rd, 2015|Categories: Ophthalmology|

Presbyopia Surgery | Hill Vision Services | St. Louis 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. Presbyopia occurs because the natural human lens gradually thickens and becomes less flexible as we age, [...]

Presbyopia Part 2: Reading Glasses and Presbyopia Treatments

By |2023-11-07T09:15:13-06:00October 9th, 2015|Categories: Ophthalmology|Tags: , , , |

Presbyopia Treatments | Hill Vision Services | St. Louis Eye Doctors As we discussed in the last blog post, presbyopia is a universally-occurring, age-related problem that occurs due to changes in the thickness and flexibility of the natural lens inside the eye. The result is a progressive difficulty with near vision - especially seeing details [...]

Presbyopia Problems

By |2023-11-07T09:17:03-06:00August 31st, 2015|Categories: Ophthalmology|

Presbyopia and Reading Glasses | Hill Vision Services | St. Louis Do I need reading glasses, or maybe just longer arms? Nearly every day, people come in to the office for their eye exams and ask: "Why am I starting to have trouble reading small print?" Some patients who are nearsighted may start to notice [...]

Absolutely, Let’s Do It With the Laser!

By |2019-09-03T13:04:28-06:00January 1st, 2014|Categories: Ophthalmology|

Laser Cataract Surgery | St. Louis MO | Hill Vision Services Early in 2013, I wrote a blog piece about the addition of femtosecond laser technology to cataract surgery.  Now, I would like to revisit this concept and share my experience of the past several months with you. I am currently certified to use both [...]

What to Expect during Cataract Surgery

By |2022-02-16T00:28:10-06:00December 11th, 2012|Categories: Cataract Surgery, Ophthalmology|

What to Expect | Cataract Surgery | Hill Vision Services Many patients have a great deal of anxiety about the day of cataract surgery and what it will be like.  This, of course, is very understandable. Knowing what to expect during cataract surgery ahead of time can greatly reduce the stress level. Starting several weeks [...]

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