Margolis Vision Blog

Lone Tree, Castle Rock, & the Greater Denver Area

February 25, 2018

If you have diabetes, regular visits to your eye doctor are important to avoid diabetic eye problems. High blood sugar (glucose) increases the risk of diabetic eye problems. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in adults age 20 to 74.  

High blood sugar in diabetes causes the lens of the eye to swell which then changes your ability to see. To correct this kind of eye problem, it is important to maintain healthy blood sugar levels. It may...

Read More
February 11, 2018

A healthy eye is hydrated by a film of tears. However, those who suffer from dry eye syndrome do not produce enough quality tears to keep the surface of the eye sufficiently moist throughout the day. The result is an irritated eye that may affect vision, and if left untreated, can cause damage to the cornea.

Dry eye syndrome is one of the most common ocular problems affecting adults today and can cause problems that range in severity from...

Read More
February 05, 2018

High blood pressure can be very harmful to the body, causing heart and kidney problems among others. If untreated, high blood pressure can also affect your eyesight and lead to eye disease. High blood pressure can damage blood vessels in the retina. The retina is the layer of tissue at the back part of the eye. It changes light and images that enter the eye into nerve signals that are sent to the brain. The higher the blood pressure and the...

Read More
January 26, 2018

If you are interested in having a vision correction procedure such as LASIK, it’s important to do your homework and properly research potential LASIK surgeons. When researching LASIK surgeons, consider the following:

Experience and Versatility. It’s important to select the most experienced LASIK surgeon you can find, who uses the most up-to-date, advanced technology. Consider...

Read More
January 16, 2018

Astigmatism is a common eye condition that results in blurred vision. It is caused by an irregular curvature of the cornea or abnormalities in the lens of the eye. Many people mistakenly believe they can't wear contact lenses because they have astigmatism. The truth is, today there are several options for correcting astigmatism with contact lenses. Contact lenses for astigmatism include the...

Read More
January 09, 2018

Chronic dry eye is a medical disease that, over time, can decrease the eye’s ability to make and/or maintain sufficient quality and quantity of tears for a healthy tear film. Millions of people in the United States suffer from symptoms of chronic dry eye.

Chronic dry eye symptoms may include:

  • Dryness
  • Itching
  • Burning/Stinging
  • Watering eyes
  • Sensitivity to light
  • A gritty or sandy sensation
  • Sensation of...
Read More
January 02, 2018

Have you ever wondered just what sunglasses do for your eyes, and how? The science of sunglasses is a little more complex than you might think.

The color of your lenses affects what they do for your eyes:

  • Yellow and amber lenses are ideal for outdoor sports, particularly snow sports, as they filter out blue light, which may be harmful to your vision, and they reduce glare off the snow while improving contrast and depth perception.
  • Rose and purple lenses increase contrast of objects...
Read More
December 24, 2017

LASIK is a popular and advanced treatment for improving vision. LASIK is used to treat refractive errors of the eye. In most cases, these errors happen because the shape of the eye isn’t quite right and, as a result, light doesn’t focus on the retina the way it should. In some cases, refractive errors are corrected with eyeglasses or contacts, but LASIK provides a long-term solution that often results in clearer vision. Common refractive errors include...

Read More
December 17, 2017

Regardless of your age or physical health, it is critical to have your vision checked regularly. Routine vision tests are important for general health maintenance. In addition to evaluating a person’s eyes for glasses and/or contacts during an eye exam in Lone Tree, Dr. Margolis will check the patient’s eyes for eye diseases and other problems that could lead to vision loss. A wide variety of vision tests and procedures are used to examine the eyes ranging from simple assessments such as having the patient...

Read More
December 10, 2017

With winter just around the corner, it’s important to know how to protect your eyes during this season. When the days are cloudy and cold, sunglasses are probably the last thing on your mind. But winter eye protection can prevent painful temporary conditions and permanent eye damage.

Did you know your eyes can get sunburned in the winter? Snow and ice reflect 80% of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. UV exposure can cause a painful condition called...

Read More

Pages