August is Children’s Eye Health & Safety Month

As we gear up for back to school, you see the signs everywhere to remind you to buy those pencils, erasers and new clothes.  What you may not see are reminders to schedule your child’s annual eye exam.  Prevent Blindness declared August as Children’s Eye Health & Safety Month to help spread awareness and encourage… Read more »

Are you suffering from Dry Eye?

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July is not only for firework safety, it is also Dry Eye Awareness Month! More than 30 million people are affected by some degree of dry eye.  Dry eye occurs when your eyes stop producing tears to properly protect themselves. It can also happen when your tears evaporate too quickly, or are not thick enough… Read more »

4th of July Eye Safety

By W. Benjamin Kunz, MD This upcoming fun holiday there will be several opportunities to celebrate, and fireworks are a big part of that. Unfortunately, fireworks can often lead to injuries, and our eyes are vulnerable to firework trauma. Unlike the rest of your body which is typically injured by burns, eyes are susceptible to… Read more »

June is National Cataract Awareness Month

June is National Cataract Awareness Month Did you know that over 24 million Americans have cataracts?  As our population ages, those numbers will increase to over an estimated 30 billion by 2020.   Cataracts are very common.  About 90% of people will develop cataracts by age 65. Cataracts develop when natural proteins build up in… Read more »

Thank You for Voting for us as Your FAVORITE!

The Register Guard Readers’ Choice Awards have been announced! Our voters have spoken, and Oregon Eye Consultants has been chosen as one of your FAVORITES in the Best Eye Surgeon category, and Dr. Benjamin Kunz as a FAVORITE in the Best Cataract Surgeon category.   We want to thank everyone who took the time out… Read more »

May is National Healthy Vision Awareness Month!

Vision loss affects millions of people each year. While it is true that aging is a factor with certain eye diseases and conditions, people of all ages can be affected. Knowing what things you can do to prevent vision loss is crucial for maintaining healthy eyes. Don’t be caught in the dark! Here are our… Read more »

Eat Your Way to Eye Health: 5 Fab Foods

Did you know there is a direct connection between heart and eye health? It is true! Just like your heart relies on large arteries for oxygen and nutrition, so do the tiny arteries in your eyes. That means eating a heart healthy low-fat diet with whole grains, fruits and veggies is just as beneficial for… Read more »

10 Healthy Eye Tips for Save Your Vision Awareness Month

March is National “Save Your Vision Awareness Month”. Oregon Eye Consultants has compiled a helpful list of 10 Healthy Eye Tips for Save Your Vision Awareness Month, and we encourage you to share these tips with loved ones. Stop Staring A record number of people of all ages are spending many of the hours each… Read more »

Vote for Oregon Eye Consultants for Eugene’s Best Eye Surgeon!

There are 10 days left to vote Oregon Eye Consultants as Eugene’s Best Eye Surgeons! The 11th annual Register Guard Readers’ Choice Awards are here! Oregon Eye Consultants was a finalist in the nomination phase, so we can now VOTE for the winner! You can vote for them here with the link, or on our… Read more »

February is AMD (Age-Related Macular Degeneration) Awareness Month!

February is AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month. Did you know that over 4 million Americans that are over the age of 40 are visually impaired?  Since AMD is not corrected by glasses, contact lenses or surgical options, it can create a sense of helplessness and anxiety when you are unable to do daily activities… Read more »