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High Blood Pressure and Your Eyes Dec 10th, 2020

Your eyes contain many tiny blood vessels. When subjected to long-term effects of high blood pressure (HBP, or hypertension), the following conditions can develop:  Blood vessel damage (retinopathy) - A lack of blood flow to the retina leads to blurred vision or the loss of sight. People with diabetes and...

5 Ways to Prepare for School in a Pandemic Dec 3rd, 2020

You might wonder, what does optometry have to do with K-12 learning? Experts say that about 80% of what a student learns is presented visually. This makes eye health very important for students. Optometrists are also part of a multi-disciplinary team of health-care practitioners that contribute to diagnosing learning difficulties...

Reduce Digital Fatigue with These Tips from our Doctor Sep 1st, 2020

As social distancing becomes a normal way of life during the COVID-19 pandemic many individuals are participating in increased screen time while technology becomes the hub for employees, social circles, students, teachers, families, and entire communities to stay connected. This increased screen time for many is an important part of...

Tips to Prevent Masks from Fogging Up Glasses Aug 6th, 2020

Many Coloradans who wear glasses for vision challenges have been struggling to properly wear masks in public due to their prescription glasses or sunglasses fogging up. The Colorado Optometric Association, 2020 Eyes Colorado and Colorado’s doctors of optometry have compiled the following solutions to make mask wearing easier. These tips will help you...

What to Do for an Eye Health Emergency During Covid-19 Jul 17th, 2020

If you experience an eye or vision emergency during the closures of the Covid-19 pandemic, you are urged to seek care immediately. Our optometry office remains open for essential and emergency care. Dr. Wellensiek is taking steps to remain available for care for those patients needing urgent and/or essential care.  This will also be a...

Dr. Wellensiek Gives You 8 Ways to Protect Your Eyes This Summer Jul 14th, 2020

 Quite a bit has changed for the summer of 2020, and our optometrist wants you to know that protecting your eyes is still important. Colorado's sunlight is 20% brighter than at sea level. Our sunlight is even more intense at the top of a mountain, as there is less atmosphere...