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If you're looking for a great eyecare experience in the Northern Kentucky area, with a friendly, professional and knowledgeable staff to provide you with superior eyecare service, look no further than Metzger Eye Care.
Good eye care is important for children and adults alike. For children, this ensures their success throughout school and in their extra-curricular activities. The eyes are the window into the world of learning, and sharp vision means sharp learning.
Good eye care for adults is essential to be sure that sight-threatening diseases wthat begin to creep up as you get older can be caught and treated successfully before damage can be done to your vision.
Our experienced team of eye doctors will be able to help you with comprehensive eye exams, pediatric eyecare and treatment for eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy.
We are excited to serve the Northern Kentucky community and we accept many forms of insurance.
FEBRUARY is National Heart Month
How are your EYES important to your !
With Valentine’s Day falling in February, it’s only natural for the American Heart Association to declare February American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. for both men and women, accounting for one in four deaths annually.
While your patients may not believe it, there are some connections between the eyes and heart disease. Studies have shown that when higher levels of lipids are found in one’s blood, they “develop raised yellow patches of skin around the eyelids, known as xanthelasma,” (The New York Times Well Blog). Once thought to be purely a cosmetic issue, Danish researchers later found these spots indicators of underlying cardiovascular disease, and that those with spots were more likely than others to suffer a heart attack or death due to heart disease.
Researchers at the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) also studied the topic in a project funded by the Medical Benevolence Foundation (MBF). The study showed that “blood vessels of the retina can be photographed and the images analyzed by a computer to accurately determine a person’s risk of heart attack or stroke.”
Even if your practice isn’t located in the U.S., February is a great time to talk to patients about the connection between heart disease and the eyes. Get the conversation started by discussing how our bodies’ interconnected systems make it possible to detect changes in our overall health long before we experience obvious symptoms. Remind them that just because they aren’t experiencing symptoms doesn’t mean they aren’t at risk.
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In the Month of August ALL candy sales will go to purchasing school supplies for local schools. Don't forget to bring the kids in to pick up a coloring sheet for our contest! Winners will be chosen from both of our locations!