Blog Archive

Cataract Treatment Then and Now Oct 26th, 2020

In the US alone, cataracts affect over 20 million adults 40 and older and half of all seniors age 80 and up. Over time, the lenses in our eyes can become clouded by clumps of protein, resulting in worsening symptoms like reduced night vision, light sensitivity, glare, halo effects around...

All About Glaucoma Oct 19th, 2020

Our eyes are incredible, complicated organs. Many different components need to work together for us to be able to see. This means that when one of those components breaks down, it can cause big problems for eyesight. A component you might not think of is the pressure of the fluid...

Blue Light and Our Eyes Oct 12th, 2020

What is your routine as you get ready for bed? Most of our nightly routines include items like brushing teeth, taking out contact lenses, and washing our faces, but how many of us also make sure to check our smartphones for any last updates before we go to sleep? This...

Maintaining Healthy Vision as We Age Oct 5th, 2020

A lot changes as we get older, including our eyesight. As we age, we should be vigilant in watching for signs of age-related vision loss, because early diagnosis is critical in preventing many sight-threatening conditions from progressing. We want our patients to be as informed as possible so that they...

Protecting Your Eyes from Digital Strain Sep 28th, 2020

Many who have to rely heavily on digital devices for work have felt the discomfort of digital eye strain. Even if you’re on a device for social or entertainment reasons rather than professional ones, you might be familiar with this problem too. It only takes two hours of screen time...

What Is an Ocular Migraine? Sep 21st, 2020

Ocular migraines can be alarming if you don’t know what they are and suddenly get one for the first time. If you’ve ever noticed a patch of bright, shimmering light that gradually widens until it fills your entire field of vision, you might have had an ocular migraine. When we...

Why Kids Need Eye Exams Sep 19th, 2020

What comes to mind when you think of a school nurse’s office? We’re guessing your list probably includes vinyl recovery beds, jars full of wooden tongue depressors, and the big E eye chart. For over a century and a half, that big E chart (officially called the Snellen chart) has...

Source for Signature Eye Care Aug 29th, 2013

Dubuque Family Eye Care in Dubuque is a proud member of Vision Source® — North America’s largest and most prestigious network of independent eye doctors with more than 5,500 members and 2,700 locations nationwide. Through our affiliation with Vision Source, we are able to provide the Dubuque community with a...

Welcome to the New Dubuque Family Eye Care Website! Aug 29th, 2013

We’re proud to announce the launch of our brand new website. The site was designed with you in mind and is chock-full of several useful features. It’s now easier than ever to make an appointment, download patient forms, view current specials and promotions, and learn about the many products and...

What if we had a choice? Aug 29th, 2013

Today, cataract surgery can not only remedy the disease but it can make your eye sight better than it ever was before. Thanks to outstanding diagnostic instruments, eye care professionals can pick the exact power lens to put in your eye. Not only does the surgery rid you of a...