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Pickleball and Eye Health – A Winning Combination

As recent sponsors of the Southern Oregon Pickleball Association (SOPA) Summer Classic Tournament, many of us at MEC learned what a phenomenon this sport truly is. Pickleball is a fun and social sport that’s exploded in popularity recently. But what if you have visual complications? Can you still enjoy the game? The answer is absolutely!

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Couple considering Refractive Lens Exchange

Beyond LASIK and Cataracts: Exploring Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)

Are you interested in exploring long-term alternatives to glasses and contacts? While LASIK and cataract surgery are well-known vision correction options, Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) offers a unique approach for those who qualify. Let’s delve into the world of RLE, exploring its benefits, who it’s best for, and how it differs from other procedures. What

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Our Amazing Eyes: A Deep Dive into Fascinating Facts

Our eyes are marvels of engineering, constantly working to capture the world around us in vibrant detail. At Medical Eye Center, we truly appreciate the wonders of sight. In fact, we’d love to share with you just how incredible the human eye can be. So, we’ve put together some amazing examples to showcase the magic

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smoking affects your eyesight

Clearing the Air: How Smoking Affects Your Eyes

It is no secret that smoking is harmful to your health and has long been known to cause heart disease and lung cancer; however, many people don’t realize that Smoking can lead to vision loss. In fact, studies show Smoking increases the risk of Age-related Macular Degeneration, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy, and Dry Eye Syndrome.

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Shining a Light on Global Partners Program

When you choose LASIK or Custom Cataract Surgery at Medical Eye Center, you’re partnering with us to provide life-changing cataract surgery for a blind person in great need. We call it our Global Partners Program. For every LASIK and Custom Cataract Surgery performed, your surgeon will personally sponsor one sight-restoring cataract surgery in Nepal, Ghana,

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The Link Between Eyesight Issues & Migraines

Migraines—just the word itself can conjure up dread for those who suffer from these debilitating headaches. Pounding pain, nausea, sensitivity to light and sound—the symptoms can be truly awful. But what about the strange visual disturbances that sometimes accompany migraines? Are they a sign of eye problems or something else entirely? The good news for

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Visionary Women Shaping the Future of Ophthalmology

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, it’s a fitting time to reflect on women’s remarkable contributions in the ophthalmology field. Throughout history, women have played pivotal roles in advancing eye care, breaking barriers, and shaping the landscape of vision health. Here are some inspiring stories of just a few of these trailblazing women whose legacies

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Eyecare from Birth to Adulthood

The Journey of Eyesight: From Birth to Adulthood

Eyesight, often taken for granted, is a fascinating aspect of human development. From the moment we open our eyes for the first time, our visual journey begins, shaping how we perceive the world around us. Learn about the remarkable changes in eyesight from birth to adulthood, uncovering intriguing facts along the way. From Birth to

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at MEC

The month of February acknowledges the importance of Black History month and LGBTQ month, while at MEC we incorporate these thoughtful actions into our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) initiatives, recognizing and supporting everyone’s need to be seen and feel heard. What is the difference between diversity and inclusion? Diversity and inclusion are two interconnected

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