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Welcome to Rocky Mountain Eye Center

Thank you for visiting Rocky Mountain Eye Center - Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico's most comprehensive family eye care center.

Rocky Mountain Eye Center's current, eight board certified ophthalmologists diagnose, treat and help to prevent diseases of the eye. Rocky Mountain Eye Center's ophthalmologists complete annual eye examinations, perform surgical procedures, assist in specific areas of eye care and prescribe eyeglasses and contact lenses. Rocky Mountain Eye Center is Southeastern Colorado's only LASIK surgery center. Rocky Mountain Eye Center's optometrists are available to assist with your family's optometric needs. Rocky Mountain Eye Center's trained optical staff provides assistance with the variety of eye care products available at any one of our optical shops.

Our doctors treat eye diseases such as diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration along with other common or unique eye conditions. Other common eye conditions and diseases that our doctors treat regularly include dry eye syndrome, corneal and external disease, vitreoretinal disease, pediatric ophthalmology and oculoplastic conditions.

At Rocky Mountain Eye Center, we are here to provide the best possible care in a patient-centered environment. As a practice, our doctors have committed substantial resources to stay abreast of and utilize the latest technology to help you to see better. As you browse through our web site, we hope you will become acquainted with the complete range of services that we offer. Rocky Mountain Eye Center appreciates the fact that you are considering us for all of your family's personal eye care needs. If you have questions or concerns, we would be happy to talk with you.

As a convenience to our patients, Rocky Mountain Eye Center has offices in various locations throughout Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico.

Thank you for choosing Rocky Mountain Eye Center.

 

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Dr. Michael Millsap, O.D., Joins Rocky Mountain Eye Center

Rocky Mountain Eye Center is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Michael Millsap to their staff. He will work at our Salida Office. Read More...

 

 

 

 


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March Eye Observance

March is "AMD / Low Vision Awareness" Month

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a chronic eye disease associated with aging that gradually destroys central vision. It’s one of the leading causes of legal blindness and vision impairment in older Americans. AMD affects central vision, but not peripheral vision – therefore, it doesn’t cause total blindness. The pro¬gression of AMD can be slow or rapid, but the deterioration of central vision generally occurs over a period of a few years.

 

Pain is not associated with AMD, but if you experience any of the following conditions – see your ophthalmologist right away:

  • Straight lines appear wavy
  • Difficulty seeing at a distance
  • Decreased ability to distinguish colors
  • Inability to see details, such as faces or words in a book
  • Dark or empty spots block the center of your vision

Although the exact cause of AMD is unknown, several studies have shown the following are more at risk:

  • People age 50 and older
  • People with hypertension
  • People who smoke
  • People with a family history of AMD

Early detection and treatment of AMD is the best defense against losing your vision. If you are at risk for AMD, see your eye doctor for a complete eye exam at least every one to two years. If your vision has been reduced, you do not have to live a lonely and isolating life. Low vision rehabilitation resources are available to help you preserve your quality of life and maintain maximum independence. Please contact Rocky Mountain Eye Center at 1-800-934-EYES (3937) to schedule your next eye exam or for more information.

 

Educational Info.

 









The EyeSmart website is an educational site sponsored by the American Academy of Ophthalmology

 

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