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Introducing Dr. Christopher Kirkpatrick!

January 14th, 2019

Anderson and Shapiro are pleased to introduce Christopher Kirkpatrick, M.D.! Dr. Christopher Kirkpatrick is a comprehensive ophthalmologist whose interests include refractive cataract surgery, glaucoma, and general eye care. He graduated Suma Cum Laude from Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA and then attended the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine where he obtained his […]

Early Signs of Cataracts

May 20th, 2017

The average person over the age of 40 will end up suffering vision loss from developing cataracts—the leading cause of blindness around the world. The number of glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy cases around the world combined don’t come close to matching the amount of cataract cases. There are three types of cataracts that […]

The Dangers Smoke Poses to Your Eyes

May 12th, 2017

If you live in California, then you are probably familiar with the dangers of wildfires. Wildfires spread quickly and cause a lot of damage to the ecosystem and neighboring towns. Setting aside the obvious danger from the spread of fire, the smoke can be equally as detrimental to your health. Massive plumes of smoke created […]

Holy Guacamole! Avocados are Good for Eye Health

April 24th, 2017

The use of avocado is a growing trend in the culinary world just about everywhere. The fresh flavor of avocado can make any dish shine during the hot summer days! A common party treat is a guacamole, which consists of mashed up avocado, diced onions, tomato, and varying mixtures of seasoning, this is paired typically […]

Allergies and What it Might Mean For Your Eyes

April 8th, 2017

Allergies tend to be associated with a runny nose, scratchy throat, or just an increased level of sneezing, but allergy symptoms come in a lot of different varieties. Unfortunately for many, allergies can cause all types of discomfort for the eyes, ranging from swelling to a persistent itchy feeling. If you find that your eyes […]

Virtual Reality Headsets: Toys? Or Future Medical Tools?

March 24th, 2017

Probably the first thing that comes to mind when you think of virtual reality headsets is their function in the entertainment industry. Virtual reality is the new frontier of the entertainment world, but could there be more to the technology than meets the eye? Amblyopia, or “lazy eye,” occurs when one of your eyes vision […]

The Danger Diabetes Presents to the Health of your Eyes

March 13th, 2017

Diabetes is a growing issue throughout the world, with an estimated 382 million people suffering from it in 2013. If not treated, diabetes can lead to serious medical complications such as: ischemic heart disease, kidney failure, heart attack, and stroke—but did you know that diabetes can also affect your eyes? According to the American Optometric […]

Two Effective Methods of Battling Digital Eye Strain

February 20th, 2017

We live in a world where digital devices are becoming more and more integrated into our daily lives every year.  We spend many hours of our day staring at digital devices at work or at home and we rarely think to give our eyes a break every once in a while.  As one would expect, […]

LASIK Cost vs. a Lifetime of Glasses or Contacts

February 14th, 2017

On the surface, you may think that LASIK is expensive, and while it isn’t cheap by any means you might be surprised to learn how much money you save when compared to a lifetime of buying glasses or contacts. The Average cost for Laser eye surgery is between $1,000 to $4,000 per eye. This includes […]