402.475.9113 • 866.475.9113 • 3200 0 St. Ste A, Lincoln, NE 68510
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The Latest News from Malbar Vision Center
Are you over age 40, already wearing contact lenses, or want to wear contact lenses, and having a hard time with your near vision?
Our new bifocal contact lenses may be your answer!The new contact lenses are high-performance, monthly lenses for people needing bifocals. This new technology in lens material provides high oxygen performance to keep your eyes white and healthy. The material holds water within the lens making it naturally wet, soft and resistant to dehydration or protein deposits. Meanwhile, the Balance Progressive Technology lens design delivers excellent vision at any distance - near, far, and intermediate.
For a ONE WEEK FREE TRIAL of these new soft contact lenses specially designed for patients in need of a bifocal, please call our office at 402.475.9113 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Powell or Dr. Gildersleeve. You must have had an eye exam within the past twelve months to be eligible for this special offer, or we will need to examine your eyes prior to the contact lenses trial week.
We are participating in the Vision & Learning ProjectThe Nebraska Foundation for Children's Vision has established a pilot program with a goal to meet the needs of children who fall through the cracks when it comes to vision care. By participating in this grant-funded initiative, we will provide vision exam services and prescription lenses if required. If you or someone you know can benefit from this, please contact us.
Important eye care precautions for diabeticsDr. Anthony Komaroff (Doctor K) is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. He also has a Q&A column that runs in the Lincoln Journal Star. Recently, the topic arose of how diabetes affects vision.
We emphasize the key points of the article for you here:
- Diabetic Retinopathy occurs when high a level of blood sugar damages the small blood vessels in the retina; this is the most serious eye problem that affects diabetics.
- This disease can lead to severe and sudden vision loss and even blindness.
- Prevention is enhanced by being proactive! Be sure to carefully control your blood sugar levels and adhere to the standard of annual vision exams.
To read the full article discussing the cause and treatment options, click here.
OD's May Be First To See Risks For Autism"OD's may be the first to see risks for autism", according to an article reviewed by optometrist Dr. Glen T. Steele in the September 2012 edition of Optometry Times. Though autism, defined as a developmental disorder that can cause significant challenges in socializing, communication, and behavior, is unlikely to be diagnosed with autism by an optometrist, they may be the first to notice visual risk factors and could "initiate a process that may lead to eventual diagnosis of it" by evaluating ocular mobility and fixation, binocular function and papillary response.
Dr. Glen Steele was a classmate of our own Dr. Richard Powell who tells parents of autism children that doctors of optometry are not expected to diagnose autism but may initiate the process that leads to the eventual diagnosis. When examining a child for vision disorders, Drs. Powell and Gildersleeve sometimes see signs of autism that might prompt a referral to a doctor of pediatrics.
Now you can own a truly unique pair of sunglasses.Get ready for Husker football with a customized pair of Oakley sunglasses. Stop in and try on a pair of frames. When you find the style you like, we will help you choose the frame color, finish, lens tint and shape...even the ear socks! Certain prescription lenses can be added as well.
Keep us in mind for your Flex Spending PlanWe have now extended our Tuesday hours to 7pm!
We are proud to say that our Lincoln, NE office provides the best in quality eyecare as well as a friendly staff available to answer all your important vision questions. We have a large frame and contact lens dispensary with a wide selection to meet your needs. We are conveniently located and have ample parking available. Visit us soon for your vision needs.
Welcome Dr. Gildersleeve!We are proud to welcome Dr. Steve Gildersleeve to Malbar Vision Center. Dr. Gildersleeve is residency trained in Ocular Diseases Diagnoses and Management. He is a 3rd generation optometrist and is extremely excited to return to Lincoln and join Dr. Powell's practice. Read More...
Dr. Powell Attends Heart of America Contact Lens Society EventEach year, Dr. Powell attends the Heart of America Contact Lens and Primary Care Congress. The Heart has grown to be one of the world's largest contact lens and primary eye care conferences. This complete educational experience covers new and advanced techniques for all types of contact lenses available today, plus the latest information on the medical treatment of eye diseases, several hours featuring the latest glaucoma treatment, and new innovations in enhancing patients' vision. Dr. Powell gains valuable insights in helping provide the very best vision care to his patients.
- Spanish & Vietnamese Translators
- Sign Language Communicator
- Comprehensive Eye Examinations
- Contact Lenses
- Optical Dispensing
- Laser Vision Correction Co-Management
- Surgery Co-Management
- Low Vision Services
- Dry Eye Treatment
- Contact Lens & Eyeglass replacement
- Sore eyes
Diagnosis and Treatment of:
- Eye Infections
- Eye Injuries
- Dry Eyes
- Eye Diseases
- Diabetic Retinopathy
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We look forward to serving all your optical needs!!
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