Eye Center

Kids’ Eye-Q

Before kids head to school, be sure to get their eyes checked. Healthy vision plays an important role in learning, yet studies show a majority of children start school without having an eye examination. Studies also indicate that 60% of children identified as “problem learners” actually suffer from undetected vision problems. The American Optometric Association [read more]

The Sun and Your Eyes: How to Safely View the Upcoming Solar Eclipse

By Nicole Klein, OD – Optometrist at The Eye Center at Southwest Health Witnessing a solar eclipse can be a memorable experience for all ages. The upcoming eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017 will be the first total eclipse in nearly 40 years. Although here in southwest Wisconsin we are too far north to witness [read more]

‘Tis the season…for dry eyes?

by Nicole Klein, OD at The Eye Center at Southwest Health If your eyes feel dry, gritty, burn, are watering, or your vision fluctuates with blinking, you may have what is now more commonly known as tear film insufficiency or dry eye syndrome. This condition can result from environmental or weather changes, contact lens use, [read more]

Eye Health 101

by Thaddeus M. Wontor, OD – Optometrist at The Eye Center at Southwest Health Traditionally, the humble carrot has been the oft-recommended dietary choice for maintaining long-lasting, quality vision. And while the Vitamin-A-rich vegetable is certainly not a poor choice, research over the past few decades has identified a number of other excellent sources of [read more]


How much time do you spend in front of a screen every day? Have you ever added it up? Believe it or not, the average American spends around seven hours a day staring at a digital screen. Do you ever find yourself rubbing the back of your neck and wishing away a nagging headache? The [read more]

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To dilate or not to dilate, that is the question

By Jen Hanten, Tammy Menning, Erin Eckerman and Erin Averkamp, Opthalmic Assistants at The Eye Center at Southwest Health. If you’ve ever had an eye exam you’ve probably been asked if you would mind having your eyes dilated. Sometimes the uncertainty of the situation gives us pause and we may hesitate to say “yes.” The [read more]

Imagine Seeing Life More Clearly

by Nikki Klein, OD It’s way too easy to take your eyesight for granted when it seems to be doing just fine. Comprehensive eye exams at The Eye Center include more than simply renewing your glasses or contact lens prescription. During the exam, we are also checking how your eyes work together as a team. We [read more]