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HayFever Treatment Seattle

Dr. Mark J. Cannon, OD March 11th, 2021 Advice

What is ‘Hayfever’? Hayfever is a common form of allergy caused by pollen, dust, or sometimes mold that results in the eyes and nose becoming itchy and inflamed. You may also experience a runny nose, a mild cough, and itchy, red, watery eyes. Hayfever is …
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LASIK Seattle – LASIK Evaluations in Seattle – Refractive Surgery

What is LASIK? According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, LASIK is the most popular vision correction procedure in the United States. It’s a surgical procedure that reshapes the cornea to improve vision. The surgery is done under local anesthesia, which means the patient is …
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Contact Lens Exam Seattle

How do you find a good contact lens exam by a skilled optometrist in Seattle? There are lots of eye doctors who offer contact lens exams in Seattle, and so many ways to research them. Sites like Yelp! and Google Maps offer access to reviews …
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CoronaVirus / COVID-19 Updates

We Are Open And Ready To Serve You! Cannon EyeCare reopened on June 2nd, 2020. We are now seeing all exam types, not just emergencies. We are so excited to welcome you back! Thank you so much for your words of support during our closure. …
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Timely Tips for Viewing the Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse Safety Tips: We all know it’s not wise to stare at the sun. Yet on the morning of the “Great American Solar Eclipse”, Monday, August 21st, 2017, it will be tempting for Seattleites and others in the across the country to do just …
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Why Sun Glasses Matter

Good news: Sun glasses are not just for looking cool these days. Believe it or not, the sun’s UV rays created the damage on the eye seen in this blog post. It turns out that the sun can damage your eyes on the front (as …
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[Seattle Summer Sight Guide] Prescription Sunglasses vs Soft Contacts

In early summer eye doctors are inundated with requests for prescription sunglasses and at least in Seattle, Soft Contacts. This blog post will discuss the plusses and minuses of prescription sunglasses (worn without contacts) vs. soft contact lenses with plano (non-prescription) sunglasses over top. Many …
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Why Should I Get My Eyes Checked If I See Well? [In a word: Glaucoma]

So you see well pretty much all day, right? That’s great! You don’t want to mess with glasses because your vision is just fine, right? No problem. So you don’t need to get your eyes checked until you have a problem with your vision right? …
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What is the difference between an optometrist and an ophthalmologist?

Loads of patients find it challenging to wrap their mind around the difference between optometry and ophthalmology. Both terms sound awkward yet somehow similar. They both mean ‘Eye Doctor” so, speaking loosely, the terms are similar, though they are not really synonyms. Your local optometrist …
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Why should I get my eyes dilated?

Many of our new patients at Cannon EyeCare seem surprised when we bring up dilation at their routine eye exams. Often they have never had their eyes dilated in the past, or it has been a very long time. This blog post will let you …
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