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Fall is Here! Do You Wish You Could See the Leaves Changing Color?

We offer specialized glasses for color blindness in Olathe As autumn pushes the year forwards, everyone oohs and ahs over the fiery tones of the...

12 Tips for Optimal Eye Health

Good Eye Care Habits & Hygiene By practicing good eye care habits and hygiene, you can prevent many vision problems from occurring. Eye problems and...

Wearing Colored Contact Lenses This Halloween? Beware and Take Care!

Countless adults, teens and even children will be wearing colored contact lenses this Halloween, but few are aware of the risks involved. Ever wondered what...

6 Tips for Having Healthy Eyes & Contact Lenses

Your eyes do so much for you every day, show your love and appreciation by taking care of them! Read on for 5 health tips from your local, knowledgeable eye doctor near you to ensure that you give your eyes the attention they deserve:

Sports-Related Eye Injuries

September Is Sports Eye Safety Month! Ocular sports trauma is among the leading causes of permanent vision loss in North America. Tens of thousands of...

Is School Work Causing Computer Vision Syndrome in Your Child?

Eye health tips for students from our Olathe eye doctor The start of fall means back-to-school for kids of all ages – and our team...

Summer Heat Wave and Your Eyes

This summer, heat waves with scorching temperatures have hit communities nationwide, making an already hot summer even hotter. With high temps and heat waves in...

Rest Your Eyes & Get a Good Night’s Sleep!

You know how you feel when you don’t get enough sleep – cranky, foggy, dragging through the day? And your eyes may be red and...

Get Some Fresh Air! Go Outside to Boost Your Body & Eye Health

Scientific studies abound with support for the timeless wisdom of moms everywhere! Spending more time outdoors is good for kids. It keeps their bodies in...

Optometrist’s Warning: Beaching without eye protection can damage your vision

Tips on what to pack in your beach bag to keep your eyes safe Most people remember to bring a pair of sunglasses to the...

UV Safety Awareness Month

July is UV Safety Awareness Month, and no wonder! With the summer sun out in full force, it’s now more important than ever to protect...

See Under the Sea & in the Swimming Pool Too

Wear goggles for clear & healthy underwater vision You don’t swim naked at a public beach or swimming pool, and you shouldn’t swim with naked...

Top 4 Eyecare Tips for Summer Vacation

This summer, whether you're headed across state lines on a family road trip, flying off to Europe, grabbing a quick weekend getaway, or taking a...

Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month. During this important time, people living with cataracts (and their loved ones) are encouraged to talk about their personal experiences...

Help! My Child Doesn’t Want to Wear Glasses!

Do your kids need glasses in order to see clearly? Maybe they have a strong case of nearsightedness, perhaps they have astigmatism, or another type...

Mental Health and Your Vision

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the USA; in Canada, Mental Health week is May 6th to 12th. Since 1949, it has been observed...

Parkinson’s Awareness Month and Your Vision

Eye Care Center near me April is Parkinson's Awareness Month in the USA and Canada, a time when those living with the disorder, their family...

Top 5 Tips for Managing Eye Allergies This Spring

Eye allergy relief near you Spring is a season of new beginnings, when the cold harsh winter months are behind us, flowers bloom, and people...

Women’s Health and Your Vision

March 8th is International Women's Day, a day when women are honored and their accomplishments celebrated worldwide. From medicine to law, entrepreneurship to corporate leadership,...

What’s in Your Household Cleaning Supplies?

Most of us have the basics: bleach, oven cleaner, air freshener, furniture polish, and window spray. Did you know that chemicals found in these kinds...

School and Vision: 2 Important Partners

It’s February and that means we’re smack in the middle of winter, which is also the middle of the school year. It’s the season when...

What You Need to Know About Glaucoma – The Sneak Thief of Sight

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma, a silent eye disease, is the most common form of irreversible blindness in the world....

World Braille Day 2019

Each year during the month of January we recognize World Braille Day which gives us the opportunity to take a moment and appreciate the incredible...

Are Nerf Guns a Dangerous Holiday Present?

Nerf Guns: Popular, Projectile... Safe? With the newest Nerf guns and blasters reigning at the top of lists for the most popular toys this holiday season,...

8 Tips to Relieve Winter Dry Eyes

Whether you live in a climate with cold winter weather or you are planning a ski trip up north, winter can be a challenge if...

How Can I Protect My Eyes From Diabetes?

Diabetes is becoming much more prevalent around the globe. According to the International Diabetes Federation, approximately 425 million adults were living with diabetes in the...

Have an Eye Safe Halloween

Dr. Galbrecht Wishes You an Eye Safe Halloween Brush Up Before You Dress Up Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year...

Exercise and Your Eye Health

Regular exercise is an essential component of overall health and wellness. It is proven that exercise reduces sickness and disease; it increases strength, immunity, and...

Is Too Much Screen Time Dangerous For Your Kids?

Screen Time Pros and Cons Whether it is homework, email, gaming, chatting with friends, searching the web or watching Youtube, kids these days seem to...

Healthy Aging for the Eyes

Getting old doesn’t have to be synonymous with vision loss. There is a lot you can do to keep your eyes and vision healthy and...

Progressive Myopia: When Your Child’s Vision Keeps Getting Worse

What Is Progressive Myopia? Nearsightedness or myopia is one of the most prevalent eye disorders worldwide and its incidence is increasing. In fact by 2050,...

The Dangers of An Online Eye Test

An online eye test may seem like a convenient way to check your vision or get an eyeglass prescription but beware, these tests aren’t all...

Signs That Your Child Has a Vision Problem

Healthy eyes and good vision are essential for your child’s growth and development. In fact, learning is 80% visual, which means a child’s success in...

Eye Dangers in the Dorm – Eye Health for College Students

It’s almost back to school time for college students and whether this is your first time away from home or you are already a pro,...

Why You Shouldn’t Rub Your Eyes

While it may seem like a harmless action, rubbing your eyes can actually cause a lot of damage. There are a number of different reasons...

Ocular Migraines

Migraine Awareness Month: An ocular migraine is any migraine headache that involves a visual disturbance such as flashes of light, seeing stars or zigzags or...

How-to Guide for Buying Sunglasses

Sure, sunglasses might add the final touches to your chic ensemble, but the real reason to purchase your shades is to protect your eyes from...

Sports Vision Deconstructed

Vision is a critical component to succeed as an athlete and this doesn’t just mean having 20/20 vision. There are a number of visual processes...

7 Eye Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

While we all know that regular eye exams can help detect warning signs of disease and prevent vision loss, many people fail to seek medical...

Women’s Eye Health – 7 Tips for Optimal Vision for Life

April is Women’s Eye Health Month in the USA and May is Healthy Vision month in Canada too, so let’s take the opportunity to look...

Ultraviolet Light and your Eyes

If you want strong, healthy eyes and clear vision for life, a major step you can take is to protect your eyes from UV radiation. ...

Should I Be Concerned When My Eyelid Twitches?

We all experience the occasional eyelid twitch, which is when the muscle of the eyelid spasms involuntarily. Usually, it comes and goes without intervention and...

Signs of Eye and Vision Problems in Infants

Infant Eyesight Despite nine months of growth in utero, babies are not born with fully developed eyes and vision - just like they can't walk...

AMD Awareness Could Save Your Vision

It’s that time of the year again. Each February, the optometric community bands together to create awareness about age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a...

Trouble Seeing at Night? All About Night Blindness

At this time of year when the sun sets early, many people are affected by night blindness. Night blindness or nyctalopia refers to difficulty seeing at...

The Sneak Thief of Sight

It’s that time of year again. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, a time set aside each year to create awareness about this potentially devastating...

Don’t Let Snow Blindness Ruin Your Winter Vacation

While most people have sunglasses high on their packing list for a tropical vacation, many people don’t consider it as much of a priority for...

6 Crazy Holiday Eye Injuries to Avoid

As the season to deck the halls arrives, make sure that you aren’t one of the many people who find themselves celebrating in the urgent...

10 Eye Healthy Foods to Eat This Year

The New Year is coming and many people include healthier eating and exercise in their resolutions for the year ahead. Well other than weight loss...

Women and Diabetes – World Diabetes Day

November 14th is World Diabetes Day. This year, the theme of World Diabetes Day is women and diabetes - our right to a healthy future....

What You Need to Know to Help World Blindness

October is World Blindness Awareness Month, an initiative started to help the public to understand the realities of visual impairment and how it affects the...

Halloween Eye Safety

October has arrived and that means many people are already starting to plan for upcoming costume parties and trick-or-treating for the Halloween season. This is...

Trouble Seeing the Fine Print? Here are Your Options…

Every good pair of eyes eventually gets old and with age comes a condition called presbyopia. Presbyopia, which usually begins to set in some time...

Aging Eyes and Driving Safety 

Even if you don’t have any eye or vision problems, the natural process of aging affects your ability to see and react to visual stimuli....

Is Your Teen Ready for Contacts?

Many teens who wear glasses are eager to try out contact lenses for convenience, fashion or to just provide another option for vision correction.

Inside a Life With Color Vision Deficiency

What’s it like to be color blind? Contrary to what the name implies, color blindness usually does not actually mean that you don’t see any...

How to Safely View the Great American Eclipse of 2017

On August 21st, for the first time since 1979, a solar eclipse will be visible across North America. What's even more historic is that it...

Are Your Eyes Sensitive to Light?

Light sensitivity, also known as photophobia, is a condition in which bright light - either natural sunlight or artificial light -  can cause significant discomfort,...

Got a Shiner!

What Exactly Is a Black Eye? A black eye, also known as a periorbital hematoma, is usually not an injury of the actual eye (which...

Cataract Awareness and Prevention

It's National Cataract Awareness Month According to the World Health Organization, cataracts are responsible for 51% of cases of blindness worldwide - although this blindness...

Are You Ignoring Your Dry Eyes?

You Don’t Have to Live With Dry Eyes Have you noticed that your eyes feel chronically dry, itchy, scratchy or even sometimes watery? Many people...

Does Smoking Affect Vision?

Eye Doctors Weigh In: How Smoking Can Harm Your Vision & Eye Health We all know that smoking is bad for you, especially the risks that...

Dr. Galbrecht Talks About Children’s Vision

Question: How often should children have an eye exam? Dr. Galbrecht: Every child should have a comprehensive eye exam to determine if they have normal vision or...

Sjogren’s Awareness Month – Understanding The Invisible Disease 

In honor of Sjogren’s Awareness month, eye care providers are helping to spread the word to increase awareness about this hard-to-diagnose disease. Sjogren’s is a...

April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Hey women! Did you know that women are more likely to suffer from vision problems and are at higher risk of permanent vision loss than...

The Right (and the Wrong) Way to Clean Your Glasses

There is nothing worse than a dirty spot on your glasses - well except perhaps many dirty spots or smudges. When that happens, most of...

It’s Time to Talk About Blue Light

Workplace Eye Safety Month Blue light. Do you know what it is? Do you know where it comes from, or how it can be harmful...

Understanding Eye Color

Eye color is a hereditary trait that depends on the genes of both parents, as well as a little bit of mystery. The color of...

6 Ways to Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-related macular degeneration is a serious condition that can threaten your vision and general well-being. Characterized by the deterioration of the central area of the...

What is a stye anyway?

A stye (known by eye doctors as a hordeolum) is an infection of an oil gland which forms a pimple-like bump on the base of...

Bifocal and Multifocal Contact Lenses 

If you are over 40 and have difficulty seeing close up, you probably have a common age-related condition called presbyopia which is when the eye’s natural...

Eye Allergies

Along with congestion, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, headaches and difficulty breathing, individuals with allergies often suffer from eye allergies or allergic conjunctivitis resulting in red,...

Sunwear for a Bright Future

According to the Vision Council’s 2016 UV (Ultraviolet Radiation) Protection report, parents are more likely to wear sunglasses (56%) than their children (only 29%!). Yet...

How UV Damages Your Eyes

UV Awareness Month: This article might scare you, and we hope it does - just enough to motivate you to wear proper eye protection against...

Workplace Eye Wellness: The Dangers of Blue Light

When people think of workplace dangers to the eyes, it is usually machinery, chemicals or construction materials that come to mind.  However, a growing danger...

How to Find the Right Pair of Glasses for your Child

Whether you are looking for regular prescription glasses, sunwear or protective sports eyewear, it can be tough choosing the best eyewear for children and teens....

Dr. Galbrecht Answers Your Pediatric Eye Care Questions

1. Why is it important for children to have their eyes examined? It is important for children to have the eyes examined by an optometrist...

Preventing Age-related Macular Degeneration

February is AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month in the United States, and it’s White Cane Week in Canada. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a...

Resolve to Prevent Glaucoma in 2016

This year, make healthy eyes and vision your resolution. Find out if you or a loved one is at risk for glaucoma, and take steps...

A bit About Vision Therapy

As an optometrist with many years of experience, I have seen the benefits that vision therapy can have on my patients. This non-surgical program can...

What is Myopia?

Myopia is on the the fastest growing ocular disorders in the country and all over the world. It has risen from an estimated 25% of...

Eye Safe Toys and Gifts for This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season for giving, and parents, grandparents, family and friends need to know which toys and games to leave off the list because they...

Dyslexia

As a professional optometrist with years of experience and hundreds of patients, it's fair to say that I am very familiar with dyslexia. A misunderstood...

How Do We See?

Have you ever thought about how vision works? Seeing is an incredible gift made possible by a system in which the eye and the brain...

Color Vision Deficiency

As an optometrist, I always get many people asking me what is color vision deficiency? Well, color vision deficiency is a condition that deprives an...

Decorative Lenses Could Cost You Your Vision

Beware this Halloween and think before you blink (in decorative contact lenses that is)! Sure, decorative contact lenses can enhance any Halloween costume, but if...

Infant Vision: Birth to 24 months of Age

Babies learn to see over a period of time, much like they learn to walk and talk. They are not born with all the visual...

Know How to Keep Your Eyes Safe This Summer

It’s official - summer has arrived and it’s time to make sure you safeguard your eyes from the sun and other warm weather dangers. Here...

The Importance of Early Eye Disease Diagnosis

For those of us blessed with eyes that are in good condition, we sometimes forget about the importance of a routine eye exam. However, timely...

Identifying and Handling the Most Common Eye Injuries

Eye injuries come in many shapes and sizes, with varying degrees of severity. Some may require emergency treatment and immediate care by an eye care...

A Look Inside Women’s Eye Health

In April, Prevent Blindness America addresses eye health issues specific to women. The many stages of a woman's life can have an impact on her...

Keeping An Eye On Poor Vision

Poor vision in adults or children can be due to a few conditions including changes in the body or in the eye, diseases affecting the...

Playing Safe

Sometimes it's a challenge to choose toys that will not be harmful for our children's eyes. Children don't have an entirely developed visual system at...

Night Vision: How Does it Work?

We've all experienced this; you get all ready for bed, and you turn the lights off, but you just can't seem to doze off. You...

A Recipe for Eye Health

Did you know that your dietary choices have an impact on your eye health and vision? Opting for appetizing food that at the same time...

Hope in Sight for Low Vision

February is low vision awareness month. Low vision is a condition in which an individual suffers significant vision loss that can't be fully corrected with...

New Study Shows How Your Eyes Shed Light on Your Health

It's been said that your eyes are the window to your soul. Well, research is showing that your eyes are a window to a lot...

Protecting Your Eyes From The Desk Job

There are so many people who spend hours a day, if not most of the day working on a computer or mobile device. They usually...

How Your Eyes Convey Emotion

Your eyes communicate much more than you may realize, in fact they play a huge role in your non-verbal communication. Consciously or not, the way...

Dealing with Your Tween’s and Teen’s Eyesight

It can be devastating for a tween or teen to be told he or she needs to wear glasses, especially if it is sudden. Many...

What Contact Lenses are the Best for Allergies?

  If I have allergies, either seasonal or year round, what are the best contacts for me? Millions of Americans suffer seasonal and year-round allergies....

Should You Be Worried About Eye Floaters?

Eye floaters are actually more common that you may think. Many people notice specks or cobweb-like images moving around in their line of vision, at...

Be on the Lookout for Vision Problems this Summer Break

Summer vacation is well under way, but did you know that even when your child is out of the classroom, vision problems can have an...

Comfortable Vision for Back-to-school Reading

School is starting: Do you know how to set up your child’s homework and reading spot? Reading and writing are some of the most fundamental...

Cutting Edge Glaucoma Technology

A futuristic, yet simplistic, eye implant paired with a smartphone app may change the way eye doctors treat glaucoma.

Know How and When to Treat an Eye Infection

It’s that time of year again…coughs, sneezing, running noses and itchy, red eyes.  How do you know when an eye irritation is something that needs...

Online Registration Forms

Fill in your patient history online, before your next appointment. Find out how...

Insurance Accepted at Galbrecht Eyecare

We take many different insurance plans...check to see if we accept yours.  If we don't, call and ask.

On Driving: Issues Faced by the Low Vision Driver

In a world of instant gratification where people can just hop in the car and everything is at their fingertips, the loss of America's primary...

Winter Eye Care Advice… Don’t Forget your Sunglasses

Yep, that's right. Sunglasses aren't only a vital accessory in the sunny season. Although most of us are informed of the dangers the sun poses...

Be Informed About Glaucoma

In order to increase awareness about the ''sneak thief of sight,'' January has been named National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is the leading cause of...

This February Spread the Word About AMD and Low Vision

February is age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision awareness month. AMD is the number one cause of visual impairment for seniors. Macular degeneration is...

Preschool Vision: 2 to 5 Years of Age

Every experience a preschooler has is an opportunity for growth and development. They use their vision to guide other learning experiences. From ages 2 to...

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School-Aged Vision: 6 to 18 Years of Age

A child needs many abilities to succeed in school. Good vision is a key. It has been estimated that as much as 80% of the...

Adult Vision: 19 to 40 Years of Age

Most adults, aged 19 to 40, enjoy healthy eyes and good vision. The most common eye and vision problems experienced by people in this age...

Adult Vision: 41 to 60 Years of Age

If you are over 40 years of age, you've probably noticed changes in your vision. Difficulty seeing clearly for reading and close work is among...

Adult Vision: Over 60 Years of Age

It's a fact of life that vision changes occur as you get older. But these changes don't have to compromise your lifestyle. Knowing what to...

Winter Dry Eye Syndrome… No Need to Suffer

Even though it is common to refer to winter as the rainy time of year because of the rain and snow, the air is really...

Why You Should Stop and Think About Purchasing Glasses on the Web

In today's world, where more and more consumers have become accustomed to shopping for anything and everything on the Web, glasses are a product that...

A Guide to Preventing the Effects of Eye Allergies

Are you experiencing red eyes, itchy eyes or watery eyes? If yes, it could be due to pollen-induced eye allergies. For some of us, spring...

The Advantages of Rigid Lenses

  Although you may be more accustomed to soft contact lenses, a second, lesser-known type of contact lenses exists: rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses,...

Caring for Contact Lenses

  Contact lenses necessitate proper treatment and care in order to be a safe and feasible option for those requiring corrective eye wear. Improper care...

This May is UV Awareness Month

  By now, most Americans are familiar with the hazards of Ultraviolet (UV) exposure to your skin, (including sunburn and skin cancer) and the need...

The Facts About the Eye Health Benefits of Eating Carrots

We have all heard that carrots help you see better, but is this the truth? Optometrists will tell you that the orange vegetable can't prevent...

Protecting Your Children’s Eyes

Research shows that eye injuries account for 40,000 trips to the emergency room annually. That's equal to an eye injury every 780 seconds! Eye Care...

Improving Your Adolescent’s Self-Esteem with Contact Lenses

The need to buy glasses is often difficult for a teenager. Teenagers may cringe at the very idea of having to wear eyeglasses and appearing...

Add Eye Exams to Your Back to School Schedule: Olathe Children’s Eye Exams

Back to school season is in full swing. Before heading back to school, the American Optometric Association (AOA) suggests a visit to the eye doctor....

August is Cataracts Awareness Month: Book your Eye Exam in Monona Today

Many people don't know that cataracts affect over 20.5 million Americans over the age of 40. In reality, more than half of the population above...

Sunscreen and your Eyes

Individuals who have regrettably gotten sunblock in their eyes are aware how much it can sting. A real strong rub in the eye can even...

Makeup Tips for Contact Lens Wearers from your Olathe, KS Optometrist

If you wear contact lenses there are some guidelines that should be followed in regard to using makeup. Below are a few basic tips on...

September is Home and Sports Eye Safety Month

In honor of Home and Sports Eye Safety Month, we're going to highlight ways to keep your house eye safe particularly in selecting toys that...

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) Management in Olathe, KS

  Findings from the American Optometric Association show that above seven out of 10 of employed persons that work each day at a computer screen...

Keep Your Eyes Halloween Safe: Decorative Contact Lenses Can Harm Your Eyes

  With the fall comes Halloween and with that, costumes. As a consumer, you want to know of certain hazards to your eyes and vision...

Olathe, KS Relief for Fall Eye Allergies

  Toward the end of the summer, many people begin to experience symptoms of ragweed allergy or hay fever. In addition to sneezing and a...

Olathe, KS Vision Exams: Exploring the Vision Exam

  Ever ask why 20/20 is the benchmark for ''perfect'' eyesight and what it really represents? 20/20 vision is a phrase used to express normal...

All You Need to Know About Amblyopia (Lazy Eye). Treatment in Olathe, KS

Amblyopia, commonly known as lazy eye is the deficiency in central vision development caused by the failure of both eyes to work in unison. With...

Diabetic Retinopathy: A Leading Cause of Blindness

Diabetes is the dominant precursor to blindness for men and women between age twenty and seventy-four. In just the last four years, over 4 million...

A Different Perspective: What is Color Blindness?

Call our Olathe, KS Optometrist for a consultation

Don’t Lose Your Flex Spending Account Dollars!

As the end of the year approaches, so does the end of your flex spending credits. If flex spending doesn't strike a familiar chord you...

This Holiday Season Choose Children’s Gifts that are Eye Safe

Holiday season is right around the corner and that means toys and presents. Adoring mothers and fathers love surprising the kids with the newest toys...

January Special!!!

Donate $5 towards the polar plunge at Galbrecht Eyecare January 2nd through January 21st and receive two extra pairs of contacts for FREE with a contact lens order!

All About Presbyopia

Contact your Olathe, KS Optometrist to Learn More About Treatment Options Many adults experience presbyopia or a reduced ability to focus on objects that are...

Heighten Your Awareness of Glaucoma this Month

As January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, this post is intended to spread the word about the importance of early diagnosis of this vision threatening...

You Need to Wear Shades in the Wintertime too!

It's official! Winter is here, which means in some parts of the country biting winds and frigid rains and sometimes snow aren't far behind. Most...

Dry, Burning Eyes? Could Be Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome is often more prevalent in the cold season as a result of the cold, dry air.

How Do You Clean Your Contact Lenses?

A study conducted by Bausch & Lomb in August revealed that many people are using dangerous chemicals in place of contact solution to keep their...

The Aging Eye: Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

February is age related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision recognition month. Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the primary causes of vision...

Pink, Stinging Eyes? It Could Be Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis, informally referred to as pink eye, is a frequently seen eye infection, especially with kids. Conjunctivitis can be caused by a virus, bacteria or...

Focusing on Astigmatism

Around your iris and pupil is your cornea, which is, under usual circumstances, round. As light hits the eye, the cornea's role is to help...

Workplace Vision Wellness Month

Prevent Blindness America (PBA) has marked the month of March as Workplace Vision Wellness Month. The purpose of this initiative is to educate businesses and...

On the Road with Good Vision

Proper vision is necessary for safe driving. As a matter of fact, safe driving needs a number of visual capabilities like the ability to see...

This month is Sports Eye Safety Month

As the spring comes, as well as more chance to participate in a new set of sports, comes a rise in the number of sports...

See Clearly with Transitions® Optical’s Vantage™ Lens

Great news for anyone in the market for dependable variable tint lenses: Transitions® Optical has just put out the newest addition to their comprehensive range....

When Did You Last Have a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

May is healthy vision month. When did you last have a comprehensive eye exam? Getting your eyes tested regularly is one of the most important...

The Best Protection from UV Rays

It's safe to assume that almost everybody is exposed to UV rays on a regular basis. However, the possible dangers of many years of exposure...

Treating Cataracts

June is Cataract Awareness month. Did you know that cataracts are the leading source of loss of vision among those 55 and older? Actually, more...

Focusing on Contact Lens Care

Have there been times when you've left your disposable contact lenses in for just a bit too long? It's a basic fact that things are...

Keeping Your Eyelids Clean

Inflamed eyelids, also known as blepharitis, is something that many people experience at some point during their lives. Blepharitis is a commonly occurring eyelid inflammation,...

A Fresh Look Just For You

How would you like an updated look for your eyes? FreshLook® provides a large assortment of colored contact lenses, which subtly boost or distinctly alter...

Seeing 20/20

You have most likely run into the terms visual acuity and twenty-twenty vision. Yet, do people know what these terms actually mean? Understanding them will...

Learning Disability or Convergence Insufficiency?

Does your child have a tough time with school? You may be relieved to know that he or she might have a particular vision issue,...

Back To School With Good Vision

It's hard to believe that summer's almost over. Boys and girls everywhere are getting pumped for the new academic year, with school bags, textbooks and...

Focusing on Presbyopia

Alas, experiencing difficulty reading is an extremely common occurrence in middle aged people. Having the ability to see things that are up close is an...

Treating Lazy Eyes in Children

Are you worried your child has a lazy eye? Amblyopia comes about when sight is suppressed, but only in one eye. This might happen if...

What Our Eye Doctors Need to Know

How can you make your next eye exam even more productive? In order for us to guarantee that your exam is effective and worthwhile, there...

Seeing Clearly with Multifocals

Are you having difficulty when reading fine print? If you're close to middle-age, you might have presbyopia. If you already struggle with distance vision, and...

Mobile Devices and Your Eyes

These days, it would be challenging to find someone who doesn't own a mobile device. In truth, these devices are wonderful, because they allow us...

Retino-what? What Happens During your Eye Exam

There are some tests that you have seen at an eye exam and asked yourself what they measure. Having beams of light shined into your...

Are you Aware of the Risks of Diabetes to your Eyes?

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that results in increased blood glucose (sugar) levels either due to insufficient production of insulin or because the body's mechanism...

Know the Risks and Symptoms of Diabetic Eye Disease

Unfortunately, diabetes is all too common. So many people aren't aware of how just much it can affect patients. For example, diabetes can easily lead...

Ski Goggles: How to Choose the Best Winter Sports Eyewear

Ski Goggles are an essential part of proper eye protection when participating in winter sports. In order to choose the best winter sports eyewear for...

Dry Eye Syndrome: When Dry Eyes are Chronic

Dry eyes are a common problem for many individuals particularly during the winter months when exposure to dry air and whipping wind is increased. However,...

The Right Way to Clean Your Eyeglasses

We all know how frustrating it can be trying to see clearly through a smudged pair of glasses; clean lenses can really make a world...

Spring Eye Allergies

Spring is right around the corner, as the winter begins to wind down and the fresh, warmer air begins to rear its head. Unfortunately for...

Women’s Eye Health Month: An Eye on Cosmetics

Women's eyes are regularly exposed to potential irritants through the use of cosmetics. As eye shadow, mascara and eye liner can breed unseen dirt and...

How to Choose the Right Sunglasses

Do your sunglasses have what it takes to protect your eyes? As the summer heats up and people spend more time outdoors, it is very...

Age Related Macular Degeneration and Your Central Vision

Did you know that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness among adults aged 50 and above?...

June is Cataract Awareness Month

Cataracts, one of the most common causes of blindness, develop when the lens of the eye, located behind the iris and pupil, becomes opaque or...

Understanding the Eye Chart

Eye charts of different variations have become a standard in vision screenings and eye exams. One of the most familiar charts associated with vision is...

First Aid for Eye Injuries

To ensure that your eyes remain healthy, it is essential to protect them from injury and to take proper care measures if an injury has...

The Great Glasses Play Day 2013

The first weekend of August (August 3rd and 4th) has been marked as the 2nd annual Great Glasses Play Day. The event, which first launched...

Treating Vision Problems Lowers Risk of Falling in Seniors

For adults over the age of 65, the right pair of vision correcting glasses can literally be a life saver. Seniors aged 65 and up...

Technology in the Classroom and the Eyes

The use of technology has become commonplace in the classroom. So much so that today’s generation of students, from kindergarten to university, navigates computers, smartphones...

Does Chlorine Hurt your Eyes?

Just because the summer is coming to an end, doesn’t mean that we have to say goodbye to the swimming pool. Whether it means a...

How to Prevent Dry Eyes During Air Travel

Many travelers experience dry eyes after extended travel by air. The dry environment of a temperature- and pressure-controlled air plane cabin can take its toll...

This Halloween Be Wary of Costume Contact Lenses

As Halloween approaches and costume planning gets more serious, many consider the use of novelty or costume contact lenses as a way to add that...

10 Tips to Protect Your Vision

Did you forget to put on your sunglasses today? Are you constantly sitting in front of a computer screen without taking breaks to look away?...

Keeping Your Contact Lenses Clean

If you wear contact lenses, you probably know the hygiene routine you should follow when removing your lenses: Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and...

What You Should Know about Diabetes and Your Vision

Diabetes affects people of all ages, races and genders.  An estimated 25.8 million Americans or 8.3 percent of the population suffer from the disease, according...

Fun Holiday Gifts That Are GOOD for Children’s Vision

The holiday season is on our doorstep. With technology so much a part of our lives, the easy go-to gifts for kids often include an...

New Year’s Resolutions for An Eye Healthy 2014

The New Year is a time to start fresh and renew our commitment to health, happiness and success. It’s important to include eye and vision...

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma Glaucoma, which refers to a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, is often called 'the...

How to Encourage Young Kids to Wear their First Pair of Glasses

Your child's first pair of glasses will make an important difference in his or her ability to see and interact with the surrounding world. However,...

9 Tips for Coping With Eye Allergy Season

Spring is on the way. Soon the sun will be shining, the flowers blooming and allergy season will be upon us. If you have allergies,...

6 Things You Should Know about UV Radiation and Your Eyes

The heat of long summer days is nearly upon us. As the sun's rays intensify and people spend more time outdoors in the sunshine it...

Why Will I Likely Need Reading Glasses After I Turn 40?

While we all age differently, one of things most people can count on is some type of vision support (contacts or glasses) for some portion...

A Look Behind Sleeping Eyes

Have you ever wondered what your eyes do when you finally close them after a long day of visual processing and stimulation? Let's take a...

Keeping an Eye on Cataracts

Cataracts affect millions of people nationwide and as the population continues to age, the numbers keep increasing. The good news is, cataracts are often manageable...

Protect Children’s Eyes During Sports

The new school year has kicked off and you can tick off purchasing all that back to school equipment. Now, it's time to think about...

World Sight Day Challenge – No More Avoidable Blindness

The World Sight Day Challenge, slated to take place on October 9, 2014 is an annual awareness day that aims to focus global attention on...

October is…

October is 'Eye Injury Prevention Month' in the USA and 'Eye Health Month' in Canada. There are about 285 million people living with blindness and...

7 Things You Should Know About Eyelid Twitches

You may have experienced this before. Out of nowhere, your eyelid starts twitching uncontrollably. While this can be a cause of aggravation, eyelid twitches, spasms...

Do You Know the Facts About Diabetic Eye Disease?

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. Do you know the facts?

“Eye” Am Home for the Holidays – 7 Eye Tips for College Students

Winter break is in a few weeks and, with college students finding their way home for the holidays, it is a good time for parents to...

8 Tips to Beat Winter Dry Eyes

One of the most common patient complaints during the winter months is dry eyes.

Olathe Award Program Honors the Achievement

Congratulations to our very own Dr. Galbrecht!

Under Pressure: Are you at Risk for Glaucoma?

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month.  Glaucoma is a serious, vision threatening disease. You can save your eyesight, by knowing the facts. Are you at risk...

Living With Low Vision

February is Low Vision and Age-Related Macular Degeneration awareness month.   Low vision describes a set of conditions in which there is significant visual impairment...

Refocus on the Digital Age with Computer Glasses

Digital devices have impacted our world in so many positive ways, allowing us to connect, work, play and get information at the speed of light....

10 Steps to Prevent Vision Loss

March is Save Your Vision Month, a time to raise public awareness about how to protect your eyes and your vision. Most people aren’t aware...

Can you Really Go Blind from Looking at a Solar Eclipse?

Last week, people in South America, Europe, North Africa, and parts of Asia and the Middle East saw a solar eclipse. As you may have...

Enjoying Life During Eye Allergy Season

Spring is in the air. But along with the beauty of the blooming flowers and budding trees, comes allergy season. The high pollen count and...

Galbrecht Eyecare has been awarded with the 2015 Patients

We're proud to announce that once again Galbrecht Eyecare has been awarded with the 2015 Patients’ Choice Award by https://www.opencare.com." Include HTML badge : Galbrecht...

What Women Need to Know About Eye Health

According to Women’sEyeHealth.org, ⅔ of blindness and visual impairment occurs in women. Additionally, an estimated 75% of visual impairment is preventable or correctable with proper...

5 Ways to Ensure Healthy Vision

Your eyes are constantly at work for you, playing a vital role as you navigate through each day. As May is healthy vision month, here...

What You Need to Know About Firework Eye Safety

Independence Day may have passed but fireworks season is still in full swing and fireworks-related injury and death is a real and serious danger.  According...

6 Things You Need To Know About Cataracts

Cataracts are a leading cause of vision loss in the United States and Canada. Here are 6 things you need to know. 1. Chances are...

Guidelines For Picking the Right Pair of Shades

There is a lot more that goes into finding the right pair of sunglasses than just fit and fashion.  While it’s important to look and...

Is Your Baby’s EyeSight Developing Normally?

A baby’s visual system develops gradually over the first few months of life. They have to learn to focus and move their eyes, and use...

How Pregnancy Affects Vision

The hormonal fluctuations experienced during pregnancy can cause many unexpected changes in your body, including your eyes and vision. Most of these changes are temporary...

Protective Sports Eyewear is a Serious Matter

There are thousands of eye injuries a year related to sports. According to the National Eye Institute eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness...

6 Common Eye Myths Debunked

Over the centuries there have been a lot of old-wives tales circulating about eyes and vision. You know, like the one that if someone hits...

It’s Time to Be Serious About Home Eye Safety

Home Eye Injury Awareness and Prevention

What is Amblyopia?

What is Amblyopia? In most children, the brain processes images coming in from the eyes without any problems. However, in some children the brain can't...