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Welcome Aboard Heidi Ensley

TMS Eyecare is proud to announce that on January 1st, 2021, Heidi Ensley, O.D. became a partner in the practice. A native of Florence, KS, Dr. Ensley attended undergrad at Washburn University, she has been a valuable part of the practice since joining in 2012 after graduating from the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry, and we couldn't be more excited for what the future holds with her on board.


How Ortho-K Contacts Can Help Kids Suffering From Myopia

If your child is nearsighted, glasses or contact lenses may help correct their vision. But, there is a lesser-known effective treatment called orthokeratology, or ortho-K.


Myopia Management FAQs

The term myopia is used to refer to the nearsightedness condition. People who cannot see distant objects are myopic. Myopia is a common condition that affects people of all ages. Myopia is a result of refractive error. In most cases, the structure of the eye is to blame for myopia. When the cornea of the eye is irregularly shaped, then it distorts images making it hard to see objects that are far.


What to Expect at Your Diabetic Eye Exam?

Diabetes can cause sufferers to experience a range of different problems. However, many people don’t realize that diabetes can have a direct effect on their eye health and vision too. Many people with diabetes go on to develop a condition known as diabetic retinopathy – a complication of their persistently high blood sugar levels. If you are diabetic, then you should be attending regular diabetic eye exams which are used to check for indications of diabetic retinopathy and, where necessary, prescribe treatment to help.


Risks of Halloween Costume Contacts

The American Association of Ophthalmology continue to warn people about the dangers of costume contact lenses. Halloween is just around the corner. Despite the pandemic, many are still planning to celebrate the occasion by wearing costumes. To complete their supernatural look, they are willing to wear unique contacts without prescription. While these lenses allow you to have a spine-chilling gaze, they are not healthy for your eyes. If you want to understand the risks of Halloween costume contacts, here’s what you should know.


What are multifocal soft contact lenses?

Contact lenses are well regarded as one of the best treatments for vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Worn on the surface of the eye, they alter the way that light passes through it, ensuring that it hits the retina at the back of the eye properly so that the messages sent from the eye to the brain are accurate.


What to Expect at an Annual Eye Exam

Caring for your eyes is important for your overall health. Aside from forming good eyecare habits on your own, you should also make time to get an annual eye exam. Experts at the American Academy of Ophthalmology say that children and adults should have regular eye tests. Every age group has a specific set of eye and vision health needs. If you have already scheduled your first eye checkup for you and your family, here’s what you can expect at an annual eye exam.


Why Back-to-School Season Means Back to the Eye Doctor

Going back to school means a lot of exciting things: new clothes, new shoes, a new backpack, and a new teacher. But, there’s one essential item that’s sometimes left off this back-to-school checklist — making appointments for comprehensive eye exams.


Keratoconus: Frequently Asked Questions

Keratoconus is a non-inflammatory eye condition that causes vision problems for those patients that experience it. To help you understand this fairly uncommon but no less debilitating eye condition, we have put together this list of frequently asked questions about keratoconus and their answers.


Why Is It Important to Wear Sunglasses in the Sun?

Wearing sunglasses in the sun should be a habit especially since the sun’s rays are getting more intense. If you’re not used to wearing a good pair of sunglasses on sunny days, here are some good reasons for you to start doing so.