Understanding Glaucoma and Your Treatment Options

Glaucoma doesn’t always lead to blindness. With proactive treatment, you can easily manage your symptoms and stop the condition in its early stages. Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness in the U.S, but as many as one million Americans may not even know that they have it. Fortunately, its effects can be minimized… Read More

What Is Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

Most people can expect some changes to their vision as they age, but age-related macular degeneration doesn’t necessarily cause permanent vision loss. Everyone’s vision changes at least slightly with age, but not everyone experiences the same level of degradation. Some people may struggle to see nearby objects, for example, while others may notice blind spots… Read More


Many of the testimonials that you see below are from athletes who have enjoyed life-changing results at ICON Eyecare. Icon’s LASIK surgeons in Colorado have performed LASIK eye surgery on thousands of individuals some of whom are professional athletes but much more who simply want to improve their quality of life. In addition to the… Read More

Coping with Uveitis — Symptoms and Treatment Options

Uveitis is a rare but serious condition that occurs in the middle layer of the eye’s surface. We’ll help you identify the symptoms and find the most appropriate treatment for your condition. Uveitis, sometimes called chorioretinitis, is an inflammation of the uvea — the middle layer of the eye that houses the iris, choroid, and… Read More

Everything You Need to Know about Pterygium

Pterygium is often mistaken for other eye disorders like cataracts, but it requires unique treatment. Here’s what you need to know. A pterygium is a dense, fibrous growth that forms on the sclera, which is the white protective membrane that surrounds the eye. While it usually appears as an elevated, wedge-shaped bump on the eyeball,… Read More

What Is LASIK Eye Surgery?

Tired of your glasses and/or contacts? LASIK is your one-way ticket to crystal-clear vision — here’s what you need to know. Laser-assisted in situ keratomileuses may sound like something out of a college textbook, but chances are you’re actually familiar with the term — however, you’ve probably only heard it referred to by its abbreviated name: LASIK…. Read More

How Safe Is LASIK Eye Surgery?

  While laser eye surgery may sound somewhat intimidating, LASIK is among the safest procedures available today. LASIK is a popular surgical solution to common vision problems such as farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism, greatly improving or even permanently curing these conditions. However, many prospective patients still wonder whether it’s safe. Fortunately, years of research and… Read More

What to Expect Before, During, and After Your Laser Eye Procedure

Before opting for laser eye surgery, it’s important to understand exactly how it works. To help you learn more, we’ve outlined the entire process from start to finish.   While laser eye surgery is one of the most common medical procedures in the United States, many prospective patients don’t fully know what it entails. To… Read More

Coping with Cataracts: Symptoms and Treatment Options

Cataracts become increasingly common as you age. Here’s how you can manage them. Chances are you’ve heard of cataracts — you might already be suffering from them — but do you really understand the causes, symptoms, and treatments?  This quick cataracts primer will help provide a solid baseline of knowledge so you’re better prepared to manage… Read More

Is LASIK Eye Surgery Right for Me?

Tired of relying on glasses or contacts? It might be time to consider laser eye surgery — here’s how to determine if it’s the right choice for you. LASIK (laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis) eye surgery is currently one of the most popular types of refractive eye surgery, largely due to the wide range of conditions it… Read More

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