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The Two Forms of Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is the top cause of vision loss in people over 60. When the macula (the central area in the retina) deteriorates, macular degeneration is the result. This eye condition is also known as age-related macular degeneration because it progresses as one ages. It cannot completely blind someone, but it does drastically diminish their… Read More »

  • Posted on: Dec 15 2018
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Preparing For Your Eye Exam

Do you have fantastic eyesight? If so, you still need regular eye exams. Occasional eye exams allow a trained eye specialist to apprehend any potential eye problems like glaucoma, cataracts, or even diabetes. If you can’t remember the last time you had an eye exam, schedule one with Richen’s Eye Center today. Choosing your eye… Read More »

  • Posted on: Nov 15 2018
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How to Know If You Have Keratoconus

Keratoconus is an eye condition that gives the cornea a cone shape, as opposed to the normal dome or sphere shape. When collagen (tiny protein fibers) in the eye becomes weak, it can no longer sustain the dome shape of the cornea, ultimately resulting in a cone shape. Let’s discuss what the symptoms of Keratoconus… Read More »

  • Posted on: Oct 15 2018
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Eyelid Surgery St. George, UT

Baggy Eyelids? You Might Need An Eyelid Lift

If you have sagging or baggy eyelids, you could benefit from an eyelid lift, also known as eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty. An eyelid lift will diminish the appearance of sagging and get rid of excess skin on the eyelids. Normally, an eyelid lift is done for cosmetic purposes, but older individuals often get the procedure… Read More »

  • Posted on: Sep 15 2018
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Common Questions About Cataracts

Cataracts tend to develop after the age of 60. Some of the symptoms include blurry or cloudy vision and changes in how you see color. Here we will address common questions about cataracts, like what causes cataracts, treatment, and additional symptoms. Why do cataracts form? When protein accumulates in the lens of the eye, your… Read More »

  • Posted on: Aug 15 2018
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What your Eye Gunk Means

Every minute your eyes blink 10-20 times. This process allows the eye a few milliseconds of moisture and protection. As we sleep, our eyes aren’t able to blink any gunk away as they normally would. As a result, the gunk accumulates in the corners of the eyes next to the nose. This substance is known… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jul 15 2018
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Fascinating Facts About Your Eyes

Our eyes are one of the most incredible and fascinating aspects of our bodies. How much do you know about your eyes and how they really work? Read on to learn what your eyes are capable of. If you have brown eyes you’re in good company. Brown is the most common eye color in the… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jun 15 2018
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RICHENS EYE CENTER IS MERGING WITH DR. KYLE D. ANDRUS

A longtime Mesquite fixture is returning solely to his St. George, UT practice after serving the community for almost 30 years. Local optometrist Kyle D. Andrus has merged his practice, in Mesquite as well as in St. George, with the team at Richens Eye Center. The changeover is currently underway, which began with the St.… Read More »


Should I Get Contacts?

Contact lenses are an excellent choice for those who do not like how they look wearing glasses, or feel that glasses are an inconvenience to their daily activities. Let’s address how contacts work and some questions to ask yourself to determine if you should invest in contacts. Contacts: an introduction Contact lenses are made of… Read More »

  • Posted on: May 15 2018
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Welcome to my blog! Within this regularly updated feature of my website, I will provide visitors with practice news and specials, as well as information regarding the most recent technological advances and new treatments in Ophthalmology. I believe that patient education and open communication with your doctor are the keys to achieving healthy, fully functional… Read More »


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The Two Forms of Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is the top cause of vision loss in people over 60. When the macula (the central area in the retina) deteriorates, macular degeneration is the result. This eye condition is also known as age-related macular degeneration because it ...Read More »

Preparing For Your Eye Exam

Do you have fantastic eyesight? If so, you still need regular eye exams. Occasional eye exams allow a trained eye specialist to apprehend any potential eye problems like glaucoma, cataracts, or even diabetes. If you can’t remember the last time ...Read More »

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