Archive for the ‘Medical’ Category


Ophthalmologists tend to be on the forefront of medical advancement.  When a new treatment becomes available and it’s proven to work, the treatment offering spreads like wildfire and ophthalmologists all over the world use it. As patients, our desire for the latest and greatest in new technologically advanced treatment options can sometimes lead us to seeking out treatments that haven’t been […]

Eyeball Tattoos – That’s a Thing!?!

Eyeball Tattoos Are Even Worse Than They Sound Check out this article from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.  Yes, people are tattooing their eyes with disastrous results.  Take home message…Don’t tattoo your eyeballs!  Don’t let anyone other than an ophthalmologist inject anything into your eye!    


Each year, an estimated 100,000 Americans are hurt by sports-related injuries. About 13,500 of these injuries result in permanent vision loss. In support of Sports Eye Safety Month, remember that a majority of sports-related injuries can be avoided by wearing the proper protection. Source: Cherry Optical Newsletter, April 2017  


February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month Are you getting the appropriate care? Learn more about the leading cause of blindness in North America and Europe – check out these links: Macular degeneration facts Vision Screening Recommendations for Adults Over 60 Genetic Research Sheds New Light on AMD and Glaucoma, Two Leading Causes of Blindness

Diagnosing Brain Tumors with an Eye Exam???

You bet! Our eyes are revealing and not just into our souls 🙂 Did you know that dilated eye exams can uncover more about your body than just what’s going on in your eyes!?! Because of his medical expertise, Dr. Memmen can diagnose (and has diagnosed!) patients with several diseases that originate in other parts of their […]

5 Tips To Protect Against Macular Degeneration

February provides us with a chance to recognize a disease that causes blindness in millions of seniors across the United States: Age-related Macular Degeneration. Fortunately, there are five specific ways to protect yourself against this disease, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology: Quit Smoking Know your Family History Eat a diet rich in Omega-3s […]

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Did you know: Glaucoma is a blinding eye disease that carries little, if any, symptoms until it is too late? Because of this, the disease often goes undetected. Glaucoma is often hereditary. If you know of a family member with glaucoma or have been diagnosed yourself, protect your eyesight by scheduling an annual comprehensive, dilated […]

Ask Our Patients

Are you nervous about surgery? You don’t have to be! Dr. Memmen and his staff do everything to ease your worries about cataract surgery. Just Ask Our Patients: “My cataract surgery was incredibly simple. I was relaxed and excited about regaining my vision because I knew I was in good hands. Because of the quality […]

June is Cataract Awareness Month!

Our patients’ reaction after cataract surgery is always the same: “WOW!  I didn’t realize how bad my vision was before surgery!” “I can see colors again!” “White is actually white!” The onset of cataracts happens so gradually that we tend not to notice the symptoms until they really start to interfere with our daily lives.  […]

Not All Vitamins are Created Equal

You may or may not know that vitamins and nutritional supplements are not regulated by the FDA.  This means that when vitamins are manufactured, the ingredients may not be distributed equally among every tablet.  The percentages listed on the side of the bottle are an estimate or an average of the ingredient contents from that […]

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