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Kearney Eye Institute - Ophthalmology

 

411 W. 39th Street
Kearney, NE 68848

800-657-2112
Ph: (308) 865-2760

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Look to Us...at Kearney Eye Institute
Kearney Eye Institute is your eye care expert in Central Nebraska.  For nearly 50 years we have been providing our community with comprehensive ophthalmology services and are committed to providing you the latest advances in eye health.  Expect exceptional eye care from Kearney Eye Institute.

Look to...our doctors and friendly staff
With three Board Certified ophthalmologists, one optometrist and a full staff of eye care professionals, Kearney Eye Institute provides the most advanced methods of eye care diagnosis and treatment.  Our physicians are specialists in medical and surgical eye care.  We continually update our technology and procedures to provide you and your family members with the most advanced methods in vision care.

Look to Us...for your complete eye care
Kearney Eye Institute is a full-service eye care center.  From routine eye exams, contact lenses and glasses to treatment of complex eye diseases and surgery, we can meet your needs.  Trust our Doctors to restore your vision with cataract surgery, or LASIK® eye surgery.  Do you have crow's feet or drooping eyelids? Look to us for Botox®
and cosmetic eyelid surgery.

Look to Us...for hometown healthcare
We Know how important convenience is for you.  Kearney Eye Institute believes in providing high-quality eye care in your hometown location.  Our office is located at 411 W 39th Street in Kearney.  Satellite offices are also offered in Broken Bow, Lexington, Cozad, Holdrege, McCook and Cambridge.  Our goal is to provide you with the highest level of service close to home.  Trust your eye care to Kearney Eye Institute.

Look to Us... for the latest in cosmetic procedures
Kearney Eye Institute continues to keep up to date with the latest procedures in cosmetic advances.  Dr. Linda Blakely, a laser Vision GOLD surgeon, has performed LASIK® surgery for over 10 years.  LASIK® eye surgery may drastically decrease your dependancy on glasses and contact lenses.  Latisse® is a prescription drop that lengthens your eyelashes.  Juviderm® is an injectible gel for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.  BOTOX® is nonsurgical procedure that temporarily improves the frown lines around the eyes and brows.   Thermage® is the only non-invasive procedure that helps tighten and contour your skin in a single treatment-with no surgery, no injections and little to no downtime.  Thermage® uses radiofrequency techology to safely stimulate existing collagen and promote new collagen growth for subtle, natural looking results.

---- Frequently Asked Questions ----

What is a cataract and when does it need treatment?
Cataracts are clouding of the eye's naturally clear lens, resulting in a gradual blurring of vision. Patients may also notice double vision in one eye, fading or yellowing of colors, sensitivity to glare and/or bright light, or difficulty driving at night. Cataract surgery has advanced tremendously through the years and is a very successful procedure. The best time to have a cataract removed is when it starts to interfere with your quality of life.

My parent has macular degeneration.  Am I at risk?
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of visual impairment for individuals age 75 and older. While there is no cure, newer treatments are offering hope. AMD is a progressive disease affecting the macula, which is the center of the retina lining the back of the eye. AMD gradually destroys sharp, central vision. Regular eye exams are imperative, especially those with a family history of AMD. Early detection and treatment is the best defense against losing your vision.

How do I know if I have glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a condition in which the optic nerve is damaged. It can be associated with elevated pressure within the eye and can potentially lead to blindness. Unfortunately, most people who have glaucoma are relatively asymptomatic and do not notice symptoms until the disease is at a relatively advanced stage. The good news is that vision loss from glaucoma can be prevented if it is detected early and treated appropriately. The key is a good thorough ophthalmologic exam.

How often should someone with diabetes have an eye exam?
Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of legal blindness among working-age Americans. Unfortunately, one third of those diagnosed with diabetes do not receive the annual dilated eye exams crucial in detecting problems early - when things are most treatable. Therefore, if you have diabetes, get a dilated eye exam every year. Each year, between 12,000 and 24,000 people lose their sight due to diabetes. Early detection with annual exams could prevent this loss.



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411 West 39th Street
Kearney, NE 68848
Phone: (308) 865-2760
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