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Diabetic Eye Awareness Month

Our doctors here at Southwest Eye Institute in El Paso, TX strive to ensure patient education and comfort comes first. Bringing awareness to certain eye diseases is important and this month mars diabetic eye awareness. The most common disease assocaited with this is diabetic retniopathy, which is caused by diabetes. Unfortuantely, there are not many… Read More


Halloween Tips and Tricks

Fall is here, which means the month of costumes, candy, fall, and spooky movies is upon us. October marks the month of Halloween and here at Southwest Eye Institute in El Paso, TX we know how popular this day is to most of the population and their families in El Paso. Many people partake in dressing up… Read More


3 Reasons Why Cheap LASIK Isn’t Worth the Savings

When you’re considering getting LASIK surgery, you probably do some research to get a feel for what to expect when it comes to the procedure itself and how much it costs. There’s a very good chance that your searching has triggered some ads to pop up about cheap LASIK procedures in your area. You may… Read More


Healthy Vision Aging Month

Your health and your eyesight should be your main concern, and Southwest Eye Institute is here to help you gain knowledge on this matter. September marks National healthy aging month and the doctors here at Southwest Eye Institute want to direct the attention towards your vision. Dr. Ellmans goal here is to bring the positives… Read More


Cataract Awareness Month

The board of optometry has officially marked June as the official month to bring awareness to cataracts. Many people are not aware that they have a cataract, or even what the signs and symptoms can be.  Cataracts are clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye. When you have this clouding it, in turn,… Read More


February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Month

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of blindness amongst seniors, affecting more than 2 million people in the United States. Once advanced, this disease robs your central vision. However, at earlier stages there are often no symptoms. This is yet another reason why it is important to get regular comprehensive eye examinations, as… Read More


January Is Glaucoma Awareness Month – Find Out If You Are at Risk

January has been chosen as the glaucoma awareness month, an important reminder that everyone should get checked for this silent thief of sight. Glaucoma, which can lead to blindness if untreated, causes changes so slowly that most patients don’t know they have it until it is found during a comprehensive eye examination or until the visual… Read More


Beware Dangerous Toys – Protect Children’s Eyes

It’s all fun and games until someone pokes their eye!  Now that we’re in the holiday season, we would like to remind everyone of the importance of safety when choosing toys.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that more than 250,000 toy-related injuries were treated in U.S. emergency rooms in 2017. Almost half of… Read More


The Most Common LASIK Myths

LASIK is the most common refractive surgery in the United States. However, there is still a lot of misinformation floating around that may be preventing patients from seeking the treatment. Let’s debunk some of these myths. This will help you make an informed decision as you seek treatment for your vision problems. Myth #1: Anyone… Read More


November Is National Diabetes Month – Take Care of Your Eyes

Do you or someone you care about have diabetes? November is National Diabetes Month, an important reminder that comprehensive eye examinations are an important part of diabetic care as those with diabetes can have changes in their eyes and not even know it! How Diabetes Affects Your Eyes Diabetes can affect your entire body, especially… Read More


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