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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


Febrero mes de la degeneración macular relacionada con la edad

La degeneración macular relacionada con la edad (DMAE) es una de las principales causas de ceguera entre las personas mayores, afectando a más de 2 millones de personas en los Estados Unidos. Una vez avanzada,  esta enfermedad le roba la visión central. Sin embargo en las primeras etapas, a menudo no hay síntomas. Esta es… 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


Enero es el Mes de la Concientización sobre el Glaucoma

Enero ha sido elegido como el mes de la concientización sobre el glaucoma, un importante recordatorio de que todo el mundo debe ser revisado para detectar a este silencioso ladrón de la vista. El glaucoma, que puede provocar ceguera si no se trata a tiempo, causa cambios tan lentamente que la mayoría de los pacientes… 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


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