Thursday, October 20, 2016

Exciting New Technologies at Infinite Eye Care


IMG_2922.jpgAt Infinite Eye Care, we are dedicated to offering the best services possible to our patients. This includes keeping up with the most advanced technology in the ophthalmology field. Recently, we have acquired a new piece of medical technology that is greatly improving our ability to scan the eye. The Ivue OCT. is a tool that Dr. Tom and the rest of the team will use to assess the retina, optic disc, and cornea.  This, along with the iWellness exam, will offer a much better understanding of our patient’s eyes.

Ivue OCT. is like an MRI of the retina in the back of the eye. In the past, we have only been able to look at the “surface” of the retina, but with this new technology, we are able to evaluate 10 layers deep behind the surface.

Catching Eye Problems Sooner
The ability to see into the layers of the retina allow the Infinite Eye Care team to spot the earliest signs of disease such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, retinal detachments, tumors, neurological conditions and their causes, as well as some anterior disease of the cornea (the transparent layer on the front of the eye).  This Ivue tool is allowing our team to catch eye health issues before they start showing physical symptoms.

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Along with the Ivue OCT., we have added another new technology to analyze the health of the eye. The iWellness exam is a new way to check for eye problems. Sight-threatening diseases often show no outward signs or symptoms, until it becomes serious. Early detection is extremely important in order to reduce the risk of vision loss.  For this reason, we recommend a yearly screening using this new technology. The exam can be essential in the detection of eye conditions. Learn more about our iWellness exam and what it offers on our website.

These new technologies allow us to see the eye in ways we’ve never been able to before. The Ivue Oct. and iWellness exam are crucial for disease diagnosis. With these powerful clinical tools, we will offer our patients excellent care, which may give our team an advantage to detect eye health problems. Schedule an appointment with Infinite Eye Care today, and be sure to ask for your iWellness exam.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk 2016

This year, once again, Dr. Tom and the Infinite Eye Care staff will be supporting the fight against breast cancer with the American Cancer Society at the Making Strides of Central Minnesota walk. The walk is set to be held at Hallenbeck Hall at SCSU Saturday, October 15th.  Our goal is to raise $2500 for the cause.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide. Each year, it is estimated that over 246,000 women in the United States alone will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Statistics show that one in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. On average, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every two minutes. However, there are currently 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.

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Making Strides

Survival rates for Breast Cancer patients have been on the rise since about 1990, partly due to better screening and early detection, increased awareness, and continually improving treatment options. However, survival rate improvement would not have accelerated at the rate it has without the support of community members and resources from the American Cancer Society. According to last year’s statistics from, “The Society is currently funding more than $86 million in breast cancer research through 204 research and training grants. These grants are awarded in multiple areas relevant to the disease, including genetics, etiology, diagnostics, drug development; and preclinical, clinical, and epidemiological studies in prevention, diagnosis, treatment and quality of life.”

Programs such as Relay For Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer are a huge asset in supporting the fight against breast cancer. Relay For Life has rallied four million people worldwide, raising critical funds to help fuel the mission of the American Cancer Society and impact millions of lives. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks are influential as well, raising awareness and funds to stunt breast cancer – it is the largest network of breast cancer events in the nation. It unites nearly 300 communities to finish the fight. Funds raised by the walk allow the American Cancer Society to pioneer research for breast cancer, provide free educational programs to patients, survivors, and caregivers, and improve the screening processes.

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The 2015 Making Strides team
Infinite Eye Care recognizes the important influence that the Strides Against Breast Cancer walk has in the fight against this insidious disease. We acknowledge the impact that a community can have when it comes together. That is why we want to invite those around us to join us in supporting a cause bigger than ourselves; be a part of a movement that can have a profound impact on many lives by walking with us on October 15th.

Find out how you can join our team and have a lasting impression by visiting our Strides Against Breast Cancer page.

Watch our Making Strides Against Breast Cancer video on Youtube.