UV Safety and Awareness

Keep an eye on UV safety!

When packing the sunscreen for your next barbeque, don't forget the sunglasses! Harmful UV rays can affect eye health at a later stage.

Summertime means more time spent outdoors, and studies show that exposure to bright sunlight may increase the risk of developing cataracts, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and growths on the eye such as pterygium.

The doctors of EyeCare Specialists would like to remind you of the importance of protecting your eyes, as well as your child's eyes, from the sun's harmful rays by wearing proper protection. Click here to learn more!

When was your child's last comprehensive eye exam?

Eye Care Specialists 4Kids

Linn Mangano, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist, fellowship trained in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Mangano is now accepting new patients at our Cape Girardeau and Carbondale locations. Call our office at 800-455-EYES (3937) to schedule a comprehensive exam for your child this summer!

Black Bean and
Corn Salsa

Quick, Easy, AND Healthy!
Black Bean and Corn Salsa

Most everyone knows that diet plays a large part in our heart health. But...did you know, a similar diet low in fat and rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, makes for healthy eyes too. This recipe is not only healthy but tastes delicious and only takes 15 minutes to make! The perfect dish to take to your next barbeque or picnic!

Learn More About LASIK

Considering LASIK?

With the iLASIK technology, there has never been a safer time to have LASIK! What are you waiting for?!? The LASIK procedure is a life-changing procedure and can end your dependence on glasses and contacts! Call Eye Care Specialists at 866 DR LASIK (375-2745) to for your free consultation with Dr. Shawn Parker.