Complete EyeCare Center, Christopher P. Olson, OD, FAAO

301 W Monroe St, Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641

Phone: 319.385.9534 (24 hour phone)

Eye Health

Dr. Oz Knows Optometrists Can Detect Life-Threatening Conditions

By |February 28th, 2013|

Do you know what Dr. Oz knows?

MS. Diabetes. High Blood Pressure. High Cholesterol. Melanoma.

These are just some of the things that can be diagnosed during a comprehensive eye health examination from Dr. Olson.

In this television segment Dr. Oz shows Optomap images (like we use) to illustrate two systemic conditions that a skilled optometrist can detect […]

This Summer Think About Your Child’s Eyes

By |June 25th, 2012|

Make a summertime note to self….Don’t wait until August to think about the kid’s annual eye exams. Call us at 319-385-9534 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Olson today!

 

Heart Health is Linked to Eye Health

By |February 24th, 2012|

It’s February, the month of hearts–because of Valentine’s Day but also because it’s Heart Health Month.

So why is an eye doctor talking about heart health?  Because some undetected heart health issues can be identified in the eye.  And some systemic problems that contribute to heart disease may be detected in their early stages during an eye exam.   

Undetected high blood pressure can […]

80% of Visual Impairment is Avoidable

By |July 30th, 2011|

According to World Health Organization estimates:

80% of all visual impairment can be prevented, treated or cured
Top causes of visual impairment: refractive errors, cataracts and glaucoma
Top causes of blindness: cataracts, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration
About 285 million people are visually impaired worldwide: 39 million are blind and 246 million have low vision

When was your last eye […]

Anyone Can Develop Glaucoma

By |January 22nd, 2011|

Anyone can develop sight-threatening glaucoma.  It’s the second leading cause of blindness in the world, according to the World Health Organization. But an eye doctor can detect it before significant vision loss begins.  Glaucoma occurs when pressure inside the eye slowly rises, and this leads to optic nerve damage and vision loss.  During every eye health exam we […]

Vision Research Links Nutrition to Macular Degeneration

By |June 22nd, 2010|

June is Vision Research Month.  The American Optometric Association website features an excellent summary of one of the most important vision research findings in recent years.  Because of the AREDS studies Dr. Olson recommends supplements to certain at-risk patients.  The AOA article follows:
In the last 20 years, eye health research has linked diet and nutrition with a decreased risk […]

Sports Eyewear Protects and Performs

By |March 30th, 2010|

Did you know?

Approximately 72 percent of sports-related eye injuries occur in people younger than 25 years and approximately 43 percent occur in children younger than 15 years.  (Source American Optometric Association.)

Nearly all of these injuries could have been avoided with proper eye protection.   At age 23 I learned this lesson first-hand during a game of […]

Optovue Excellence is Right in Your Back Yard

By |October 31st, 2009|

When it was featured on Good Morning America in May 2007, the Optovue RTVue spectral OCT  was one of only 100 worldwide.  As soon as May 2008, Dr. Olson was introducing that same instrument to his patients in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, at Complete EyeCare Center.

The GMA reporter was “able to get access to one”, and […]

Optomap Featured on “The Doctors” TV

By |July 20th, 2009|

Many eye problems can develop without you knowing.  You may not even notice any change in your eyesight.  But, diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, and other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be seen with a thorough exam of the retina.  Until the optomap®, the only […]

Here Comes the Sunwear

By |May 5th, 2009|

It’s a sunny day in Mt. Pleasant, at least for now!  During this spring’s activities I’ve been thankful for a good pair of sunglasses, whether I’m driving, doing yard work, or watching a high school tennis match.  What a difference it makes in my comfort and enjoyment!  If you are a contact lens wearer you […]

It’s InfantSEE Week!

By |March 23rd, 2009|

You’re invited to help protect your baby’s eyes with a no-cost eye assessment.

Governor Chet Culver has declared InfantSEE Week as Monday, March 23 – Friday, March 27, 2009.  If your infant is six to twelve months old, this is the perfect time to schedule an InfantSEE eye assessment with Dr. Olson–at no cost.  

“I encourage parents across Iowa […]

It’s Time for New Sunglasses – March is Save Your Vision Month

By |March 1st, 2009|

If there’s one way you can save your vision over your lifetime, it’s by wearing good quality sunglasses now.  Whether it’s summer or winter, sunny or overcast, ultraviolet exposure can damage your eyes.   Premature cataracts, the clouding of the lenses, and macular degeneration are the greatest concerns.  UV damage has also been attributed to some […]

Improve Performance With the Right Sunglass Tint

By |February 27th, 2009|

Sport-specific performance in sunglasses comes down to tint, which should filter enough of the right kind of light to reduce brightness and eyestrain, without filtering out what you actually need to see to perform well.  Our Eyewear Consultants can help determine what lens colors will work best for you.  Here are some general guidelines.

Yellow or […]

Get Geared Up for the Outdoors With Performance Sunglasses

By |February 25th, 2009|

If you’re serious about seeing and performing at your best, take a look at Rudy Project sunglasses.  We have recently added the collection in our office.  So whether your interests are biking, snow or water sports, fishing, racket sports, golf, or driving, they combine sport and style in a way that takes your needs into […]

Has it Really Been a Year?

By |January 9th, 2009|

You’ve broken out the new calendar, or at least turned the page to a new year.  Are you wondering where 2008 went?  None of us seems immune to this syndrome, perhaps a sign of the busyness of our culture.  So, it should come as no surprise that you’ve probably underestimated how long it’s been since […]

Your Eyes Are Like A Window to Your Health

By |February 28th, 2015|

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Our eye health exam can be an early detector of serious health problems like high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

Shouldn’t you schedule your annual eye exam today?  Just call 319-385-9534.  Our friendly staff will be glad to help you.