The team at Evergreen Eye Center were proud to attend the South Sound Go Red For Women Luncheon on Tuesday, April 25 at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma. Evergreen Eye Center also sponsored the event. The attendees toured the Health Expo, enjoyed a heart-healthy lunch and learned more about the Go Red For Women … Continued

Recently, our very own Dr. Robert A. Tester had the honor of being featured on a KING5 HealthLink segment. The story covered Evergreen Eye Center’s dropless cataract surgery. Traditional cataract surgery often requires multiple eye drops after surgery. These eye drops have to be applied for weeks by the patient. Sometimes the process can be … Continued

If you’ve ever hiked to the top of a mountain or welcomed a brand new baby into the world, you know those sights can take your breath away. The optometrists at Evergreen Eye Center want to help you protect your vision so you can keep witnessing expansive views, love at first sight and everything in … Continued

February isn’t just for love letters and Valentines, it is also National AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss among older Americans. It affects approximately 15 million Americans over the age of 50. What is macular degeneration? Macular degeneration is a loss of central vision. Central vision … Continued

In January, our employees voted on charities they’d like to support this year. From there, we determined the top five and decided to support these charities in a variety of ways. (We’ll write a bit about each charity and what Evergreen employees are doing to give back as the year progresses.) Our first charity is … Continued

Though many don’t realize it, it’s important to get tested for glaucoma, as it’s known as “the sneak thief of sight.” Unfortunately, glaucoma shows no symptoms, and once vision is lost, it’s permanent. What you need to know about glaucoma Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, which is essential to … Continued

A common eye disorder, dry eye occurs when your eyes don’t produce enough tears or the right quality of tears to keep your eyes healthy and comfortable. The symptoms are fairly easy to recognize. They include: Stinging, burning or scratchy sensations in your eyes The feeling of having something in your eyes Difficulty wearing contact … Continued

Complications from diabetes can impact many organs and systems of the body. Common diabetic-related conditions include heart disease, nerve damage, stroke, kidney disease and vision loss. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness among working-age Americans. It’s also a major risk factor for developing glaucoma and cataracts. Who’s at risk for diabetic eye … Continued

October is Eye Injury Prevention Month, a time to focus on protecting your eyes and maintaining a lifetime of healthy vision. The easiest way to prevent 90 percent of eye injuries is to wear the proper protective eyewear at home, at work and at play.  Preventing eye injury at home A common misperception is that … Continued