LASIK Discount

A Way of Saying 'Thank You!' to Our Teachers!

In appreciation of the area’s educators, Dr. Parker is extending teachers a $550 discount on the iLASIK procedure!

Take Advantage of Your Summer Break!

The discount will be available May 1 through August 19 giving you eight surgery dates to choose from. You can make an appointment any time for a Free Screening to ensure you are a candidate for LASIK eye surgery. If you’d like to have LASIK as soon as possible, we can combine your screening and pre-operative appointment to save a visit to our office. At the pre-operative exam we take the measurements for your procedure. Click here for full details!


Fireworks Eye
Safety and Cataract Awareness

Play it safe with fireworks this year!
Fireworks Safety

Who doesn't enjoy a good fireworks display!? We all love to bring in the 4th with a bang, however, this is the worst holiday for eye injuries.

The doctors of Eye Care Specialists encourage you to play it safe this holiday and leave the fireworks displays to the professionals, or at least to the adults.

Safety tips:

Each 4th of July accounts for thousands of Americans being injured from fireworks, a significant number of these injuries affecting the eyes. Young children and teenagers account for more than half of all fireworks injuries in the United States. One-fourth of all eye injuries caused by consumer fireworks happen to bystanders. Please follow these safety tips this 4th of July from the American Academy of Ophthalmology:

  • Never let children play with fireworks of any type.
  • View fireworks from at least 500 feet away.
  • Leave the lighting of fireworks to trained professionals.
  • Respect safety barriers that allow pyrotechnicians to do their job safely.
  • If you find unexploded fireworks, do not touch them. Immediately contact your local fire or police departments.
Take extra precautions this year and your holiday will be a blast!

Cataracts are the most common causes of vision loss!

Natural LensMost people over 65 have some degree of cataract development. Clouded LensA cataract is the gradual clouding of the natural lens of the eye. In order for the eye to work properly, it needs a clear lens to focus light on the retina. A cataract allows less light to pass through the eye, distorting your vision.

Symptoms can include blurred vision, decreased vision at night, "halos" around lights, needing more light to read, and frequent changes in your glasses prescription.

If you think you may have a cataract, the doctors of EyeCare Specialists can help! Dr. Brad Stuckenschneider in Poplar Bluff and Dr. Shawn Parker in Cape Girardeau, Marion can you get back to seeing things more clearly! Click here for more information about cataracts or contact our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Stuckenschneider or Dr. Parker for a cataract evaluation.

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.


When was your child's last comprehensive eye exam?

Linn M. Mangano, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist and is fellowship trained in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Mangano is now accepting new patients at our Cape Girardeau, Poplar Bluff, and Paducah locations. Call our office today at 800-455-EYES (3937) to schedule a comprehensive exam for your child for the new school year!