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Sharp Vision & Healthy Eyes in Laconia

The doctors at Winnipesaukee Eye in Laconia believe in the big picture when it comes to your eye health. Drs. McManus and Zagroba take the time to get to know you, your history and personal vision needs. We call it The Winnipesaukee Eye Difference. For your glasses and contacts needs, the friendly staff at Winnipesaukee Optical Company will help you find stylish new frames or lenses that fit comfortably and are enjoyable to wear.

Our office in Laconia, New Hampshire has been serving the Lakes Region for more than 48 years. Whether you need a routine eye exam, eyeglasses fitting or treatment for glaucoma or macular degeneration, our team will provide you with the best care, advice, options and follow up. Schedule an appointment with an optometrist to see how we can help you today.

The doctors at Winnipesaukee Eye in Laconia believe in the big picture when it comes to your eye health. Drs. McManus and Zagroba take the time to get to know you, your history and personal vision needs. We call it The Winnipesaukee Eye Difference. For your glasses and contacts needs, the friendly staff at Winnipesaukee Optical Company will help you find stylish new frames or lenses that fit comfortably and are enjoyable to wear.

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What Makes Winnipesaukee Eye Unique

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Comprehensive Eye Exams

Regardless of your age or physical health, it's important to have regular eye exams. During a complete eye exam, your eye doctor will check your prescription for common eye diseases.

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A Well Rounded Optical Offering

We choose our brands based on our patient's needs. We offer everything from designer brands to affordable but classic frames so our patients have a wealth of choices and prices.

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We Offer Unique Services

From Myopia Control (for children whose vision gets worse every year), Amblyopia treatment (alternatives to patching), Vision Therapy, and more.

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Doctors and Staff That Truly Care

We have a deep understanding of how the human eye really works, and knowledge of the diseases and conditions that affect vision at our finger tips - whether you're 5 or 65.

Q&A | What is Dry Eye Syndrome

How do I know if I have Dry Eye?

Dry eye can cause quite a few symptoms, anything from the eyes actually feeling dry to the eyes watering often, or having a burning, itchy, or irritated feeling. One of the most common symptoms is the eyes feeling gritty or like something is in your eye. Most people will often experience blurred vision since the tears, which comprise the outermost surface of the eye, are unstable.

Is there anything I can do to prevent DES?

Dry eye is multi-factorial, and each person’s dry eye is unique to them. To help prevent dry eye, make sure to consume 8 to 10 glasses of water per day to avoid dehydration. Some nutritional supplements, such as fish oil and flax seed oil, can contribute to a more stable tear layer.

Remember to blink regularly and take breaks often when on a computer, cell phone or when watching television. During times of the year when there is less humidity, a humidifier might be helpful to provide more moisture in the air.

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Dr. Paul McManus

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Eyewear; a confidence booster!

Whether you want contact lenses or glasses, we make sure that you get both what looks good, but more importantly what works for your personal situation as well. We at Winnipesaukee Eye stand behind our products by knowing we offer high quality eyewear manufactured by smaller, independent companies. We are continuously inspired by the beauty and individuality of handmade frames and the science and technology behind eye health and vision improvement.

We also ensure our employees are constantly learning and growing within this dynamic field.

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Eye Emergencies

If you experience loss of vision, double vision, swelling, infection or any eye emergency, contact us immediately for guidance. We’ll help you with the best treatment to prevent complications and promote long-lasting clear eyesight.

Please call our office at: (603) 524-5770 for further instructions. Use your best judgment on urgency, if you feel your need to find the nearest emergency room. Please visit our Eye Emergency page for more information.

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