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What Makes You a Candidate for LASIK Surgery?

What Makes You a Candidate for LASIK Surgery?

Did you know that in 2010 about 800,000 refractive surgeries like LASIK were performed in the United States? LASIK stands for Laser-assisted In Situ Keratomileusis. It's a surgical procedure that aims to reduce a patient's dependency on eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Tips for Picking the Perfect Pair of Glasses

Tips for Picking the Perfect Pair of Glasses

With so many different types and styles of glasses to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start with picking the right glasses for you.
Can Eye Allergies Cause Dry Eye?

Can Eye Allergies Cause Dry Eye?

Dry eye is a common condition affecting approximately five million people in the U.S. There are numerous causes of dry eye including allergens and irritants like pollen, smoke, and others. Itchy and dry eyes can be a result of allergies. On the other hand, medications that treat allergies can cause dry eyes too.
Diagnosing and Preventative Care Options for Glaucoma

Diagnosing and Preventative Care Options for Glaucoma

More than three million people in the United States have glaucoma. It’s an eye disease that damages the eyes’ optic nerves. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that this number will double by 2050.
Digital Screen Protection: Blue Light Lenses

Digital Screen Protection: Blue Light Lenses

Anyone who spends any considerable time in front of a computer can relate to the problem of blurry vision. Do you experience tired and dry eyes after a long day of working with a computer? If a visit to an eye doctor has confirmed that your eyes are fine, you need to think “Digital Screen!” Most digital screens emit a blue light that often has negative effects on the eyes. These effects include irritation, strain, watery or dry eyes.
Importance of Routine Eye Exams

Importance of Routine Eye Exams

The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends routine eye exams for every member of the family. Seeing an eye doctor regularly can bring you and your family more than clearing up vision. Each age group has its own eye and vision health needs. Seeing an eye doctor ensures that these needs are met. If you want to start focusing on your family’s eye health more, here’s what you need to know about the importance of routine eye exams.
Slowing Nearsightedness with Myopia Management

Slowing Nearsightedness with Myopia Management

The good news is that the progression of nearsightedness can be controlled thanks to the development of treatments that are known by the term ‘myopia management’. These treatments can often be used by a wide variety of patients, including some children.
Treating Dry Eyes

Treating Dry Eyes

Many will experience dry eyes at some stage during our lives. Often, it will resolve itself before it has a significant impact on our daily lives, and in many cases, before we ever realize that we have had the condition. However, for a percentage of sufferers, their dry eyes become a chronic and debilitating problem that requires them to seek professional support so that they can continue to enjoy a clear, comfortable vision. Fortunately, there is a selection of possible treatments, meaning that there is almost certainly a solution to alleviate your symptoms.
Types of Eye Emergencies

Types of Eye Emergencies

Accidents and injuries can affect any part of our bodies, including our eyes. As you might expect, if our eyes become hurt or we experience an urgent medical problem that affects them, it could have potentially severe and even life-changing consequences for our vision.
Diagnosing and Treating Cataracts

Diagnosing and Treating Cataracts

Here’s what you need to know about cataracts, including how your eye doctor will diagnose them and what you can expect from your treatment.