Posts From June, 2016

Laser Eye Surgery? Don’t be too Quick to Rule it Out!

LASIK and other laser vision-correcting procedures are not new. Ophthalmologists like Dr. Giyaur have been around the block with this eye-opening technique. Dr. G has even had laser vision correction done on her own eyes, so when patients express their concern about having laser light directed toward vital ocular tissues, she gets it. This can […]

Prevent Eye Injuries from Fireworks this Upcoming Holiday

  We all love a warm long weekend filled with sunshine, barbecues, and fireworks! Don’t ruin your long weekend with ocular trauma caused by nonprofessional firework play. -19 percent (1,200) of hospital injuries during the July 4th holiday were to the eyes. Sparklers accounted for 1,400 injuries, firecrackers (1,400) and bottle rockets (100). -40% of […]

How your Habits may be Causing Premature Aging in your Eyes

You probably have an idea that your daily habits are affecting aspects of your life such as general health and vitality. But you may not think about how your habits are affecting your eyes. Smoking. Experts encourage us to avoid or kick this habit for a number of reasons. These range from cancer risk to […]

I have a Cataract. Now what?

Let’s start with the facts. What exactly is a cataract? Normally, the lens of the eye is clear. Light passes through the lens, allowing an image to be focused on our retina. Throughout life, clouding of the lens occurs leading to light scatter and decreased vision.   You may have a developing cataract if you […]

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