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Factors to Consider When Thinking About LASIK

For patients looking to improve their vision while reducing or eliminating their dependence on glasses or contact lenses, LASIK offers an effective option. If you’re thinking about undergoing to the LASIK procedure, take a look at some factors you must first consider. About LASIK LASIK is a relatively painless and efficient outpatient procedure that can […]


Advancements in Cataract Surgery

Cataracts are a normal part of aging. Research has yet to prove exactly what causes cataracts, although genetics and lifestyle choices like smoking may be related. Cataracts cause progressive vision loss, and are painless. A cataract is a cloudy film that forms in the clear lens, which allows light to pass through the eye. When […]


Top 5 Things You Don’t Know About Pink Eye

Conjunctivitis, a common eye infection that causes inflammation and redness in the whites of the eyes is caused by either a bacterial or viral infection and is often accompanied by pain. Although pink eye is common, there are a few things you may not know about the infection. To follow is a deeper look into […]


LASEK to Reduce Night Blindness

For those who have difficulty seeing clearly in the dark, there’s a laser vision correction procedure that can shrink the size of your pupil in order to maximize contrast sensitivity. Wavefront, a customized version of LASEK, offers those who have difficulty seeing at night an advantage over wearing contact lenses, prescription eye glasses or traditional […]


How Are Eye-Related Allergies Treated?

Ocular allergies (allergies affecting the eyes) can be aggravating and sometimes painful. Those with itchy, red, watery, swollen eyes that also experience chronic congestion and a runny nose should be tested for allergies. In order to properly diagnose ocular allergies, an ophthalmologist uses a “scratch test” method, which is a non-invasive in-office procedure where tiny […]


Most Common Eye Conditions

Whether you have vision problems or not, it’s important to visit an ophthalmologist annually for a routine eye exam. During routine eye exams, more than your vision is being evaluated. Many other health conditions can be diagnosed through examining the eyes. In addition to other health conditions that may be diagnosed, common conditions that affect […]


Why Patients Should Choose An Ophthalmologist for BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections

BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are most popularly known for reducing the appearance of wrinkles in certain areas of the face. Originally, BOTOX was developed by a team of ophthalmologists to treat various conditions of the eye. As it appeared, patients who were treated with BOTOX for eyelid spasms and muscular disorders that controlled eyelid movements and […]


4 Things You Need to Know About Glaucoma

Glaucoma refers a group of diseases that cause damage to the optic nerve of the eye, often leading to vision loss and eventual blindness. Glaucoma may also develop following a severe eye infection, or inflammatory conditions of the eye. The most common symptoms of this condition are pressure or pain in the eye as well […]


What You Should Know About Blepharitis

While we all worry about the health of our eyes, few people ever think about keeping their eyelashes or eyelids healthy. Blepharitis is a chronic inflammation, or infection, of the eyelids and eyelash follicles. Let’s take some time now to answer common questions patients have about this rare condition. What are some common symptoms of […]


What is LASEK?

Laser Epithelial Keratomileusis, or LASEK, is a fairly new vision correction procedure which combines elements of two better-known vision correction procedures: LASIK and Photorefractive Keratectomy Eye Surgery (or “PRK”), and it is primarily performed to treat astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness. Let’s take a closer look at the LASEK procedure, and why it may be right […]


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