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The Benefits of LASIK Eye Surgery

Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, commonly known as LASIK surgery, is one of the fastest-growing eye procedures. LASIK Corrects Vision Problems If you’re tired of wearing contacts or glasses to correct your vision, LASIK surgery worth considering. LASIK physically alters the cornea of your eye, achieving the same effect that glasses and contacts do, except […]


Eye Safety in the Winter Months

With the cold winter weather finally here, you’re much more likely to be thinking about staying warm than paying attention to your eye health. While eye protection is common in the summer, many fail to realize that UV exposure is just as dangerous in the winter months. In fact, a study published in Archives of […]


Understanding Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a degenerative condition that, over time, weakens and damages a patient’s ability to see by directly affecting the optic nerve. Often the result of years of pressure building up in the eyes, glaucoma is typically an inherited issue and doesn’t show up until later in life. What causes glaucoma? The pressure that builds […]


Diabetes and Your Eye Health

November is American Diabetes Month, a time for spreading public awareness of this all-too-common condition. Diabetic eye disease, also known as diabetic retinopathy, is a serious issue which may result in loss of vision. While not every patient with diabetes will experience poor vision, the disease should always be a concern for patients. Taking control […]


Keeping Your Eyes Safe This Halloween

If you’ve ever gone out on Halloween, you’ve probably noticed someone using decorative contact lenses to enhance their costume. These lenses can change the color of your eyes and even give the illusion that your eyes belong to a cat, vampire, zombie, or something similar. What you may not realize is just how dangerous these […]


Eye Concerns for Aging Adults

It’s no secret that as we grow older, we become increasingly susceptible to a wide array of health problems. The aging process has a particularly strong effect on the eyes, leaving patients vulnerable to conditions like presbyopia, dry eye, age-related macular degeneration, and more. Keep reading to explore some of the most common eye problems […]


What is Advanced Surface Ablation (ASA)?

Advanced Surface Ablation (ASA) is a vision correction procedure for patients that aren’t suitable candidates for LASIK because of corneas that are too thin, or due to another irregularity that would make performing LASIK unsafe. ASA achieves the same results as LASIK, but the procedure is just slightly different. ASA is a bladeless procedure that […]


Why Are Routine Eye Exams So Important?

Routine eye exams determine more than just the need for prescription lenses or contacts. In fact, during a routine eye exam your ophthalmologist will check for common eye diseases that can be indicators of other problems that can affect your overall health. For example, an ophthalmologist can diagnose high blood pressure and diabetes just from […]


Understanding the Sun’s Impact on the Eyes

With the warm summer weather inching closer, it’s important to remember the impact the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays can have on your eyes.  While many take the steps to protect their skin from the summer sun, the eyes are often neglected, leaving patients at a greater risk for a wide range of eye conditions.  In […]


Chronic Dry Eye Syndrome and Springtime Allergies

Spring is beautiful. Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and the sun is shining. However, your vision may be blurred by the abundance of grass, wheat, ragweed, and pollen in the air. An estimated 3.2 million Americans suffer from keratoconjuctivitis sicca, or dry eye syndrome, and its symptoms can be exacerbated by these common irritants. […]