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How Do Cataracts Cause Blindness?

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Cataracts are a common cause of visual impairment. They occur because of aging. When you develop a cataract, the crystalline lens becomes cloudy. Certain factors can speed up this process, but in general, it’s a natural side effect of aging. Cataracts can make it difficult to see up to the point of causing complete blindness…. Read More


Advantages Of Wavefront-Guided LASIK

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LASIK surgery is a common procedure that can change your life with the gift of visual freedom. Anyone with glasses or contacts has probably considered LASIK. Did you know that there are multiple LASIK procedures? If you are not a good candidate for one kind of LASIK, you may be a better candidate for custom… Read More


Why Is PRK Different From LASIK?

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By now, you’ve heard of LASIK surgery, which uses a laser to permanently correct your vision. However, you may not have heard of PRK. PRK was the first kind of laser corrective surgery that was invented, and it is still used today. You may be wondering what is PRK and why is it different from… Read More


Can I Drive After Cataract Surgery?

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If you’re thinking about having cataract surgery, it’s important to know what to expect from the surgery, as well as the recovery period. One question you may be considering is if you are able to drive yourself home after cataract surgery. While cataract surgery is a simple procedure that only takes about thirty minutes, keep… Read More


How To Calm Anxiety Before LASIK

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Any surgery can be a little nerve-wracking— even a relatively minor elective procedure like LASIK. Many people are nervous before LASIK surgery as they know they will be awake and will have surgery on their eyes using a laser. During surgery, you will be awake, but your eyes will be completely numbed, meaning you won’t… Read More


4 Facts About Chronic Dry Eye

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Did you know that July is Dry Eyes Awareness Month? You may not have even heard about dry eye before, at least not as a medical condition. Not only is dry eye a real condition, but it’s also extremely common and affects 30 million people a year in the US. So what exactly are dry… Read More


7 Summer Activities To Enjoy After LASIK

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LASIK surgery may seem like a daunting prospect even if you want to have perfect vision without glasses or contacts. Any surgery can be scary, and the price of LASIK may make you think twice. But there are many reasons to consider LASIK, and the benefits tend to outway any negatives. If you have LASIK… Read More


4 Reasons You Could Be A Good LASIK Candidate

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LASIK surgery can be a huge improvement in your life. Imagine not having to use glasses or contacts to see anymore, and having the freedom of perfect vision. However, before you consider LASIK, you should know that not everyone is qualified. Many people are, and if you aren’t, there are available alternatives. Here are a… Read More


Is LASIK Safe For Pregnant Women?

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If you are thinking about LASIK and are pregnant, you may have questions that you need to be answered. LASIK surgery is not recommended for women who are pregnant or nursing. Having the procedure now may lead to less-than-ideal results for you and unnecessary health risks for your baby. Shifting Vision Your LASIK surgeon will… Read More


Common Misconceptions About Cataracts

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When it comes to cataracts, there are many common misconceptions that come up. Learn what to expect if you have cataracts and how to get your vision back! What Is A Cataract? A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye. The term comes from a Latin word meaning “portcullis”: a barrier sliding… Read More


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