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Are Eye Floaters Normal?

Those tiny dark specks darting across your line of vision often come with age, but they could also signal a serious eye condition. If you’ve ever noticed tiny dark spots, strings, or cobwebs darting across your line of vision, you’re experiencing what is known as eye “floaters.” They move as you move your eyes, but… Read More


What to Expect When You Get Botox

Curious about Botox? Here’s the key information about the procedure, recovery time, and results. Botox is one of the most popular non-invasive treatments for wrinkles worldwide. The quick, safe procedure greatly reduces the appearance of forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, and frown lines. If you’re considering getting Botox, you may have some questions about the procedure,… Read More


Are You an Athlete? LASIK Could Be the Game-Changer You Need.

When it comes to sports, glasses and contact lenses can be cumbersome. LASIK offers a performance-boosting edge that glasses and contacts can’t offer.   A hockey player tracks a puck — and loses it in his peripheral vision. A tennis player squints to find the ball across the court, her vision momentarily blurred. For most… Read More


The Truth about LASIK Success Rates for Astigmatism

Many patients don’t realize they’re good candidates for this procedure—but the LASIK astigmatism success rate is higher than ever. Astigmatism is surprisingly common, and most people have at least a mild form of this condition. But when it begins to cause blurred vision all the time — whether you’re reading a book or gazing at… Read More


Can Alternative Medicine for Glaucoma Work?

Glaucoma patients interested in alternative remedies should be wary of dubious medical claims. Glaucoma, a common cause of irreversible blindness, doesn’t have a known cause. However, it’s believed to be associated with increased eye pressure that gradually damages the optic nerve, which is made up of retinal ganglion cells and glial cells. Fortunately, there are… Read More


Reduce Your Chances of Getting Cataracts with These Guidelines

Exciting research points toward new ways to lower your risk of developing cataracts. With more than two million procedures performed every year, cataract surgery is the most common operation in the United States. For patients, this should provide peace of mind that eye care specialists know what they’re doing and are well-versed in removing cataracts… Read More


Experiencing These Symptoms? You Might Need Glasses.

Millions of Americans need some kind of vision correction. Are glasses the right option for you? While issues with your vision may get in the way of work or your favorite recreational activities, you’re not alone. According to research from Reuters, half of all Americans have some kind of issue with their eyesight. From problems… Read More


What Patients Should Know about Clear Lens Exchange

Clear Lens Exchange can help patients who aren’t candidates for LASIK or PRK improve their vision and live fuller, richer lives. If you’re struggling with your vision, finding the right treatment for your needs and lifestyle is important. Between glasses, contact lenses, and corrective procedures, you and your eye care specialist have plenty of options… Read More


Keep Your Eyes Healthy and Hydrated During the Winter Months

Cooler weather and drier indoor conditions call for special care to protect your eyes this winter. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, 3.2 million women and 1.7 million men over the age of 50 are affected by dry eye syndrome. While this condition can get worse as you age, patients who don’t protect their… Read More


For Patients With Diabetes, Regular Eye Exams Could Save Your Sight

Eye checkups and blood sugar maintenance can help patients avoid long-term issues. Whether you’ve been living with diabetes for decades or you’re learning how a new diagnosis will affect your daily life, a combination of managing your blood sugar levels and keeping your ophthalmology appointments could make all the difference in preventing diabetes-related vision damage… Read More


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