ONLINE VISION TESTS vs. OPHTHALMOLOGIST EXAMS

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ONLINE VISION TESTS vs. OPHTHALMOLOGIST EXAMS

The digital revolution is well underway, and it seems like everyone carries smartphones wherever they go. Many services that were traditionally offered in person are now available through websites and mobile apps, like banking and investing programs, and even video-based counseling and physician exams, for example. In an effort to simplify the process of obtaining […]

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TYPES OF INTRAOCULAR LENSES FOR VISION CORRECTION

Vision correction is much more common than you may think. In fact, three out of every four people in America use some form of vision correction, from glasses to contacts to intraocular eye surgery. For simplicity, nothing has bested a pair of glasses since they were first introduced more than three centuries ago. Clearly, however, […]

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THE FUTURE: THE POSSIBILITY OF EYE TRANSPLANTS MAY BECOME A REALITY

One of the biggest challenges doctors face with transplanting organs is the host’s body rejecting the new organ. That’s one reason people may have to wait a long time for transplants: finding a matching host is difficult. Furthermore, it’s much more challenging to transplant the human eye, so much more that it’s never been done […]

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HERE ARE 4 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT LASIK SURGERY

The cornea is the outer layer of the eye that helps focus light onto the retina. When the cornea is not perfectly shaped — a common occurrence — the images projected onto the retina will be blurry or out of focus. These irregularities on the cornea are known as refractive errors and distort the vision […]

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TYPES OF CATARACT LENSES FOR VISION CORRECTION SURGERY

Do you need to have vision correction surgery? Your ophthalmologist will discuss the various options available to help you choose the right type of lens for your eye. Many patients don’t realize there are different types of cataract lenses, but do have the opportunity to consider their options before having surgery.

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PRK AND LASIK EYE SURGERY: HOW MUCH WILL YOU PAY?

PRK and LASIK eye surgery are effective treatments that can help restore your vision. Are you interested in having vision correction surgery, but are worried about the cost of surgery? Learn more about the costs associated with having vision correction surgery.

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BENEFITS OF PRK AND LASIK EYE SURGERY FOR ATHLETES

If you wear glasses or contacts and enjoy playing sports, you may already know that poor vision can have a negative impact on your performance in the game. When playing sports, you will always need to wear corrective lenses if you can’t see clearly without glasses or contacts. It can be a hassle to deal […]

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HOW LONG CAN YOU ENJOY THE BENEFITS OF PRK/LASIK SURGERY?

If you are considering PRK or LASIK eye surgery, you might be wondering about the amount of time you will be able to enjoy the benefits of this vision correction surgery. The amount of time for which results will last is one of the most common questions we hear about PRK and LASIK surgery when […]

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ARE PRK AND LASIK SURGERIES PAINFUL?

A common question many patients have is whether PRK or LASIK surgery will be painful during the procedure and after surgery is complete. Many individuals are interested in achieving better eyesight, but are worried about the possibility of being in pain due to having eye surgery. Thanks to advancements in medical technology, PRK and LASIK […]

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DECIDING WHETHER LENS IMPLANT SURGERY IS RIGHT FOR YOU

There are multiple factors that often go into deciding whether you should have lens implant eye surgery to correct problems with vision impairment. Talking with an ophthalmologist is an important first step you can take when trying to make your decision.

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PREPARING FOR LENS IMPLANT SURGERY

Have you scheduled an appointment for lens implant surgery, and are wondering about the steps that need to be followed to prepare for surgery? Your eye surgeon will give you detailed information about the things you should do before and after surgery, and it is important that you follow these instructions with exactness.

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NOT A CANDIDATE FOR PRK OR LASIK? CONSIDER THESE OTHER OPTIONS

Have you spoken with an ophthalmologist who told you that you aren’t a good candidate for PRK or LASIK eye surgery? It might be disappointing to learn that you won’t be able to benefit from PRK or LASIK, especially if you are looking for a way to improve your eyesight. But, just because you aren’t […]

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BREAKING DOWN COMMON MYTHS ABOUT PRK AND LASIK

Common myths about PRK and LASIK surgery sometimes cause people to assume they aren’t ideal candidates for surgery. If you are considering having eye surgery to restore your vision, talk to your eye doctor to ensure you understand the correct information about PRK and LASIK surgery to determine if surgery is right for you.

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ARE YOU AN IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR PRK OR LASIK EYE SURGERY?

PRK or LASIK eye surgery can be an effective way to improve your vision, and there are many reasons you might choose to have this surgery. However, before deciding whether PRK or LASIK surgery is ideal for you, it’s important that you speak with your eye doctor to determine if you are a good candidate […]

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NEW IMPLANTABLE DEVICES MAY CORRECT PRESBYOPIA

As you near middle age, you may begin to experience difficulty with reading books, ingredient labels, mobile devices, and other items that feature small print. This type of vision impairment is known as presbyopia, and is commonly diagnosed in Americans between the ages of 40 and 50. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, one […]

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