ONLINE VISION TESTS vs. OPHTHALMOLOGIST EXAMS

Posted by on September 13, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

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 a prescription for eyeglasses, vision testing is now available online, too. However, these services can’t (and should never) replace a comprehensive exam by a trained ophthalmologist. Read more: Which is Better? Online Vision Tests or Ophthalmologist Exams?

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TYPES OF INTRAOCULAR LENSES FOR VISION CORRECTION

Posted by on October 4, 2016 · 1 Comment 

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, a great deal has changed since then … Read More: Types of Intraocular Lenses for Vision Correction

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

Posted by on December 22, 2015 · 17 Comments 

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 before. But doctors are hopeful that the future of successful eye transplants is around the corner. Read more

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

Posted by on August 27, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

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 of the eye. Often, these refractive errors cannot be corrected by glasses or contact lenses, and a surgical operation is required. For many people, LASIK surgery is the perfect solution. Read more: Here are 4 things you didn’t know about LASIK surgery

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TYPES OF CATARACT LENSES FOR VISION CORRECTION SURGERY

Posted by on May 19, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

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. Read more: Types of cataract lenses for vision correction surgery

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

Posted by on May 12, 2015 · 2 Comments 

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. Read more: PRK and LASIK eye surgery: How much will you pay?

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BENEFITS OF PRK AND LASIK EYE SURGERY FOR ATHLETES

Posted by on April 16, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

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 with corrective lenses when on the field, which is why you might consider the benefits of PRK or LASIK eye surgery. Read more: Benefits of PRK and LASIK eye surgery for athletes

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

Posted by on April 7, 2015 · 2 Comments 

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 speaking to our patients.

The good news is that PRK and LASIK surgery results are considered a permanent solution for vision loss, and most people find that their improved eyesight lasts for a lifetime. When your vision is improved during surgery, the curve of the cornea is reshaped, and most of the time, the cornea will maintain this new shape. But, there are a few things that need to be considered that can impact the long-term effects of your vision correction surgery. Read more: How long can you enjoy the benefits of PRK/LASIK surgery?

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ARE PRK AND LASIK SURGERIES PAINFUL?

Posted by on April 2, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

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 surgeries aren’t typically painful procedures. Here are a few things to expect regarding pain and laser eye surgery. Read more: Are PRK and LASIK surgeries painful?

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DECIDING WHETHER LENS IMPLANT SURGERY IS RIGHT FOR YOU

Posted by on March 31, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

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. Read more: Deciding whether lens implant surgery is right for you

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