How to Overcome Common Fears About LASIK | Williamson Eye Institute | LASIK | Laser Eye Surgery | Does LASIK hurt? | Can LASIK make me blind?

Three Common Fears About LASIK and How to Overcome Them

Living with poor vision should not be a viable option. If you’re ready to correct your vision, but you still have reservations about procedures like LASIK, this article will help. We’ve been providing LASIK service for a long time and often hear many of the same things that seem to cause people to be nervous. But don’t worry! Although your fear is understandable, you have nothing to worry about! Here are the most common fears about LASIK and how to overcome them.

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Which vision corrective procedure is right for me? | Williamson Eye Institute | Lafayette Indiana Eye Surgery | LASIK

Which Vision Correction Procedure Is Right for Me?

If you wear glasses or contacts, you know how difficult poor vision makes everyday life. Eventually, you get used to the routine of constantly replacing and maintaining your glasses and contacts, but you don’t have to live that way anymore. Today, there are vision correction procedures that will not only treat your vision but cure it. But how do you know which vision correction procedure is right for you? An ophthalmologist will need to be consulted to make a decision, but this resource can help you get started.

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Dry Eye | Williamson

The Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments of Dry Eye

Everyone has cried, whether as a baby or just last night. Our eyes are amazingly in tune to our emotions and our thoughts, and they do so much without us even blinking an eye (pun intended). We often think of tears related only to crying, to times of emotional distress or extreme happiness (or while cutting up an onion). But what we don’t think of as often is that tears are always necessary for the nourishment of our eyes. There may not be tears streaming down our cheeks, but there should always be tears and water in our eye sockets to keep them lubricated and for you to have clear vision. And, unfortunately, there are times when this isn’t the case, when something called dry eye develops.

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Intraocular Lenses | Williamson Eye Institute

Intraocular Lenses – IOLs

One of the most commonly performed eye surgical procedures is the insertion of an intraocular lens to treat cataracts. A cataract is the clouding of the lens inside the eye, which causes severe vision impairment. During cataract surgery, the eye’s natural lens is removed and replaced by an artificial lens called an intraocular lens (IOL). Before IOLs were available, cataract patients were forced to wear exceptionally thick eyeglasses after surgery. Now, with advanced technology, the use of IOLs has shown to significantly reduce the need for eyeglasses and become a well-known treatment for cataracts.

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Winter Eye Care Tips | Williamson Eye Institute | Lafayette, IN Doctor

Winter Eye Health Tips

For people who suffer from chronic issues of itchy or dry eyes, the winter months can be especially difficult. And even if you don’t suffer from eye pain during the majority of the year, the cold and snow can bring on new problems that may hinder your sight and make your eyes uncomfortable.

Fortunately, however, there are several easy techniques you can use to combat dry eyes and keep your sight healthy during the winter months. Use the tips below to keep your eyes happy and healthy this winter.

 

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The Retina: How They Function in our Eyes

When we consider vision and how we see and interpret the world around us, we rarely consider how our eyes function as a resource to our brain. How exactly are our eyes capable of sending those electrical pulses to the brain so we can understand and interpret  what we are seeing?

The retina plays a big role in that. This blog will tackle what the retina is, how it helps us see, and common vision problems that can arise from the retina.

 

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