If you’re tired of your glasses or contacts, you’re probably wondering, “Can I afford LASIK?” LASIK may seem expensive, but it’s important to consider the long-term costs of the alternatives: glasses and contacts. If you’re considering LASIK, here are a few cost factors to think about.
If you have cataracts, you may be looking into getting intraocular lenses, or IOLs. You probably have a lot of questions and are wondering what the different kinds of intraocular lenses are, how they’re made, how they’re inserted, potential risks, etc. In this blog post, we’ll discuss what you need to know about intraocular lenses (IOLs) to help you decide what kind is right for you.
Any medical procedure is a big decision, and it is understandable to want the peace of mind that comes with doing your research on the operation. Check out these five things to think about when considering LASIK surgery.
Have you had glasses or contacts for as long as you can remember? By now, you’re probably used to the inconveniences they pose, but you have options to improve your vision for good. So, is it worth it to have a vision corrective surgery like LASIK? Imagine driving to work, walking to class, spending time with friends, or just going about your day without your usual dependence on glasses or contacts. Sounds pretty great, right? In this blog post, we’ll cover five key reasons you should consider a vision corrective procedure with a trusted, experienced ophthalmologist.
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.
Conductive Keratoplasty, or CK for short, is a non-laser eye surgery that reduces farsightedness. During the procedure, the surface of the eye — the cornea — is reshaped, allowing light to be refocused on the retina. Radio waves are used to heat and shrink the corneal tissue, which allows more light to be directed onto the retina. With CK
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.
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.
Our vision is important to our everyday life and, unfortunately, it’s something that’s very hard to regain once lost. That’s why it is essential to recognize and treat eye disorders early on, before irreversible damage occurs. Glaucoma is an eye disorder that affects about 2.2 million people in the United States. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, this number is expected to increase to 3.3 million by 2020. But because few know how to recognize it, about half of those who have it do not even know.