Eating a well-balanced diet of vegetables, fruits, and healthy fats does more than just help you maintain your weight — it’s also essential for promoting eye health and keeping your vision sharp. Foods such as fish, eggs, nuts, and vegetables (particularly orange ones) are packed full of vitamins, antioxidants, and fatty acids that have the power to fight against a wide variety of degenerative eye conditions.
Did you know that June is Cataract Awareness Month? That’s right, there’s a whole month devoted to making sure that you are knowledgeable on the world’s leading cause of blindness.
51% of blindness in the world today has been caused by cataracts, totalling about 95 million individuals. That’s why it’s important that you’re aware of what a cataract is, how to identify it, and how to avoid and treat it. The more you recognize early signs and stages, the more likely you are to catch the disease and stop it in its tracks.
Here’s what you need to know about cataracts.
Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) was the first laser procedure used to correct vision. Because of its effectiveness, it remains a viable option for patients today and serves as a useful alternative to LASIK. If you’ve committed to taking the next step to better vision, it’s important to stay educated about what each procedure entails. Here’s what to expect during your PRK procedure.
As someone considering PRK, researching the procedure is a good way to decide if corrective eye surgery is right for you. PRK, or Photorefractive Keratectomy, is a vision correction procedure that uses a laser to sculpt the surface of the cornea. PRK is similar to LASIK, but LASIK uses the laser to sculpt tissue deeper in the eye, under the corneal flap.
Are you tired of dealing with contact lenses and glasses to correct your vision? If so, it may be time to look into other options to help you see clearly. Many people find relief from poor vision through corrective eye surgery. Although the most popular of these surgeries is LASIK, LASIK isn’t the perfect surgery for everyone. One alternative to LASIK is called Photorefractive Keratectomy, or PRK for short. In this blog, we’ll outline what PRK is, how it works, who can undergo PRK surgery, and how to prepare for your PRK procedure.
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.