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.
If you’ve had cataract surgery, you most likely haven’t had any vision issues since then. However, about 20 percent of those who have undergone cataract surgery develop a condition called posterior capsular opacification (PCO), which clouds your vision. If you have PCO, there is an option to treat it: a procedure called YAG laser capsulotomy. In this blog, we’ll talk about what PCO and YAG laser capsulotomy are, why you might need this procedure, and what you can expect from the surgery.
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.
Did you know that one in five Americans suffer from eye allergies? We’re used to treating nasal allergies with nasal spray and decongestants, but sometimes we forget that allergies can affect our eyes, too. While itchy, red, watery eyes can be harmless, they can also harbor infections, so you should, well, keep an eye on them. Fortunately, many over-the-counter solutions and self-help strategies exist to keep your eye allergies at bay.
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.