Age-related macular degeneration causes permanent vision loss in people over age 50, but it is treatable.

Five Things You Need to Know about Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related eye conditions are frustrating, especially when they interfere with your daily life. If you’re straining to watch the game on TV or having trouble distinguishing faces, it may be time for a visit to the eye doctor. A variety of eye health issues can cause vision problems (like the inability to see faces or TV screens clearly), and catching them early can help prevent further damage.  

Read on for five things to know about age-related macular degeneration (AMD), including the risk factors and symptoms to watch out for.

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Woman contemplating the common fears about LASIK.

Four Common Fears about LASIK

When it comes to eye procedures like LASIK, it’s normal for many to have an eye-related fear, or ommetaphobia. This fear is mostly caused by patients’ lack of knowledge, but learning about this vision correction will allow you to leave any fears behind you.

A few common fears you may have about LASIK are:

  • You don’t know what to expect.
  • You’ll feel pain.
  • Your procedure will go wrong.
  • You’ll be kept away from activities you love.

Although having some fear about a medical procedure is understandable, you have nothing to worry about! Here are four of the most common fears about LASIK, as well as a few words from patients whose lives have changed for the better because of their vision correction.

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Learn the difference between an ophthalmologist and an optometrist to choose an eye care professional.

What’s the difference between an ophthalmologist and an optometrist?

When looking for an eye care specialist, most people just search for an eye doctor. But did you know that could mean two different things?

Optometrists and ophthalmologists are both eye care professionals who can help patients like you with a variety of needs. With different educational backgrounds, they may serve different patients. To choose the best option for you, you should first know what the differences are between the two eye care professionals.

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Williamson Eye Institute provides winter eye care do’s and don’ts to help you protect your vision.

Winter Eye Care Do’s and Don’ts


As the temperatures continue to drop outside, you may feel the effects of cold weather. For example, getting out of your warm bed in the morning can be a struggle, even with all the holiday excitement you have to look forward to! Your eyes may feel a little uncomfortable during this time of year as well. But, the good news is that you can care for your vision in the winter with a few simple tips.

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How soon can you travel after LASIK? You can usually drive, fly, and return to work within a day or two of your procedure.

How soon can I travel after LASIK?

Whether you’re driving or flying to a holiday destination or heading back to work after your corrective eye surgery, you may be asking yourself, “How soon can I travel after LASIK?” This is a valid question because you want to have the freedom to get yourself from point A to point B, but you also need to protect yourself and others while traveling.

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