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4 Reasons Teenagers Shouldn’t Get LASIK

LASIK has become very popular, and it’s easy to see why. The vision correction procedure can eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses in qualified patients. Moreover, it’s a quick outpatient procedure with very high success rates. Because LASIK reshapes the cornea permanently, patients can look forward to many years of crisp, clear vision…. Read More

When Your Dry Eyes Are More than Irritation

Are your eyes tired and irritated? Do you have blurred or double vision? These could be symptoms of dry eyes or dry eye syndrome. Dry eyes happen when you lack enough tears or don’t make the correct kinds of tears. Dry eye syndrome is a highly prevalent eye condition that causes uncomfortable symptoms that often… Read More

What is Diabetic Retinopathy, and is it Preventable?

Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that affects the blood vessels in your retina. The retina is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of your eye. It converts the light that enters your eye into electric signals and sends it to your brain so you can see. If left untreated, diabetic retinopathy can cause… Read More

What is a Pterygium, and Can You Treat One?

A pterygium is a non-cancerous, slightly raised growth on your conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is the thin, transparent membrane that covers the white of your eye (sclera) and the inner surface of your eyelids. The conjunctiva protects and lubricates your eye by producing tears and mucus. A pterygium can look unsightly and cause uncomfortable symptoms like… Read More

Is Corneal Cross-Linking the Only Way to Prevent Keratoconus from Progressing?

Corneal cross-linking is the only known treatment to slow or prevent keratoconus from advancing. Keep reading to learn more about keratoconus and how corneal cross-linking treats this eye condition.

How to Know it’s Time for Cataract Surgery

Have you been diagnosed with cataracts? It doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to have them removed immediately. Cataracts often develop gradually over the years, so the symptoms may not be immediately noticeable. But as cataracts slowly become more prominent, the signs are more pronounced and can begin to interfere with your day-to-day life. Keep… Read More

Is Dry Eye Syndrome Permanent?

Has your vision become blurry? Do you feel like there’s something in your eye, even if there’s nothing there? These are some of the signs of dry eye syndrome. Dry eye syndrome is a chronic condition that millions suffer from. Dry eyes can cause uncomfortable symptoms that may come and go. Without proper treatment, dry… Read More

Love the Skin You’re in More By Choosing Vision Correction

Have you ever wished that glasses didn’t interfere with your day-to-day experience? With a vision correction procedure, nothing will stop you from living your life on your terms. Vision correction procedures can make many things possible, whether playing your favorite sports, falling asleep while watching a movie, or reading a menu at your favorite restaurant… Read More

How to Spend Your Flex Spending Dollars on Eyecare Before the New Year

Do you have an FSA? If you contribute to a flexible spending account (FSA), you can set aside pre-tax money from your paycheck and use it towards your eye care expenses. With the clock ticking away, this is the best time to spend those funds before you run out of time. Keep reading to learn… Read More

What is Diabetic Retinopathy?

Have you been diagnosed with diabetes? One of the possible complications is diabetic retinopathy. You can develop this eye condition if you have diabetes, including type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes. The longer you have diabetes, the more likely you are to develop the condition. Keep reading to learn more about diabetic retinopathy and… Read More

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