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ARE YOU AT RISK FOR VISION LOSS FROM GLAUCOMA?

  • Posted by lasik2020 on January 26, 2017 in News

TAKE THE FOLLOWING QUIZ TO FIND OUT 1. Do you have a family history of glaucoma? Glaucoma runs in families, so if you have a first degree relative with glaucoma, you are at increased risk! 2. Do you take any steroid medications including pills, creams, eye drops, or inhalers? Steroid medication reduces the outflow of fluid from your eye and increases your risk of glaucoma. 3. Do you have diabetes or hypertension? These conditions affect the blood vessels of the eye and make you more at risk for glaucoma. 4. Are you Japanese or African American? These groups are more … Read more…

FDA Approves the Tecnis Symfony® IOLs, the First and Only Extended Depth of Focus Lenses for People with Cataracts

– APPROVAL INCLUDES TORIC VERSION OF SYMFONY IOL FOR PEOPLE WITH ASTIGMATISM – LENSES PROVIDE HIGH-QUALITY CONTINUOUS VISION SO PATIENTS CAN SEE CLEARLY AT NEAR, INTERMEDIATE AND FAR-AWAY DISTANCES, AND POINTS IN BETWEEN, WHILE WEARING GLASSES LESS ABBOTT PARK, Ill., July 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Abbott announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Tecnis Symfony® Intraocular Lenses for the treatment of cataracts. The first in a new category of intraocular lenses (IOLs), the Tecnis Symfony lenses are the only lenses in the United States that provide a full range of continuous high-quality vision following … Read more…

Implantable Contact Lenses

Implantable Contact Lenses – Visian ICL Visian ICL is the next generation of vision technology. This technology provides sharp and clear vision even in patients with high levels of near sightedness. Visian ICL originated as a solution for people with high lens prescriptions (high myopia) and for those who lack sufficient corneal thickness to have LASIK. However, its precision and consistent results have made it an excellent alternative to LASIK. During the Visian ICL procedure, a special synthetic lens called an implantable collamer lens, is implanted in the eye, redirecting light rays so they focus correctly on the retina. This … Read more…

TREATMENT FOR NARROW ANGLE GLAUCOMA

  • Posted by lasik2020 on March 19, 2015 in News

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the world. It is a group of diseases that can cause blindness without any warning signs or symptoms. Over 4 million Americans have glaucoma and remarkably, only half of them even know it. People at every age are at risk for glaucoma, from babies to seniors. However, the most common type of glaucoma known as Primary Open Angle Glaucoma or POAG is usually more prevalent as we age. It is not usually curable and unlike cataracts, vision loss from glaucoma cannot be regained. The other main type of glaucoma is … Read more…

FACT OR FICTION?

  • Posted by lasik2020 on February 4, 2015 in News

Will sitting too close to the television damage my eyes? Just like when you stare at your computer screen too long, you might get a headache from sitting too close to your TV. But there is no proof that the close distance is damaging. Still, needing to sit closer to the TV might be a sign of nearsightedness, so you may need to have your vision checked.

HOW TO SAVE MONEY AT THE PHARMACY

  • Posted by lasik2020 on January 28, 2015 in News

It’s not unusual to spend quite a bit of money on prescriptions at the pharmacy. Even with insurance, the copays can be sometimes be quite high. Here are a couple of tricks for saving you money the next time you pick up your medication. 1. Use a coupon: Many manufacturers offer coupons for their medications which can offer huge discounts. The next time you are prescribed a medication, ask your doctor if they have a coupon. If they do not have one, check online with the drug manufacturer. By doing a little research, you can save significantly on your purchase. … Read more…

WHY DO ONIONS BURN MY EYES?

  • Posted by lasik2020 on January 22, 2015 in News

Most of us have experienced the annoying burning and tearing you get from chopping onions. But do you know why your eyes burn? When you cut into an onion, you are actually breaking open microscopic cells filled with enzymes that turn into volatile gasses when they escape. This causes a chemical reaction and creates a lachrymatory agent similar to the chemicals in tear gas. From the Latin lacrima, or “tear.” Lachrymatory factor irritates the eyes and stimulate the tear glands to produce tears. Here are some suggestions for alleviating some of the discomfort that can occur: • Cut onions in … Read more…

WHY SAFETY GLASSES ARE IMPORTANT TO PRESERVING YOUR EYE HEALTH

  • Posted by lasik2020 on January 21, 2015 in News

According to Prevent Blindness America, more than 700,000 Americans injure their eyes while at work, 125,000 injure their eyes at home, and 40,000 American children and adults suffer eye injuries while playing sports. Most of these injuries could have been prevented by the use of protective safety goggles. Safety eyewear must conform to a higher standard of impact resistance than regular eyeglasses. This higher standard applies to both the lenses and the frames of safety glasses and goggles. Safety glasses may have prescription lenses or non-prescription lenses. Regardless of their size or the durability of the frame and lenses, regular … Read more…

Did You Know?

  • Posted by lasik2020 on January 9, 2015 in News

A fingerprint has 40 different unique characteristics. An iris has 256, hence the growing use of iris scans for security purposes.

SLT LASER PROCEDURE FOR THE TREATMENT OF GLAUCOMA

  • Posted by lasik2020 on January 7, 2015 in News

Glaucoma occurs when there is an increase of fluid production or a decrease in fluid drainage within the front part of the eye. Over time, as the pressure within the eye remains elevated or peaks at different times of the day, the optic nerve fibers are destroyed and peripheral (side) vision is lost. If not treated adequately, an elevated pressure can also cause irreversible loss of central vision. Aqueous humor flows out of the eye through the Trabecular Meshwork near the outer edge of the iris. Over time, in certain individuals with glaucoma, that trabecular meshwork becomes blocked and the … Read more…

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