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Macular Degeneration

  • Posted by lasik2020 on December 2, 2014 in News

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss in adults over the age of 50. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 1.8 million people have AMD and another 7.3 million are at substantial risk for vision loss from AMD. Caucasians are at higher risk for developing AMD than other races. Women also develop AMD at an earlier age than men. This eye disease occurs when there are changes to the macula, a small portion of the retina that is located on the inside back layer of the eye. AMD is a loss of … Read more…

Are you a Candidate for the Visian ICL Procedure?

  • Posted by lasik2020 on December 2, 2014 in News

The quality of your vision can vary significantly depending upon the refractive procedure you choose. For people suffering with extreme forms of myopia, the Visian Implantable Collamer Lens™ (ICL) will give you sharper, clearer vision than other refractive surgeries, including LASIK. In these cases of higher myopia, there may not be enough tissue to safely sculpt the cornea thus not allowing for Custom LASIK eye surgery. Most patients come into our office asking for “LASIK” because they have heard the term, and do not realize that another type of procedure, such as the ICL, might give them clearer, more vivid … Read more…

Did You Know?

  • Posted by lasik2020 on November 26, 2014 in News

The cornea is the only living tissue in the human body that does not contain any blood vessels.

Computer Vision Syndrome

  • Posted by lasik2020 on November 25, 2014 in News

Does your job require hours of hard work at the computer? Do you like to spend your free time surfing the internet? If so, you may be feeling the effects of spending so much time in front of a computer: tired eyes, dry eyes, headaches and neck pain. Below are some simple steps you can take to help minimize the impact of Computer Vision Syndrome: Keep blinking: It washes your eyes in naturally therapeutic tears. If your eyes still feel dry and gritty, using artificial tears may help. Remember 20-20-20: Every 20 minutes, spend 20 seconds looking at something 20 … Read more…

Give the Gift of Sight this Holiday Season!

  • Posted by lasik2020 on November 21, 2014 in News

The holidays are fast approaching. Do you have a loved one who wears glasses or contact lenses? Having difficulty finding the perfect gift? If so, give them the gift that keeps on giving. Come into our office today and purchase a LASIK certificate for that special someone and help them to experience the joy of seeing clearly today.

Are Polarized Sunglasses Better?

  • Posted by lasik2020 on November 20, 2014 in News

What are polarized lenses? Sunlight can be absorbed or reflected in several different directions. Sunlight that is bouncing off horizontal surfaces such as water, land or the hood of a car is usually reflected back in a similar horizontal direction. This reflection produces an agitating source of glare that cannot only create visual discomfort but can also cause a potentially blinding glare. Glare has the potential to create a very dangerous situation, especially while driving. Polarized lenses contain a laminated filter that allows only vertically oriented light to pass through. This blocks the horizontally oriented light so glare is almost … Read more…

What is the Difference between an Optometrist and an Ophthalmologist?

  • Posted by lasik2020 on November 19, 2014 in News

Optometrists: Doctors of optometry are trained to detect vision problems caused by abnormalities of the eye, and issue prescriptions for lenses that can correct those problems. They also test for glaucoma and other eye diseases, referring patients to ophthalmologists and other health practitioners as needed. They may administer drugs to patients to help assess vision problems and treat some eye diseases. Optometrists also provide care before and after surgery to patients who undergo surgery for eye health issues such as cataract removal or laser-vision correction. Optometrists are not required to have a medical degree, and therefore, cannot perform surgery themselves. … Read more…

Did You Know?

  • Posted by lasik2020 on November 17, 2014 in News

The idea for the general principle of a contact lens was made by Leonardo da Vinci in 1508. Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) produced the first known sketches (in 1508) that suggested the optics of the human eye could be altered by placing the cornea directly in contact with water. Many believe da Vinci’s ideas eventually led to the development of contact lenses more than 350 years afterward.

What is Wavefront Custom Lasik?

  • Posted by lasik2020 on November 12, 2014 in News

Wavefront is the most advanced laser vision correction technology available today for measuring optical distortions in the eye. This procedure has enabled 94% of our LASIK patients to see 20/20 or better with improved night vision. Using the VISX Wavefront™ system, Drs. Beers and Liu custom tailor a treatment specifically designed for each individual eye. Like a fingerprint, everyone’s eye is different; yet, in the past, these unique imperfections could not be measured. (For example, many individuals have the same prescription for their glasses and contact lenses, but no two people have the exact same prescription using Wavefront™ technology.) Wavefront … Read more…

Can Smoking Affect my Vision?

  • Posted by lasik2020 on November 12, 2014 in News

Smoking has been directly linked to two of the leading causes of vision loss, cataracts and macular degeneration. In fact, researchers believe smoking also causes or contributes to a number of other eye health problems. Smoking and cataracts Studies have shown that smokers have double the risk of developing cataracts compared with non-smokers. This risk triples for heavy smokers. In fact, doctors have discovered a specific relationship between cataracts and the amount that you smoke — the more you smoke, the higher your chances of developing cataracts. Cataracts occur when the eye’s naturally clear lens grows cloudy over time. This … Read more…