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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…

Did You Know?

  • Posted by lasik2020 on November 12, 2014 in News

Atropine is a drop used to dilate the eye. It is derived from the plant Atropa belladonna. Belladonna leaves were used by 17th century Italian women to dilate their eyes because they thought it made them appear more beautiful. That’s why the plant is called bella (fair) donna (lady), or a beautiful woman.

When Should My Child Have an Eye Exam?

  • Posted by lasik2020 on November 11, 2014 in News

Healthy eyes and vision are a critical part of childhood development. Your child’s eyes should be examined regularly, as many vision problems and eye diseases can be detected and treated early. Vision problems can affect not only an infant’s ability to develop good hand-eye coordination, but also depth perception and other basic skills. Having poor vision can cause your child to do poorly at school or in sports, prompting anger and frustration. Having regular eye exams are important for your child’s overall health and wellbeing. Unfortunately, studies have shown that only one in three children ages 6 to 16 has … Read more…

What is a Corneal Abrasion?

  • Posted by lasik2020 on November 10, 2014 in News

A corneal abrasion is a scratch on the eye’s cornea. The cornea is the clear, protective covering over the iris (the colored part of the eye) and the pupil (the black circle in the middle of the eye). It’s important both for vision and for protecting the eye. If you poke your eye or if something gets trapped under your eyelid — such as dirt or sand — your cornea may become scratched. When it does, it can cause significant pain and discomfort. What causes a corneal abrasion? • Being poked in the eye • Dirt, dust, sand or some … Read more…