The Cost of Cataract Surgery


Posted in Patient Education, Technology

There are many variables in the cost of cataract surgery: type of intraocular lens (IOL), type of preoperative testing (basic or basic plus refractive), geographic location (urban vs rural), and length of postoperative care. According to AllAboutVision.com’s 2012 report, the average, basic cataract surgery in the US would cost roughly $3,429 per eye if you paid

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Dry Eyes


Posted in Patient Education

Are you bothered by dry eyes? Do you experience any of the following symptoms: burning, foreign sensation (like a lash, sand grain, or foreign object is caught in your eye), dryness, blurring of your vision? These are common symptoms of Dry Eye or Dry Eye Syndrome. There are 2 major types of dry eye types:

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ASTIGMATISM?


Posted in Patient Education

At the vision correction practice of Dr. McGarity, we want to educate you about your eyes and eye health. This informative animation will quickly educate you about astigmatism. View Video Our Focus is You!

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Advanced Technology Cataract Surgery


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    At Dr. McGarity’s office we offer different types of cataract surgery including standard cataract surgery and Advanced Technology Cataract Surgery. Stay tuned to this blog to learn about new and exciting technologies used before, during and after cataract surgery to give you the best vision possible. Also, please take a few moments to

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Macular Degeneration


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Have you or your loved one been told you have “aging changes” in your eyes?  Of course everyone will get cataracts, but there also could be aging in your macula which are called “Drusen.”  It can lead to Macular Degeneration.  Expand your knowledge on this degenerative disease and treatments.  Please click on this animated video Stay tuned

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Chalazion


Posted in Patient Education

          Ever feel a tight or tenderness on your eyelids?  It could be a chalazion or clogged oil gland.  These can grow big and become very painful.  If you feel this coming on, you want to start the warm compresses right away.  If the warm compresses are not working, then other

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Excessive Tearing – Epiphora


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Excessive tearing can be a real bother. Patients will describe “constantly” wiping their eye because the tears are blocking their vision or running down the face. This problem can interfere with day to day activities or work. Mild symptoms of tearing are conservatively treated, but excessive tearing will usually need more intense treatment. This is

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Learn more about Contact Lenses


Posted in Patient Education

      At our practice, we don’t routinely prescribe contact lenses. The only situations in which we will prescribe or administer contact lenses: trial for blended vision (monovision) or to balance one’s vision between vision correction surgery. That is not to say we don’t believe in contact lenses. Actually, we firmly believe that contact

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Pterygium


Posted in Patient Education

        Click here to watch this informative animation Do you experience eye irritation or foreign body sensation when you blink?  It could be more than just dry eyes, especially if you have or had a lot of exposure to sunlight.  Please watch this animated video to further your knowledge about a pterygium.  Keep following our

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