What is Astigmatism?

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  You have been suffering from headaches and blurry vision for some time and you have just been told by your doctor that you have astigmatism. You’re wondering just what you are diagnosed with and what you can do to address it. Thankfully, there are a few ways you can tackle your diagnosis head-on and

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What are Cataracts?

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Have you or a loved one noticed that the lens of your eye looks foggy, appearing as if a small cloud has landed on the colored part of your eye? Has it become harder for you to see clearly or have you developed a sensitivity to light? If you’ve answered “yes,” then you may be

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Complications After Cataract Surgery

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Cataract surgery is one of the most successful and safe surgeries available today. Don’t just take our word for it- 3 million Americans undergo cataract surgery each year, with an overall success rate of 98 percent or higher according to the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS). Even though we know cataract surgery

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How Much Does LASIK Cost?

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    Shining a Light on Bargain LASIK Advertisements A simple search for “LASIK” floods your screen with advertisements for LASIK costing as low as $299 per eye! These ads are commonly bait and switch scams or are not giving you the majority of the information. Some businesses use these advertisements by including various hidden

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What is LASIK?

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What is LASIK Overview LASIK is a fairly painless laser vision correction procedure in which lasers will remove microscopic amounts of tissue, which reshapes the cornea. The reshaping of the cornea is what restores sight. LASIK is a permanent and very brief procedure, taking only 15-20 minutes to correct. An examination by a reputable physician

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December’s Observances

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For the month of December, learn the driving changes that come with aging, be knowledgeable about how to safely shop for toys during the holidays, and educate yourself about persons with disabilities, and more! This Month’s Observances Older Driver Safety Awareness Week December 2nd through the 9th is known for Older Driver Safety Week. Each

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The Effects of Computers and Devices on Your Eyes

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Have you ever worried that the time you spend in front of a computer is damaging your eyesight?  Maybe you’ve seen ads for special glasses to wear while you do computer work, or you’ve read a blog post that scared you into dreading your daily computer tasks. Well, we’ve got good news.  You’re not going

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Signs of Glaucoma: Questions to Ask Your Doctor

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Glaucoma is widely known as the “silent thief of sight”.  This disease progresses so gradually that once you notice symptoms, it’s often too late to completely reverse them.  So, while we discuss symptoms here, please remember that the key to managing glaucoma is to get ahead of the disease by visiting an eye doctor regularly. 

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How Your Vision Changes with Age

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Every aspect of our health changes as we age.  Our eyes are no exception. Since our vision is such an important part of our lives, it’s essential that we know what changes to expect in our vision. Common Vision Conditions Associated with Aging While there are a lot of vision conditions associated with getting older,

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The Best Glasses and Sunglasses for Post Surgery Protection

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In the aftermath of any eye surgery, it’s important to let your eyes heal properly.  To protect your eyes, your doctor may request you purchase special eye wear when recovering from LASIK or cataract surgery.  Some recommendations may be temporary while others are long-term, but don’t shy away from investing in quality eye protection after

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