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What is Digital Eye Strain

We live in an ever changing digital world where our eyes are constantly staring at some type of screen. As a result, we develop eye strain. HOW DOES USING DIGITAL DEVICES HURT OUR EYES? There are a host of reasons, but the most common is Blue Light. Blue Light: Digital devices emit high energy short… Read More

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What Causes Contact Lens Discomfort?

While modern contact lenses are designed to be very comfortable for most wearers, it is common to occasionally experience mild discomfort. There are several different causes for contact lens discomfort, many with simple solutions. The most common causes include: Ill-Fit – Contact lenses are not one-size-fits-all. When you have a contact lens fitting in Austin,… Read More

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How Long Does It Take for the Eye to Heal After Cataract Surgery? – Part Two

The First Few Weeks After Surgery: You can bath or shower but avoid getting water in or near your eye. Typically, you will have a follow-up visit with your doctor the day after surgery. Have someone drive you to your follow-up visit. Avoid driving until the doctor has verified that it is safe for you… Read More

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How Long Does It Take for the Eye to Heal After Cataract Surgery?

Cataract surgery is a procedure of the eye that removes and replaces a lens that has become cloudy. The vast majority of patients achieve improved, sharper vision, but this change is not necessarily immediate. Although some patients see well just a few days after cataract surgery, full healing can take up to three months. Cataract… Read More

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Recent Advances in LASIK

LASIK surgery is the most popular laser vision correction procedure performed today, and for good reason. Ongoing advancements in laser technology and ophthalmology have made way for successful surgeries and better visual outcomes. At Westlake Eye Specialists in Austin, our doctors utilizes the latest advancements in LASIK surgery to offer patients the best possible vision… Read More

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How Does LASIK Work?

LASIK is a popular form of laser vision correction surgery that can correct a range of vision issues with a goal of reducing or eliminating the need for glasses or contact lenses. LASIK, which stands for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, improves vision by reshaping the cornea. Your cornea is the clear front surface of your… Read More

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What is Included in a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

Having your eyes checked on a regular basis is one of the best things you can do to safeguard your vision. Because your eye health is very important no matter your age, it is important for both adults and children to have a comprehensive eye exam at least once every year. A comprehensive eye exam… Read More

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How Long Does Cataract Surgery Take?

Cataract surgery is a procedure used to treat cataracts where changes in the lens of the eye cause cloudy, blurry or misty vision. The lens is the crystalline structure that sits just behind your pupil, which is the black circle in the center of your eye. Cataracts occur when changes in the lens of the… Read More

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How Do I Choose a LASIK Doctor?

Choosing a LASIK doctor is one of the most important decisions to make once you have decided to have LASIK surgery. But how do you know who the best person is for such a task? When choosing a LASIK doctor, consider the following key factors: Credentials – One should make sure that their LASIK doctor… Read More

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What is the Best Age to Get LASIK?

LASIK is a great option for many people who suffer from poor eyesight. But one question many people have before considering this procedure is what the best age is to get LASIK? There is a right and wrong age for LASIK. The Best Age For LASIK Generally, the perfect candidate for LASIK is someone between… Read More

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