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Can You Prevent Cataracts?

A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye that occurs naturally with age. Cataracts affect nearly 22 million Americans age 40 and older and by age 80, more than half of all Americans will have cataracts. While there is no scientific proof that you can prevent cataracts, there are certainly steps you… Read More

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How Long Do You Have to Wear Sunglasses After LASIK?

Caring for your eyes after your LASIK procedure is vitally important. Your eyes will be extra sensitive to light for the first month after the LASIK surgery and you will be required to wear protective goggles and sunglasses following the procedure.   On the day of your LASIK surgery, you will need to keep your… Read More

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Can You Blink During LASIK?

Many people who are considering LASIK eye surgery express various concerns. One of the most common questions we hear is, “What if I blink during my procedure?” The prospect of blinking or moving the eyes during LASIK or any other laser vision correction procedure is one of the most common concerns potential candidates have. Fortunately,… Read More

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How Do Contacts and Glasses Work?

If you’re having trouble reading or seeing the blackboard, it’s possible that you need glasses or contacts. Contact lenses and glasses are designed to correct refractive errors by helping your eyes focus light properly onto your retina. You may have a refractive error if: Your vision is blurry or hazy You have headaches Your eyes… Read More

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How Do You Keep Your Eyes Healthy?

There are many things you can do to keep your eyes healthy and make sure you are seeing your best. The following simple tips can help keep your vision as clear as possible for many years to come: Maintain Routine Vision Care: You might think your vision is fine or that your eyes are healthy… Read More

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What Causes Cataracts?

A cataract is a common condition in which a normally clear eye lens becomes cloudy, causing blurry vision similar to looking through a foggy window. A cataract occurs when there is a buildup of proteins in the lens, creating protein clumps. These clumps, or deposits, prevent light from passing clearly through the lens, thus disrupting… Read More

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How to Find the Best LASIK Surgeon

If you are thinking about correcting your vision with LASIK eye surgery, perhaps the most important decision you will make is your choice of surgeon. With so many LASIK surgeons in the Austin area, it can be difficult to know how to choose the best one for you and your needs. Choosing the right LASIK… Read More

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Can You Be Too Old for LASIK?

If you have considered vision correction surgery, you may have wondered how old you have to be to have LASIK. LASIK has been FDA approved for patients 18 or older. You may also wonder if you can be too old for LASIK surgery. There is no ideal age to have the procedure, but it is… Read More

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What Causes Eye Dryness?

Dry eye is a pretty common eye condition. It can also be pretty annoying, interrupting daily activities. In order to treat, it’s important to understand common causes of dry eye: Autoimmune Disease – Studies show that chronic dry eye can be a symptom of several autoimmune disorders such as lupus, Sjögren’s Syndrome, Grave’s disease and… Read More

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Intraocular Lens Options

Cataracts develop when the natural lens of your eyes become cloudy, affecting your sight.  When a cataract causes your quality of vision to interfere with your daily activities, cataract surgery is recommended. After the cataract is removed, it is replaced with an intraocular lens implant that is similar to a small soft contact lens which… Read More

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