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Who Does Eye Exams?

Even if you are not experiencing vision problems, it is important to get regular eye exams. Children and adults should regularly consult an eye care professional and have their vision checked in order to diagnose any vision related problems early and treat them effectively. If you are thinking about seeing an eye care professional, but… Read More


Benefits of Cataract Surgery

Millions of Americans have cataract surgery each year, with an overall success rate of 98% or higher, and the positive impact on patient vision is obvious. Many patients who choose laser-assisted cataract surgery report improved vision before even leaving the recovery room. What you may not realize, however, is just how much cataract surgery can… Read More


What is the Difference Between Nearsighted and Farsighted?

For vision to work properly, both your distance and near vision should be clear. Both nearsightedness and farsightedness are refractive conditions, referring to how light is focused in relation to the eye. Below, learn what farsightedness and nearsightedness mean, as well as the differences between the two. Farsightedness The technical term for farsightedness is hyperopia…. Read More


Can LASIK Correct Astigmatism?

Astigmatism is an extremely common condition. Thankfully, patients with this condition have several reliable treatment options, including LASIK laser vision correction. Here’s what you need to know about how LASIK surgery can correct astigmatism. What is Astigmatism? Astigmatism is caused by an imperfection in the curvature of the cornea or lens of the eye. The… Read More


How Do You Know if You Have Dry Eyes?

Dry, itchy eyes is a common complaint that eye doctors hear from their patients. People of all ages experience mild to severe dry eyes. Common dry eye symptoms include: Stinging Burning Grittiness Scratchy Sensation Sensitivity to Light Excessive Tearing Stringy Discharge Pain Redness Tired Eyes Heavy Eyelids Contact Lens Discomfort Blurred Vision Dry eyes occur when the… Read More


Do I Have to Get Fitted for Contact Lenses?

Contact lenses are a great alternative to wearing eyeglasses. If you choose contact lens wear for your vision correction, it is very important that the lenses fit properly and comfortably and that you understand contact lens safety and hygiene. A contact lens exam will include both a comprehensive eye exam to check your overall eye… Read More


What Are the Three Types of Cataracts?

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye due to protein buildup in the body which leads to reduced vision and loss of sight if left untreated. There are three primary types of cataracts: nuclear sclerotic, cortical and posterior subcapsular. Nuclear Sclerotic Cataracts A nuclear cataract is the most common type of… Read More


Can LASIK Correct Astigmatism?

Astigmatism is an extremely common condition. Thankfully, patients with this condition have several reliable treatment options, including LASIK laser vision correction. Here’s what you need to know about how LASIK surgery can correct astigmatism. What is Astigmatism? Astigmatism is caused by an imperfection in the curvature of the cornea or lens of the eye. The… Read More


The Basics of LASIK

LASIK is a type of eye surgery that uses a laser to reshape your inner cornea to improve your vision by enabling light to properly focus on the retina. It’s an alternative to traditional eyeglasses and contact lenses and is the most commonly performed eye surgery to correct astigmatism, nearsightedness (myopia) and farsightedness (hyperopia). To… Read More


Treatments for Dry Eye

Dry eye is a common condition in which a person doesn’t have enough quality tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are necessary for maintaining the health of the front surface of the eye and for providing clear vision. People with dry eyes may experience irritated, gritty, scratchy or burning eyes; a feeling of… Read More