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What To Know About PRELEX

LASIK is not always the best way to repair vision for everyone. Fortunately, there are many other alternative surgeries that may be a better fit.  PRELEX is a totally different way to get excellent eyesight at any distance. Keep reading to learn what to know about PRELEX!  How Does PRELEX Work? PRELEX is an outpatient… Read More

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Are There Different Types Of Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is an eye condition that can slowly cause vision loss if left untreated. Unfortunately, there are not many early warning signs or symptoms of glaucoma. The best way to avoid vision loss from glaucoma is by visiting your eye doctor for routine exams. If your eye doctor detects glaucoma during your routine eye exams,… Read More

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Avoid Eye Allergies With LASIK

LASIK is a fantastic option for reducing your need for contact lenses and glasses. Beyond the obvious reasons for wanting a surgery that drastically improves your eyesight, LASIK has many other benefits.  Even though LASIK will not cure your allergies, it may allow you to handle allergy season better. Keep reading to learn more about… Read More

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Protect Yourself From Pterygiums This Year

Fun, outdoor activities are among the best parts of spring and summer. However, the bright sun can damage your eyes if you are not careful. Sunlight carries UV radiation, and overexposing yourself to it can lead to problems beyond a sunburn. Spending too much time in the sun can hurt your eyes and possibly damage… Read More

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Dr. Vendal performing LASIK

Requests For LASIK Have Doubled Since Pandemic Began

Dr. Zarmeena Vendal, M.D. at Westlake Eye Specialists, said she’s seen LASIK procedures double during the pandemic. “All of the work that everybody was doing from home – you’re on your computer, your glasses are fogging up, you’re staying up long hours. The incidence of dry eye is going up. People are having to wear… Read More

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5 Tips To Prevent Dry Eye From Ruining Your Spring

The end of winter is here, and most people are getting ready to enjoy the new season. However, you may be one of the many who feel a certain sense of worry as spring approaches.  For millions of people, spring spells out an increase in itchy, red eyes and other unpleasant symptoms that come with… Read More

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Can You Prevent Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is known as the silent thief of sight. This is because the vision changes associated with glaucoma often go unnoticed.  Early detection is vital for preserving vision in those with glaucoma. Keep reading to learn if you can prevent glaucoma! What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a condition that is characterized by abnormally high pressure… Read More

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 3 Things To Know About Cataract Surgery

Are you over the age of forty and beginning to develop issues with your sight? Blurry vision is a very common problem as people age, and it can be due to various things.  The risk for developing macular degeneration and glaucoma is known to increase in later years. Cataracts are one hurdle that every person… Read More

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Show Yourself Some Love By Getting LASIK for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is famous for showing love and appreciation to those you care about, but don’t forget to show some appreciation for yourself! Sure, you could get a package of those chalky heart-shaped candies with silly messages or a bunch of roses, but why not get something you’ll use and will last?  LASIK can be… Read More

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Does Dry Eye Get Worse During The Winter?

Most people suffer from dry eyes at one point or another, and some have worse symptoms than others. The moisture balance in your eyes is a delicate thing, and it can get disrupted for any number of reasons. But, one of the most significant causes of dry eye is the surrounding climate. Dry air can… Read More

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