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AcrySofⓇ IQ PanOptix Trifocal IOL FDA Approved

For patients with presbyopia or cataracts, there’s a new option on the market. On August 27, 2019, Alcon announced that the FDA has approved the commercial launch of the AcrySofⓇ IQ PanOptix Trifocal IOL. Keep reading to learn more! What is an IOL? An IOL, or intraocular lens is an artificial lens put in place… Read More


3 Reasons To Consider LASIK Before This Fall

Tired of relying on glasses to see? These days, you don’t have to! LASIK is the perfect way to fix your eyesight and give you the vision you deserve. It’s never too late to start your LASIK journey. The sooner you come in for a consultation at Westlake Eye Specialists in Austin, TX, the sooner… Read More


Does Glaucoma Hurt?

Glaucoma is a complicated disease that affects you in many ways. In a typical case of glaucoma, the disease progresses slowly. Most patients with the condition don’t realize they have it until vision loss has already occurred. The problem is that any vision lost because of glaucoma is permanent. There are no symptoms to warn… Read More


3 Tips For Choosing An IOL Cost-Effectively

Choosing an IOL is sometimes easier said than done. After all, it is something that will affect the way you see for the rest of your life. For that reason, you need to be careful and choose the right one. But as much as you may want to buy the best IOL, money does factor… Read More


How Does LipiFlow Treatment Work?

An astounding number of people all over the world suffer from dry eye syndrome every day. This means they are experiencing blurry vision and eyes that are uncomfortable, gritty, and itchy. They may even be in pain. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Dry eyes can be stopped with the correct treatment plan…. Read More


Are You Too Young For Cataract Surgery?

Cataracts are often only thought of as an “old person” affliction. The overwhelming majority of patients with cataracts are over the age of 60. The risk of developing cataracts only gets higher as you get older. But you can also develop them earlier. This can be from environmental factors like exposure to radiation or injuries… Read More


5 Tips For A Smoother LASIK Recovery

Recovering from LASIK is the trickiest part of the procedure. It is during this time that you will be more likely to get infections or injure your eyes. For this reason, you will need to take some extra precautions while you heal. You will learn all you need to know about how you can be… Read More


Can You Get Cataracts After You Have Cataract Surgery?

Cataracts affect the lenses of the eyes. They occur when proteins in the lens clump together. Over time, the proteins grow bigger until they are significant enough to block out light. Getting cataract surgery involves removing the cataract and the lens of the eye. The good news about the surgery is that it’s safe and… Read More


How Long Does It Take Before LASIK Works?

LASIK is a procedure that gives you clear vision without needing glasses or contacts. The surgery only takes about 30 minutes to perform. Most patients start noticing results almost immediately! But, achieving the full potential of your vision may take up to a few days. You may experience some blurriness as your eyes begin to… Read More


5 Signs You May Be A Good Candidate For LASIK

What appeals to you most about LASIK? Is it the incredible success rate? Over 96% of LASIK patients report satisfaction with the procedure and their results. Is it the simplicity and speed of the operation itself? LASIK only takes about a half-hour to complete (not including prep and rest time), and you get to leave… Read More


What Happens To The Eye When You Have A Cataract?

Cataracts are a common affliction, especially for the older population. Over 24 million Americans suffer from cataracts, and the number is only rising. How does something so widespread work? Cataracts are not some disease that you can easily avoid. In fact, cataracts affect everybody. They are caused when proteins in the lens of the eye… Read More