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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


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


Does LASIK Treat All Vision Disorders?

Since LASIK has become a household name, it is no wonder that people may see it as the ultimate vision procedure. While LASIK is successful at what it does, it can only correct refractive errors. Refractive errors are problems with vision that usually occur because of misshapen corneas. If you have a refractive error, you’re… Read More


What Is The Cornea’s Job?

The eye has many intricate parts that work together to provide you with clear vision. These parts include: The retina, which senses light that comes into the eye The optic nerve, which transmits information from the retina to the brain The pupil, which opens and closes to control how much light is let into the… Read More


4 Signs You Need Cataract Surgery

Cataracts are a very common issue to deal with as we age. They occur when the proteins in the lens of the eye clump together and cloud your vision. While it is possible to live with cataracts, you’ll need to consider cataract surgery. When should you get cataract surgery? For most, that time comes when… Read More


What Should I Do To Prepare Before LASIK?

If you are ready to change your life with LASIK, then you need to know some details to be fully prepared. LASIK is like a team sport played by you and your doctor. You are both working towards a single goal (better vision) and need to communicate and work together to achieve it. Getting on… Read More