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PanOptix Trifocal IOL

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


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


Are There Symptoms With Glaucoma?

The most common kind of glaucoma, primary open-angle, has earned the condition the nickname of the silent thief of sight. It has no noticeable symptoms outside of permanent vision loss. This makes it a perfect example of why regular eye appointments are so crucial. Only a trained professional can detect and diagnose glaucoma. Early detection… Read More


How Long Does Dry Eye Treatment Take To Work?

It is difficult to be patient when you are suffering from dry eyes. Constant itching and red, sore eyes are always begging for relief. Dry eye syndrome is something you can control, but it takes time. There’s no saying exactly how long as recovery always varies from patient to patient. How and when you recover… Read More


Can Dry Eye Make Me A Bad LASIK Candidate?

Many people would agree that LASIK is the best form of vision correction on the market. This is in no small part due to the advances in technology that have made it safe, fast, reliable, and accessible. But as accessible as LASIK is, it simply is not for everyone. There is a long list of… Read More


What Should I Expect During Cataract Surgery?

We all get cataracts as a result of aging. They are just a part of life. Cataract surgery is a tried and true method of dealing with your cataracts. Although it’s a common surgical procedure, it’s normal to feel some anxiety around it. Sometimes shedding light on the unknown can help make something like cataract… Read More


4 Signs You Should Consider LASIK

LASIK provides you with the opportunity to see without glasses and contacts. Even better than that, it’s permanent, meaning the results last for the rest of your life! Sounds too good to be true? It’s not! LASIK is incredibly safe and reliable, and its success rate is proof of that. Over 96% of people who… Read More


When Should I Treat My Dry Eyes?

Suffering from dry eyes is not necessary. You can treat dry eye, although it may take some trial and error. In most cases, you may need to try a combination of things to treat the root of your dry eye. Keep reading to learn more about when to treat your dry eyes! Dry Eye Symptoms… Read More


Why The Trifocal IOL Matters

If you haven’t already heard the news, Westlake Eye Specialists was the first practice in Austin to put in the PanOptix trifocal lens. Now, you may be thinking, why does this matter? New technology is cool, but what’s the big deal? Well, the big deal is that it’s helping our patients see better than ever… Read More


Can Eye Floaters Cause You to go Blind?

Occasionally, you may see small spots that seem to “float” in your field of vision. These are commonly known as floaters. Floaters are usually caused by condensation of the vitreous, the clear gel-like fluid that fills the inside of your eye. Shrinking of the vitreous causes the gel to pull off of the eye wall,… Read More