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Love Clear Vision? Why You Should Consider LASIK!

Wouldn’t it be great if you could wake up and see without contacts or glasses? LASIK can make that happen. If you would love to have clear vision, all day and night, consider LASIK. It’s a simple procedure. In fact, it is the most commonly performed medical procedure, which makes sense given its popularity. Millions… Read More


What Sets The Vivity Lens Apart From Other Lenses?

Have concerns that you may have cataracts and will need cataract surgery sooner than later? Cataract surgery is the only way to see clearly again if you have cataracts. After cataract surgery, you’ll be able to see with clarity again. This is done by replacing the natural lens of your eye. With cataracts, this becomes… Read More


Stop Struggling To Complete Everyday Tasks By Choosing The Vivity IOL

There are many frustrating things that come along with aging. Sagging skin, difficulty hearing, and you may even find it harder to complete some of your favorite tasks! For one of these things, there is a solution, and that’s if you find it difficult to complete tasks because you can’t see with cataracts. There are… Read More


Could I Have A Cataract And Not Know It?

Is your vision blurry or distorted? Are you seeing this in double but only in one eye? These are some of the signs of having a cataract. It may sound young, but you can start developing cataracts when you’re in your forties or fifties. And you may not even be aware that you have one… Read More


7 Things That Could Be Making Your Eyes Dry

Are your eyes dry and itchy? Are they uncomfortable and sensitive to bright lights? Dry eyes can be a symptom of seasonal allergies. If you suffer from dry eyes year round then you could have dry eye syndrome. When you have dry eye syndrome, there are certain factors that can make your symptoms worse. These… Read More


Is The Vivity Lens Right For Me?

Do you have cataracts? Are you struggling to choose the right intraocular lens to have implanted during cataract surgery?  Westlake Eye Specialists is excited to announce we are now offering the Alcon AcrySof IQ Vivity lens for our cataract patients. We are one of 30 practices in the country to offer this lens. Keep reading… Read More


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10 Reasons To Get LASIK Right Now

Always thought about having LASIK but never been able to talk yourself into it? There has never been a better time to get LASIK! It’s understandable if you’re nervous thinking about LASIK. Keep reading for 10 reasons to get LASIK right now! 1. No More Contacts Getting LASIK means the end of needing to wear… Read More


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Are You Prepared For Cataract Surgery?

Aging is the most common cause of cataracts. If you are getting older, you may already have cataracts and not know it. Cataracts can make your vision less clear and cloudy. If your quality of life has begun to suffer, it might be time to get cataract surgery. Before any surgery, it makes sense to… Read More


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What Is Really Causing My Dry Eyes?

Dry eyes are very common. This condition often occurs when your eyes produce low-quality tears or not enough tears. Dealing with dry eyes can be uncomfortable. If your eyes sting or burn, you may have dry eyes. This can be made worse if you’re flying, near air conditioning, or if you spend a lot of… Read More


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Can I Get LASIK With Astigmatism?

If you have astigmatism, you may think that you cannot get procedures like LASIK. This is not always true. Whether you can get LASIK depends on the severity of your astigmatism. Astigmatism is a refractive error that occurs when the cornea is an irregular shape. With astigmatism, you’ll likely experience blurry vision. This is because… Read More