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Does The Cornea Cause Vision Problems?

The cornea is the transparent covering that forms a dome in front of your eye. A healthy cornea protects your eye from debris, allows light to enter, and is vital for clear vision. The cornea focuses the light that passes through since it is curved like a lens. The cornea can also be prone to… Read More


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


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


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


Should You Get BOTOX® For New Year’s?

BOTOX® is famous for its ability to restore youthfulness to your skin. It smooths out wrinkles and lasts for months, making it alluring to people who want to spruce up their image. However, BOTOX® is beneficial for more than just cosmetic purposes. It also plays a vital role in the world of practical medicine. If… Read More


Is A Pterygium Contagious?

If you spend a lot of time outdoors, then you likely know about the dangers of the sun. Too much exposure to UV radiation from the sun can lead to various cancers, sunburns, and sun poisoning. But did you know it can also lead to a plethora of eye problems? One of the most distinct… Read More


Man with red nose

What are Eye Allergies?

People experience allergy symptoms in a variety of ways. Itchy skin, runny nose, and difficulty breathing are a few common allergic reactions. But what exactly is causing these problems? Allergies are your immune system’s response to potentially harmful foreign substances. It is not a disease but a wide range of conditions. Allergies are your body… Read More



How Does Damage to the Cornea Occur?

The cornea is a crucial structure of the eye that enables clear and consistent vision. This clear tissue located at the front of the eye has three layers, each with a distinct purpose. The outermost layer, the epithelium, is thin but acts as a barrier while also absorbing nutrients from tears. The middle layer, called… Read More


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Is PRELEX Right For Me?

Are you ready to make a change and get rid of your eyeglasses and contacts for good? Maybe it’s time to discuss your options to achieve visual freedom. One option that could be an excellent choice for you is PRELEX. Depending on your situation, PRELEX may be better for you than other vision correction procedures… Read More


Tired Senior Woman

What Is Blepharoplasty Like?

When you look at yourself in the mirror, are you concerned that your eyes have bags under or above them? Do you notice that they never seem to go away no matter how much sleep you get? Blepharoplasty might be a good choice for you if you’d like to improve your facial appearance. Keep reading… Read More