The Looming Nearsightedness Epidemic

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The worldwide prevalence of nearsightedness has increased over the past several decades, particularly in parts of Asia. Nearsightedness typically begins in children, and the age at which nearsightedness begins is only skewing younger. It is estimated that in 30 years, over half of the world’s population will be nearsighted and over 10% will have severely … Continue reading The Looming Nearsightedness Epidemic

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Infection Risk for Those Who Wear Contacts

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Serious infection is always something eye doctors worry about a great deal. Infections can cause scarring of the cornea with a partial loss of vision, possibly requiring an operation to return the vision to normal. A recent study reviewed the scientific literature to compare the serious infection rates for people wearing contact lenses to people … Continue reading Infection Risk for Those Who Wear Contacts

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Can I Have Lasik Again?

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  Of course, if your vision can use further help, Lasik can be done again! I am surprised by how many of our patients are unaware that Lasik can be done again, so I would like to present you with some information. The results of Lasik and PRK treatment are permanent, so the vast majority … Continue reading Can I Have Lasik Again?

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If you are over 45 years old and play golf, do you wear your progressive lenses or bifocals on the golf course? Most golfers I speak to do. That is a mistake! Progressive glasses or bifocals use the bottom part of the glasses to allow for sharp focus up close, such as when you are … Continue reading Do Not Play Golf With Progressive Glasses or Bifocals

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What Digital Screens are Doing to Your Eyes

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Like it or not, we are in the digital age. Computer screens, smart phones, tablets, and other similar devices have become intertwined into our everyday lives—according to TIME, about 90% of Americans use such devices for more than a couple hours each day and nearly 70% are glued to multiple screens at once. Unfortunately, digital … Continue reading What Digital Screens are Doing to Your Eyes

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Aging Eyes: Vision Over Time

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The eyes are the windows to our souls. But over time, the windows to our soul can become cloudy. Just like our physique, our eyes also exhibit age-related decline. Age-related decline such as presbyopia, the inability to adjust our focus from far to near, is normal as we age. But it does not mean that … Continue reading Aging Eyes: Vision Over Time

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Lasik in Military Personnel

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Laser vision correction has quietly become one of our nation’s most important military weapons! By maximizing the vision of our fighters, we gain a substantial edge over our adversaries. Soldiers are often asked to perform their tasks in very difficult situations — dry, dusty, foggy, dark, windy, wet, underwater, muggy, etc. These situations make vision … Continue reading Lasik in Military Personnel

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LASIK Anniversary: 25 Years of Better Vision

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A quarter of a century ago, we were given the groundbreaking development of LASIK surgery by Dr. Ioannis Pallikaris of Greece and Dr. Lucio Burrato of Italy. LASIK has stood the test of time since 1991, and more than 28 million people around the world have undergone LASIK correction with the highest success rates of … Continue reading LASIK Anniversary: 25 Years of Better Vision

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Rory McIlroy is one of many famous athletes who have had Lasik eye surgery in order to help improve their game. This past December, McIlroy finally had Lasik surgery after admitting he had wanted the procedure done since he was eighteen years old. Unfortunately, he had been worried if the procedure would go wrong. However, … Continue reading Famous Professional Golfer Rory McIlroy’s Lasik Surgery

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Protect your eyes with sunglasses

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Protect your eyes with sunglasses Sunglasses certainly are fashionable and make your vision feel more comfortable when out in the bright sun. Hopefully, you know how important sunglasses are in protecting your eyes from the harmful UV rays of the sun. Yes, the same UV rays that cause aging of the skin and skin cancer … Continue reading Protect your eyes with sunglasses

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