Almost every person has astigmatism. Astigmatism means that the eye is not perfectly symmetrical — no one’s eye is exactly, perfectly shaped. So, instead of the cornea (the front of the eye) being shaped like a basketball, it is shaped a little like the side of a football. In other words, there is more curvature … Continue reading Can We Cure Astigmatism?
Nearsightedness, also known as myopia, means that you see better near than far. This is corrected using glasses, contact lenses, or through refractive surgery such as Lasik surgery in Los Angeles, PRK, Smile, or ICL. There is an international epidemic of nearsightedness sweeping the world. Nearsightedness usually develops in children or young adults. Approximately one-third … Continue reading What Causes Nearsightedness?
There is not just one way to perform Laser Vision Correction treatment. Each medical practice has its own specific way of performing Lasik, including the way that it performs the important measurements, the equipment that is used for each of the two main steps of Lasik, and the formulas and calculations used to program the … Continue reading Your Lasik Should Be Completely Pain-Free
If you’re an avid golfer, or even a fan, you understand how much of a visual game golf is. If your vision is growing poor, or if you have always struggled with having vision that needs correction, you might benefit greatly from Lasik. Lasik has been proven to increase athletes’ abilities to play golf. … Continue reading How Lasik Can Up Your Golf Game
One of the biggest fallacies concerning Lasik is that you can have Lasik only once, and that you are then stuck with the results. Nothing could be further from the truth. Although most people are very happy – even ecstatic – with their Lasik results, there is a small group (around 4%) who are much … Continue reading What if I am not Happy with My Lasik Results? Can I Have a Lasik Revision?
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
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
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?
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
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