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
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
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
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
The sun contains a form of invisible light which is called ultraviolet (UV) light. UV light is much higher energy than the light we can see, and causes the skin to tan but also age, burn, and develop skin cancer. The melanin in your skin, which is more prevalent in darker skinned individuals, protects your … Continue reading UV Light — What Does It Do To the Eyes?
The first instances of Zika virus infection were noted in Brazil two years ago. As of today, it is estimated that there are over one million people in Brazil that are infected. Infected indiviuals are also present in other South American and Caribbean nations. The Zika virus is transmitted through mosquito bites. The mosquito is … Continue reading Zika Virus Can Affect the Eyes
Can We Prevent Nearsightedness from Advancing in Young Children? Nearsightedness that increases every year is common in school-aged children. First, there is a small amount of nearsightedness and then it advances as the child or teenager grows. Is there any way to slow down this progression? First of all, many things have been … Continue reading Can We Prevent Nearsightedness from Advancing in Young Children?
Caster Eye Center utilizes the Zeiss VisuMax laser for the first step of the Lasik procedure. The Zeiss technology takes on average 16 seconds per treatment and is enitrely pain-free. Lasik using other laser technologies involves only a minimal amount of discomfort, but the Zeiss laser takes this process one step farther to the point … Continue reading Zeiss Technology makes Lasik Completely Pain-Free
Study Finds Contact Wearers Insert Bacteria into Eyes Along With Lenses A new study has documented the way contact lenses change the natural bacteria of the eye. Researchers at the New York University School of Medicine have found contact lenses make eye bacteria “more skin-like,” according toTime Magazine. They found inserting contacts into the eyes … Continue reading Study Finds Contact Wearers Insert Bacteria into Eyes Along With Lenses
New Less-Invasive Cataract Surgery Using Stem Cells Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, and those in China have found a potentially new and less invasive form of cataract surgery. They successfully used stem cells to restore vision in babies born with a congenital cataract condition. The surgery is providing newborns with more than … Continue reading New Less-Invasive Cataract Surgery Using Stem Cells Proves Promising
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