March marks the time to raise awareness for workplace eye health and safety. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, over 25,000 Americans visit the emergency room due to a workplace eye injury. But how, exactly, can you help celebrate this monthly observance and how can an eye doctor help?... Read More
We see through our corneas, which are the clear outer lenses or the "windshields" of our eyes. A normal cornea is shaped like a dome or ball. This allows light to filter through properly, resulting in clear, crisp vision. However, if you have keratoconus, the structure of the cornea is too weak to hold its round shape, causing the cornea to bulge outward like a cone. Several patients...Read More
If you suffer from vision problems, but would like to restore your vision and your life, LASIK may be the solution that's right for you. However, before opting for this beneficial procedure, it's important to know that there are several alternatives to LASIK that may be a better fit for your unique lifestyle. Check out our new video where Dr. Richard B. Foulkes discusses alternatives to LASIK.
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Are you considering laser vision correction surgery to help restore your vision, but are still unsure if LASIK is right for you? It's important to know if you're a good candidate for this beneficial procedure, and if you will need additional vision correction treatments down the road. Check out our latest video where Dr. Richard B. Foulkes answers the question, "Will I need Glasses After LASIK?"
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If you suffer from astigmatism, farsightedness, nearsightedness or cataracts laser eye surgery may be the solution that's right for you. Laser eye surgery, also known as refractive surgery, corrects vision problems including those listed above. The cornea is reshaped to deliver clearer, sharper vision. However, before you opt for laser eye surgery, it's important to ask your doctor the right questions, so you can be prepared for your procedure. Check out our new slideshare that discusses some of the common questions about laser eye surgery.
Slowly losing your vision is a natural sign of aging and is a common occurrence. However, when you begin to lose your sight, you can lose your quality of life along with it. Presbyopia is no exception. This eye condition affects millions of people in the United States over the age of 40. But what, exactly, is presbyopia and how can KAMRA™ Inlay treat this condition?
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LASIK eye surgery can help restore your vision. Around 96 percent of patients achieve their desired vision after getting LASIK, and an enhancement procedure can further increase this number. However, it's important to know that there are different techniques in which LASIK eye surgery is performed, including blade-free LASIK. But what, exactly, is blade-free LASIK and what are the advantages of this procedure...Read More
If you are interested in laser eye surgery, you may be wondering what your options entail. While LASIK laser eye surgery is right for nearly everyone, there are certain times when it cannot be performed. In these situations, we recommend PRK laser eye surgery instead. In this infographic, we explain what PRK is and why you might choose it in order to have clear vision.
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We see through our corneas, which is the clear outer lens of the eye. Normally, this structure is dome shaped. However, disease processes can alter the shape of the cornea. Keratoconus is an eye condition that affects 50 people out of every 230. It occurs when the collagen inside the cornea begins to lose its rigidity, causing the cornea to bulge or become cone shaped.
This can cause various symptoms, including:
- Blurred vision
- Sudden change of vision in just one eye
- Double vision when looking with just one eye
- Objects appear distorted
Cataracts can impede your ability to see clearly. Most often they develop due to the natural aging process. However, there are steps you can take to help prevent cataracts from forming. Check out our new slideshare to learn how you can prevent cataracts, and what to do if you experience any of the symptoms associated with cataracts.