Choose Sunglasses Wisely

One of the top benefits that LASIK vision correction provides is the opportunity to wear any type of sunglasses you want. Patients who achieve 20/20 vision after LASIK are usually excited to get rid of their expensive prescription sunglasses and start choosing a variety of fashionable…

Published: July 31, 2014 Read Post

Will School Make You Nearsighted?

Researchers in Germany have uncovered a possible link between spending more years in school and the prevalence and severity of nearsightedness. In the Gutenberg Health Study, they looked at 4,658 Germans ages 35-74 who had myopia (nearsightedness), which causes distant objects to appear blurry…

Published: July 23, 2014 Read Post

Alcohol’s Effects on Night Vision

We all know that alcohol impairs judgment and coordination and slows reaction time. But here is yet another reason to cut back on your alcohol consumption: A study coming out of the University of Grenada has shown that overconsumption can also adversely affect your night vision. The study examined 67…

Published: July 16, 2014 Read Post

Will Glasses Stand the Test of Time?

Popular Mechanics recently published an online article titled “10 Things That Will Disappear in the Next 110 Years.” We thought we would share that list with you: Eyeglasses Video game consoles Postage stamps C batteries Keys Snow tires Telephone poles Band-Aids Wallets Flathead screwdrivers The article didn’t go into any…

Published: July 9, 2014 Read Post

“Bionic Eye” Becomes Reality

If you remember television shows from the 1970s, you’re sure to remember The Six Million Dollar Man. Actor Lee Majors played Col. Steve Austin, an astronaut severely injured in a crash who was later rebuilt with bionic implants in his right arm, legs and left eye. The “bionic man” had…

Published: July 3, 2014 Read Post

Get More Enjoyment from 3D Movies

Movies, televisions and even theme park rides in 3D really help to bring the action to life. Of course, in order to get the full effect of 3D experiences, the viewer must wear special 3D glasses. In fact, if you view a 3D movie without the glasses, the blurry image…

Published: June 26, 2014 Read Post

Celebrate the Summer Solstice

The summer solstice is Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 6:51am EDT. Hopefully you have plans to enjoy the longest day of the year with family and friends. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, some countries celebrate Midsummer’s Day which occurs near the solstice. Legend has it that the dew on…

Published: June 18, 2014 Read Post

LASIK for Astigmatism

In the early days of LASIK, patients with astigmatism were often not deemed good candidates for the procedure. Today, advances in LASIK technology allow many astigmatism patients to achieve better vision through this vision correction procedure. What is Astigmatism? Astigmatism is a very common refractive error caused by an irregular…

Published: June 4, 2014 Read Post

Is LASIK Better Than Contacts?

A recent study has measured patient satisfaction with LASIK compared to contact lenses for vision correction. The study found that LASIK results in fewer vision problems with night driving both with former contact lens wearers and former glasses wearers. However, complaints about dry eye were common among people who had…

Published: May 28, 2014 Read Post

Stay Away from Cheap LASIK

You may have seen advertisements for LASIK at incredibly low prices. In 2013, the average price for laser vision correction was $2,073 per eye. So how can some centers advertise LASIK for $299, $499 or $699? What sounds like a great deal on the surface may be cancelled out by…

Published: May 22, 2014 Read Post