Cataract Causes

A cataract occurs when the lens inside your eye becomes cloudy. Things linked to clouding include: Aging (age-related cataracts) Overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, such as from sunlight, tanning booths, or sunlamps Diabetes: especially when the blood sugar levels are above the safe range, diabetes causes changes in the eye…

Published: November 22, 2016 Read Post

LASIK Eye Surgery Cost

The cost of LASIK varies widely from surgeon to surgeon, with a national average of about $2,000 per eye. LASIK eye surgery cost depends on many factors including the type of LASIK procedure you receive. For example, traditional LASIK versus the more expensive custom LASIK, in which the doctor uses…

Published: November 13, 2016 Read Post

Flapless LASIK Surgery

Flapless LASIK is a term used for any laser vision correction surgery that does not involve creation of a corneal flap. Flapless LASIK surgery is a very different procedure from traditional LASIK, although both types of LASIK procedures generally result in excellent corrected vision that eliminates the need for eyeglasses…

Published: November 7, 2016 Read Post

LASIK Financing

With the average cost of LASIK being more than $2,000 per eye in the U.S. and the procedure not being covered by most insurance plans, you might feel that laser vision correction is beyond your financial means. Thankfully, there are a number of LASIK financing options available to make LASIK…

Published: October 31, 2016 Read Post

Cataract Surgery Recovery

Modern cataract surgery is very safe and effective. In fact, the overall success rate of cataract surgery is about 98%. Typically, the procedure is performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia and the cataract surgery recovery time is minor. Most patients see clearly the day after surgery, with little…

Published: October 24, 2016 Read Post

Custom LASIK vs. Traditional LASIK

Traditional LASIK has been around since the 1990s and has been performed on thousands of people around the world.  It has produced excellent results for the majority of people who have utilized this life-changing procedure. Custom LASIK is a more recent form of laser eye surgery that uses a 3-D…

Published: October 21, 2016 Read Post

Questions to Ask a LASIK Surgeon

If you are considering LASIK, it is important to discuss the benefits and risks that could result from correcting vision with surgery rather than eyeglasses or contact lenses. Each LASIK candidate has a unique set of general and eye health circumstances and lifestyle goals that need to be carefully assessed…

Published: October 10, 2016 Read Post

LASIK Candidate

LASIK eye surgery can be very successful when performed on the right patient. LASIK can treat severe degrees of nearsightedness, moderate amounts of farsightedness and astigmatism, but LASIK is not right for everyone. While the goal of LASIK surgery is to reduce dependency on glasses or contact lenses, having LASIK…

Published: October 4, 2016 Read Post

Cataracts in Ancient Egypt

Have you ever wondered how vision problems were treated hundreds or thousands of years ago?  If you thought there weren’t any treatments before modern day medicine, you may be surprised. Each year, cataract surgery permits millions of people to improve and recover their vision.  This eye surgery has been conducted…

Published: September 25, 2016 Read Post

Cataracts Types

A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, which can make it harder for you to see. Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 40 and is the principal cause of blindness in the world. Cataracts develop when protein builds up in…

Published: September 21, 2016 Read Post