• What You Need To Know About LASIK Eye Surgery

    LASIK eye surgery is an extremely popular procedure, performed on over 600,000 people in the United States each year. Intended to reduce a person’s dependency on glasses and contact lenses, LASIK is safe and effective for treating myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. If you’re considering undergoing LASIK eye surgery, there are a few things you need […]

  • When Is the Best Time for Cataract Surgery

    How much do you know about cataracts and cataract surgery? You may know that a cataract is a cloudiness of the eye’s natural lens, and typically occurs in older people. But did you know that there’s a right and wrong time to have cataract surgery? Cataracts affect almost 25.7 million people over 40 years old […]

  • What Is Astigmatism?

    How much do you know about astigmatism? Most people have very little understanding of this condition, but it’s a common problem. Like nearsightedness or farsightedness, astigmatism is not an eye disease, but merely a problem with how the eye focuses light. Astigmatism causes blurry vision and often occurs alongside other vision conditions. Put simply, astigmatism […]

  • Post-LASIK Eye Surgery Care Tips

    LASIK eye surgery is a common procedure, and it only takes about five to ten minutes per eye. After you’ve had LASIK, you probably know you’ll need someone to drive you home. But what happens after that? Do you know what to expect in terms of vision and discomfort? What are the best ways to […]

  • Meibomian Gland Dysfunction Treatment Options

    First, what is a Meibomian gland? Meibomian glands are located in the eyelids and named after Dr. Heinrich Meibom, who first noticed and made drawings of them, all the way back in 1666. There are a lot of them: 25 to 40 Meibomian glands in the upper eyelid and 20 to 30 in the lower […]

  • Diabetes and Eye Health

    You may have heard that, among its other complications, diabetes can lead to blindness. While it’s true that people with diabetes are more vulnerable to loss of vision, it’s not exactly the disease itself that causes the problem. Rather, diabetes makes people more susceptible to eye diseases, including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, and macular edema. […]

  • Trifocals…Really?

    All of us have heard about bifocals and their segmented design: a lens split cleanly with a definitive line marking the different prescriptions for farsightedness and close reading. While they get a bad rap, bifocals can be genuinely helpful for most people who need them, and they can be a great solution to those with […]

  • When Should My Child Get Her First Eye Exam?

    As a parent, you want the very best for your children, but more than anything, you want them to be healthy and happy. To this end, you take your baby for regular pediatric check-ups, dental exams, and even specialists, if they’re recommended. But what about her eyes? We know that eye health is important, but […]

  • The Pros and Cons of Transition Lenses

    Transition lenses, or photochromic lenses, are the lenses that darken in the sunlight and lighten in softer light or the dark. These lenses have been around for a decade or more, and they offer the convenience of sunglasses without having to wear them over your prescription glasses or having to constantly switch between the two. […]

  • Am I Too Old for LASIK?

    If you’re tired of the hassle of glasses or contact lenses, you’re not alone. Are you considering LASIK corrective surgery? Are you healthy and want to be able to do the things you enjoy—such as golf, fishing, gardening, horseback riding, or painting—without worrying about losing your glasses or your contacts slipping on your eye? If […]