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LASIK: Candidacy and Expectations

LASIK surgery can help to correct refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. Most people who get the surgery experience perfect vision. They do not need to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. More than 95% of patients are happy with their results. The procedure is safe and effective, with permanent results. Learn more about LASIK candidacy and expectations.

The Benefits of Switching From Glasses to Contact Lenses

Switching to contact lenses may seem daunting or unnecessary. But there are numerous benefits to making the switch, including better vision and improved comfort.

How Are Cataracts Treated in the Early Stages?

Cataracts are a common eye condition that affects people and animals. A cataract is a clouding of the eye lens, causing vision loss and eventually leading to blindness if left untreated. Cataracts are most common in older people but can occur at any age and may be present at birth.

8 Steps to Finding the Perfect Myopia Treatment

Myopia is one of the most common refractive errors in adults and children in the United States. According to experts, more and more children are getting myopia diagnoses yearly. 

What Is Vision Therapy, and What Conditions Can It Treat?

There are visual conditions that eyeglasses and contact lenses cannot adequately resolve. These conditions require therapy since good vision requires your visual pathways and brain to coordinate. When there is no coordination, it affects the processing of information.

Comprehensive Eye Exam vs. Regular Eye Exam: What's the Difference?

Getting your eyes examined regularly is the best thing you can do for your eyes. That is because the health of your eyes contributes to your general well-being. This makes it important for people of all ages, including children, to have eye exams at least once a year.

What Age to Start Kids on Pediatric Eye Exams

As a parent, you want to give your kids the best start in life in every way. One way you can do so is by ensuring that their eyes are healthy. However, you may not know the right age to start taking your kids for pediatric eye exams. After all, infants cannot read an eye chart.

Common Eye Emergencies: Symptoms and Treatment

Did you know that the rate of eye injuries treated in emergency departments in the United States is 3.15 per 1,000 population? That's according to research published in the National Institutes of Health. The majority of these injuries happened at home. Data further shows that the most prevalent types of eye injury are contusions and abrasions. But how can you tell if the problem needs immediate medical attention? Here are the common eye emergencies and what you need to know about them:

How to Tell the Difference Between Dry Eyes, Eye Allergies and Eye Infections

There are lots of different conditions that can affect our eyes, many of which are fairly minor, but uncomfortable and inconvenient. Many also share the same symptoms, which can make them particularly tricky to tell apart. Three eye problems that are extremely common, but also share many similarities are dry eye, eye allergies, and eye infections.

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