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Should Diabetic Patients Undergo LASIK?

When undergoing a surgical procedure, the potential for complications can make most patients a little nervous. This is especially true for those with diabetes. Part of this stems from the increased risk diabetic patients face…

5 Mistakes LASIK Patients Make

LASIK vision correction is something most people with refractive errors dream about. They want to be able to enjoy life and all that it has to offer without a dependency on glasses or contact lenses….

Allergies Got You Down – Consider LASIK

As fall approaches, allergies once again rear their ugly head for many Triangle area residents. Eye allergies are one of the most common disorders of the eye, affecting approximately 40 million Americans. The vast majority…

Active Lifestyles and LASIK

LASIK vision correction, considered the most popular cosmetic surgery in the U.S., has helped more than 20 million Americans see clearly since it was first performed in the U.S. over two decades ago. The procedure…

Infections Caused by Wearing Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are worn by millions of people each and every day. These medical devices are safe when they are worn properly. Improper care of contact lenses leads to an increased risk of eye infections….

Is Your Teenager Ready For Contact Lenses?

“Mom, I want contact lenses.” If you haven’t already heard this, chances are you will eventually as your glasses-wearing child ages. While they are quite common, there are some important considerations to make before allowing…

What Does 20/20 Vision Really Mean?

Perfect vision is truly in the eyes of the beholder. What one considers excellent, another may consider ok. Last week we posted a link that generated a lot of interest. It addressed the question, “What…

Cataracts – What You Need to Know

Developing cataracts is inevitable for most people. What starts out as slightly blurry vision slowly progresses into a serious issue that involves yellowing, blurry, foggy vision. Some people do not notice the symptoms until cataracts…

Preventing Eye Injuries in Children

With autumn’s approach and the commencement of the new school year, children are resuming their favorite sports activities. Just as it is important for them to wear the right shoes, padding and other protective gear…

Common Reasons for Blurred Vision

Blurry vision may not seem like something to be concerned about. Most of us have experienced it to some degree during our lives. For example, when we are tired, our eyes are less clear. Vision…

Dry Eye Syndrome FAQ’s

Dry eye syndrome is a common condition that affects millions of Americans. The symptoms can range from mild to debilitating. Here are some frequently asked questions about dry eye syndrome. What is Dry Eye Syndrome?…

Smoking’s Hidden Eye Dangers

We all know that smoking is dangerous to our health. We hear about the problems that smoking can cause such as lung cancer and emphysema. Did you know that smoking can actually cause problems to…

How Eye Exams Can Save Your Life

They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. They are also the windows to your health. The eyes provide glimpses into what is going on inside the body often before symptoms of disease…

Preventing Glaucoma with Milk and Sunshine

Glaucoma, a silent condition that causes damage to the eye’s optic nerve, is often attributed to the buildup of pressure in the eye. A recent study published in Public Health Nutrition evaluated the possible connection…

Floaters, Flashers & When You Should Seek Help

Floaters, Flashers & When You Should Seek Help The tiny specks that move across your field of vision have a name. They are called floaters. They are often more noticeable when looking at something that…

Should I Wait to Have LASIK?

Should I Wait to Have LASIK? Comparing the Cost of LASIK, Contact Lenses & Glasses LASIK vision correction surgery is something that many people with refractive errors such as myopia and hyperopia, are considering for…