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Happy 25th Birthday LASIK!

Twenty-five years ago, two doctors came together, one from Greece and one from Italy, to develop a procedure that would forever change the way over 28 million people saw things. Quite literally, the way they see. As LASIK celebrates it's 25th birthday, over 28 million people celebrate their new gift of sight. The gift of…
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3 Stages of Dry Eye Treatment

Did you know that July is dry eye awareness month? Maybe with it being summer and the air being dry and hot in certain areas of the world, cases of patients' complaining about dry eyes increases during summer months. Dry eye is often a dismissed condition. Mild cases are commonly brushed off and people just…
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Swimming and Contacts: Do They Go Together?

Simply answered, no, they don't. However, if anyone has poor vision like I do, it really sucks to be without your contacts when you're lounging by the pool. With summer around the corner I'm faced with this same issue that has been a problem for years. I've been told by my optometrist that wearing contacts…
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LASIK Patients Can Still Have Cataract Surgery

There is an increasing concern from patients regarding getting LASIK in their young adult life and the possibility of having to undergo cataract surgery as they get older. LASIK has been around for nearly two decades now and this has brought about the issue of pioneer LASIK patients who are now having vision issues due…
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LASIK Deemed Safe by The US FDA

By: Robert T. Lin, M.D. The first question patients' want an answer to is more often than not, is LASIK safe? In 2014, the US FDA provided results on a comprehensive, multi-center study on the safety and efficacy of LASIK. The study surveyed patients regarding their visual symptoms and quality of life before and three…
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What is a Cataract and what is Cataract Surgery?

Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over 40. Today cataracts affect more than 22 million Americans age 40 and older. At some point in our life, we will all develop a cataract. The good news is that cataracts can be treated with one of the most successful outpatient procedures in…
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Optometrist vs Ophthalmologist: Who You Need to Consult With For LASIK

The first step in the quest for 20/20 vision was to read up on the available options for vision correction. Of course, you can't completely rely on the information you find online, so a professional is typically recommended. ;) But is a regular eye doctor, the one that checks your vision every year, enough? Apparently…
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