Summer is in full swing, and with so many events and activities happening, vision care might be the furthest thing from your mind. But if your eyesight is less than perfect, and if you’ve ever dreamed of having clear 20/20 vision without the hassle of glasses or contact lenses, summer is actually an ideal time […]
On the surface, LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) and LASEK (Laser-Assisted Sub-epithelial Keratomileusis) seem fairly similar. Both of these surgical procedures alleviate eye conditions, like myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism, ultimately leading to improved, clearer vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses. And they both provide patients with the same high-quality level […]
Cataracts manifest as a cloudiness of the eye’s natural lens and are located between the front and back areas of the eye, directly behind your pupil. In general, they tend to gradually develop in people over the age of 50—in fact, about 50 percent of America’s population has a cataract by the age of 65.
Millions of people have been living with seeing bothersome spots, squiggles, or shadows drift through their field of vision, without finding a solution. These visual nuisances are caused by bits of protein floating through the vitreous fluid of the inner eye that cast shadows on the retina and appear in the visual field as “floaters” […]
While most people believe that 20/20 vision is genetic and that our eye health is determined by our genes, that not entirely true.
There are a handful of behaviors we engage in that can make or break our eye health. Some of these include screen time, diet, and even hydration. This is why it’s essential to […]
Eyes are not just the windows to the soul, they can also provide a whole other glimpse at our body’s health. Changes in your eyes’ appearance or in your vision can tell you a whole lot about what’s going on throughout the body.
Here are some signs and symptoms to, well, keep an eye on!
Choosing an eye care specialist is an important decision. Whether you need a routine vision exam, are looking to update your prescription, or are experience troubling visual symptoms that may signal a need for advanced intervention, choosing an experienced, reputable professional is essential. To begin your selection, you’ll want to first know the difference between […]
A recent study reported in the American Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery proves that laser-assisted cataract surgery is safer than traditional, manual cataract surgery.
Mercy Eye Specialists from Springfield, Missouri designed a series of surgical cases for 4 surgeons in order to test for rates of vitreous loss. Vitreous loss adversely affects vision, causing […]
It’s no myth that our diet determines our overall health. Luckily, scientists have found several foods and nutrients that are not only beneficial for the eyes, but also help reduce the risks of failing eye health. Here are the top 5 foods you should incorporate into your daily diet in order to promote healthy eyes […]
In an era where technology factors so prominently into every area of our lives, it’s become common to spend a significant portion of a day looking at our digital devices. But extended screen time often leads to various degrees of eye strain, sometimes severe enough to warrant treatment.
Digital eye strain can be described as […]