Active Vision for Active Lifestyles

The Baby Boomer generation has spent their entire lives creating everything new – new economy, new technology, new culture. So it isn’t surprising to find they’ve redefined what it means to be in retirement. The new retirement is active, focused, purposeful and productive – adding meaning and memories to lives well lived. There is fun … Continued

What are Vision Correcting Intraocular Lenses?

You’ve been diagnosed with a cataract. Maybe you’ve known for a while. The telltale vision symptoms – cloudiness, blurring and glare – have been steadily getting worse. The glasses or contact lenses you’ve been wearing most of your life for your nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism or combination of vision problems just aren’t helping. So, you and … Continued

What types of Vision Problems Does Refractive Surgery Correct?

Refractive surgeons perform procedures – such as LASIK, PRK, lens implants and cataract surgery – to improve the focusing ability of their patients’ eyes. They can reshape the cornea or implant a lens inside the eye to correct a variety of common vision problems, such as myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, presbyopia or cataracts. For instance, if … Continued

Good vision for winter sports

Enthusiasts of downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiles and ice skating are now beginning to tune up their gear to ensure a safe and successful winter of fun. But in the rush to the slopes they often overlook one vital piece of equipment – their vision. Sporting activities require fast reflexes, which are made possible … Continued

Your LASIK consultation: What to expect

Congratulations! You are taking the next – and very important step — in your LASIK experience: Getting a consult with a qualified ophthalmologist specializing in refractive surgery. Your consultation with a refractive surgeon should be balanced, detailed and personalized to you and your vision. The American Refractive Surgery Council offers this advice about what to … Continued

A Popular Financing Option for LASIK: Flexible Spending Accounts

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service recently increased the amount an individual can set aside in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), up to $3,350 for the tax year 2015. The new limit went into effect on January 1, 2015, and people considering medical procedures like LASIK can rest assured that their FSAs can still be used … Continued

What to do if you’re thinking about LASIK

LASIK is an elective procedure, which means the choice to have it is yours. One of the most important steps in choosing to have LASIK is making sure you are a good candidate for the procedure and determining whether it will fit your lifestyle and personality. Here are some suggestions from the American Refractive Surgery … Continued