contact lens intolerance

Why Contact Lens Wearers Need Their Annual Eye Exam

Contact lenses give the world the illusion that you have perfect vision when, in fact, you don’t. And, while contact lens materials and technology have advanced for the more than 30 million wearers, even those individuals who are diligent about contact lens hygiene experience symptoms that make wearing contact lenses uncomfortable or even risky.  In fact,…

SMILE is a new laser vision correction option for those with nearsightedness

SMILE Procedure Expands Laser Vision Correction Options

For those looking into their vision correction options, there is another laser eye procedure to consider.  Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in September 2016, small incision lenticule extraction – better known by its acronym SMILE – offers patients a treatment option they may be better suited for than other laser vision correction…

Research Compares Risk of Microbial Keratitis From Contacts and LASIK

Microbial keratitis is a relatively rare complication associated with contact lens use, as well as LASIK postoperatively. It is an infection of the cornea, the surface of your eye, and it can result in serious and even sight-threatening consequences for the health of your eye and vision. A study published in the January issue of…

myopia, LASIK

News About Nearsightedness: Just What is Myopia?

Myopia, according to recent research has become a global epidemic. Between the 1970s and early 2000s, the incidence of myopia (or nearsightedness) in the United States alone nearly doubled to 42 percent (Vitale, et. al. 2009 JAMA Ophthalmology). While scientists do not know the exact cause, contributing factors could include not getting enough sunshine, too much…

woman running with healthy vision

5 Tips for a Lifetime of Healthy Vision

A lifetime of healthy vision is something everyone wants, but we don’t always take the steps needed to help make it a reality. Here’s a list of five good things to do for your eyes: DAILY: Eat a healthy diet with healthy vision foods Do you eat your five-a-day? People who eat a healthy diet…

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