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

New SMILE Procedure Expands Options for Nearsighted

For those with nearsightedness and considering their vision correction options, there is a new procedure to consider. Recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, small incision lenticule extraction – better known by its acronym SMILE – offers some nearsighted patients a treatment option they may be better suited for than other laser vision…

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…

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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…

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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…

What is Astigmatism? Clearing Up a Blurry Situation

Astigmatism is a very common condition that affects the crispness and clarity of your vision.  It is caused by an irregular curvature of either the cornea or lens – the two structures of the eye that focus light.  A good illustration is this: an eye without astigmatism is round like a basketball, while an eye with…

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