Is Your Ophthalmologist A Refractive Surgeon?

A refractive surgeon is an ophthalmologist specializing in vision correction, or refractive, procedures to improve vision and decrease or eliminate the need for a patient to rely on glasses or contacts to see well. Ophthalmologists who specialize in refractive surgery are board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and have completed additional training in…

What Types Of Vision Problems Does Refractive Surgery Correct?

Refractive surgeons perform refractive surgery 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…

What You Need to Know About the Solar Eclipse and Your Eyes

Are you excited about the solar eclipse coming into view in the Eastern part of the U.S. on June 10?  Some folks in North American – mostly in Canada – will get to witness the “ring of fire.” This is the point at which the moon will center over the sun, leaving the outer edge of…

Sunglasses: Turn Fashion into Eye Protection

Our eyes process light in order to see clearly. But light rays, particularly ultraviolet or UV light, can be harsh on the naked eye and even cause significant damage. It is important to protect your eyes from UV rays to keep them and your vision healthy. Sunglasses – the right sunglasses – can protect our…

LASIK Recovery: Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re considering LASIK or another laser vision correction procedure, you probably have a lot of questions about the procedure, including what to expect after having laser eye surgery.  RSC has compiled a list of the most searched and most frequently asked questions online about LASIK eye surgery recovery and had our team of respected…

What is Astigmatism? Clearing Up a Blurry Situation

Astigmatism is a very common condition. Approximately 1 in 3 people in the U.S. have astigmatism that affects the crispness and clarity of vision. What is Astigmatism? Simply speaking, it is an abnormally shaped curve in one or more structures of the eye that impacts its ability to focus. A good illustration is this: an…

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