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What is LASIK Eye Surgery?

What is LASIK Eye Surgery? It is the most popular, and most performed, laser vision correction procedure available to patients today. Since LASIK eye surgery was first approved by the FDA nearly 30 years ago, more than 40 million LASIK procedures have been performed worldwide. Because of decades of experience and the more than 7,000 […]

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Cataract Awareness Month

Cataracts is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. The longer cataracts are left untreated, the more difficult it can be to successfully remove the cataract and restore vision. During Cataract Awareness Month in June, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Griffin Eye Center reminds the public that early detection and […]

Cataract surgery

Am I a Candidate for Cataract Surgery with Vision-Correcting Lenses?

If you are a good candidate for cataract surgery, it is likely you are a candidate for today’s advanced vision-correcting intraocular lens technology. Your optometrist and/or ophthalmologist should perform a comprehensive eye exam to check the overall health of your eyes, evaluate whether there are reasons why you should not have surgery and identify any […]

Laser Vision Correction

Is Laser Vision Correction Worth It?

Is Laser Vision Correction Worth it? Yes Naturally, people place a high value on good vision. For those without it, a lifetime of glasses and contact lenses represents an expensive compromise in terms of vision, budget, and lifestyle. For those reasons, many look into vision correction procedures to reduce their lifetime expense and get the […]

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How LASIK Works

How LASIK works in two steps: First, the surgeon uses a femtosecond laser which is the latest technology or a microkeratome to make a micron-thin, circular flap in the cornea – the surface of the eye. This takes just a few seconds. The surgeon gently moves the flap to expose the layer of tissue where […]

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Advances in Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is only performed once in a person’s lifetime, so it is important to consider your lens options. Cataract surgery removes the clouded natural lens and replaces it with an artificial plastic lens. Today’s lens technology enables cataract patients to not only replace their clouded lens with a clear plastic lens, but also correct […]

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Are Cataracts Common?

Are Cataracts Common? Over fifty percent of people over the age of 60, and quite a few younger than that, experience cataracts. In fact, cataracts are so common, it is said that everyone will develop a cataract if they live long enough. A cataract is a progressive clouding of the eye’s natural lens that interferes […]

HSA LASIK

Using HSA or FSA Funds Saves Money on LASIK

The good news is vision correction procedure LASIK is a qualified medical expense by the IRS and, therefore, can be used with funds set aside in an HSA or a flexible savings account, known as an FSA. The funds in these tax savings accounts are set aside directly from your paycheck – before taxes are […]

cataract symptoms and risks

Risk Factors for Cataracts

Are you at Risk for Cataracts? The greatest risk factor for cataracts is simply getting older. The eye’s lens is made up of water and proteins, and over time those proteins begin to clump together, leading to the blurry and fuzzy vision of cataracts. You can change your eye glass prescription only so much, but […]

cataract causes

Common Cataract Causes and Treatment

Though cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss worldwide, myths persist about common cataract causes and treatment. Cataracts affect nearly 22 million Americans age 40 and older. By age 80, more than half of all Americans will have cataracts, according to the National Eye Institute. Cataracts are a natural result of aging. As the […]