What Causes Cataracts?

A cataract is a common condition in which a normally clear eye lens becomes cloudy, causing blurry vision similar to looking through a foggy window. A cataract occurs when there is a buildup of proteins in the lens, creating protein clumps. These clumps, or deposits, prevent light from passing clearly through the lens, thus disrupting normal vision. There are several reasons why a cataract may form, including: Agin
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Reasons to Have LASIK

If you are struggling with vision problems because of a refractive error, LASIK surgery may be the right tool to improve your eyesight. By correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, LASIK can truly change your life. Here are just a few reasons to have LASIK: To Offer Convenience – One of the most positive reasons to have LASIK is the convenience of life without glasses and contact lenses. Imagine
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Early Signs of Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding of the lens that normally occurs due to advancing age. A young, healthy lens is clear and flexible which allows it to focus images onto the retina. But starting around the age of 40, the lens begins to yellow and harden. Cataracts start small but gradually worsen. Their effects on a person’s vision become more noticeable and debilitating over time as they mature. Eventually, an untreated
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The Basics of LASIK

LASIK is a type of eye surgery that uses a laser to reshape your inner cornea to improve your vision by enabling light to properly focus on the retina. It’s an alternative to traditional eyeglasses and contact lenses and is the most commonly performed eye surgery to correct astigmatism, nearsightedness (myopia) and farsightedness (hyperopia). To help you better understand this popular vision correction method, ch
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Finding a LASIK Surgeon

If you are considering a vision correction procedure such as LASIK, one of the most important decisions you will make is the choice of a surgeon. But what should you look for when choosing a LASIK surgeon? Here are several qualifications to consider when choosing a LASIK surgeon for your vision correction needs: Board Certification: Is the surgeon certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology? Experience is vita
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