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Blue Light & Your Vision

Created on: Friday, September 12, 2014
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Tags: blue light, ultraviolet light, macular degeneration, health, eyesight

Light is something that is constantly all around us, in our homes and offices, shining from our televisions, smartphones and computer screens. For the most part, nobody really stops to think about light and the effect of different colors of light has on our bodies, moods and overall health. Were you aware that blue light can actually make you feel better? However, it can also cause insomnia as well as affect the health of your eyes and vision.

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The Importance of Eye Exams for Children

Created on: Monday, September 08, 2014
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Tags: childrens eye exams, vision care, eye health

Healthy eyes and vision are a critical part of a child's development. They need good vision to identify objects and master the basics of moving around. Their eyes should be examined regularly, as many vision problems and eye diseases can be detected and treated early. If you are a parent of a toddler or a preschooler, you may often wonder if your child has a vision problem. There is no doubt that eye exams for children are extremely important. According to the All About Vision website, 25% of school aged children have vision problems. This means that early detection of problems can be critical at this early age and require diagnosis.

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What can be done about UV radiation and protecting your eyes from long-term damage

Created on: Monday, September 08, 2014
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Tags: uv radiation exposure, eye protection, eye health, cataracts, retina damage

Everyone loves the sun and it supports life as we know it today! Everyone is also familiar with the term UV radiation and the dangers that this brings to people and materials. The sun's primary danger is in the form of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. UV radiation is a component of solar radiation, but it can also be given off by artificial sources like welding machines, tanning beds and lasers.

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LASIK Flex Spending

Created on: Monday, September 08, 2014
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Tags: lasik, flex spending, fsa, flexible spending account

A flexible spending account (FSA) is one of the most creative yet underutilized benefits offered by many employers. An FSA is a benefit that allows employees to pay for eligible health care expenses, such as LASIK, with pre-tax dollars. Since the amount is deducted before you are taxed, you instantly save money on the taxes you would have paid. Basically, you save on both income and social security tax! The United States government has approved use of flex spending accounts for both traditional LASIK and the new wavefront enhanced Custom LASIK. You can now use tax-free flex spending accounts to get reimbursed for eligible medical expenses. In order for an expense to be reimbursable, the IRS says that the expense must be incurred primarily for the prevention or alleviation of a physical defect or ailment. In contrast, expenditures that are merely beneficial to the general health of an individual are not reimbursable when not incurred primarily for a medical purpose.

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What can be done about UV radiation and protecting your eyes from long-term damage?

Created on: Friday, September 05, 2014
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Everyone loves the sunshine, but it is important to enjoy it safely! UV radiation and the dangers that this brings to people and materials can affect people in the long term. The sun’s primary danger is in the form of Ultraviolet (UV) radiation. UV radiation is a component of solar radiation, but it can also be given off by artificial sources like welding machines, tanning beds and lasers.

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The Importance of Eye Exams for Children

Created on: Friday, September 05, 2014
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Tags: eye exams, children

Healthy eyes and vision are a critical part of a child’s development. They need healthy vision to identify objects and master the basics of moving around. Their eyes should be examined regularly, as many vision problems and eye diseases can be detected and treated early.

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LASIK FLEX SPENDING

Created on: Friday, September 05, 2014
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Tags: lasik flex spending

Fort Lauderdale LASIK Flex Spending at Ophthalmology Consultants: The Center For LASIK.

What is an FSA or Health Savings Account that I can use for LASIK?

A flexible Spending Account (FSA) is one of the most effectual yet under-utilized benefits offered by many employers. An FSA is a benefit that allows employees to pay for eligible health care expenses, such as LASIK, with pre-tax dollars.

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A new eye test may detect Alzheimer's disease decades before its onset

Created on: Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Tags: alzheimers disease, eye test, retina, brain, technology, beta amyloids

A simple eye test could soon reveal whether patients have Alzheimer's disease, or if they are likely to develop the disease in the future. Researchers recently announced promising results associated with a study focused on a new test that can pick up on the disease years - if not decades - before the appearance of clinical signals.

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Children's Eye Health and Safety Month

Created on: Monday, August 11, 2014
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Tags: children eye health, eye injuries, injury prevention, eye examinations

August has arrived and that means that many parents are preparing their children for another school year. August is also Children's Eye Health and Safety Month. When 80% of learning occurs through the eyes, healthy vision is essential to a child's success in the classroom. In addition to buying school supplies and new clothes, don't forget to add scheduling a comprehensive eye exam as part of your back to school to-do list.

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What are the most common causes of eye injuries?

Created on: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Tags: eye injuries, blunt trauma, swelling, prevention, protective eyewear, eye health

Whether you're playing an action-packed sport or just cleaning around the house, eye injuries can happen anytime, anywhere to anyone. The American Academy of Ophthalmology reported that more than 2.5 million eye injuries happen every year across the world with 100,000 of those injuries taking place in the U.S. Of those eye injuries 90% could have been prevented with protective eyewear. Ask your eye doctor about protective eyewear and take proper measures to better protect you and your family from eye injuries.

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