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Cataracts Affect More Than Just The Elderly

Cataracts Affect More Than Just The Elderly

Created on: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Tags: cataracts, eyes, vision

Cataracts are the number one causes of blindness in the world. The first thing you probably think of when you hear the word “cataracts” is the elderly. It is understandable why that would be the case, because cataracts are most commonly seen in the elderly, but you don't need to be elderly to develop them—in fact, babies can be born with cataracts.

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3 Reasons Why You Should Prepare For Summer With LASIK

3 Reasons Why You Should Prepare For Summer With LASIK

Created on: Friday, January 29, 2016
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Tags: lasik, corrective lenses

Studies show that fewer people choose to undergo laser eye surgery during the summer than during any other season. The reason behind this is that people’s schedules get busy with vacations, beach days, gardening, and other outdoor activities with friends and family. Before you make those summer plans you should plan a step further and consider getting LASIK now so that your summer can remain nice and open for you to enjoy.

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Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Have LASIK Eye Surgery

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Have LASIK Eye Surgery

Created on: Thursday, January 28, 2016
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Tags: lasik, eye surgery, eye doctor

Many moons ago if you had vision problems your only option was to get glasses or contacts. Neither of these options are particularly enjoyable—glasses fall off constantly and contacts are just plain uncomfortable. Luckily, today we have options when it comes to vision correction and if you are like me, you like options!

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Presbyopia: What Should I Be On The Lookout For?

Presbyopia: What Should I Be On The Lookout For?

Created on: Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Tags: presbyopia, symptoms, vision, eye

Have you ever had your vision blur after looking at something for an extended period of time? For instance, your computer screen at work or the book you are reading? Well if your answer is “Yes!” and you are around the age of 40 or above, then you are probably experiencing what is called Presbyopia.

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Preventative Medicine: Myth, or Legend?

Preventative Medicine: Myth, or Legend?

Created on: Monday, November 30, 2015
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Tags: preventative medicine, eye nutrition, antioxidants, age related macular degeneration

Just because modern medicine is becoming increasingly fantastic, doesn't mean you should stop taking care of yourself. In fact, despite the constant advances in medical research, more and more doctors are looking at preventative medicine as a means of decreasing medical risk. Although preventative medical techniques won't be able to stop health complications caused by genetics, age, or uncontrollable environmental factors—it can help to slow the affects.

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Diabetes: The Dangers it Presents to Your Eye Health

Diabetes: The Dangers it Presents to Your Eye Health

Created on: Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Tags: diabetes, diabetic macular edema, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma cataracts

Over 9% of Americans suffer from diabetes, and approximately 1 out of 3 diabetic adults are affected by diabetic retinopathy. There are quite a few ocular complications caused by diabetes, but diabetic retinopathy is considered to be the most severe.

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What is a Pterygium? And What are my Treatment Options?

What is a Pterygium? And What are my Treatment Options?

Created on: Monday, October 26, 2015
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Tags: pterygium, pingueculae, interpalbebral fissure, medical eye drops

People generally describe a pterygium as a “whiteish-yellowish, wing-shaped growth” that grows over a part of your cornea, but what is it exactly? Medically speaking, a pterygium is an overgrowth of fibrovascular tissue and conjunctiva on the surface of the cornea.

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Can Fruits and Vegetables Protect Your Aging Eyes?

Can Fruits and Vegetables Protect Your Aging Eyes?

Created on: Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Tags: eye nutrition, age related macular degeneration, amd

Living a healthy lifestyle starts with eating nutritious foods. What you eat, can have a dramatic effect on your health. Eating healthy can improve your blood pressure, lower your cholesterol, reduce your chances of having a stroke, reduce your risks of heart disease, etc... A lesser known fact though, is that eating healthy can also protect your vision.

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Holy Guacamole! Avocados are Good for Eye Health

Holy Guacamole! Avocados are Good for Eye Health

Created on: Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Tags: lutein, avocado, age related macular degeneration, eye nutrition

The use of avocado is a growing trend in the culinary world just about everywhere. The fresh flavor of avocado can make any dish shine during the hot summer days! A common party treat is guacamole, which consists of mashed up avocado, diced onions, tomato, and varying mixtures of seasoning, this is paired typically with tortilla chips. Setting aside the obvious delicious flavor of avocado, it actually provides nutrients that promote good eye health!

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The Three Types of Cataracts and What you should be on the Lookout For

The Three Types of Cataracts and What you should be on the Lookout For

Created on: Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Tags: cataracts, vision loss, eyes

Most people over the age of 40 that suffer vision loss are developing cataracts. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness throughout the entire world. The number of cases of cataracts far eclipse the amount of glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy cases combined!

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