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Stop Rubbing Your Eyes

Stop Rubbing Your Eyes

Created on: Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Even though it is a very natural reaction to rub your eyes when they're feeling itchy, watery or otherwise irritated, it is important to keep your hands away from your eyes. Rubbing them can lead to eye injuries, infections or even damaged vision.

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What is Presbyopia?

What is Presbyopia?

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

One of the most common side effects of getting older is the loss of near perfect vision. All of a sudden you find yourself having to squint to see certain things, causing stress, eye strain and an overall feeling of annoyance. This decline in close-up vision is caused by a condition known as presbyopia, which can have a direct impact on your daily life. Without adequate vision correction, you can find yourself struggling to read important text on medicine bottles or on receipts.

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Don\'t Take Your Vision For Granted

Don't Take Your Vision For Granted

Created on: Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

It's easy for many of us to take our physical health for granted. Running, jumping and even climbing stairs doesn't seem like a task until you've sprained an ankle or even broken a bone or torn an ACL. Similarly, having healthy vision is something so taken for granted by many of us that it tends to recede into the back of our minds until one day our eyesight isn't as crystal clear as we remember.

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It\'s Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

It's Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Created on: Friday, November 07, 2014
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Did you know that diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in Americans aged 20 to 65? Not many people do. The Center for LASIK is taking advantage of the fact that November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month by helping to generate awareness among our patients and community.

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October is Eye Injury Prevention Month

October is Eye Injury Prevention Month

Created on: Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

The month of October is Eye Injury Prevention Month and The Center for LASIK would like to remind you that nearly half of all eye injuries occur in or around the home.

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World Sight Day

World Sight Day

Created on: Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Thursday, October 9th is World Sight Day, a day of awareness created to help focus global attention on blindness, visual impairment and rehabilitation of those with visual impairments.

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September is Sports Eye Safety Month

September is Sports Eye Safety Month

Created on: Monday, September 22, 2014
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

September is Sports Eye Safety awareness month and we encourage anyone who participates in sports - children and adults alike - to remember to protect their eyes. Sports are the leading cause of eye injuries in children under the age of 16. Many people are unaware of how serious sports injuries are, and that these kind of injuries could lead to irreversible eye damage. Most sports-related eye injuries can be easily avoided by simply wearing proper eye protection.

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Blue Light & Your Vision

Blue Light & Your Vision

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

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

The Importance of Eye Exams for Children

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

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

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

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

LASIK Flex Spending

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

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?

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

The Importance of Eye Exams for Children

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

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

LASIK FLEX SPENDING

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

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

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

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

Children's Eye Health and Safety Month

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

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?

What are the most common causes of eye injuries?

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

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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Exercise May Help Protect Your Eyes

Exercise May Help Protect Your Eyes

Created on: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Exercise can seem like a daily chore to some, but it actually may help our body in more ways than we think. A recent study suggests that exercise could protect our eyes as we age.

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What is Low Vision?

What is Low Vision?

Created on: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Low vision refers to a visual impairment that is not correctable through surgery, prescription drugs, glasses or contacts. It's often characterized by partial sight, such as blurred vision, blind spots or tunnel vision. Low vision can impact people of any age, but it is primarily associated with adults over the age of 60.

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June is Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month

Created on: Monday, June 09, 2014
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

June is Cataract Awareness Month. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world and affect more than 22 million Americans aged 40 and older. The Center for LASIK wants you to be informed about the ways you can help protect yourself.

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Foods to Help You Get More Shut Eye

Foods to Help You Get More Shut Eye

Created on: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

In today's fast-paced world it is very common to miss out on getting enough restful sleep each night. The challenge of balancing proper rest with everything else that needs to get done in a day can be very tricky. However, many are not aware that not getting enough rest can wreak havoc on your eyesight. While it's obvious that lack of sleep can cause dark circles to appear under your eyes, not getting enough rest can interfere with your eye health.

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5 Tips to Protect Your Eyes This Summer

5 Tips to Protect Your Eyes This Summer

Created on: Monday, May 05, 2014
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

As the weather warms up, visions of sandy beaches, family picnics, and outdoor adventures become reality, but with all that time outside, don't forget to keep your peepers protected from the serious dangers associated with UV rays. Just as we make the effort to protect our skin from sunburns, we should also make sure that our eyes are safeguarded as well so that we can maintain healthy vision for many summers to come.

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Women's Eye Health & Safety Month

Women's Eye Health & Safety Month

Created on: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

April is Women's Eye Health and Safety Month. Did you know that more women suffer from visual impairments than men? Two thirds of blindness occurs in women, fortunately 75% of visual impairment is preventable and/or treatable.

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Foods to help fight AMD

Foods to help fight AMD

Created on: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss for those aged 55 and older in the United States, affecting more than 10 million Americans. Age-related macular degeneration is caused by the deterioration of the central portion of the retina, the inside back layer of the eye that records images and send them via the optic nerve from the eye to brain. The retina's central portion, known as the macular is in charge of focusing central vision in the eye. It controls our ability to read, recognize faces and colors, drive a car, and see objects in fine detail.

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Setting your sights on a new look this Spring?

Setting your sights on a new look this Spring?

Created on: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

We all want to look our very best for summer. It seems everyone is focused on getting into gear, going to the gym, and eating healthy. But what do you do about the frown lines, or troubling eye crinkles? In the past there hasn't been much you could do about those age defining wrinkles - that is until Botox was introduced as a treatment for those fine lines that develop over time. Since then Botox has been used by over 11 women and men. So how does Botox work?

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LASIK for Active Lifestyles - Sochi Shines with LASIK Athletes

LASIK for Active Lifestyles - Sochi Shines with LASIK Athletes

Created on: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Do you live a demanding life? Do you love sports but feel bogged down by glasses or contacts? Consider joining the likes of US Winter Olympic athletes whose active lifestyles demand the most from their bodies. Consider seeking the advantages of better vision LASIK vision correction. You might be surprised at the number of Olympic athletes who have used LASIK to help them improve their eyesight. Bode Miller finished eighth in the apline skiing race that he had hoped would signal his return. In fact, his performance wasn't his only missed chance, he regretted not getting laser vision correction before the Olympics

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Important tips for contact lens wearers

Important tips for contact lens wearers

Created on: Monday, March 17, 2014
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Are you one of the approximately 36 million Americans who wear contact lenses? Chances are that you went through a mini-course in proper hygiene with your eye doctor when you first obtained your prescription, but if you're being completely honest, any typical morning might involve waking up, getting dressed, brushing your teeth, throwing in your contact lenses and quickly drinking some coffee before heading out the door to greet the day. That all-too-quick minute used to put in your contact lenses may seem as insignificant and routine as choosing a travel mug for your morning coffee, but think about it, those lenses you are hastily placing in your eyes are custom-fitted, doctor-prescribed medical devices that should be given a whole lot more consideration.

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March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month

March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month

Created on: Monday, March 03, 2014
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month. Whether you spend hours in front of a computer or use power tools at your day job, it is always important to keep eye health and safety in mind as the gift of sight is irreplaceable.

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Tips to protect your eyes this winter

Tips to protect your eyes this winter

Created on: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Our eyes are extremely delicate organs, and while most of us often think more about staying warm in the winter months rather than taking care of our eyes, eye injuries and irritation can just as easily occur in February as in June. Whether you're hitting the slopes, heading to work or just getting cozy by the fire, you should be aware of your surroundings when it comes to protecting your vision. Here are some easy tips to keep your eyes healthy this winter.

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Proper nutrition promotes good eye health

Proper nutrition promotes good eye health

Created on: Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

We all know that proper nutrition is crucial in maintaining long-term wellness, and as more and more Americans tackle issues associated with obesity, such as heart disease, diabetes, and even premature death, it is becoming more evident that poor nutrition has a negative effect on health. Proper nutrition isn't just essential for your overall health, it's also important for the health of your eyes.

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Is there a connection between smartphones and eye strain?

Is there a connection between smartphones and eye strain?

Created on: Monday, January 20, 2014
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

We probably all heard this one as a kid: "Don't sit too close to the TV or you'll strain your eyes!" Now fast forward to the age of smartphones, and everyone is constantly looking at a screen that's only a few inches away from their eyes.

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Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma Awareness Month

Created on: Monday, January 13, 2014
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

This month is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. January is an important time to raise awareness and spread the word about glaucoma, its symptoms and its treatment. The disease is considered the "silent thief of sight" as there are virtually no symptoms associated with it and once vision is lost, it's gone for good. As much as 40% of vision can be lost before any sort of change is noticed. Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness. Currently there is no cure for glaucoma, but with early detection and treatment, its effects can be slowed down and further vision loss can be prevented. Over 2.7 million Americans, and over 60 million people worldwide, have glaucoma. Experts estimate that half of these individuals don't even know that they have the disease. With these numbers growing, it is very important to not only receive regular eye examinations, but to help raise awareness about the disease as well.

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Get a fresh look for the New Year: The truth about Dermal Fillers

Get a fresh look for the New Year: The truth about Dermal Fillers

Created on: Monday, January 06, 2014
Author: test user

Have you considered Dermal Fillers? Wrinkles form when natural collagen thins. This loss is primarily a factor of aging; but exposure, pollution, health, heredity and lifestyle also play roles. Without enough collagen, wrinkles and lines start to form wherever the skin moves.

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What's your Resolution? Enhance your vision, get more resolution.

What's your Resolution? Enhance your vision, get more resolution.

Created on: Monday, January 06, 2014
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Did you know in one year, the average contact lens wearer spends nearly 60 hours wetting, soaking, rubbing, cleaning and in other ways maintaining contact lenses? Get free of the hassle! Have you considered LASIK? Dr. Gailitis has been performing vision correction surgery in South Florida for more than twenty years and has a long list of pleased patients with better vision.

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New Year's Eve is made for late night fun: Check out tips to night time driving

New Year's Eve is made for late night fun: Check out tips to night time driving

Created on: Wednesday, January 01, 2014
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

With the winter season officially upon us, our nights are longer, which means more nighttime driving. According to a national survey, 32% of drivers reported that they have trouble seeing in the dark. Most of these drivers have difficulty judging distance, identifying signs or exits, and struggle to see animals and pedestrians in roadways.

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Editing Holiday Pictures and want to get the red out? Check out the causes of red eye in flash photography

Editing Holiday Pictures and want to get the red out? Check out the causes of red eye in flash photography

Created on: Wednesday, January 01, 2014
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Have you ever wondered what causes eyes to appear red in photos? Usually this happens indoors or at night when the pupils are more dilated than usual. The light from camera flashes are generally located only a few inches from the camera's lens. When the flash goes off, light goes straight into the pupil and gets reflected off the back of the eye, and straight in to the camera lens. The effect is magnified with dilated pupils - that's why the "red eye" mode of cameras involves a pre-flash before the main flash so that pupils become smaller before the real picture is taken and red eyes are minimized.

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