What does it mean to have “normal” eyes? Typically, normal shaped eyes means that the cornea, which is the clear, outer window of your eye, curves equally in vertical and horizontal directions. These directions resemble the patterns of the stitches on a baseball. When any light ray enters your eye and hits your cornea, the […]
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If you’re reading this sentence without difficulty, there’s a pretty good (around 60 percent chance) that you’ll eventually develop presbyopia. If you’re squinting and leaning back in your chair, then there’s a pretty good chance you’ve already got it. Presbyopia, in a nutshell, is age-related loss of the ability to focus on objects close to […]
Millions of people have laser eye surgery, like LASIK, performed to improve their vision every year. For some, the surgery is successful and their vision improves to the point where they don’t have to wear corrective lenses any longer. For others, the surgery isn’t so successful and while maybe their vision improves slightly, it doesn’t […]
Having regular eye exams is an important part of maintaining good eye health, but in order to have regular eye exams you need to find an eye doctor. There are so many of them to choose from that the process may feel a bit overwhelming, so how do you choose the right eye doctor? Optometrist […]
Many people think of celebrities as people who get the best of everything in life. But their lives are not always as wonderful as people might think. Celebrities can suffer from the same ailments and trouble as the rest of us, including common eye problems. In recent years, many celebrities have undergone LASIK eye surgery […]
LASIK surgery is the most commonly performed laser eye surgery in the United States, but its popularity doesn’t necessarily make it flawless. LASIK, which stands for laser assisted in situ keratomileusis, is used to treat myopia (also known as nearsightedness), hyperopia (also known as farsightedness) and astigmatism. Over 600,000 LASIK surgeries are performed in the […]
The eye disease glaucoma is often called the “sneak thief of sight.” This is due to the fact that the loss of vision typically occurs over a long time period and is only able to be detected when the disease has become quite advanced. People suffering from glaucoma, unfortunately, don’t have many options and may […]
Myopia, more commonly referred to as nearsightedness, is a condition of a person’s vision that makes close objects appear clearly, but objects that are further away appear blurry. This condition occurs when a person’s eyeball is too long, or if the cornea, which is the front covering of your eye, has excessive curvature. When this […]
A lot of folks are talking about LASIK surgery as a way to say goodbye to glasses forever. You may even have a few friends who swear by LASIK and are pushing you to hop aboard the LASIK train too… maybe you’ve even done some preliminary legwork and called up a doctor or two to […]
For some people, LASIK may offer a viable option, however, it is always a good idea to know both the risks and the benefits before deciding. Not all people are good candidates for this type of eye surgery. For some people the risks are much higher than the benefits. LASIK surgery should be performed by […]
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