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Make Sure You are Ready for International Literacy Day

The days have become shorter, and suddenly September 8th arrives, and it’s International Literacy Day. Reading remains one of the significant ways that people grow intellectually, emotionally, and even psychologically. New books give new ideas or release emotions safely. It provides a point of conversation with others as discoveries in the reading become shared. It […]

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Independence Day

The word July keeps appearing in memos, on television, and on social media. Thoughts wander to that declaration Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1774. Truths are self-evident. Equality happens when granted inalienable rights. Consent of the governed derives powers. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness remain part of independence. A new brand of government formed […]

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A Surgery Well Done and Dry Eye

Well over 10 million people have had LASIK surgery as reported by Market Scope in midyear 2018. An elective surgery, its rate of success remains over 96 percent. More importantly, ophthalmologists continue to improve on techniques and equipment, so more patients with complicated eye issues can become candidates for laser eye surgery. Patients often report […]

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PanOptix Continues to Improve Vision

As clinical studies roll in more information on what areas an intraocular lens can do the best begin to be collected and disseminated among ophthalmologists. The Asian Pacific Journal Ophthalmology in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania did a clinical review of the PanOptix intraocular lens. Branded AcrySof IQ, the model lens has a description as a one-piece aspheric […]

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When Things Look Different

Do you keep pulling up a chair next to the television to exam the freckles on the performers? You find you can only do social distancing to three feet or one does not know where their loved one is? Consider this In a year designated as 2020, it reminds a person they may need to […]

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When Blurry Vision Is Due to Curves

Sometimes when the eyes begin to have blurry vision, it has nothing to do with the lens of the eye. Sometimes it happens due to a condition called astigmatism. Astigmatism defines as blurred vision caused by the transparent covering on the eye known as the cornea. This cornea becomes formed or grows into an elliptical […]

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Visian Makes a Noticeable Difference

Looking deeply into a person’s eyes, one notices the inky circular darkness surrounded by the colorful ring of iris called a pupil. Pupils let light beams in that reach the back of the eyeball. Light lands on tissue called the retina causing nerves to initiate the process of sight. Just past the pupil inside of […]

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Ways to Know You Have Myopia

Looking at the family photos, you may find a new setting or environment unexpectantly has appeared in the background though you were in the picture and remember differently. If you took the photo, the background does not look as stunning as your artistic sense first thought when you examined the photo up close. Now that […]

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How an Intraocular Lens Deals With Shallows

Wading in the shallows of a body of water often lists as one of many families pleasurable memories. If the shoal happens in the orb of the eye, the story changes and becomes one of obtaining a better visual outcome. The condition named high myopia can become caused by developing a shallow anterior chamber depth […]

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Reading Issues and Eye Surgery

As educators and the American Optometric Association reports, the foundation of reading issues stems from a combination of problems. One of the first items doctors and educators will recommend becomes a vision test. Most schools provide a school vision screening as part of the regular school calendar activities. It catches many vision issues early, but […]

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Low Vision and Mental Health

In the USA a trend of an overall older population appeared in the 2010 Census. By 2050 it’s projected that 20 percent of the United States will be 65 plus years old. Along with that trend parallels the fact that increased aging comes more visual impairment. Add in the fact that having low vision increases […]

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The Science Behind Fruits and Healthy Eyes

A set of nutrients exists that helps maintain eye health. Though true some conditions, the eyes have nutrients that would not directly help. Over the long term, many conditions will not worsen if the eyes receive the nutrients necessary to repair and maintain. A few conditions eating a set of fruits or veggies will help […]

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A Deep Dive About Eyes

As a person encounters people, they often take a few seconds to exam the eyes. A form of nonverbal communication often determines how a person responds. Eye contact in some realms has been believed so necessary that whole books have been written on how to make or break a deal. When it comes to matters […]

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Trusting A Surgery On The Eyes

Any surgery has its consequences positive or negative. Surgery on the eyes with its delicate tissues makes it a bit more anxiety filled. LASIK practitioners understand that the mishandling of a laser incision can cause more issues has set up a system to pick only those candidates that have the possibility of a good outcome. […]

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The Quality of the Doctor Makes LASIK A High-Quality Surgery

Surgery that involves high-tech equipment such as a laser and performed on such a sensitive vital structure as the eye needs a high-quality doctor. Laser eye surgery, better known as LASIK, involves precise measurements, accurate diagnosis of an eye condition, and stellar procedures to assure the best sight possible after surgery. Most states classify it […]

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Quality of Life for the Eyes

Maintaining eyesight remains one of the most important ways a person can contribute to their quality of life. As a person ages, changes within the structure of the eye itself, including the lens occur. Age-related vision differences may appear as more difficulty in clearly seeing objects up close. Many people after 40 complain of fuzzy […]

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It All Began With A Turkey

Before the 1980s if a person could not have a successful treatment with glasses, contacts, or medicine, low vision and blindness became inevitable. Many scientists and doctors refused to accept that mandate. Surgical tools of the time could cause scars and do not have the precision desired to ensure a highly successful eye operation that […]

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Ghosts, Spots and Halos Oh MY!

In the month of October, everyone expects to see some unusual visuals such as ghosts, fiends, vampires, goblins, ghouls, and gremlins. They enter our workplaces, our homes and everyone laughs and giggles at the dark side who has no power except lies and fears if someone believes such silliness. After that continuing to comment on […]

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When Was Your Last Eye Exam?

After frolicking in the summer sun, it has become a grand idea to have an annual check-up on the eyes as people return to work and school. To reinforce a good health practice on the National Calendar, the government made a designated day to check on the vision of its citizens. As our Constitution so […]

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Receiving The Gift of Sight

You notice things during the holiday. As family and friends gather those that wear contacts or glasses let everyone know how inconvenient it all is. As relatives age hunting for glasses or finding that lost contact lens takes up energy that could become used for something else. Over the years even with gift-giving of eyewear […]

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Can LASIK Help with Myopia?

Defined as a common cause of visual disturbances, myopia continues to make it as one of the top eye conditions. Known better as nearsightedness, it happens to sight when the eye lengthens too long from back to front. World has the cornea curves a bit more than had it the light entering through a pupil […]

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Possible Complications After A LASIK Surgery

You made the decision to have the procedure. You chose the best doctor the area like found at Houston LASIK. The surgery went well, and the vision improved. A few minor setbacks had appeared on the horizon when you went for a checkup. No matter how good the statistics have appeared on an individual level, […]

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Examining LASIK 10 Years After Surgery

Ophthalmologists continue to improve on LASIK despite the stellar results over the years. If a patient happens to be in the one to two percent area the operation does not help as much as expected, it is small comfort it was such a success for others. Improvements in software, in tools used, and approaches continue […]

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The Military and LASIK

In the month of November, the nation celebrates Veterans Day as a reminder of the many hours of service offered. Whether in or out of the service laser eye surgery offers a way to make the most of a soldier’s or veterans’ vision. Either because of special needs or special equipment, the medical system has […]

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It’s All About The Frames

Though laser eye surgery reduces the need for glasses, it does not necessarily do away with eyewear. For days in the sun and some activities, a set of glasses may be needed. Work requirements often demand glasses be worn. Getting eyewear that you like makes it much more likely you will use it. The frames […]

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Vegetable Days and Vegetable Ways for the Eyes

Long before considering a laser eye surgery, a person can maintain or strengthen a procedure by choosing vegetables that support eye health. Eye diseases rise as age does. Some of the eye issues come from patients dealing with chronic diseases such as diabetes or heart disease. Other eye issues arise from genetics or environmental factors […]

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Can You Help Hyperopia With LASIK?

The National Eye Institute defines hyperopia better known as farsightedness as a refractive error. Fairly common among adults, hyperopia keeps a person from clearly seeing objects near them, and yet, they can see far away well. For some individual, the experience of farsightedness extends to all distances near and far, and the only variation is […]

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Contact Lenses Compared To LASIK

For a while now a long-standing debate has occurred in the institutes for optometrists and ophthalmologists about which has more risk — contact lenses or LASIK. In the earlier years of laser eye surgery without a doubt, LASIK had a bit more risk than a contact lens. Time has passed, and techniques have improved. Doctors […]

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Astigmatism and Laser Eye Surgery

Mostly unknown today but a Norwegian ophthalmologist with cataracts did astigmatic keratotomy in 1885. Since then, much has been learned in the knowledge of the condition and tools. In modern times the use of photorefractive techniques has treated refractive (bending of the light in the eyes) errors from astigmatism with excimer lasers in myopic eyes. […]

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What is Hyperopia?

Looking off in the distance on a variety of vistas remains one of life’s pleasures. But if it becomes one of the few things a person sees with clarity that type of eyesight can have a major effect on life activities. Refractive errors cause blurry vision. A refractive error defines as an issue where the […]

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Glaucoma Facts and Information

Glaucoma The National Eye Institute defines glaucoma as a swelling of the eye that causes optic nerve damage. Though not all the mechanisms that cause the condition have been discovered what has become known remains that intraocular pressure caused by the flow of the vitreous gel from cells does not drain at the same rate […]

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LASIK Clears the Way for the Wild Blue Yonder

Houston Texas has always been a place for the wild blue yonder and beyond. Houston LASIK agrees and has corrected the vision of many a NASA and Air Force people so they can continue with duties. The winds of change have begun in the aero-flight industry. Once exclusively a government program a bevy of companies […]

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LASIK and Senior Citizens

The age structure of the population in the USA will change in the next 20 years. The U.S. Census Bureau after analyzing the data from the 2010 census projects by 2050 more than 83.7 million people will be age 65 and older. Nearly 20 percent of the population will have senior citizen status. As people […]

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How LASIK Surgery Works

With all the buzz about the latest laser technology and the success rate of the procedure, a person could almost forget how it all works. Nothing about LASIK starts with the lasers at all. It begins with an ophthalmologist sitting down with a patient and listening to what they describe what they see. From that, […]

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Kwanzaa, LASIK, and Dr. Bath

In recent years our holiday season has become enriched by African Americans reviving some traditions of their ancestors. The holiday from December 26th to January 1st has been designated as Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa honors African ancestors who had agricultural first fruit celebrations. The holiday commemorates the past but also celebrates the collective values of African American […]

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A View For the Holiday Season

Landscapes, stores and homes all change for the holiday season as Thanksgiving dovetails into the Christmas cheer season. Beginning with being thankful and having family gatherings makes a person take a view of their life and needs.  Bumped out of normal patterns and visiting different homes a person may not keep track of their glasses […]

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LASIK and Pregnancy

When a woman becomes pregnant, a cascade of biological events happens physically and chemically within the body to ready for the development of a baby. Changes in vision occur during pregnancy some of which are temporary while other changes remain permanent. Gynecologists and ophthalmologists monitor pregnant patients more closely. Possible changes to the eyes The […]

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LASIK and Diabetes

When considering a LASIK procedure, the choices of the technology or process remain numerous. The reason for that becomes each’s eyes have a uniqueness, and whatever the condition the eyes have remains unique as well. By having variations built into the process, it ensures ophthalmologists can precisely define the surgery according to the data gathered. […]

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How the Humble Turkey Started LASIK Surgery

How the Humble Turkey Started LASIK Surgery Globally LASIK has been a standard procedure for at least 20 years.  Deemed popular and reliable in most countries it has enjoyed rapid growth as word of mouth has spread about the success of the procedure. Its more than 90% success rate on patients chose carefully remains impressive […]

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If the Light Seems Dim, Check For Cataracts

Living your life, you begin to notice the sun does not seem as bright as it once was. As you do up close work things blur more than normal. Colors of your clothes, of your vehicle, and of your home seem faded. At night headlights from other vehicles form a halo making it hard to […]

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