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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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LASIK, Aberrations, and One Year Follow Up

Ophthalmologists trained in LASIK offer a variety of ways to patients to increase vision. Myopia or nearsightedness continues to increase globally and even in the USA with 42 percent of Americans with a range of ages from 12 to 54 having it. It lists as one of the most common eye problems. Refractive surgeries such […]

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Halloween, LASIK and You

One of the fun things about October remains finding a good Halloween outfit for the occasion. People develop a liking for colored contacts, intriguingly dyed hair, and costume antics. All in good fun of course. So, that everyone can have fun safely, good eyesight becomes much needed on All Hallows’ Eve when ghosts and goblins […]

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History of Lasers

A concept of stimulated emission by light came from Albert Einstein in 1917. He toyed with the idea of photons interacting with highly excited molecules which created an emission with a second photon. Later this action became termed laser which stands for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation”. LASIK surgery uses light to make […]

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Nascar, Formula 1 and LASIK

Visual acuity, quick thinking, and nerves of steel describe most race car drivers. Nowhere does having aligned vision count more than racing on dusty, dirty tracks or world class paved ones. The video shows the type of sight a race car driver must do to have a successful career.     Staying a top driver […]

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Complications of LASIK Surgery

According to the American Refractive Surgery Council as of October 2017, 99% of patients receive a better than 20/40 vision while 90% achieve 20/20 or better.  The measurement that matters the most remains patient satisfaction with the procedure after having it. It as well stays high. As exciting as those numbers have become a person […]

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How to Pay for LASIK Surgery

Despite its record success LASIK Houston remains classified as an elective cosmetic surgery. One of the clauses in most insurance policies states if LASIK becomes the only conceivable medical option to treat a serious eye problem insurance will pay. Insurance most always will pay for glasses and eye contacts both of which Houston LASIK does. […]

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Can LASIK Surgery Be Performed on Children?

The short answer to that question is it depends. Ophthalmologists work under the guidance of a professional community which adheres to the codes of their licenses and the mandates of the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA does not recommend LASIK for anyone under 18 years old, and for some situations, the surgery with some […]

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What to Expect During Your Surgery

Once you make the decisions to have the surgery, the ophthalmologist sets up a schedule for operation. They may have asked you not to wear your contact lenses for a few days. Otherwise few restrictions exist for drinking and eating. They may check on if you take daily medications and if they interfere with the […]

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Strabismus

Strabismus defines as a condition where eyesight does not align due to a physical problem with eye muscles. Also called crossed eyes when viewing an object, the eyes do not look at the same spot at the same moment. This sends two different visual signals to the brain. A person may see double or have […]

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