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Learn more about ophthalmology care in our blog!

5 Reasons to Consider Light Adjustable Lenses

The Contact Lens Society of America says the vision of people with cataract surgery can improve with the help of LALs (light adjustable lenses). These IOLs (intraocular lenses) provide customized vision after the procedure. Knowing why you should consider LALs can help motivate you to get them after your surgery. Here are the details you should know.

Do You Need to See an Eye Doctor?

Risks are not acceptable when it comes to your eye health. The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends regular eye checks to maintain good vision. But not everyone can stick to regular eye appointments. That is why understanding when to see one is crucial. Here are the details you must consider if you should already see an eye doctor.

The Long-term Cost of Not Getting LASIK

Since the FDA approved it in 1999 after about 50 years of research, LASIK has changed the lives of millions. It is a solution to issues that affect people for a lifetime. People who dread prescription eyewear are the biggest beneficiaries of LASIK. Imagine never having to wake up and reach for your glasses or contacts.

How to Select the Best Eye Doctor for Your Family

Comprehensive eye care is not just for those who need eyeglasses or contact lenses. As well, everyone needs vision care and eye exams. So, it makes sense to find an eye care provider who will take excellent care of your whole family.

Is There Any Way to Prevent Cataracts?

Cataracts are some of the leading causes of blindness in the country. A cataract is a clouded eye lens that can interfere with vision. The lens helps focus the light entering the eye, producing clear images onto the retina. The lens is usually clear, but having cataracts is like looking through a fogged-up or frosty window.

LASIK vs. PRK: Which Vision Correction Surgery Is Right for Me?

Both laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) are refractive surgeries that help correct vision problems. The procedures have a similar goal, but they are different in some ways.

How Does Diabetes Affect the Eyes?

Diabetes can affect your eyes by impacting how your body stabilizes blood sugar levels. The disease can put stress on your vitals and body organs, thus causing risks to the health of your eyes. Sometimes the problem may be minor, and you may only need to control your blood sugar or use eye drops to solve the issue. But sometimes, it may indicate a problem that requires immediate medical intervention. Here are some of the ways diabetes can affect your eyes.

What Age Should My Child Start Getting Eye Exams?

Did you know that 10 percent of preschoolers and up to 25 percent of school-age children have vision disorders? A comprehensive eye exam is one of the only ways to ensure that your children’s visual acuity is good enough for school. It would be best to make appointments with your optometrist during the back-to-school season.

FAQ About LASIK Procedure

LASIK or laser in situ keratomileusis is a laser vision correction technique. It reshapes the cornea and corrects a wide range of visual issues, eliminating the need for glasses or contacts. The visual issues that may be corrected include nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. If you are suffering from any of these issues, here are some answers to questions patients frequently ask. They may help you determine whether to get the procedure.

January Is Glaucoma Awareness Month: What You Need to Know

For more on what you need to know about glaucoma, visit Eastside Eye Physicians, PC, at our office in Shelby Township or St. Clair Shores, Michigan. You can call (586) 247-2020 or (586) 200-1905 today to schedule an appointment.

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