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How Does Corneal Cross-Linking Treat Keratoconus?

Corneal cross-linking is a treatment for keratoconus, a condition where the cornea thins out. It also forms a bulge in the shape of a cone at the front of the eye. This distorts vision. If the symptoms get severe, you will need a corneal transplant.

Micro/Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS)

Glaucoma is a disease that damages the optic nerve in your eye. Your eyes constantly produce a fluid (aqueous humor) to support the structures within the eye.

Am I a Candidate for Implantable Collamer Lens (Visian ICL)?

Contact lenses are a common option for people who need vision correction. The lenses come in different types, including temporary lenses, disposable lenses, scleral lenses, and more. For those looking for a more permanent solution, implantable contact lenses are available.

Optometrist vs. Ophthalmologist: Who To Consult For LASIK

With various eyecare professionals around, it’s easy to get confused about who does what when it comes to your eye. If you are considering laser vision correction to improve your eyesight and enable you to live life with less without glasses or contact lenses, you may be wondering which eyecare specialist you need to see.

Can You Benefit from using INTACS for Keratoconus?

Keratoconus isn’t a particularly common eye condition, but it can still cause significant problems for your long-term vision. The condition occurs when weakened fibers in the cornea cause it to thin and to bulge outwards in a cone-like shape, distorting the way in which light is refracted by it and causing your vision to become blurred. Keratoconus is a progressive condition which means that it will get worse without treatment.

3 Reasons To Have LASIK In 2021

Are you considering undergoing LASIK surgery? It’s a great investment. This is one that will continue to pay dividends for the rest of your life. Undergoing LASIK in 2021 would be an excellent decision.

How An Eye Can Save Your Life

The eyes are often referred to as the windows to your soul. Thanks to the transparent tissue of the cornea, your eyes indeed are windows to the inner workings of your body.

Hindsight Is 20/20

With 2020 officially over it’s time to reflect. We made it our goal to get 20/20 vision in 2020 and we are so glad we did!

I'm Not Candidate For LASIK. Now What?

LASIK is a refractive surgery procedure that uses a laser to change the curvature of the cornea (the clear tissue on the surface of your eye) by removing or ablating corneal tissue.

The cost of LASIK surgery depends on many factors. On average, LASIK surgery costs $1500 to $3000 per eye. The top three factors that determine the cost of LASIK surgery are the level of vision correction, the technology used, and the surgeon’s experience.

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