Eye Center of Texas Blog

How Sun Exposure Can Harm Your Eyes

When you were young, your parents probably taught you to not stare into the sun. There’s a very good reason for that. Not only is doing so uncomfortable, intense sun exposure can cause severe and permanent damage to your vision. Even if you’re not looking right at the sun, too much sun exposure can lead to significant eye problems. Here’s why you should be protecting your eyes from the sun during these hot summer days. Sun Exposure and Cataracts The most common cause of blindness, cataracts occur when the lens that surrounds your eye becomes clouded, resulting in lost or…

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Why LASIK Eye Surgery is Not for Everyone

Commercials for LASIK eye surgery promise that LASIK is “quick and painless,” and that you’ll “never wear glasses again.” Caught up in the dream of forever eradicating our need for eyewear, we may not pay too much attention when the ad goes on to say “talk to your doctor to find out if LASIK is right for you.” Although LASIK is very common, there are a few medical reasons why LASIK eye surgery is not for everyone. Here are some common reasons. Age and LASIK Eye Surgery Candidacy If you are under the age of 18, most doctors would not…

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Does Laser Eye Surgery Hurt?

When people think of lasers, they’re more likely envision destructive ray guns or a light show at a rock concert than eye surgery. It’s no surprise then that many people believe laser eye surgery is a risky and scary procedure. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth; LASIK surgery is not only very safe, it entails very little discomfort as well. But still the mystery remains, what really does happen during LASIK? Pre-Surgery Preparation Prior to the surgery, the first thing that the doctor will do is put numbing drops into your eye. These drops are an anesthetic, which…

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How Pools are Hurting Your Eyes, Especially Post-LASIK & Cataract Patients

It’s a scorching hot summer, and the pool is looking very good to you. You just had eye surgery a week ago, but you desperately want to go for a swim. What should you do? You should reconsider activities. Swimming in pools can be harmful for your eyes, especially since you’ve just undergone an ocular procedure like LASIK or cataract removal. Your eyes will be exposed and extremely susceptible to bacteria, so you must be careful to avoid infection. With diligent care, you can begin to swim again after only two weeks. But where is the safest place to swim?…

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5 Simple Tips for Avoiding Digital Eye Strain at the Office

The modern-day office environment, especially long hours on the computer, can wreck havoc on your eyes. Though office work doesn’t require exposure to dangerous chemicals, risky tools or direct sunlight, the time we spend on digital devices can be just as hard on your eyes. In fact, studies show that 87% of American office workers who use digital devices for more than two hours a day suffer from digital eye strain. Digital eye strain, also known as “Computer Vision Syndrome,” can cause a number of irritating symptoms such as blurred vision, double vision, red/dry eyes, headaches, and even neck and…

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Our Locations

Houston

6565 W. Loop S. Suite 650

Bellaire, TX 77401

Medical Office: 713-797-1010

Medical Fax: 713-357-7276

LASIK/ReSTOR: 713-395-1515

LASIK/ReSTOR Fax: 713-357-7278

Pasadena

4415 Crenshaw Road

Pasadena, TX 77504

Medical Office: 281-977-8800

Medical Fax: 281-977-8877

Sugar Land

15400 S.W. Freeway, Suite 301

Sugar Land, TX 77478

Medical Office: 281-277-1010

Medical Fax: 281-277-4504

Clear Lake

455 E. Medical Center Blvd., Suite 110

Webster, TX 77598

Medical Office: 281-332-1397

Medical Fax: 281-338-1215

Katy

Kingsland Medical Plaza 777 S. Fry Road Suite 102

Katy, TX 77450

Medical Office: 713-797-1010

Medical Fax: 713-357-7276

The Woodlands/Conroe

690 South Loop 336 West, Suite 205 (The building is 1mile West of I-45, just after Medical Center Blvd)

Conroe, TX 77304

Medical Office: 713-797-1010

Medical Fax: 713-357-7276