Eye Center of Texas Blog

Category: Awareness

Diabetic Vision Loss: Preventative Steps & Treatments

Living with diabetes is tough. You have to check your blood sugar, adjust your diet, a monitor other additional or potential health complications. Eye health is one of these potential health complications, and one to which both type 1 and type 2 diabetics should pay special attention. Diabetes is the leading cause of vision loss for people under age 74, but there are steps you can take to better manage your eye health.

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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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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Symptoms of a Scratched Cornea

The cornea of your eye is one of the most sensitive areas on your body. Even a small abrasion will be extremely painful. Along with the pain, there are other symptoms related to a scratch on the cornea. You may experience redness, light sensitivity, blurry or decreased vision, headaches, eye twitching, and even nausea. Causes of a Scratched Cornea How does a cornea become scratched? The ways to scratch your cornea are endless. Any object that comes into contact with your eye has the possibility of damaging or harming it. Makeup brushes, your finger, a tree branch, workplace debris –…

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LASIK or PRK?

LASIK Surgery Houston

At the Eye Center of Texas, we want to make sure our LASIK and PRK patients can see clearly and have the healthiest eyes possible. This means carefully screening our patients and doing whatever we can to prevent complications. While wavefront LASIK allows excellent custom laser eye surgery results, there are some cases in which LASIK is a poor option for vision enhancement. With that in mind, let’s consider why corneal thickness is so important. What Is LASIK Surgery? LASIK is a refractive surgery procedure that involves the use of lasers to reshape the cornea, which is the topmost central…

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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

Park Place Professional Building 100 Medical Center Blvd Suite 118

Conroe, TX 77304

Medical Office: 713-797-1010

Medical Fax: 713-357-7276