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Getting to Know the Facts About LASIK Eye Surgery

LASIK EYE SURGERY

When you have been dealing with imperfect vision or vision loss for a long period of time, you start to find the idea of wearing contacts or glasses frustrating. In the past, there might have been no other solution to your struggles other than to continue wearing corrective lenses. Now, surgical options such as LASIK surgery have changed the eye care and vision care game. Before you jump right into a surgical procedure, though, get all of the facts about LASIK surgery and what you can expect. Then, you will be sure that you are making the right decision for…

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LASIK Surgery Explained

LASIK Explained Blog - Woman Under Eye Machine

  LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is a type of laser eye surgery used to improve an individual’s vision. It works by permanently changing the shape of the cornea, the clear covering on the front of the eye. Impaired vision in an individual occurs when light rays aren’t focused clearly on the retina—owing to an imperfectly-shaped eyeball, cornea, or lens—resulting in blurry images and the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses. LASIK corrects this impairment by using an ultraviolet laser to reshape the cornea for improved focusing. What to Expect During LASIK Surgery During the LASIK procedure, an ultra-fast femtosecond…

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April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Blue Eyes

April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month.  Of the 4.1 million Americans age 40 and older who are visually impaired or blind, 2.6 million are women. A recent study I found shows more women than men have age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy, the four leading eye diseases in the country. According to the National Eye Institute, the causes are primarily due to longevity as well as hormonal factors. The first thing every woman should do, especially those ages 40 and older, is get a dilated eye exam…because early detection and treatment, vision loss can be lessened.  Keeping…

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What Causes Eye Twitches?

Eyelid twitches (or essential blepharospasm) are involuntary muscle movements that happen in one or both eyelids.  Mild occurrences are very common, similar to the minor muscle spasms most people experience in their arms or legs. If you are experiencing a pesky eyelid tic or twitch, these are possible causes. Stress. There’s not much you can do about this except try to minimize the causes of stress. Fatigue and tiredness. Not just your body, but your eyes get tired too when over-worked. Catch up with a good night’s sleep. Alcohol and caffeine. Decaf your life and cut back on alcohol consumption…

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Why Is a Dilated Eye Exam Important?

March is National Save Your Vision Month and while you may think that having good vision means that your eyes are healthy, that may not always be the case.  A comprehensive eye exam that include dilation is important to help your doctor see the early symptoms of both vision-related and overall health problems. When your eyes are dilated, your eye doctor can view the entire retina, including the blood vessels and optic nerve. This allows your doctor to see early signs of damage that could be indicators of serious conditions such as diabetes, tumors, high blood pressure, infectious diseases, macular…

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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

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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