Refractive Surgery Demand Continues to Grow – Here Are Your Treatment Options

The market for refractive surgery continues to flourish as treatment options evolve and technology advances. According to an article in Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today, healthcare market experts believe that refractive surgery procedures are growing at a rate of 5.2 percent annually. Some experts anticipate that in the year 2023, an estimated 5.5 million refractive surgery procedures will be performed around the world. If you are ready to take the plunge and permanently correct your refractive error at Laser Eye Center, we offer a range of potential solutions.

What Are the Risks of Leaving Cataracts Untreated?

Deciding whether or when to get a cataract removed is highly personal. Cataracts can be unpredictable, and there is no universal solution that works for everyone. For most people, cataracts will continue to worsen or “mature” with time, and according to the cataract experts at Laser Eye Center, leaving them untreated can eventually lead to serious consequences.

Advice for Those Recently Diagnosed With Keratoconus

Coping with any medical diagnosis can be difficult. If you have recently been diagnosed with keratoconus, it is normal to experience a wide range of feelings, from anxiety about what the future holds to nerves about finding the right doctor. In this post, Laser Eye Center, one of the leading providers of keratoconus care, provides advice to help you deal with your diagnosis and manage it effectively.

What Causes Early Onset Cataracts?

The face of cataracts is usually that of an older adult. But cataracts are not exclusive to those over the age of 60. Younger adults and even children can develop opacities of the eye’s natural lens. In fact, some babies are born with cataracts (although it is very rare). You may be asking yourself how cataracts develop in younger adults and children. Although there is a lot that doctors do not know about early onset cataracts, certain risk factors have been identified. Laser Eye Center explains more in this post.

Is That Gorgeous Tan Worth Your Eye Health?

The summer season is upon us, and for many people, that means more time spent outdoors basking in the sun. As leading Southern California eye experts, the team at Laser Eye Center feels a responsibility to shed light on the sun’s threats to your ocular health. You may decide that today’s tan is simply not worth tomorrow’s potential eye troubles.

How to Maintain Eye Health

All of our five senses are important, but we rely on our sense of sight for the majority of our interactions, tasks and movements. As humans, we are built to gather information about our surroundings with our eyes, and when our eyes do not work as well as they should, it has an enormous impact on daily life. A little eye care now can go a long way toward preserving healthy eyes and clear vision. Read on as Laser Eye Center shares some simple tips to maintain long-term eye health.

Taking a Closer Look at Monovision

In our last blog post, the Laser Eye Center team introduced the concept of monovision for the correction of presbyopia. After fielding some questions from interested candidates, we thought it would be helpful to provide a more in-depth look at what monovision accomplishes and what you can expect from it.

What You Need to Know About Presbyopia

Most people notice changes in the clarity of their vision sometime in their 40s. Even if you’ve enjoyed 20/20 vision for most of your life, you will gradually discover that you need brighter light to see clearly, and that you have to hold a newspaper or menu at arm’s length in order to make out small print. Your eyes may become particularly fatigued after long periods of doing close work, or you may suffer frequent headaches due to eye strain. This age-related occurrence is known as presbyopia (or age-related farsightedness), and it happens when the lens of the eye loses its youthful flexibility. The lens no longer easily bends and…

Does Dry Eye Affect Men and Women Differently?

Looking at the effect of gender on health can be complicated. Women tend to outlive men, but are more likely to report health problems. When it comes to dry eye disease, the data is clear: Women are affected at disproportionately higher rates than men. Understanding the reasons for this disparity helps Laser Eye Center provide the best possible care for our patients.

LASIK vs. Contact Lenses: Cost Savings

The team at Laser Eye Center is steadfast in our belief that LASIK can enrich your life in countless ways. But as with any big decision, you must ask yourself if you can justify the expense. If you are on the fence about getting LASIK to eliminate your dependence on contacts, you may want to do a cost analysis of the procedure versus what you currently pay for vision correction.