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.


Why Our LASIK & Cataract Surgeons Are Similar To Elite Athletes

The excitement of March Madness and the start of major league baseball has inspired the Laser Eye Center team to reflect on the similarities between elite athletes and our LASIK and cataract surgeons. Although athletes and eye surgeons play very different roles, they actually have quite a bit in common! Many of the same characteristics that make someone an exceptional athlete are vital to our surgeons’ success: drive, determination, hand-eye coordination, fine motor movements and the ability to make sound decisions in a split second. But the commonalities go far beyond these qualities.


Answering Frequently Asked Questions About the Visian ICL

Laser Eye Center is proud to offer our patients choices in vision correction. Though LASIK and PRK are extremely popular procedures for the correction of refractive errors, we realize that they are not right for everyone. To accommodate a diverse range of needs and preferences, we also offer the Visian Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) for permanent vision correction. The ICL has helped tens of millions of people around the world achieve freedom from glasses and contacts and has a 99 percent patient satisfaction rate. This post will familiarize you with the features of this incredible option and answer commonly asked questions. What are benefits of the Visian ICL? The Visian…


ORA System: The Latest Advance in Cataract Treatment

The cataract surgeons at Laser Eye Center are increasingly focused on obtaining the best possible outcomes with premium intraocular lenses (IOLs). One of the advanced technologies that helps our patients achieve extraordinary results after cataract surgery is the Optiwave Refractive Analysis (ORA) system. For the first time in history, cataract surgeons have the ability to measure, refine and confirm outcomes during surgery with ORA to enhance outcomes and reduce the risk of post-operative complications. Our patients can achieve a higher quality of post-operative vision than ever before. To date, Laser Eye Center is the only practice in Los Angeles with an ORA system. Real-Time Data Takes the Guesswork Out of…


Things That Make Dry Eyes Worse (and What You Can Do About It)

Your tear film is a protective liquid coating that covers the surface of your eyes, keeping them moisturized and healthy. The tear film has three layers: water, mucus and oil. If something disrupts the balance of your tears, it can result in uncomfortable symptoms such as persistent eye redness, itching or burning. Fixing the Most Common Cause of Dry Eye Dry eye is a chronic and progressive disease. In fact, a number of environmental or biological factors can cause dry eye, and the Laser Eye Center doctors routinely perform complete dry eye work-ups to find out why our patients suffer from symptoms. Once we have identified the underlying cause of…


3 Reasons To Say Goodbye To Glasses in 2021

Glasses are a reliable way to correct refractive errors. But if you have worn glasses for any extended period of time, you understand how burdensome they can be when working, exercising or enjoying your favorite hobbies. Moreover, the dependence on a visual aid can also lead to anxiety in the case they are lost or damaged. Thanks to permanent vision correction options like LASIK, PRK and Visian implantable collamer lenses (ICLs), you can say farewell to the inconvenience of glasses for good. Here, the team at Laser Eye Center reveals three reasons to get permanent vision correction and go glasses-free in 2021. 1. To Look and Feel Confident One of…


SELECTING YOUR BEST VISION CORRECTION OPTION

Are you interested in moving beyond glasses or contacts and considering permanent vision correction? Perhaps your visual aids are interfering with fulfilling your daily responsibilities, your job or hobbies — or perhaps you are simply tired of caring for your glasses or contacts. There are several options available to permanently correct your vision and provide independence from glasses or contacts. All options provide excellent visual acuity, but each one has its own set of benefits and drawbacks. Read on as Laser Eye Center explains how they compare. LASIK permanently reshapes the curvature of the cornea to improve the eye’s focusing power corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism quick recovery with rapid…