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.

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…