Simple Ways to Relieve Dry Eye

Do you frequently get itchy or burning eyes? Does your vision fluctuate during the day or do you feel like you have a foreign object in your eye? If so, you may be one of the 20 million of Americans who suffer from dry eye. For many patients, taking a few simple steps can go a long way toward alleviating symptoms and reducing irritation. The world-class optometrists at Laser Eye Center offer the following suggestions to help minimize dry eye-related discomfort:

Pterygium Surgery from a Patient’s Lens

If you spend a lot of time outdoors and have noticed a fleshy growth on the white part of your eye, blame it on the elements. Sun exposure, wind, saltwater and sand are linked to the development of pterygium, a benign lesion that has been described as uncomfortable and unsightly. In this post, Laser Eye Center introduces you to a patient (name removed for privacy) who was diagnosed and treated for a pterygium.

Cataract Surgery from a Patient’s Perspective

The cataract surgeons at Laser Eye Center are fortunate enough to be in a position where we help our patients recapture the clear vision they enjoyed in their younger years. But we understand that for many people, the idea of surgery can be scary. If you notice your vision declining in your 60s or 70s due to cataracts, but you are on the fence about getting surgery, it may benefit you to hear from a former cataract patient (who wishes to remain anonymous).

The Emotional Benefits of Getting LASIK

At Laser Eye Center, it is our honor and privilege to give patients the gift of great eyesight with LASIK. We witness these transformations on a daily basis! But what is customary to us may still be unfamiliar to you. If you are interested in surgery but reluctant to commit, it might be useful for a LASIK patient to walk you through his personal experience. (This patient wishes to remain anonymous.) Hopefully, his story can put some of your fears to rest and motivate you to pursue clearer vision with LASIK.

Corneal Crosslinking Benefits That May Surprise You

At the beginning of the year, Laser Eye Center introduced our blog readers to keratoconus, a degenerative disease that causes distortion of the eye’s cornea. In this post, we mentioned an innovative treatment called Avedro corneal crosslinking, which is on its way to becoming the Holy Grail of keratoconus treatments. After reading our previous blog post and perhaps doing your own research, you likely learned that corneal crosslinking stiffens and strengthens a degenerating cornea by reinforcing the strands of collagen that hold it together. In case the benefits of corneal crosslinking are still unclear, we want to set the record straight on the promise it holds for our keratoconus patients.

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.