Many people are considering their goals and resolutions for the New Year. While you may be focused on weight loss or career goals, remember to make your vision a priority in 2023. This is an excellent time of year to have LASIK eye surgery and eliminate prescription glasses and contact lenses for good. People may have holiday money, FSA or HSA funds and/or tax returns to put towards the procedure and more time off from work. The one-time cost of LASIK typically offers excellent vision for many years to come, and what better time to enjoy visual freedom than the start of a new year?
LATEST NEWS FROM LASER EYE CENTER
iLux technology has revolutionized dry eye treatment, improving the lives of millions of people with dry eye disease. The latest innovation from iLux is the Systane® iLux2® Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) Thermal Pulsation System. The new technology includes imaging that allows our eye doctors at Laser Eye Center™ to capture high-definition video and infrared images of the glands lining each eyelid. (See left image.) The handheld device is an all-in-one technology that allows eye care professionals and patients to visualize MGD during dry eye treatment.
Refractive surgery has grown by leaps and bounds over the last few decades, with new technologies accomplishing far more than the original lasers. People with refractive errors or eye diseases have several more options for treatment today than in previous generations. Lasers have revolutionized eye care, improving vision outcomes for laser vision correction and cataract surgery.
Cataracts affect most people in their later years, affecting vision and enjoyment of life. The gradual clouding of the eye’s natural lens causes frequent vision changes, muted colors, halos, double vision and light sensitivity. While cataracts are a normal part of aging, cataract surgery is necessary to restore a clear visual field. Thanks to technological advancements, cataract surgery that capitalizes on premium intraocular lens implants (IOLs) can correct vision problems caused by refractive errors, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia.
Dry eyes and allergies go hand in hand, and one can complicate the other. It’s easy to confuse the symptoms of dry eye disease and allergic conjunctivitis (ocular allergies), especially when seasonal changes worsen dry eye symptoms. At Laser Eye Center™, our vision care specialists offer dry eye treatment with BlephEx and iLux and can help determine the cause of your eye concerns.
People who spend most of their lives in the sun, especially near the equator, have a higher risk of pterygium. This wing-shaped, fleshy growth develops on the conjunctiva, the translucent mucous membrane covering the eye and lining the inside of the eyelids. Long-term UV exposure and dryness linked to outdoor professionals, such as surfers, farmers and fishermen, can cause pterygium and lead to redness, swelling and irritated eyes that may progress into blurry or blocked vision.
Laser Eye Center™ has helped countless patients get rid of pinguecula and pterygium growths on the whites of the eye (conjunctiva). Our eye surgeons have performed over 500,000 successful procedures and trained renowned eye surgeons in the Los Angeles area. We have 30 years of proven success in providing personalized eye care and procedures for lifelong clear and healthy vision.
Many of Laser Eye Center’s patients who have undergone LASIK describe the surgery as a miracle. Being able to wake up and see nearly every detail in high-definition vision — without glasses or contact lenses — seems nothing short of magical. But make no mistake: LASIK isn’t magic. It was actually developed based on some very advanced science!
Whenever a patient comes to Laser Eye Center complaining of eye fatigue and soreness, we ask how often they use digital devices. The reason is that reading text on a computer, tablet or smartphone taxes the eyes in ways that reading a book or magazine does not. Individuals who spend large periods of time using digital devices may be at risk of an ophthalmological condition called computer vision syndrome.
Nearsighted people as well as individuals suffering from astigmatism struggle to view the beautiful world before them, often worrying about scratched or bent glasses or irritating contacts. EVO Visian ICL is an implantable Collamer® lens that corrects for nearsightedness (myopia) and astigmatism, thereby overcoming the deeply uncomfortable dry eye symptoms caused by contacts and the sheer annoyance of visual aids.. With advancements in EVO technology, our ophthalmologists can give you sharp vision in a single, 30-minute procedure for life!