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Step by Step Lasik Procedure

Considering a Lasik procedure can be a scary though. However, it has the highest patient satisfaction rate of any elective surgery. Knowing what to expect during the surgery will help make you feel comfortable and confident in your decision to correct your vision with Lasik. Here is a step by step guide to Lasik procedure. [...]

By |April 26th, 2013|Eye Health, Vision|0 Comments

Make a New Year’s Resolution to Schedule an Eye Exam

CHICAGO (Dec. 21, 2010) – As 2011 nears, many will be making New Year’s resolutions to improve their health. However, many may not be aware that an eye exam cannot only help to protect vision, it can uncover evidence of other diseases including diabetes or hypertension. And, for eye diseases such as glaucoma, the damaging [...]

By |December 22nd, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Just In Time For the Holidays!

On this day in December, it's apropro that a patient presented with what can only be called a grinch - stealing vision from patients both good and bad. I'm referring to a "christmas tree cataract." A christmas tree cataract gets its name from the red and green irridescent refractile crystals that form inside of the [...]

By |December 17th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How I Use Intuition to Prescribe Eye Glasses

Image via Wikipedia When you think about an Optometrist, it conjures up images of someone standing next to you flipping lenses in those 'big glasses' to find your prescription.  And that certainly sums up a lot of my day, but there is much more than meets the proverbial eye. It's my belief that intuition as [...]

By |November 29th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When Should Your Child Have Their First Eye Exam?

When I ask most parents about their children's eyes, almost all of them tell me they had an eye exam at their pediatrician's office.  I'm here to tell you that that is far from a comprehensive eye exam. Pediatrician's offices are good at screening for large distance vision problems, but there is more to vision [...]

By |November 16th, 2010|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Contact Lenses – How Young Should You Start?

According to a study by the American Optometric Association, eye doctors' attitudes have shifted regarding fitting children in contact lenses.  More than half of optometrists now feel it is appropriate to introduce a child to soft contact lenses between the ages of 10-12, with daily disposable contact lenses being the most frequently prescribed contacts for [...]

By |October 15th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Parents: Top Tips For Infant Eye Health

You can never take for granted the health of an infant. It's imperative for parents to understand some preventive measures that can be taken to keep their babies healthy. In some cases failure to identify early eye symptoms can result in vision loss and even blindness.  That's why a new Pediatric Cataract Initiative has been formed to [...]

By |October 14th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments