New Vision Eye Center BLOG

  • Cataracts must-know facts

    Posted on July 21, 2022

    More than 50 percent of Americans age 80 and older develop cataracts, an eye disease caused by the eye's clear lens becoming cloudy or opaque, which causes a decrease in vision. Over time you may notice difficulty reading and seeing things...

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  • Eye care tips for people over 30

    Posted on July 7, 2022

    Most people have healthy eyes and good vision well into their 30s before they begin to experience vision problems other than visual stress or diminished vision due to eye injuries...

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  • When is the right time to have cataract surgery?

    Posted on June 7, 2022

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 4.2 million Americans over 40 develop cataracts. When you begin to notice a change in your vision, it is essential to have your eyes assessed by an eye care professional...

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  • Facts to Consider Before Undergoing LASIK Eye Surgery

    Posted on June 6, 2022

    If you are considering LASIK eye surgery, there are a few things you need to know before making a decision. First, while it can mean freedom from eyeglasses or contact lenses, not everyone is a good candidate for refractive eye surgery...

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  • Advancements in diabetic eye care

    Posted on March 8, 2022

    Researchers at Indiana University have identified biomarkers [biological molecules found in blood, body fluids, or tissue indicative of a normal or abnormal process] believed to assist with the early detection of diabetic retinopathy...

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  • What is low vision?

    Posted on March 7, 2022

    Someone with between 20/70 and 20/200 visual acuity is considered partially sighted and with better than 20-degree restriction field of vision or 20/200 vision is legally blind...

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  • Cold weather increases the risk of developing dry eyes

    Posted on January 10, 2022

    Even though you live in Florida, the cold weather can affect your vision, causing dry eyes in the winter and spring. Lower humidity and high winds are two seasonal changes that can cause dry eyes and discomfort...

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  • Do eye floaters go away?

    Posted on November 30, 2021

    Eye floaters are caused by the natural shrinking of the gel-like fluid or vitreous in your eye. Floaters often appear in your field of vision as small shapes. Floaters are common and typically don't require any treatment; however, they can indicate a severe eye condition if they persist...

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  • How does diabetes affect your eyes?

    Posted on November 29, 2021

    Diabetes affects one's overall health in a variety of ways. Left untreated, diabetes can damage your nerves, blood vessels, and organs, causing heart failure, heart attack, stroke, and vision loss...

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  • Pros and Cons of Laser Eye Surgery in 2021

    Posted on November 5, 2021

    Each year improvements in laser eye surgery make vision improvements safer and more accessible. However, it is essential to be aware of both the pros and cons before deciding to undergo laser eye surgery, no matter how commonplace the procedure is today...

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  • Why YAG laser treatment may be needed after cataract surgery

    Posted on November 4, 2021

    A small percentage of patients experience cloudiness or Posterior Capsule Opacity (PCO) - for several months or years after having cataract surgery. PCO can cause as much or more vision loss for patients as they experienced before their cataract surgery and is very common...

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  • Ocular tumors

    Posted on October 25, 2021

    A collection of cells that grow and multiply abnormally can form masses or ocular tumors inside the eye. While they can form in the eye when cancer in another part of the body has metastasized, malignant melanoma is a choroidal nevus - a small mole or birthmark - in the eye...

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  • Eye exams can detect serious diseases

    Posted on October 24, 2021

    A number of common health conditions can be detected during your annual eye exam. These same conditions, if left untreated, can cause blindness if left untreated, especially in people over 40...

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  • Pinguecula and Pterygium

    Posted on August 3, 2021

    Pinguecula and pterygium are growths on your conjunctiva - the clear covering over the sclera or white part of the eye. It is believed that the pterygium growth is caused by ultraviolet light from the sun, wind, and dirt, which surfers are exposed to while surfing; hence the condition is commonly referred to as a surfer's eye....

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  • Latisse eyelash growth

    Posted on August 2, 2021

    Eyelashes are the first line of defense for your eyes. They help to protect your eyes by keeping dust particles and moisture out of your eyes. They work as an early warning system as well, sensing when something is too close to your eyes, giving you time to close your eyelids, protecting your eyes. ...

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  • Which vision conditions can be treated with LASIK eye surgery?

    Posted on May 21, 2021

    LASIK eye surgery is a popular and effective means for correcting vision problems. Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) can eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses. During LASIK surgery, a laser is used to change the shape of the cornea to improve vision and create the correct refraction for clear vision...

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  • Glaucoma screenings can save your vision.

    Posted on March 17, 2021

    Glaucoma screenings are just one of the many things that went by the wayside during the pandemic. Offices were closed, transportation was scarce, and many of those most at risk of contracting coronavirus were being understandably cautious and canceled previously scheduled glaucoma screenings...

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  • LASIK versus Photorefractive Keratectomy

    Posted on March 16, 2021

    LASIK and Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) are both excellent options for laser vision correction performed to reshape the cornea and clear the outer layer of your eye so that it can better focus light, enabling you to see more clearly...

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  • Allergies may be affecting your vision

    Posted on March 15, 2021

    As we head into spring in Florida, you may notice a change in your vision as blooming flowers and sprouting plants fill the air with pollen. It may be more than your eyes can handle...

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  • Your Vision As We Age

    Posted on March 14, 2021

    As you age, your eyesight changes, and there may come a time when you need bifocals or progressive lenses so that you may continue to enjoy clear vision. Instead of carrying multiple pairs of glasses for various vision needs, you may want to switch to progressive or bifocal lenses...

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  • Treating Posterior Capsule Opacity with YAG Laser

    Posted on December 30, 2020

    Sometimes after having cataract surgery, a patient will experience blurred or double vision. This can occur because of a condition known as posterior capsule opacity (PCO)...

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  • Is Cataract Surgery Right for me?

    Posted on December 29, 2020

    Cataracts are the clouding of your eye's natural lens. A cataract begins when proteins in the eye clump together and block the lens from sending clear images to the retina...

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  • Causes and Treatments for Red Eyes

    Posted on December 18, 2020

    Red eyes are unsightly, uncomfortable, and can indicate something as common as allergies or indicative of an eye condition that, if left untreated, could lead to loss of vision...

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  • What is Surfer's Eye?

    Posted on August 24, 2020

    Surfer's Eye, also known as a pterygium, is a raised, fleshy growth filled with blood vessels that can grow on the eye's conjunctiva...

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  • New Vision Eye Center Proudly Welcomes Dr. Mohamed Sayed

    Posted on July 13, 2020

    Earlier this month, New Vision Eye Center welcomed Mohamed Sayed, MD, to the team. Dr. Sayed is a fellowship-trained ophthalmologist specializing in glaucoma...

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  • 2020: The State of LASIK

    Posted on May 5, 2020

    LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) is a surgical procedure designed to reshape the cornea and improve visual acuity, thereby reducing or eliminating the need for glasses and contact lenses in patients with nearsightedness (myopia)...

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  • Preventing Heart-Attacks with a Trip to the Eye Doctor

    Posted on May 4, 2020

    Modern medical studies have revealed that there can be a strong correlation between ophthalmic disease and some systemic conditions, especially cardiovascular disease...

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  • Allergies and Your Eyes

    Posted on March 27, 2020

    Eye allergies arise with your body's immune system becoming sensitive and overreacting to allergens in the environment, which poses no problem for most people. An allergic reaction occurs when an allergen interacts with your antibodies (immunoglobulin) that are tethered to the mast cells inside your eyes...

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  • Flashes and Floaters: The Importance of Early Intervention

    Posted on February 15, 2020

    Floaters and flashes are a problem for many people. A floater is a catch-all term for the specks, threads, and cobweb-like images that occasionally drift across the line of vision. The term flashes refers to the sparks or strands of light that flicker across the visual field...

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  • No Need for Face-Down-Positioning after Retinal Surgery

    Posted on February 1, 2020

    Long thought of as a standard post retina surgery recovery method, Face Down Positioning (FDP) is not necessary at New Vision Eye Center with retina procedures performed by Dr. Robert Reinauer...

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  • Your Eyes and Refraction

    Posted on January 15, 2020

    Refractive errors, usually the cause of blurry vision, are the most common reason that a patient has to visit the ophthalmologist. We can see and witness the world around us due to the way our eyes bend the light they take in, also known as refracting...

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  • Clear Solutions to Correcting Your Blurry Vision

    Posted on November 19, 2019

    If you wear glasses or contact lenses, chances are high that without them, you experience blurry vision and have trouble seeing up close, far away or even any distance at all...

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  • Preventing Dry Eyes With Punctal Plugs

    Posted on November 18, 2019

    When dry eyes cause you discomfort and annoyance, people most often turn to eye drops. But these are a temporary solution that can just help moisten your eyes at the moment and will need to be reapplied frequently....

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  • What is Digital Eye Strain

    Posted on September 27, 2019

    Digital eye strain isn't contagious but is rather ye strain. Digital eye strain as defined by The Vision Council is, "the physical discomfort after screen use for longer than two hours at a time."...

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  • Practicing Good Eye Makeup Health

    Posted on September 26, 2019

    If your eyes are the windows of your soul, then your eye makeup is the window treatment, and the key to practicing good eye makeup health requires pulling back the curtain to unveil some quick tip...

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  • Eyes and Your Brain

    Posted on September 10, 2019

    The brain plays a critical role in every single function that our bodies perform. The connection between the brain and our eyes has always been an area of study for ophthalmologists and neurologists alike...

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  • How Age-Related Macular Degeneration Affects Your Lifestyle

    Posted on August 30, 2019

    Age-related macular degeneration (AMG) is the deterioration of the macula, the small central area of the retina, located in the back of the eye, that controls visual acuity...

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  • Eyelid Surgery - Not Just Cosmetic

    Posted on August 29, 2019

    New Vision Eye Center can help open your eyes to a broader view with functional blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery performed for medical reasons)...

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  • What Age is Best for LASIK?

    Posted on August 6, 2019

    When it comes to vision correction, LASIK is a widely sought after procedure. LASIK is laser eye corrective surgery for patients with myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism...

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  • Keeping Your Eyes Safe During Summer

    Posted on July 15, 2019

    While enjoying outdoor activities, people are often remiss in considering preventative eye care...

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  • Facts About Eye Color

    Posted on June 7, 2019

    The coloring of the eyes is unique to each individual. Like snowflakes or fingerprints, no two are the same. Approximately 79 percent of the population has brown eyes, making it the most common human eye color...

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  • How Smoking Affects Your Vision

    Posted on May 15, 2019

    Smoking has been linked to major health problems, including heart disease, lung disease, stroke, and cancer, but most people aren't aware that smoking affects vision...

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  • Types of Intraocular Lenses used with Cataract Surgery

    Posted on April 30, 2019

    More than half of all Americans develop cataracts by the time they reach the age of 80. The lens in the eye is normally clear and as you age the lens can become cloudy in one or both eyes and causes blurred vision...

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  • Cataract Surgery and Astigmatism

    Posted on April 15, 2019

    Many of you who are getting ready for cataract surgery also have an astigmatism and have wondered if that can be fixed at the same time as the cataract surgery. Now, here are the FAQs to help you out...

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  • What is Monovision?

    Posted on April 12, 2019

    Don't let the world pass you by in a blur. Instead, find out how monovision can help you see life more clearly. As we age, there are certainties we accept. For many, presbyopia or "aging eye" is one of them...

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  • Why Diabetics Should Visit the Eye Doctor Regularly

    Posted on January 21, 2019

    Visiting the eye doctor at least once a year is an important part of self-care when you have diabetes. You may wonder why this is necessary, especially if you have no apparent vision problems...

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  • How Vision Problems Affect Your Eye Appointment

    Posted on January 3, 2019

    Not all eye appointments are equal. You could be seeing the doctor for a variety of eye issues or ailments, many of which might require different diagnostic routes...

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  • Who is Best Suited for Laser Cataract Surgery?

    Posted on January 2, 2019

    If you've got cataracts, and cataract surgery has been recommended, you may be wondering about your available treatment options...

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  • What is YAG Laser Capsulotomy Recovery Like?

    Posted on January 1, 2019

    Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the United States today, particularly as people age...

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  • Vision Floaters: When Should You See an Eye Doctor?

    Posted on November 19, 2018

    Vision floaters are the small dark spots, lines, or other shapes you may see floating around in your eyes. Most of the time they are harmless, and simply annoying...

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  • What to Expect with Glaucoma Surgery

    Posted on November 5, 2018

    Glaucoma is a chronic and progressive disease that causes deterioration of the optic nerves. These are the nerves that carry visual messages of what the eye sees to the brain...

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  • FAQs About Cataract Laser Surgery

    Posted on October 29, 2018

    Cataract surgery has both grown and changed in the last 15 years, and in recent years cataract laser surgery has become more popular...

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  • Is Laser Cataract Surgery Safe?

    Posted on October 19, 2018

    You've probably been hearing a lot about cataract surgery recently, especially laser cataract surgery, since one in three older Americans eventually have cataract surgery...

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  • How Successful is Macular Degeneration Treatment?

    Posted on October 18, 2018

    Although age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has no cure, there are many successful remedies and treatments that may slow the progression of this disease...

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  • Top 3 Questions to Ask the Eye Doctor About Macular Degeneration

    Posted on September 5, 2018

    Having good eyesight is one of the most valuable physical traits we have as humans. We need sharp vision for everyday moments such as driving a car, reading a book, watching our kids and grandkids play, or even looking into someone's eyes...

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  • How to Choose the Best Eye Care Center

    Posted on September 4, 2018

    Your vision lets you see and enjoy the world around you. To protect the health of your eyes, you deserve world-class eye care sm. To find that, you need to choose your eye care center carefully. When selecting an eye care center, keep the following tips in mind...

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  • Risk Factors for Macular Degeneration

    Posted on July 27, 2018

    Often called Age-Related Macular Degeneration or AMD, macular degeneration is a common eye condition that causes vision loss. AMD causes damage to the macula, which is what lets you see objects that are straight ahead...

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  • 3 Types of Cataracts

    Posted on July 26, 2018

    Cataracts are the clouding of your eye's natural lens. A cataract begins when proteins in the eye clump together and block the lens from sending clear images to the retina. In turn, this effect causes the typical cataract symptoms...

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  • How to Choose the Best Eye Doctor

    Posted on July 11, 2018

    If you have a serious eye condition and need a corrective surgery for your eyes, you will need to find a reputable eye doctor. Your optometrist, friends, or family may be able to recommend someone to you...

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  • Cataract Awareness Month: Prevent Blindness With Cataract Surgery

    Posted on June 21, 2018

    June is Cataract Awareness Month. To help increase awareness of this issue, we're focusing on cataracts on this blog, and we're explaining the importance of cataract surgery. Here are some compelling facts about this condition...

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  • Why It's Important to Visit the Eye Doctor Regularly

    Posted on June 1, 2018

    Many people think of going to the eye doctor as "kids stuff". That's particularly true for people who've had perfect vision their whole lives. If you're in this group, you may think that you don't need routine eye exams...

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  • Cataract Surgery Recovery

    Posted on May 15, 2018

    During cataract surgery, your eye's natural lens is removed and replaced by a synthetic one. This is one of the most common surgical procedures performed in the US every year, and it's increasingly done with the aid of a laser...

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  • The Results of LASIK Eye Surgery

    Posted on April 23, 2018

    LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) has an outstanding success rate, with 96% of patients achieving 20/20 vision or better, according to the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery...

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  • How Much Does Laser Cataract Surgery Cost?

    Posted on April 17, 2018

    In 2017 the average basic laser cataract surgery cost in the U.S. ranged from $3,600 to $6,000 per eye, if you paid everything yourself. For an advanced technology lens, which corrects astigmatism, there's usually an additional $500 or $1,000 cost per eye....

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  • Preventing and Treating Macular Degeneration

    Posted on April 4, 2018

    Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness among seniors in the United States. This condition is very serious, and you should take steps to protect yourself. To help you stay informed, here is a look at the risk factors...

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  • Cataract Surgery Also Solves Vision Issues

    Posted on March 24, 2018

    One surprising "side effect" of cataract surgery is that in addition to removing your cataracts, it can improve your vision. Patients who have had to wear glasses their entire lives have reported that they have 20/20 vision after a cataract surgery...

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  • All Laser LASIK Eases Eye Surgery Fears

    Posted on February 28, 2018

    LASIK eye surgery is the most effective way to correct your vision issues, but some people are reluctant to get this procedure because they are worried about having blades or scalpels near their eyes...

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  • Using LASIK for Myopia Treatment

    Posted on February 14, 2018

    Myopia, or nearsightedness, is when you can see objects close up but you can't see them from far away. Being one of the most common types of visual issues, it can occur in people of all ages...

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  • Advancements in Cataract Surgery

    Posted on January 19, 2018

    Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world, and if you have cataracts, deciding to undergo cataract surgery is the only answer...

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  • Is LASIK Eye Surgery Right for You?

    Posted on January 18, 2018

    LASIK eye surgery is a fast, virtually painless procedure that can correct your vision. With this surgery, an eye surgeon uses a laser to reshape the cornea of your eye to permanently correct your vision...

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  • The Benefits of All Laser LASIK Eye Surgery

    Posted on January 17, 2018

    If you want to correct your vision, you may be considering all laser LASIK. To help you decide if LASIK eye surgery is right for you, check out the following benefits....

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  • Dry vs. Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    Posted on November 13, 2017

    Macular degeneration falls into two categories: wet and dry. Dry tends to develop more slowly and isn't linked to severe vision loss...

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  • Get Your Confidence Back with Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery

    Posted on November 3, 2017

    Also known as blepharoplasty, cosmetic eyelid surgery is one of the most common types of cosmetic surgery. Patients turn to this surgery for a number of different reasons. If you are considering this surgery, here's what you need to know about the process...

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  • How Often Should You Visit the Eye Doctor?

    Posted on October 24, 2017

    To safeguard the health of your eyes, you should see the eye doctor on a regular basis. They can help you determine if you need glasses, adjust your existing prescription, or help diagnose serious issues...

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  • What's the Difference Between an Ophthalmologist, Optometrist, and Optician?

    Posted on October 23, 2017

    When it comes to eye care, many people use the terms ophthalmologist, optometrist, and optician interchangeably. However, all of these terms mean distinctly different things. Here's a closer look at these concepts....

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  • What You Need to Know About Vision Floaters

    Posted on September 15, 2017

    Floaters are odd shapes or effects that appear in your field of vision. They are actually really common, and in most cases, they don't pose a problem. However, in some cases, they can signal bigger issues...

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  • Why Choose New Vision Eye Center?

    Posted on August 28, 2017

    Your eyes are one of the most important assets you have, and you need the right professionals to help you take care of them. Wondering what to look for when choosing an eye care center? Well, if you want world-class eye care sm, here's what you need to consider...

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  • What to Expect During Cataract Surgery

    Posted on August 27, 2017

    If you are nervous about the thought of having eye surgery to correct cataracts, it's a perfectly normal feeling. But, you can take comfort from the knowledge that cataract surgery has become routine, and it's one of the safest eye procedures you can have...

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  • What Is the Treatment for Glaucoma?

    Posted on July 25, 2017

    Treatment for glaucoma can include prescription eye drops, medication, or surgery. There are pros and cons to each of these treatment options, and your eye doctor can help you determine which treatment is right for your situation...

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  • New Vision Eye Center's Dr. David O'Brien talks LASIK on Beauty and the Beach

    Posted on July 24, 2017

    Dr. O'Brien is not only an advocate of laser vision correction as a doctor, but also as a patient. He shares personally how laser vision correction has made his life better...

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  • What is the Best Eye Procedure for Dry Eyes?

    Posted on July 20, 2017

    Dry eye is a relatively common but annoying condition. Also known by the medical term, keratoconjunctivitis sicca, dry eyes are actually a set of symptoms related to a dry cornea, meaning the quantity and/or quality of tears do not keep the surface of the eye adequately lubricated...

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  • How to Choose the Best Eye Surgeon for Cataract Surgery

    Posted on July 6, 2017

    If you have been told that you need cataract surgery to improve your vision, it is important to choose an eye surgeon with experience and skill. After all, you want to have the best possible outcome from your surgery...

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  • Everything You Need to Know About Advanced Surface Treatment Eye Surgery

    Posted on July 5, 2017

    Advanced Surface Treatment eye surgery, or AST for short, is a laser vision correction procedure that is an attractive option for many people who are not candidates for traditional LASIK vision correction...

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  • What is a Cortical Cataract and How is it Treated?

    Posted on May 31, 2017

    Cataracts are an extremely common eye condition among middle-aged and older adults. In fact, more than 22 million American adults over the age of 40 suffer from them. Not all cataracts are the same though. There are actually three distinct types of cataracts...

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  • Exploring the Different Types of Cataract Surgery

    Posted on May 12, 2017

    The modern approach to cataract treatment involves the removal of the clouded lens and replacement with a clear synthetic intraocular transplant. Surgeons may utilize a manual approach or laser-assisted surgical technique to perform the cataract removal and intraocular lens transplant...

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  • Which Corrective Eye Surgery is Right for You?

    Posted on May 2, 2017

    If you are considering corrective eye surgery, you probably have a lot of questions. There are actually several different types of eye surgeries to correct vision - each is a little bit different. In this blog post, we'll explore the three most common types of refractive eye surgery - LASIK, AST and CK - and discuss how each one handles different types of vision impairments...

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  • Do Eye Floaters Ever Go Away?

    Posted on April 27, 2017

    If you suffer from eye floaters, you understand the frustration that comes with seeing something cross your field of vision without ever being able to really focus on it. If you're like many people with eye floaters, you may have found yourself wondering if you will ever have floater-free vision again...

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  • Using Lucentis as Treatment for Macular Degeneration

    Posted on April 11, 2017

    Age-related macular degeneration, a condition that makes it difficult or impossible for people to continue doing the everyday things they love to do, is a common eye problem...

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  • What You Need to Know Before Glaucoma Surgery

    Posted on April 10, 2017

    If you have been told you have glaucoma and that your doctor is recommending glaucoma surgery, you probably have a lot of questions about what's involved, how to prepare, and what to expect the day of your surgery...

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  • Why You May Need a YAG Laser After Cataract Surgery

    Posted on April 10, 2017

    Sometimes after having cataract surgery, a patient will experience blurred or double vision. This can occur because of a condition known as posterior capsule opacity (PCO). When PCO is present, a haze develops in the eye's natural membrane behind the artificial intraocular implant...

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