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What Types of Vision Problems Can Be Corrected by Refractive Surgery?

At one time, refractive surgery only applied to LASIK and PRK. But in today’s advanced procedures refractive surgery includes lens implants and cataract surgery. Refractive procedures are performed by surgeons to improve the focusing ability of their patients’ eyes. They can reshape the cornea or implant a lens inside the eye to correct a variety… Read More


Protecting Your Eyes: Summer Edition

Summer is a time many people look forward to all year round; longer days, vacations, and warmer weather are just to name a few of the qualities people love most about the season. It evokes the tingling feeling you get when the warm sun hits just right and the smell of sunscreen lingers in the… Read More


What is LASIK Eye Surgery? Everything You Need to Know from Harvard Eye Associates

You may have heard of LASIK eye surgery as a possible solution for vision correction, and for good reason. LASIK is the most commonly performed laser eye surgery to treat nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. What does this mean for you? If you suffer from any of the conditions listed above, LASIK could be… Read More


Headaches, Neck Pain, and Eye Strain May Be a Result of Misalignment in Your Vision

Because you have two eyes, everything we see is a combination of two images fused together  by your brain. Each eye captures a clear photo like a camera and your brain combines the photos making one single image. This line of communication takes place constantly when your eyes are open. When your eyes and brain… Read More


Getting Ready to Hit the Slopes? Don’t Forget Your Sunglasses

This years’ snowfall has been generous in California and you may be headed to higher elevations to play in the snow. According to All About Vision, “Snow blindness is a painful, temporary loss of vision due to overexposure to the sun’s UV rays. The medical term for snow blindness is photokeratitis (“photo” = light; “keratitis”… Read More


What Is Computer Vision Syndrome?

The collection of problems, mostly eye and vision-related, associated with computer use are called Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). Symptoms include eye strain, dry eyes, blurred vision, red or pink eyes, burning, light sensitivity, headaches, and pain in the shoulders, neck and back. Statistics on digital overload show: 70% of Americans use two or more devices… Read More


Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) on the Rise

The National Eye Institute projects by the year 2050, 5.4 million people in the U.S. will suffer from Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), more than double the number in 2010. What is AMD? AMD is a leading cause of blindness in the United States. The macula, which is in the back of the eye, controls our… Read More


Protect Your Sight with a Glaucoma Exam

Did you know glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world? Glaucoma is often referred to as the “silent thief of sight.” Permanent damage can occur since there is often no visible symptom until it is too late. A routine eye exam can diagnose this condition and provide early treatment options so… Read More


Can LASIK Correct Astigmatism?

Astigmatism is an extremely common condition. Thankfully,patients with this condition have several reliable treatment options, including LASIK laser vision correction. Here’s what you need to know about how LASIK surgery can correct astigmatism. What is Astigmatism? Astigmatism is caused by an imperfection in the curvature of the cornea or lens of the eye. The cornea… Read More


Alternatives to LASIK

LASIK eye surgery is the most popular type of vision correction because it can effectively treat a wide range of refractive disorders. However, it is not the right treatment for every patient.Approximately 25% of people who want LASIK are not good candidates for the procedure. For some, their corneas are too flat or too thin…. Read More