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How Smoking Is Negatively Impacting Your Vision

How Smoking Is Negatively Impacting Your Vision

Created on: Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Author: Whitson Vision

It is well known that smoking is the leading cause of serious health conditions that affect your lungs, heart, and much more. What most people don’t know is how smoking negatively impacts your eyes.

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Helpful Tips to Protect Your Eyes from Digital Eye Strain

Helpful Tips to Protect Your Eyes from Digital Eye Strain

Created on: Friday, August 25, 2017
Author: Whitson Vision

Growing up in today’s day and age it’s not if you will use technology throughout the day - it’s about how long your day will be consumed behind a screen. Whether you’re sitting at work behind a computer for 8 hours or lounging on the couch scrolling through your newsfeed you could be experiencing the side effects of Digital Eye Strain.

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The Difference Between Nearsightedness and Farsightedness

The Difference Between Nearsightedness and Farsightedness

Created on: Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Author: Whitson Vision

When you are at your eye appointment you might hear the terms nearsightedness and farsightedness. You might even be dealing with one of these conditions. But what do they both mean?

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4 Things You Should Know About Cataracts

4 Things You Should Know About Cataracts

Created on: Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Author: Whitson Vision

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world. Currently, cataracts affect more than 22 million people in the United States that are above the age of 40.

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What Does Falling Asleep in Your Contacts Mean for Your Eyes?

What Does Falling Asleep in Your Contacts Mean for Your Eyes?

Created on: Thursday, July 13, 2017
Author: Whitson Vision

We’ve all been there before, you fall asleep on your couch watching TV or get home from a long day at work and wake up with your contacts still in. We know we shouldn’t sleep in our contacts but mistakes are inevitable. But why is it so bad for us to wear our contacts overnight?

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5 Steps You Can Take to Reduce the Symptoms of Dry Eye

5 Steps You Can Take to Reduce the Symptoms of Dry Eye

Created on: Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Author: Whitson Vision

When your eyes stop producing enough tears needed to nourish your eyes, you could start having to deal with a condition known as Dry Eye.

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KAMRA® Corneal Inlay Helps College Administrator End Her Blurry Near Vision and Dependence on Reading Glasses

KAMRA® Corneal Inlay Helps College Administrator End Her Blurry Near Vision and Dependence on Reading Glasses

Created on: Friday, June 16, 2017
Author: Whitson Vision

In an effort to clear the blur, AcuFocus, Inc., has developed an advanced solution to presbyopia with the first-of-its-kind KAMRA® corneal inlay by harnessing the pinhole effect with small aperture technology. The pinhole effect provides a solution to presbyopia, a natural loss of near vision that happens to all of us starting in our mid-40s. With presbyopia, the natural lens of the eye that flexes to focus light becomes inflexible. This makes seeing words and objects up close increasingly difficult, leaving us squinting and reaching for reading glasses to see texts on the phone, menus at restaurants or read a document on the computer.

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3 Helpful Tips That Can Help Improve Your Vision at Night

3 Helpful Tips That Can Help Improve Your Vision at Night

Created on: Thursday, June 15, 2017
Author: Whitson Vision

Do you find yourself struggling with your vision at night? You aren’t alone! Worldwide people are experiencing this same vision impairment at night time.

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NMCSD Breaks New Ground for Military Medicine with New Vision Correction Procedure

Created on: Monday, June 12, 2017

The Refractive Surgery Center aboard Naval Training Center (NTC), an outlying clinic of Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD), successfully performed the first ever KAMRA Inlay surgery in the Department of Defense (DoD) April 24.

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What are Cataracts? When Should You Contact an Eye Doctor?

What are Cataracts? When Should You Contact an Eye Doctor?

Created on: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Author: Whitson Vision

When the eyes natural lens becomes clouded with clumped up proteins then you are developing cataracts. These clumped proteins block light from entering the eye, which causes your vision to become increasingly blurrier over time and if left unresolved will result in the complete loss of your vision.

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Sunglasses: Is Your Vision Being Protected?

Sunglasses: Is Your Vision Being Protected?

Created on: Thursday, May 11, 2017
Author: Whitson Vision

Everyone knows sunglasses are cool, but what you may not know is that they can protect your vision. You might be saying “I thought sunglasses were just an accessory?” Well, they are an accessory! but they are also a utility. Sunglasses have been a fashion accessory for a very long time, but they can also block harmful rays from the sun.

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4 Things You Can Do To Avoid Severe Vision Loss

4 Things You Can Do To Avoid Severe Vision Loss

Created on: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Author: Whitson Vision

Over 20 million people in North America alone suffer from severe vision loss. Not all of these eye diseases can be prevented or cured, but there are some things you can do to help your eyes remain healthy and possibly lower your risks of developing serious vision loss.

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Learn How to Protect Your Eyesight

Learn How to Protect Your Eyesight

Created on: Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Author: Whitson Vision

We always try out best when it comes to protecting our skin, but not enough of us take the same care to protect our eyesight. Protecting your eyesight is very important and essential if you hope to have good quality vision by the time you are in your 40s.

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3 Things You Can Do To Reduce Irritation From Allergies This Spring

Created on: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

So it is Spring! The beautiful season of blooming flowers and life, but wait isn't there something else about Spring that isn't so great? Right! The allergies! How could we forget about the allergies? Runny nose, itchy eyes, scratchy throat, irritated skin—all the good stuff! Spring is certainly a beautiful season, but the itchy eyes can be a real drag! So what can you do to protect your eyes during the Spring time to reduce irritation?

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Whitson Vision Featured on Inside Edition

Whitson Vision Featured on Inside Edition

Created on: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Author: Whitson Vision

We are excited to announce that the KAMRA inlay patient story featured onrn"Inside Edition" is now available online!

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3 Simple Ways To Protect Your Vision

Created on: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

We value our eyesight above many things, but not a lot of us think about how to best protect our vision as we get older. Every day we are faced with decisions that can have an effect on our vision over time. It is important that we take the time to think about our eye health and do what we can do help maintain good vision.

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3 Common Eye Conditions To Watch Out For

3 Common Eye Conditions To Watch Out For

Created on: Monday, February 13, 2017
Author: Whitson Vision

With age comes many amazing things, like wisdom and experience from the world around you. But what many people don’t expect is for their eyesight to change. Eye health is important no matter what age you are, but older, aging eyes require a yearly comprehensive eye exam. Before your next eye exam, make sure you know about these common eye conditions!

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5 Easy Ways To Keep Your Eyes Healthy This Winter

5 Easy Ways To Keep Your Eyes Healthy This Winter

Created on: Thursday, February 09, 2017
Author: Whitson Vision

During winter, it can seem impossible to keep every part of your body covered and protected from the elements. Just like your hands need gloves, and you need snow boots to keep your feet toasty, there are things that you can do to keep your eyes healthy during the winter as well. Whether you’re living in a humid climate, or dealing with snowstorms, check out these 5 easy things you can do this winter.

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Exercise and How it can Positively Impact Your IOP

Exercise and How it can Positively Impact Your IOP

Created on: Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Author: Whitson Vision

Recent studies suggest that exercise can help to alleviate some eye pressure, which can potentially help if you have glaucoma. Now you might be thinking, “well, how much do I need to work out to get results?” The great thing is, you don't need to work out rigorously to see results.

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Nutrients in Food and How They Affect Your Eye Health

Nutrients in Food and How They Affect Your Eye Health

Created on: Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Author: Whitson Vision

When it comes to nutrition, we have a lot of options available for us when we go to the grocery store every day. What we eat can have an effect on our health and ultimately that effects every part of our body. Even our eyes can be effected by our diet, so making smart choices with what we eat could possibly be the difference between clear or blurry as we get older.

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The KAMRA Inlay: Helping People Save Lives

The KAMRA Inlay: Helping People Save Lives

Created on: Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Author: Whitson Vision

When it comes to sight, being able to see well is incredibly important for people like firefighters. In order to save lives, it is crucial that firefighters don’t have to worry about eyeglasses. For one firefighter named Captain A.J. Martinez, turning 50 recently meant waking up to blurred vision, making his job almost impossible.

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Conjunctivitis: What is Pink Eye and How Can I Avoid It?

Conjunctivitis: What is Pink Eye and How Can I Avoid It?

Created on: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Author: Whitson Vision

Conjunctivitis, or “Pink Eye” as it is more commonly known, is a common eye problem that can be treated relatively easily and avoided using a few simple precautions.

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5 Tips to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

5 Tips to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

Created on: Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Author: Whitson Vision

Like the rest of our bodies, our eyes are affected by our health, so it is important that we keep our health in our consideration if we want to maintain good vision. Here are a few easy ways you can help to maintain the health of your eyes as you get older.

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Top 4 Myths About Your Eyes

Top 4 Myths About Your Eyes

Created on: Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Author: Whitson Vision

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about our eyes. I'm sure you've heard of the old myth where if someone hits you in the back of the head while you are crossing your eyes they will get stuck. Well, that is just one of the many silly myths that have come up over the years. The American Academy of Ophthalmology publishes a list of these myths on their website, but here is our “Top 4 Myths About Your Eyes.”

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5 Vitamins and Nutrients that Should be a Part of Your Diet

5 Vitamins and Nutrients that Should be a Part of Your Diet

Created on: Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Author: Whitson Vision

Everyone has heard that they should be eating more carrots to improve their eyesight. This is because of the high levels of beta-carotene that is found in carrots which is said to be essential in maintaining healthy eyes. There are actually quite a few different vitamins and nutrients that are considered to be good for your eye health.

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3 Ways To Reduce Your Symptoms Of Digital Eye Strain

3 Ways To Reduce Your Symptoms Of Digital Eye Strain

Created on: Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Author: Whitson Vision

Pretty much everyone uses computers or digital devices for something today. We are constantly exposed to digital screens either at work or in our personal lives and this constant exposure can lead to some eye strain over time. Not a lot of people are familiar with the issues of digital eye strain, even though they could be suffering from it on a daily basis.

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4 Quick Fixes for Your Eye Nutrition

4 Quick Fixes for Your Eye Nutrition

Created on: Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Author: Whitson Vision

Most people try to eat healthy and take their daily vitamins, but it is easy to forget and cut corners when you’ve had a busy week. It is easy to take our eyes for granted, but they are the second most physiologically active part of our bodies—second only to the brain! This means our eyes required approximately 25% of the nutrients we take in daily to remain healthy. With this blog, we are going to talk about some easy things that can be done to your daily diet to help boost your eyes nutrition.

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How You Should Be Protecting Yourself from the Sun

How You Should Be Protecting Yourself from the Sun

Created on: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Author: Whitson Vision

Do you like to spend a lot of time outdoors? Spending time in the sun, camping, hiking—these are all things that are great outdoors activities, but it is important to make sure you are taking the right steps to protecting yourself from the sun’s rays. Most people know to protect their skin from the sun, but the dangers the suns ultraviolent (UV) rays pose to your eyes are much less common knowledge.

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Researchers Identify 3 New Eye Complications Related to the Zika Virus

Researchers Identify 3 New Eye Complications Related to the Zika Virus

Created on: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Author: Whitson Vision

Research conducted by scientists studying infants with the Zika virus in Brazil have discovered new dangerous eye complications that can be linked to the virus. These eye complications can lead to possible severe vision loss and even possibly complete vision loss. Three Brazilian infants that have microcephaly—a birth defect caused by Zika that causes shrunken heads and brains in newborns—have been observed of also having hemorrhaging, abnormal blood vessel development and retinal lesions. This has never been observed before by researchers.

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Study Suggests That LipiFlow Works For Long Term Treatment of Dry Eye

Study Suggests That LipiFlow Works For Long Term Treatment of Dry Eye

Created on: Thursday, September 08, 2016
Author: Whitson Vision

A recent study conducted by TearScience suggests that LipiFlow, a treatment option for sufferers of dry eye, may stave off symptoms for up to a year after only a single treatment. The study also found that those who use LipiFlow to treat their dry eye early on had improved outcomes with their treatment.

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Study Suggests Women Are More at Risk of Developing Serious Myopic Complications

Study Suggests Women Are More at Risk of Developing Serious Myopic Complications

Created on: Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Author: Whitson Vision

A recent study was conducted that determined a large number of adults in America suffered from extreme nearsightedness (myopia)—9.6 million adults to be exact. Of that staggering number, 820,000 of those people suffer from degenerative eye disease and another 41,000 people deal with a serious vision complication which is called myopic choroidal neovascularization—which can cause permanent vision loss, women in particular seem to be more susceptible.

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Four Back-to-School Eye Health Recommendations

Four Back-to-School Eye Health Recommendations

Created on: Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Author: Whitson Vision

It is that time of year again! Back-to-School! Millions of parents around the country are rushing to stores to buy all the newest school supplies and outfits. While you are going through your list of school supplies make sure to not skip your child’s eye health.

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Colorblindness: What it Means to be “Colorblind”

Colorblindness: What it Means to be “Colorblind”

Created on: Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Author: Whitson Vision

Having poor color vision is a problem that is more common than you would think. Most people refer to having poor color vision as suffering from “colorblindness,” however, there are different levels at which you can be “colorblind.” People who only see in black and white and experience true “colorblindness” are incredibly rare.

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Cataracts: Why They Occur and When You Should Call Your Eye Doctor

Cataracts: Why They Occur and When You Should Call Your Eye Doctor

Created on: Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Author: Whitson Vision

Cataracts occur when the eyes natural lens becomes clouded with clumped up proteins. These proteins block light as it enters your eye which causes your vision to become gradually more blurry and if left unchecked could result in complete loss of vision.

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Glare and Halos: Cause, Effect and Solution

Glare and Halos: Cause, Effect and Solution

Created on: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Author: Whitson Vision

Our ability to see anything is dependent on light, so it is only natural to assume when light is disrupted by a defect on our retina that it would affect our vision. The two most common vision defects people experience are glare and halos. Halos appear as bright circles around sources of light, you will notice this the most at night time—particularly as you are driving and oncoming cars headlights come zooming by. Glare occurs in your vision when light enters your eye and actually obstructs your vision.

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3 Non-Hygienic Habits Most Contact Lens Users Develop

3 Non-Hygienic Habits Most Contact Lens Users Develop

Created on: Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Author: Whitson Vision

Chance are, if you are one of 35+ million contact lens users in America, you were taught all the basics of proper contact lens hygiene when you first received your prescription. There are probably even better odds that you currently aren’t following those contact lens hygiene basics you were taught every single day.

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Beyond The Cool: How Sunglasses Protect Your Vision

Beyond The Cool: How Sunglasses Protect Your Vision

Created on: Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Author: Whitson Vision

Sunglasses have been synonymous with the idea of “cool” for a long time and it isn’t hard to imagine why. It is hard to picture sunglasses without thinking about Tom Cruise rocking aviators while riding on a motorcycle. Sunglasses have been an important fashion accessory in our society for a long time now, but it is important to make sure your sunglasses aren’t just form and have some function as well.

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Spring Allergies: The Cause and How You Can Reduce Your Exposure.

Spring Allergies: The Cause and How You Can Reduce Your Exposure.

Created on: Monday, May 23, 2016
Author: Whitson Vision

Well it is officially Spring, a time of beauty where plants spring into life and also a time of season allergies. Ocular allergies, commonly referred to as “eye allergies” are one of these Spring frustrations that millions of people deal with every year. If you suffer from Spring allergies, then you might end up having to deal with watery and/or irritated red eyes.

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ABC\'s Good Morning America Featured The KAMRA Inlay

ABC's Good Morning America Featured The KAMRA Inlay

Created on: Friday, May 13, 2016
Author: Whitson Vision

Recently, the KAMRA Inlay was featured on ABC's Good Morning America show (see clip above) which has helped to create more awareness about the state-of-the-art presbyopia corrective procedure. Whitson Vision is one of the premiere Eye Centers that offers the KAMRA Inlay to patients with presbyopia. Be sure to take a look at our KAMRA page for more information and schedule an appointment with us to discuss if the KAMRA Inlay is right for you.

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Top 5 Ways to Help Your Eye Health and Reduce Risks of Vision Loss

Top 5 Ways to Help Your Eye Health and Reduce Risks of Vision Loss

Created on: Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Author: Whitson Vision

Currently, over 20 million Americans are dealing with serious vision loss conditions. While some eye diseases are caused by genetics and family history, many of them can be prevented by simply taking a few steps to protect your vision and improve your overall health. Living a healthy lifestyle can help to reduce your chances of developing future vision loss.

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What is the Cause of Dry Eye?

What is the Cause of Dry Eye?

Created on: Thursday, April 21, 2016
Author: Whitson Vision

The human eye relies a lot on tears to supply lubrication and moisture so that you can maintain your vision and comfort. You might be surprised to learn that tears are a combination of quite a few elements: water, oil, mucus, antibodies and proteins. Once these essential components are gathered, the human eyes special glands begin to secrete it evenly across the eye. If there is an imbalance in your tear system, then you may begin to experience dry eye.

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How Computer Screens Can Affect Your Vision

How Computer Screens Can Affect Your Vision

Created on: Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Author: Whitson Vision

Computers have revolutionized how we do things in our daily lives. In today's world we use computers for almost everything—we use them to do our jobs, communicate, navigate, invest, manage, etc... It is now hard to imagine how we could get by without computers because of the many amazing things they allow us to do, but what does all this exposure to digital screens mean for our eyes?

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3 Ways To Ward Off Eye Strain In The Workplace

3 Ways To Ward Off Eye Strain In The Workplace

Created on: Monday, March 14, 2016
Author: Whitson Vision

Digital eye strain is a rapidly growing issue in today's computer reliant world. If you work in an office, chances are you will be spending quite some time in front of a computer screen which can cause your eyes to strain. In fact, 70 percent of Americans who work with computers on a daily basis deal with symptoms of digital eye strain. Luckily, there are some precautions you can take to help prevent digital eye strain and protect your vision.

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4 Leafy Greens That Are Good For Your Sight

4 Leafy Greens That Are Good For Your Sight

Created on: Monday, February 29, 2016
Author: Whitson Vision

Eating healthy is generally associated with maintaining good heart health, but in all actuality eating healthy helps out a lot more than your heart. Your eyes actually benefit from good nutrition as much as the rest of your body. Many turn to the use of nutritional supplements to help with eye nutrition, but there are some great natural sources of nutrition available that can be easily worked into your diet. Dark leafy greens tend to be some of the best sources of vitamins and nutrients for your eyes.

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5 Things You Can Do To Protect Your Vision From Macular Degeneration

5 Things You Can Do To Protect Your Vision From Macular Degeneration

Created on: Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Author: Whitson Vision

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a very common eye condition among senior citizens. AMD damages your central vision, which makes it difficult to recognize faces, write, read, paint, and do really anything that involves making out the small details. This makes it a real problem for the older crowd.

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3 Reasons Why It Is Time To Ditch Your Glasses For LASIK

3 Reasons Why It Is Time To Ditch Your Glasses For LASIK

Created on: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Author: Whitson Vision

Think back to the moment when your eye doctor first told you that your vision was not 20/20 and you needed glasses. For most people, this moment was not a happy moment, but a moment of panic. For years’ glasses have carried with them an unfortunate social stigma—phrases like “four eyes” come to mind. If you use glasses today, then you might be due for an upgrade. Thanks to many advances in technology LASIK has become safer and more accessible than ever. Here are 3 reasons you should consider ditching your glasses.

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3 Reasons Why You Should Prepare For Summer With LASIK

3 Reasons Why You Should Prepare For Summer With LASIK

Created on: Friday, January 29, 2016
Author: Whitson Vision

Studies show that fewer people choose to undergo laser eye surgery during the summer than during any other season. The reason behind this is that people’s schedules get busy with vacations, beach days, gardening, and other outdoor activities with friends and family. Before you make those summer plans you should plan a step further and consider getting LASIK now so that your summer can remain nice and open for you to enjoy.

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5 Things You Should Never Do With Your Contacts

5 Things You Should Never Do With Your Contacts

Created on: Thursday, January 28, 2016
Author: Whitson Vision

Contact lenses might correct your vision, but they are also hazardous for your eyes if you do not exercise the proper lens hygiene. If you are going to use contacts, then you will need to be very careful about how you are handling them. If the prospect of having to put your fingers onto your eyes every day isn't enough to turn you off from being a contact lens user, then you might be interested to learn these 5 Things You Should Never Do With Your Contacts.

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Outer Space Challenges Ophthalmologists To Think Out Of This Orbit

Outer Space Challenges Ophthalmologists To Think Out Of This Orbit

Created on: Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Author: Whitson Vision

Outer space is full of dangers that astronauts must trust in technology to overcome. As it stands right now though, astronauts remain vulnerable to the many dangers of outer space. Traveling in space for extended periods of time causes the human body to change; for instance, bones lose minerals and muscles begin to atrophy. Evidence even suggests that long durations of spaceflight can also have an effect on astronauts’ ocular health and brain health.

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Eye Injuries and Eye Doctors: To See, or Not To See?

Eye Injuries and Eye Doctors: To See, or Not To See?

Created on: Monday, November 30, 2015
Author: Whitson Vision

Have you ever scratched your eye on accident? This could easily be done by something like an article of clothing, hairbrush, or even a fingernail and cause what is called, a corneal abrasion. These types of injuries are considered pretty minor and usually cause discomfort for only a few minutes and then go away; however, there are incidents where simple corneal abrasions can cause more serious complications which require medical assistance. Chemical burn on the eye is another common occurrence, as well as penetration of the eye from an object and ocular swelling from being bludgeoned.

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