Eye Conditions That May Be Hereditary

Eye Conditions That May Be Hereditary

Sometimes eye disease is the result of external environmental factors, while other times people are quite literally born with them. There are hundreds of eye conditions with known genetic links. With that in mind, it is worthwhile for patients to know their family history of eye disease so they can be aware of what they are at risk for. In this blog, the expert doctors at Laser Eye Center of Miami share some of the most common hereditary eye conditions. Continue reading

Good Questions to Ask at Your Annual Eye Exam

Good Questions to Ask at Your Annual Eye Exam

Annual eye exams may be “routine” in nature, but there are things you can do to make sure you get the maximum benefits from these exams. By being an active participant and asking the right questions, you will help to ensure that your appointment is productive and fruitful.

Although the team at Laser Eye Center of Miami does not provide regular eye exams, we encourage you to ask the following questions of your eye doctor so that you will know if you should need any specialized treatment: Continue reading

Ways to Address Presbyopia

Ways to Address Presbyopia

By the time you reach middle age, you will likely begin to notice that you are having increased difficulty reading or seeing objects up close. This age-induced farsightedness is known as presbyopia, and it affects over 1 billion people worldwide. Although you cannot take steps to prevent presbyopia, there are solutions to keep you seeing properly in spite of the condition. The team of professionals at Laser Eye Center of Miami explains here: Continue reading

LASIK Statistics That Will Give You Confidence

LASIK Statistics That Will Give You Confidence

Deciding to have LASIK is a health decision, and most people want to know how effective and safe the procedure is before committing. As a result, many people spend a considerable amount of time researching LASIK before scheduling an appointment with a laser surgeon.

If you have been on the fence about LASIK, the Laser Eye Center of Miami would like to share a handful of statistics that may help you to make an informed choice: Continue reading

Frequently Asked Questions about Glaucoma Laser Treatment

Frequently Asked Questions about Glaucoma Laser Treatment

Glaucoma is a debilitating eye condition that, left alone, can lead to blindness. That is precisely why it is important to discuss with your ophthalmologist a course of treatment that will maintain your sight. The professionals at Laser Eye Center of Miami are pleased to help answer your questions about this procedure. Continue reading

How Long Does Cataract Surgery Take?

How Long Does Cataract Surgery Take?

While it is natural to feel apprehensive ahead of a surgical procedure, the great news about cataract surgery is that it has earned a reputation for being safe and highly successful. At the Laser Eye Center of Miami, our doctors want to make sure our patients know all of the details about cataract treatment, including just how long the procedure takes. Here is the breakdown: Continue reading

The Three Most Common Fears About LASIK

The Three Most Common Fears About LASIK

At Laser Eye Center of Miami, we understand that the thought of any surgical procedure, including LASIK, can stir up concerns and fears. But many of the most common fears about LASIK actually stem from misperceptions. Sometimes the misinformation comes from a Google search or from an uninformed friend or relative.

Here, our team breaks down three of the most common fears about LASIK and explains why you do not need to be afraid of this life-changing procedure. Continue reading

Understanding Your Glaucoma Treatment Options

Understanding Your Glaucoma Treatment Options

If you’ve been diagnosed with glaucoma, it is important that you get your intraocular pressure under control. The choice of how to do this is up to you and your doctor, based on the type of glaucoma you have and its severity. Medications, laser treatments and conventional surgical procedures are all used to manage intraocular pressure and prevent losing vision permanently as a result of glaucoma.

This post should familiarize you with three treatments available at Laser Eye Center of Miami and answer some of your questions about each option. Continue reading

How To Find the Right IOL for Your Visual Needs

How To Find the Right IOL for Your Visual Needs

During cataract surgery, your eye’s natural lens will be replaced with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). The lens you select will provide you with clear vision after surgery.

There is no single perfect IOL that Laser Eye Center of Miami recommends to everyone. Your eyes, lifestyle and personal preferences are unlike anyone else’s, and we understand that.

It can be confusing to sort through your IOL options. If you are unsure of how to go about selecting the right IOL for your needs, the following tips should be useful. Continue reading