Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Cataracts
The cataract surgeons at Laser Eye Center of Miami are experts in the treatment of cataracts. But the reasons why cataracts develop are more of a mystery to us. Age is believed to be the biggest risk factor for cataract development, and other factors such as sun exposure, smoking and poor diet have also been implicated.
Obviously you cannot change your age, but you can make a few healthy lifestyle changes in an effort to prevent or delay the onset of cataracts. Read on for our team’s best tips. Continue reading
What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is one of the most common eye diseases affecting older adults. Unfortunately it is also one of the trickiest to detect; many people do not catch it until it is too late. If you have glaucoma, you may not realize it until: a) a doctor brings it to your attention during an eye exam; or b) you have significant vision loss, but cannot get it back.
Take a moment to learn from the eye doctors at Laser Eye Center of Miami why the signs and symptoms of glaucoma are sometimes missed. Continue reading
3 Reasons Why Millennials Should Consider LASIK
Many of the prospective LASIK candidates we see at Laser Eye Center of Miami want to know whether there is an ideal age or stage of life at which to undergo the vision correction procedure. Although we can’t pinpoint a perfect time to undergo LASIK, we believe there are certain benefits for millennial candidates.
Read on to discover three reasons why our team encourages millennials to consider LASIK. Continue reading
Simple Ways Cataract Surgery Can Improve Quality of Life
Cataract surgery can improve your vision by replacing your clouded lens with an implant. Your new lens can give you clearer vision, but it can also benefit you in other ways. In this post, the team at the Laser Eye Center of Miami discusses how cataract surgery can improve your quality of life. Continue reading
A Timeline for Your LASIK Surgery
If you are interested in having LASIK surgery, the first step is to meet with at least one refractive surgeon to discuss the procedure and come up with a treatment plan and timeline. The actual procedure is just one step of the LASIK treatment plan. After the procedure you’ll need to closely follow your doctor’s post-operative care plan. In this post, the team at the Laser Eye Center of Miami discusses the timeline for your LASIK surgery. Continue reading
Less Commonly Known Eye Diseases & How They Could Affect Your Vision
If you have been reading Laser Eye Center of Miami’s blog for a while, you probably noticed that we discuss common eye problems like refractive errors, cataracts and glaucoma quite often. But as some of Miami’s most experienced eye doctors, we also treat a wide range of other eye diseases that compromise vision.
In this post, we want to shine a light on some less commonly known eye diseases that can affect your vision. We hope that if you experience any of the symptoms discussed in this post, you will schedule a visit with us so that we can help. Continue reading
How to Know If It’s Time for Cataract Surgery
Cataracts are a part of the natural aging process and something you cannot avoid. As your eye’s lens ages, it becomes cloudier and more yellow. This causes objects to look blurry, hazy or duller than normal.
The only way to treat a cataract is surgically. The clouded lens is removed from the eye and replaced with a clear lens implant.
However, not every cataract needs to be immediately removed just because it is present. Cataracts are a progressive condition, and in the early stages, they may not cause noticeable visual symptoms. As they gradually mature, they can start to cause symptoms that affect daily living. When the effects of cataracts take a toll on your quality of life, it is time to consider having them removed.
The choice to have cataract surgery is very personal. It is your eye doctor’s responsibility to educate you about cataracts and your condition, and your decision to undergo surgery. Continue reading
Eye Twitching: Causes and Solutions
An eyelid twitch, medically known as myokymia, is a painless, involuntary movement or spasm of the eyelid muscle. Usually twitching occurs in the upper eyelids of both eyes, although the lower lids can be affected, too.
For most people, eyelid twitching is an occasional condition and resolves itself without treatment intervention. But in certain cases, the problem can become ongoing, with the twitching becoming more severe and problematic. Chronic, serious eye twitching can make the eyes sensitive to light and even interfere with visual clarity.
Read on as the team at Laser Eye Center of Miami reveals the common causes of eyelid twitching and suggests some potential solutions. Continue reading
Signs that Indicate You Have Presbyopia
When you are young, your eye’s natural crystalline lens is elastic and can change its shape to adjust focusing power as needed. The muscles surrounding the eye help the lens bend and flex to focus on nearby objects.
But over time, the eye’s lens and the muscles surrounding the eye lose their elasticity and flexibility, which interferes with the eye’s ability to change shape. As a result, it can become difficult to see nearby objects closely. This is known as presbyopia, and it normally sets in around the age of 40 or shortly afterward.
Below, the team at Laser Eye Center of Miami reveals signs that indicate you may have developed presbyopia and should consult with an eye doctor. Continue reading
What’s Better: Bladeless LASIK or Advanced Surface Ablation?
Do you rely on glasses or contacts to see clearly, but dream of freedom from corrective eyewear? You may want to consider laser vision correction with the team at Laser Eye Center of Miami. Laser vision correction reshapes the cornea so light entering the eye can focus properly on the retina. This reduces or eliminates dependence on visual aids.
At Laser Eye Center of Miami, we offer two types of laser eye surgery: bladeless LASIK and advanced surface ablation. Each has its own benefits and candidacy requirements. Continue reading