It’s Glaucoma Awareness Month: Why Screenings Are So Critical

It’s Glaucoma Awareness Month: Why Screenings Are So Critical

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. When it comes to glaucoma, awareness is everything: approximately half of all people with glaucoma do not realize they have this potentially blinding condition. To better educate our patients, the eye team at Laser Eye Center of Miami explains why screening for glaucoma is so vital. Continue reading

At What Age Should You Start Worrying about Cataracts?

At What Age Should You Start Worrying about Cataracts?

Nearly half of all adults who reach the age of 75 develop cataracts. This common eye condition clouds the natural lens, causing blurry or hazy vision. At Laser Eye Center of Miami, our award-winning eye doctors meet with patients who are worried about the formation of cataracts. Here, they explain what age cataracts should become a concern. Continue reading

5 Tidbits about Glaucoma You May Find Surprising

5 Tidbits about Glaucoma You May Find Surprising

Glaucoma occurs when an abnormal amount of pressure builds up in your eye. That pressure can put undo stress on your optic nerve, which in the long term can lead to serious vision loss. Laser Eye Center of Miami offers multiple treatments to preserve the vision of glaucoma patients. Our doctors encourage you to learn more about glaucoma to better protect the longevity of your sight. Continue reading

What to Anticipate the First 24 Hours after LASIK

What to Anticipate the First 24 Hours after LASIK

As far as surgeries go, LASIK is extremely safe and the recovery is remarkably easy. With that said, the first day is considered the most critical. In an effort to make the process as simple and worry-free as possible, the skilled doctors at Laser Eye Center of Miami are here to provide you with a rundown of what you can expect in the first 24 hours following LASIK. Continue reading

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