Who Is at a Higher Risk of Glaucoma?

Who Is at a Higher Risk of Glaucoma?

The American Academy of Ophthalmology reports that of the nearly 3 million Americans who have glaucoma, half of them do not know they have it. Glaucoma, a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, is called the “Silent Thief of Sight” because it often does not cause any noticeable symptoms in the early stages. Continue reading

Debunking Common Myths About Cataracts

Debunking Common Myths About Cataracts

Cataracts are one of the most common vision conditions to affect American adults. Chances are you or a loved one will develop cataracts at some point in life, so it is important to have accurate facts about their causes and treatments. Read on as the team at Laser Eye Center of Miami sets the record straight about cataracts in this post. Continue reading

Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Cataracts

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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