How To Prepare for LASIK

How To Prepare for LASIK

LASIK is an extremely safe procedure with a high success rate. Nevertheless, it is common to experience some nerves or anxiety in the weeks leading up to surgery. Making some key preparations will put your mind at ease as you look forward to the procedure.

Read on as the team at Laser Eye Center of Miami highlights four things to do to prepare for LASIK. Continue reading

Everything You Need To Know About “Surfer’s Eye” (Pterygium)

Everything You Need To Know About “Surfer’s Eye” (Pterygium)

A pterygium (pronounced tuh-RIJ-ee-uhm) is an eye growth seen in individuals who have spent long hours in bright sunlight over the course of many years. Although the name sounds scary, pterygia — the plural of pterygium — are not cancerous and cannot spread to other parts of the body. Still, a pterygium can be unsightly and a nuisance.

Read on as the team at Laser Eye Center of Miami reveals everything you need to know about pterygia, which is sometimes referred to as “surfer’s eye.” Continue reading

What To Eat for Your Best Vision

What To Eat for Your Best Vision

Your ocular health and the quality of your vision depend on a variety of factors. Some factors, like your genetics or age, are out of your control. But there are things you can control, like your lifestyle and diet, that promote healthy eyes.

According to the team at Laser Eye Center of Miami, consuming certain key nutrients is one of the best things you can do for long-term ocular health. Fortunately, if you are already eating lots of fruits, vegetables and sources of lean protein, you probably do not need to drastically alter your diet. Many of the same foods that promote heart health and whole body health are also known to boost eye health. Continue reading

3 Ways Glasses Can Ruin Your Workouts

3 Ways Glasses Can Ruin Your Workouts

Just like poorly-fitting leggings that won’t stay up or shoelaces that keep coming untied, glasses make it difficult to complete a heart-pumping workout. In some scenarios, wearing glasses while exercising can even bring up safety concerns. But for many people, popping contacts in before a workout is simply not an option.

Read on as the team at Laser Eye Center discusses three ways glasses can ruin a workout. Continue reading

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