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Understanding the Different Types of Cataracts

Understanding the Different Types of Cataracts

While all cataracts impair vision by clouding the eyes’ lenses, not all cataracts are the same. To help patients better understand cataracts, the doctors at Laser Eye Center of Miami have provided this guide to distinguish between the types of cataracts that can develop on the eyes. Read on to learn about nuclear sclerotic cataracts, cortical cataracts, posterior subcapsular cataracts and congenital cataracts: Continue reading

Why LASIK Has Become So Popular During the Pandemic

Why LASIK Has Become So Popular During the Pandemic

Many trends have emerged during the coronavirus pandemic, such as socializing on Zoom, doing jigsaw puzzles and baking sourdough bread. At Laser Eye Center of Miami, our team has noticed another trend: a rise in patients seeking LASIK. The Refractive Surgery Council confirms that vision correction procedures have “soared” after people stopped sheltering at home. Here are some of the reasons patients have shared for having laser eye surgery. Continue reading

When Is It Time to Get Reading Glasses?

When Is It Time to Get Reading Glasses?

Around middle age, you may notice that your ability to focus on up-close objects is on a steady decline. This condition, known as presbyopia, strikes almost all adults around the age of 45. Although presbyopia cannot be cured, it can be treated. To keep your vision in top shape, the team at Laser Eye Center of Miami elaborates on some of the indicators that it is time for you to get reading glasses or seek some other treatment for presbyopia: Continue reading

What Celebrities Have Said about Their LASIK

What Celebrities Have Said about Their LASIK

Over 10 million Americans have had LASIK. While most of these patients are ordinary people, it is also a popular procedure among celebrities. Some people have doubts about the safety and effectiveness of LASIK, so they may find it reassuring to learn that even rich and famous people choose this procedure to correct their refractive errors. Here Laser Eye Center of Miami discusses some of the notable figures who have been happy with their LASIK results: Continue reading

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