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The Three Most Common Fears About LASIK

The Three Most Common Fears About LASIK

At Laser Eye Center of Miami, we understand that the thought of any surgical procedure, including LASIK, can stir up concerns and fears. But many of the most common fears about LASIK actually stem from misperceptions. Sometimes the misinformation comes from a Google search or from an uninformed friend or relative.

Here, our team breaks down three of the most common fears about LASIK and explains why you do not need to be afraid of this life-changing procedure. Continue reading

Understanding Your Glaucoma Treatment Options

Understanding Your Glaucoma Treatment Options

If you’ve been diagnosed with glaucoma, it is important that you get your intraocular pressure under control. The choice of how to do this is up to you and your doctor, based on the type of glaucoma you have and its severity. Medications, laser treatments and conventional surgical procedures are all used to manage intraocular pressure and prevent losing vision permanently as a result of glaucoma.

This post should familiarize you with three treatments available at Laser Eye Center of Miami and answer some of your questions about each option. Continue reading

How To Find the Right IOL for Your Visual Needs

How To Find the Right IOL for Your Visual Needs

During cataract surgery, your eye’s natural lens will be replaced with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). The lens you select will provide you with clear vision after surgery.

There is no single perfect IOL that Laser Eye Center of Miami recommends to everyone. Your eyes, lifestyle and personal preferences are unlike anyone else’s, and we understand that.

It can be confusing to sort through your IOL options. If you are unsure of how to go about selecting the right IOL for your needs, the following tips should be useful. Continue reading

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