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5 Things You Should Look for in a LASIK Surgeon

Now that you have decided -- or are at least considering -- LASIK surgery, you are probably feeling a mixture of emotions. Excitement, fear, and overwhelm are all completely normal feelings that come along with any surgery. There are many different things to consider...

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5 Ways You Can Protect Your Eyes This Summer

Summer is a time for summer vacations, 4th of July fireworks, and long afternoons spent at the pool. But without taking the proper precautions, summer can also be hazardous to your vision. That’s because UV rays are incredibly harmful to your eyes. Excessive exposure...

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5 Things You May Not Know About Cataracts

We are always surprised by how unfamiliar many patients are with cataracts. Even though it is a fairly common eye disease, most patients know almost nothing about the risk factors and warning signs of cataracts. Cataracts develop when proteins form in your eyes,...

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5 Ways to Prevent Dry Eyes

Dry eyes are just a fact of life for many people but have you ever wondered what causes them? Dry eyes occur when your eyes can’t produce enough tears and can be a result of aging, certain medications, and various medical conditions like diabetes and thyroid...

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Dr. Davidorfs ASCRS 2017 Impressions

Well, I just completed attending my 20th consecutive ASCRS Symposium (American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery), and it was the first time I didn’t have a long drive or need to board a plane;  yes, it was in Los Angeles! Twenty years – it’s a long time.  My...

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Why are Yearly Eye Exams So Important?

Many people mistakenly believe that just because they don’t wear contacts or glasses they don’t need to get yearly eye exams. Yearly eye exams are about much more than writing prescriptions for glasses. Your doctor will check your eyes for common eye diseases and...

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4 Ways You Can Protect Your Eyes When You Have Diabetes

Diabetes is one of the most common diseases in the United States, with over 28 million adults and children diagnosed. But what is truly frightening is that about seven million Americans unknowingly have diabetes and are not monitoring their blood sugar. Most people...

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The Three Different Kinds of Tears

Crying has so many negative connotations. Seen as a sign of weakness, tears are often dismissed as a useless and uncomfortable display of emotion. However, they’re more useful than you may know. Tears play an important role in overall eye health. They keep your vision...

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Recognizing the Signs of Chronic Dry Eye

In some cases, dry eyes can be caused by things like your environment or uncomfortable contacts. In other cases, it can be a chronic issue that is a sign of underlying health problems or bodily changes. If you can recognize the symptoms of dry eye, you can start to...

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