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Eye Topics Blog

Flaxseed oil and fish oil contain important dietary fatty acids that have multiple health benefits, including prevention or treatment of dry eyes. Other benefits include a lower risk of heart disease and a reduction of chronic inflammation that […]
The pre-operative exam at Acuity includes wavefront mapping. This is a test that will tell Dr. Vale if you have any “higher order aberrations”. These are more complex vision errors than those treated by contact lenses or eyeglasses. […]
By Troy Bedinghaus, OD If you are over the age of 40 and considering Lasik eye surgery, ask your doctor about monovision LASIK. While LASIK is great for improving far vision, people with presbyopia must still rely on […]
LASIK eye surgery is becoming more and more common with advances in technology, causing many people to ask themselves if LASIK eye surgery is right for them. If you have never heard of LASIK laser vision correction, it […]
What is Astigmatism? Many people have never heard of astigmatism, although it is an extremely common eye condition. Astigmatism is one type of refractive error. Nearsightedness and farsightedness are other types of refractive error. Refractive errors are not […]
  LASIK and other refractive procedures don’t just result in noticeably clearer vision. There are also unexpected benefits to having one of these procedures. For many of our patients, laser vision correction results in noticeable improvement in other important aspects of vision. […]
    Generally, eye surgeons will recommend either PRK or Epi-LASIK to patients who have small eyes or very thin corneas. This is because it may be difficult or even impossible to safely use the tools to perform standard […]
The Most Common Fears of LASIK 1. I’m afraid of pain during the procedure. 2. I’m afraid of being awake during the procedure and feeling it. 3. I’m afraid of going blind. 4. I’m afraid of bad outcomes. […]
by Nitin Yawalkar Many people wait to get LASIK done until they can’t tolerate wearing glasses or contacts any longer. Most patients after getting LASIK, wish they had done it years ago! If you’re in your 20s and […]
Many a 40-something guy or gal has experienced that seemingly sudden shortening of the arms. Your arms don’t actually shrink, but somehow they don’t seem long enough to get that newspaper or book far enough away to read. That’s […]
Another surgery for presbyopia that can reduce the need for reading glasses is monovision LASIK. In this technique, the LASIK surgeon fully corrects the distance vision of one eye (usually the dominant eye), and intentionally makes the non-dominant […]
By Steven Vale, MD LASIK and other forms of laser refractive surgery, such as PRK and Epi-LASIK, all use advanced excimer lasers to reshape the cornea and correct refractive errors including myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. Excimer lasers have […]
Because it is a common condition, particularly among those who read, work at a computer, or drive a car for extended amounts of time, it is important to know the symptoms of eye strain. The condition is not […]
  PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) is a type of laser vision correction, refractive surgery to correct myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. PRK was the first type of laser eye surgery developed for vision correction and is the predecessor […]
– By SCOTT W. TUNIS, M.D., F.A.C.S. In order to understand how laser vision correction corrects astigmatism, it is important to understand the nature of astigmatism, how it causes blurred vision, and how it can be corrected by […]
by Keith Croes; reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler, MD, and Vance Thompson, MD Custom LASIK surgery, also known as wavefront LASIK or wavefront-guided LASIK, uses 3-dimensional measurements of how your eye processes images to guide the laser in […]
BY KATHRYN DOYLE (Reuters Health) – The blue glow from televisions and other screens suppresses natural mechanisms that help us fall asleep at night, but blocking just the blue wavelength may restore normal nighttime sleepiness, according to a […]
All human eyes suffer from optical aberrations or distortions. Most people have mainly lower-order aberrations; myopia or near-sightedness, hyperopia or far-sightedness, and astigmatism. These are easily corrected by glasses, contact lenses, or standard laser vision correction procedures such […]
The Nidek EC-5000 Excimer Laser at Acuity What is it? The Nidek EC-5000 Excimer Laser System is an ophthalmic laser system for refractive surgery of the cornea designed to correct the vision of patients with refractive errors (nearsightedness […]
  Your eyes are your windows to the world, so it’s important to take good care of them. Things like seeing an eye doctor regularly, getting enough sleep, and giving your eyes regular breaks while you are using […]
Acuity Laser Eye & Vision Center provides each patient with a pair of wrap around style UV protection dark tinted sunglasses for use following their laser vision correction procedure. These are the best style to protect your eyes […]
Presbyopia and Solutions for the Aging Eye About Vision Before the Onset of Presbyopia Normal Pre-Presbyopic Vision enables sight of both near and distant objects in similar sharp focus through to the mechanism of accommodation.  In youth, accommodation is achieved by the natural crystalline […]
By Gary Heiting, OD http://www.allaboutvision.com/eye-exam/contrast-sensitivity.htm Your contrast sensitivity test results can help your eye doctor determine if you have vision errors known as higher-order aberrations or some other problem that could be corrected with eye surgery. Custom or […]
Custom LASIK surgery refers to the use of wavefront technology to create a three-dimensional digital map of a person’s cornea. This cornea map is highly detailed, able to identify even the most minute of imperfections on the corneal […]