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The 12 Days of LASIK: Day 2

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If you are considering LASIK, you probably have a lot of questions. Follow our Twelve Days of LASIK as we walk you through each step to an informed decision. Day #2: Find out if you may be a candidate for LASIK by answering just a few questions on our LASIK Self Evaluation. It only takes 2 minutes and it can put

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The Best Exercises to Improve Eyesight

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Can we improve our eyesight on our own, or are we stuck with the quality of vision we have? Can exercises and other natural remedies help us avoid deterioration of our eyes with age? It’s a popular topic, and not without controversy. Opinions vary widely on the effectiveness of eye exercises, and no research has proven them able to, for

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LASIK Fears: Myth vs. Fact

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Are you considering LASIK but you’re filled with anxious thoughts about the procedure? You’re not alone. At Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center, people often visit for the first time and express their LASIK concerns — fears that stem from myths, such as being fully aware during surgery to LASIK being too expensive. Here are the most common myths about LASIK,

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7 Professionals Who Need LASIK the Most

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You’ve probably asked yourself — Do I need LASIK? For some professionals, it’s not a big deal if their vision is not as flawless as those with 20/20 vision. Wearing contacts and eyeglasses for vision correction is often enough. However, there are certain professions that call for sharp eyesight. Curious if your job made the list? Find out which professionals

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6 Common Eye Diseases that Develop with Age

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If not detected and treated early, vision problems in the elderly could lead to partial or complete vision loss. In fact, current statistics reveal that 65% of those with visual impairment and 82% of those who are blind are over 50 years old.   To help you steer clear of serious eye problems later in life, below is a list

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Glossary of Common Eye Problems

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Some eye problems are temporary and resolve themselves; others are long-term conditions that need to be managed with the help of your eye doctor. Below is a list of common terms you’ll hear at your eye doctor. If you have questions or concerns about your eyes, contact your eye care provider.   Problems with your Eyes Auras Auras often precede

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What’s the Stabbing Pain in my Eye?

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Your eyes are one of the most complex and sensitive parts of your body, and when you feel any kind of pain in them, you need to pay attention. Some conditions are serious and need immediate attention; others are mild, and may just need rest and/or eye drops. Here’s a guide to figuring out what may be going on with

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Does Eye Laser Surgery Cause Dry Eye

Does Eye Laser Surgery Cause Dry Eye?

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Dry eye is a common occurrence following LASIK, but it doesn’t happen all the time. Dry eye experience also varies post-LASIK — from mild symptoms that don’t last long to persistent itching and burning requiring severe dry eye treatment. Nevertheless, the possibility of dry eye after LASIK shouldn’t hinder you from improving your vision with laser surgery. Anyone considering LASIK

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Cost of Laser Eye Surgery

Cost of Laser Eye Surgery

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If you are considering LASIK eye surgery, and all the different price options you see advertised are confusing you. Rest assured, it’s understandable.  With LASIK surgery, price can vary from provider to provider. We hope the information included in this article with help provide answers many people have regarding value versus price in a surgical procedure such as LASIK. A

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Is Great Eyesight All About Genetics?

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Maybe you remember an exercise in biology class about dominant and recessive genes in eye color, which allowed you to link your parents’ and grandparents’ eye colors to your own. Are other characteristics, such as nearsightedness or astigmatism, the result of genetics as well? Many Eye Conditions Are Inherited The most common eye disorder is refractive error, in which the shape

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