Key-Whitman Eye Center Blog

  • Cataract Surgery Checklist: What to Expect Before, During and After Your Procedure

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 16-Oct-2017

    If your eye doctor has recommended you have cataract surgery, you’re not alone. In fact, we all develop cataracts as we age, which gradually reduce our quality of vision. Fortunately, cataract surgery – where the old lens is removed and replaced with an artificial intraocular lens – is safe, painless and effective. Key-Whitman Eye Center’s eye doctor Martin Faber explains ...
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  • Eye Doctors Give Breast Cancer Patients One Less Thing to Worry About

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 29-Sep-2017

    If you recently received a breast cancer diagnosis and are undergoing treatment for the disease, your short- and long-term eye health may be at risk. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), some breast cancer treatments can lead to ocular issues. One medication in particular – tamoxifen – has long been linked to dry eye symptoms, irritation, cataracts and retinal ...
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  • Why Pro Athletes and Weekend Warriors Love LASIK and PRK

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 15-Sep-2017

    During the 2017 offseason, NFL quarterback Carson Wentz joined a growing list of professional athletes – and weekend warriors – who have undergone laser eye surgery. From comfort to convenience to safety to performance – athletes decide to get LASIK or PRK (photo refractive keratectomy) for a number of reasons. They want dependable, hassle-free vision during game play Athletes ...
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  • Stroke, Heart Attack, Vision Loss: How Eye Doctors Save Eyes and Lives

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 6-Sep-2017

    Ten years ago, Jane Adams* walked into Key-Whitman Eye Center for a preoperative exam prior to having LASIK eye surgery. What Jane didn’t expect was that she would leave our office with life changing news. The eye surgeon performing her exam found excess pressure on the back of Jane’s eyes, which indicated she might have a brain tumor. Key-Whitman ophthalmologist Larry A. Fish explains ...
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  • Can an Annual Eye Exam Change Your Child's Life? Yes It Can

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 18-Aug-2017

    If you believe school vision screenings adequately evaluate your child’s vision, please read on. “While school vision screenings are important, they do not take the place of a full eye exam, because they only detect distance vision issues,” says Key-Whitman Eye Center’s Dallas optometrist Amanda Hoelscher. To learn about our $99 Back-to-School Eye Exam Special, contact our ...
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  • Get Real: 5 Truths About LASIK That May Surprise You

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 25-Jul-2017

    If you inquired about LASIK surgery in the past and were told you weren’t a good candidate, we should talk. Misconceptions about LASIK are plentiful, because many people – even some eye doctors – don’t realize new technology has paved the way for more people to have safe, successful laser eye surgery. According to Key-Whitman Eye Center’s President and Chief Surgeon ...
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  • 4 Innovative Ways to Declare Your Independence from Glasses

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 18-Jul-2017

    Dry eyes. Astigmatism. Nearsightedness. Farsightedness. In the past, these conditions – and others – may have prevented some people from getting vision correction surgery or wearing contact lenses comfortably. Fortunately, those days are long gone for many patients at Key-Whitman Eye Centers. According to Key-Whitman’s Dallas optometrist Martin L. Faber, “Many advances in ...
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  • Ever Wonder How an Ophthalmologist Chooses a Cataract Surgeon?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 5-Jul-2017

    With his golf game in jeopardy, now retired ophthalmologist Frank Howell knew it was time to schedule cataract surgery. Six years later, we caught up with Dr. Howell to find out how he’s doing and why Key-Whitman President and Chief Surgeon Jeffrey Whitman, M.D., was his first and only choice to perform the cataract procedure. About a year prior to his 2011 cataract surgery, Dr. Frank Howell ...
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  • From Protective Eyewear to Eye Drops - 6 Tips for Healthy, Comfortable Eyes at Work

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 15-Jun-2017

    Painful, irritated eyes make life on the job miserable, but you don’t have to suffer anymore. Whether you work construction, drive a forklift or stare at a computer screen all day – taking simple, proactive steps to prevent eye injuries and discomfort can be life changing.. Key-Whitman Eye Center’s Plano eye doctor Sadaf Razi regularly treats patients with work-related eye ...
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  • 5 Surprising Summer Eye Health Risks and What You Can Do About It

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 7-Jun-2017

    People tend to spend more time outdoors during the summer and why not? The warmer weather is ideal for family picnics, concerts, festivals, pool time and sporting events. Summer is also the time of year when eye doctors, such as Key-Whitman Eye Center’s Dallas optometrist Amanda Hoelscher, see more patients seeking treatment for eye redness, pain and irritation. Dr. Hoelscher explains why ...
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  • Who Is a Good Candidate for LASIK?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 29-May-2017

    LASIK laser eye surgery can correct problems in your yes with ease. Not only is this procedure non-invasive and require minimal recovery time, but it could dramatically improve your vision and your quality of life! Not everybody qualifies for this procedure, unfortunately, as it can only fix certain types of issues, but we find that the vast majority of ideal LASIK candidates had no idea they even ...
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  • Get Great Vision Near and Far in Only 10 Minutes

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 22-May-2017

    Turning 40 is a milestone birthday for most adults. It’s also the age when near vision naturally declines and drugstore or prescription readers become a necessity for many. Enter the new, FDA-approved Raindrop ® Near Vision Inlay. According to Key-Whitman Eye Center’s President and Chief Surgeon Jeffrey Whitman, M.D., “One of the biggest complaints I hear from patients over ...
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  • What Can Cause Early Cataracts?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 18-May-2017

    Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in those over the age of 40. In simple terms, a cataract is the clouding of the lens over the eye, a thin layer found just behind the iris and the pupil. How common is this problem? To put it simply, more people suffer from cataracts than glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy combined. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in ...
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  • Can LASIK Correct a Lazy Eye?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 10-May-2017

    Do you suffer from “amblyopia,” or as it’s more commonly known, a “lazy eye?” This is a fairly frustrating condition in that it can alter someone’s ability to properly use both eyes. Essentially, this is caused by the brain and the eye not working together properly. In its early stages, amblyopia looks fairly normal: the eye appears to be functioning properly, ...
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  • Too Busy to See the Eye Doctor? How and When Digital Eye Health Tools Can Help

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 8-May-2017

    People who grew up in the age of the internet naturally gravitate toward products and services that provide value, solve problems and simplify life. So it’s no surprise that eye health apps and websites that make it easy to order contacts and glasses or take an eye exam are popular today. Many of these tools offer busy people a distinct advantage – convenience – along with being ...
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