Key-Whitman Eye Center Blog

  • Devouring Kale and Eye Health Supplements? That May Be Too Much of a Good Thing

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

    Eye doctors regularly prescribe AREDS-2 (age-related eye disease study) eye health supplements to slow the progression of macular degeneration. However, a recent case report published in JAMA Ophthalmology revealed what happened to one woman who took supplementation too far. Yes, you can overdose on nutritional supplements. According to Key-Whitman Eye Center’s Arlington eye doctor Ronald ...
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  • Buyer Beware: Why Price Shouldn't Come First When Shopping for LASIK

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

    Key-Whitman Eye Center patient Tommy Hardeman recently stopped by our Dallas eye center for his annual eye health exam. Tommy has been enjoying 20/20 vision for the past eight years, thanks to successful vision correction surgery at Key-Whitman. While you may assume Tommy had LASIK eye surgery at Key-Whitman, he actually underwent an Implantable Collamer ® Lens (ICL) procedure – commonly ...
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  • New Research: The Future Looks Bright for Hassle-Free Glaucoma Treatments

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 19-Jan-2017

    At Key-Whitman Eye Centers, our glaucoma specialists are dedicated to preventing permanent vision loss in glaucoma patients. Daily prescription eye drops are one of many effective treatments our eye doctors prescribe to control glaucoma. While many patients do well with drops, others find it difficult to comply with a daily drop regimen. According to Key-Whitman’s Plano eye doctor Kimberly ...
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  • Two Positive Changes the Sandwich Generation Should Make Now

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

    In a recent survey of the Sandwich Generation (adults 40 to 60 years of age), one quarter of the 2,000 survey respondents acknowledged they spend more time managing the health of their parents and/or children than their own health needs. Seventeen percent also acknowledged that caring for others has had a negative impact on their health – including eye health. This comes as no surprise to ...
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  • VR Headsets Top Holiday Wish Lists But Pose Surprising Eye Health Risks

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 14-Dec-2016

    While Hatchimals are topping most 2016 toy lists, many teens and tweens are coveting virtual reality (VR) headsets this holiday season. VR technology is fun and more affordable than ever, but excessive use and sharing of VR headsets may pose short- and long-term eye health risks. We asked Key-Whitman Eye Center’s Dallas optometrist Amanda Hoelscher, O.D., to explain the risks and share some ...
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  • Key-Whitman Patients, Peers and Employees: Thanks for the Love!

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 1-Dec-2016

    As 2016 comes to a close, we want to say a big “We Love You, Too!” to Key-Whitman Eye Center’s loyal patients, peers and employees. While patients often tell us they appreciate us when visiting our Dallas area offices, we are ever-so-grateful when people in our community give us unsolicited high-fives in local polls and surveys. For example, Dallas area doctors have chosen ...
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  • For Chewbacca Mom, Life's Simple Joys Are Even More Joyful After LASIK

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 16-Nov-2016

    To date, more than 8 million viewers have laughed along with 37-year-old, stay-at-home mom Candace Payne as she dons a Chewbacca mask in her internet-busting viral video on YouTube. Life has been full of excitement and revelations for Payne since sharing the video in May. While she was making the rounds of the morning talk shows, appearing on James Corden’s Late Late Show and scoring a ...
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  • Have Cataracts? New Technology Improves Near, Middle and Distance Vision, Minimizes Side Effects

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 31-Oct-2016

    In July, the FDA approved the Symfony ® intraocular lens, the first lens of its kind to offer extended depth of focus for cataract patients. During clinical trials, researchers found the new lens typically provided better visual acuity at near, intermediate and far distances, than previous multifocal lens technology. Key-Whitman Eye Center’s President and Chief Surgeon Jeffrey Whitman, ...
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  • 5 Facts About Colored Contacts That May Surprise You

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 17-Oct-2016

    Colored contact lenses aren’t just for Halloween any more. People wear them to make a fashion statement and even to alleviate certain health conditions. Yes, colored contacts can be cool, and they can even be safe to wear. We asked Key-Whitman Eye Center’s Dallas optometrist Martin Faber, O.D. , for the inside scoop on this growing trend. Below, Dr. Faber shares five interesting facts ...
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  • No More Readers Thanks to New Procedure

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 13-Oct-2016

    A new procedure, which we offer here at Key-Whitman Eye Center, is allowing people 40 years of age or older to ditch their reading glasses for good. This procedure, Raindrop Near Vision Inlay, was recently approved by the FDA, and so far, the results have been phenomenal. The 10-minute procedure is designed to correct the vision of those struggling to see things and read things up close. ...
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  • Eyesight Correction Procedure Now FDA Approved

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 13-Oct-2016

    Most people who are 40 years old and older notice a dramatic change in their ability to see things up close. This is normal and occurs when the lens behind the pupils become harder and denser over time. Thankfully, doctors and technology have allowed for the development of Raindrop Near Vision Inlay, a procedure that takes about 10 minutes and restores a person’s ability to read and see ...
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  • From Eeewwww to Uh Oh, 7 Beauty Mistakes You Should Stop Making Now

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 10-Oct-2016

    Your mom may have told you that sharing makeup is a bad idea, but according to a report by Optegra Eye Health Care, 18 percent of 16- to 24-year-old women disregard this advice. So what’s the big deal? We asked Key-Whitman Eye Center's Dallas eye doctor Amy Hong, M.D. , to weigh in on the risks associated with this common beauty mistake and several others. No. 1: Sharing eye cosmetics, ...
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  • If You're 40+ and Tired of Wearing Readers, You'll Want to Read This

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 19-Sep-2016

    Until she entered her 40s, Kristy Halyburton always enjoyed excellent vision. Then everything changed. As she explains, “I was fortunate to have 20/20 vision throughout childhood, even into adulthood. So when I started having those 40+ birthdays, I couldn’t see crisply up close anymore, and I became really annoyed every time I had to put reading glasses on.” Fortunately for ...
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  • Dr. Jeffrey Whitman Will Be First Dallas Surgeon to Perform Commercial Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay Procedures

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 24-Aug-2016

    On August 30, 2016, our very own Jeffrey Whitman, President and Chief Surgeon at Key-Whitman Eye Center, will join Dr. Stephen Slade at Dr. Slade’s Houston-based eye surgery center to perform the first Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay commercial procedures in the nation. On June 29, 2016, after a thorough clinical trial period, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved these small, ...
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  • Dramatic Survey Results: 97 Percent of People Prefer Results of LASIK to Wearing Contacts

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 24-Aug-2016

    If you have been hesitant to undergo LASIK eye surgery, even though wearing contact lenses and glasses can be a hassle, new research may change your mind. For the first time, a three-year longitudinal survey asked former contact lens wearers whether they were more satisfied with their vision wearing contacts or following LASIK. As noted in the headline above – survey participants preferred ...
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