Key-Whitman Eye Center Blog

  • Key-Whitman In The News: PRG Dallas ASC, LP Surgery Center Discovers Issue with Compounded Medication from FDA-Inspected Pharmacy

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 24-Apr-2017

    Doctors at Key-Whitman Eye Center and other cataract practices using the PRG Dallas Surgery Center are working on an important issue. Some post-operative cataract patients who had surgery here at the PRG Dallas Surgery Center January 31 to February 21, 2017 developed issues with their vision during their recovery period. The issue is isolated to only those patients who received the combined ...
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  • Four Helpful Tips for Choosing the Perfect Sunglasses for Your Face

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

    Sunglasses come in an endless array of shapes and sizes. With so many options, choosing a pair that flatters your face can be overwhelming. Choosing sunglasses that protect eyes from harmful UV rays should also be a key consideration. We asked Key-Whitman Eye Center’s President and Chief Surgeon Jeffrey Whitman, M.D. and Director of Optical Renee Macdonald to share insight on how to choose ...
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  • What Do Vacuuming, Mackerel and Sunshine Have in Common? What Diabetics Need to Know

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 31-Mar-2017

    Diabetes can take a serious toll on the body, but did you know uncontrolled diabetes can lead to irreversible vision loss and even blindness? In fact, according to a recent report by the National Eye Institute (NEI), diabetic retinopathy – the most common form of diabetic eye disease – is the leading cause of blindness in adults ages 20-74. The NEI also projects the prevalence of the ...
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  • Have Floaters, Dry Eye or Poor Reading Vision? New Technology Provides Relief

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

    At Key-Whitman Eye Center we’re always on the lookout for new eye health technology. In fact, our eye doctors and surgeons regularly participate in research and clinical trials to bring these ophthalmologic advances to market. In honor of National Save Your Vision Month, we’d like to share a few breakthroughs that might interest you. Vision-saving and vision-enhancing technology have ...
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  • 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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