Key-Whitman Eye Center Blog

  • 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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  • Key-Whitman's Amanda Hoelscher, O.D. Featured on NBC 5

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 22-Aug-2016

    Smartphones May Cause Temporary Blindness Nowadays, most people use their phone for a wide range of things, including shopping, communicating, getting the news, checking emails, and more. In fact, according to PCWorld, about 68 percent of adults in the United States owns a smartphone. While these devices can be convenient, they can also have a negative impact on eye health. NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth ...
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  • 4 Ways Millennials Unknowingly Increase Their Risk for Vision Loss

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 22-Aug-2016

    Millennials – or adults ages 18 to 35 in 2016 – get a lot of kudos for their independent spirits, being stellar multitaskers and savvy digital natives. A handful have even made millions with their startups (Hello Mark Zuckerberg!). But when it comes to taking care of their eyes, not so much. Unfortunately, the current generation of young adults (like earlier generations of young ...
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  • Is Your Child Ready for Contact Lenses?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 11-Aug-2016

    Wearing contact lenses is a rite of passage and confidence booster for many kids and teens. For others, it may be a matter of necessity. According to Key-Whitman Eye Center’s Dallas Optometrist Amanda Hoelscher, O.D., “Some children with high prescriptions see better with contact lenses. They can also be a real difference-maker for young athletes looking for that competitive ...
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  • 1 in 5 Drivers Can't See Well Enough to Drive Safely - Is That You?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 27-Jul-2016

    You may think driving without your contact lenses or glasses isn’t a big deal, but trust us, it is. As Key-Whitman Eye Center’s President and Chief Surgeon Jeffrey Whitman, M.D. explains, “ Recent research on car accidents shows people who drive without vision correction are four times more likely to get into an accident. Even more concerning is that at least 20 percent of ...
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  • Dallas Eye Doctor Says Dry Eye Symptoms in Teens and Young Adults Are Way Up

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 30-Jun-2016

    Dry eye symptoms have traditionally been more prevalent in people in their 40s, 50s and above. But that may no longer be the case. In fact, Key-Whitman Eye Centers Dallas Optometrist Amanda Hoelscher, O.D. has seen a dramatic rise in dry eye complaints from patients in their teens and 20s in the past five years. Dr. Hoelscher discusses the dry eye symptoms more younger patients are experiencing. ...
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  • Food Network Chef to Feature Urban Cowgirl Flavors at Prevent Blindness Fundraiser at the Joule

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 3-Jun-2016

    Calling all cowboys and cowgirls! Come join us Sunday, June 12, 2016 at the Joule Hotel in Dallas. Key-Whitman Eye Center is a proud sponsor of "A Feast for Your Eyes," a fundraiser to support Prevent Blindness Texas. Food Network celebrity chef Sarah Penrod will treat guests to an assortment of tasty bites from her new cookbook, “Urban Cowgirl,” and Casamigos Tequila ...
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  • Overcoming the Challenges of Losing Vision and Losing Hope: 5 Steps to Take

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

    Research studies link vision loss to depression. This may seem inevitable, because loss of vision is directly linked to lower quality of life scores, but there is another way to look at this issue. Key-Whitman Eye Center’s Plano eye doctor Sadaf Razi, O.D. , believes it’s important to shift the focus from the negative to positive and offers five proactive steps people with vision loss ...
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  • 3 Reasons to Check Out LipiFlow® - a Breakthrough Treatment for Dry Eye - Now

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

    Dry eye syndrome affects millions of Americans, and many people struggle to find relief. One reason patients are unsatisfied with the results of their dry eye treatment is the root cause of their condition hasn’t been properly diagnosed. According to Key-Whitman Eye Center’s President and Chief Surgeon Jeffrey Whitman, M.D. , “Our dry eye specialists really focus on finding the ...
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