Blog Posts in July, 2012

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  • Is LASIK Eye Surgery Safer than Contacts?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 25-Jul-2012

    Long-term effects LASIK vs. contacts. Are contacts worse for your eyes over time than getting LASIK? In 2006, researchers at Oregon Health and Science University’s Casey Eye Institute suggested that over time, it may be more dangerous to wear contact lenses than to undergo LASIK eye surgery. More recent research has been conducted supporting this claim. Contact lens wearers are more likely ...
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  • LASIK Eye Surgery and Dry Eyes

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 25-Jul-2012

    It is not uncommon for LASIK eye surgery patients to experience dry eyes after surgery. In fact, nearly half of all LASIK patients do experience temporary, mild dry eye symptoms following surgery. For some, the condition may linger for several months. Sometimes, dry eye is a side effect of LASIK eye surgery, but other times, patients already had dry eyes prior to surgery. During LASIK eye surgery, ...
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  • LASIK Eye Surgery Questions to Ask Your Eye Doctor

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 11-Jul-2012

    As with any medical procedure, before undergoing LASIK eye surgery, it’s important that you have all the facts. Having a clear understanding of what to expect before, during and after surgery, as well as knowledge of your doctor’s qualifications and how he or she conducts business will help ease your nerves going into surgery. When it comes to your vision, no question should be off ...
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  • Common Eye Conditions and How They Affect Your Sight

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 11-Jul-2012

    Blurred vision or loss of vision can be caused by any of a number of common eye conditions. Many people wrongly assume blurred vision is a result of age (and it can be), and avoid getting their eyes checked or seeking treatment. Many common eye conditions leading to poor vision, such as cataracts, can be treated and vision can be restored when the condition is diagnosed early. If you experience ...
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  • Eye Makeup Tips for Summer

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 5-Jul-2012

    Ladies – Are you jealous of the woman in your office whose makeup always seems to look great, even at 5:00 in the afternoon on a sweltering hot Texas summer day? Want to know her secrets? Sun, heat and sweat can be every woman’s worst nightmare when it comes to keeping her makeup looking fabulous. If you wear glasses, keep in mind that having LASIK surgery to correct your vision would ...
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  • Sunglasses Guide for Summer

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 5-Jul-2012

    Long-term exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun increases your risk of developing eye conditions such as cataracts, macular degeneration and even eye cancer. So often people go to great lengths to protect their skin from the sun’s dangerous UVA and UVB rays, but they neglect to protect their eyes. Wearing sunglasses isn’t simply about comfort or to keep you from squinting ...
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  • Travel Tips to Care for Your Eyes

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 2-Jul-2012

    When you’re preparing for and packing for vacation, is eye health one of your priorities? Other than remembering to pack an extra pair of contact lenses, most people don’t give too much thought to how they will care for their eyes while away from home. As you plan your summer vacation, take eye care into account. Check out these travel tips to care for your eyes: Caring for contact ...
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  • Fireworks Eye Safety Tips

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 2-Jul-2012

    Every year, thousands of people are injured by fireworks during Fourth of July celebrations. According to theU.S. Fire Administration, an estimated 8,600 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries caused by fireworks between June 18 and July 18, 2010. Of these injuries, 21 percent were eye injuries. At least a third of fireworks-related eye injuries result in permanent eye damage ...
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