Blog Posts in May, 2014

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  • Is It Safe to Fly If You Have Flashes and Floaters?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 28-May-2014

    Have you ever noticed black spots or cobweb shapes floating in and out of your field of vision? Perhaps you’ve experienced flashes of light or what looks like lightning in your vision. If these symptoms sound familiar, you may have floaters or flashes. What are floaters and flashes? Floaters are small pieces of a gel-like substance inside the eye called vitreous. As we age, the vitreous gel ...
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  • Summertime Swimming: Protect your eyes

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 21-May-2014

    Spring and summer time in Texas means one thing: it’s time to hit the water! Whether you go swimming in the ocean or prefer to soak up some sun by the edge of the water, there are a few things you should know to protect your eyes this summer. Swimming pool water and ocean salt water both pose certain risks to your eyes. The chemicals in a swimming pool can cause chemical or allergic ...
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  • What Sunglasses Are Right for You?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 19-May-2014

    Is it time to buy a new pair of sunglasses to help protect your eyes this summer? Choosing a pair of sunglasses (or any eyeglasses, for that matter) isn’t always easy. Consider more than just function when choosing new glasses frames. Be sure to find the frames that best fit and flatter your face. If you know the tricks to choosing the right frames for your face, you can reduce or eliminate ...
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  • What Are Your Options for Correcting Astigmatism?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 15-May-2014

    Astigmatism is a common refractive error that causes blurred vision and affects millions of people. The cornea and lens of the eye should be smooth and evenly curved in all directions in order to properly refract light, but astigmatism is an irregular curve of the cornea that is more like a football, with one area steeper than it should be. Astigmatism affects both distance and close-range vision. ...
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  • Is Crystalens Eye Surgery Right for You?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 12-May-2014

    Cataract patients have a number of high technology treatment options available. One of those is Crystalens® , one type of intraocular lens implants (IOLs) developed by Bausch + Lomb. Crystalens is designed for patients who also suffer from presbyopia, a natural loss of vision due to age. Traditional IOLs are fixed within the eye and only provide singular vision correction (usually distance ...
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  • Treating Cataracts with High Technology Lenses

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 8-May-2014

    Cataracts are one of two common eye conditions that cause decreased vision quality in aging adults. Approximately 22 million Americans over age 40 and about 60 percent of people over age 60 will develop cataracts, resulting in more than 1.5 million cataract surgeries performed each year in the United States. Patients with cataracts have more than one treatment option available. Although a lens ...
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  • Understanding Cataracts

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 6-May-2014

    Cataracts are a common eye condition affecting nearly 22 million Americans age 40 and over. Cataracts are often mistaken as a growth or film on the eye, but in reality they are the result of clouding on the focusing lens of the eye, which is located behind the pupil. Cataracts occur when protein builds up on the lens of the eye. Mild clouding caused by the protein may not affect vision, but more ...
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  • 4 Family-Friendly Dallas-Area May Events

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 2-May-2014

    As summer draws near, the Dallas-area calendar is quickly filling up. Whether you need a night out with your special someone or are looking for some fun for the whole family, here are a few upcoming events you might enjoy. Deep Ellum Urban Race and Block Party -- May 3 It’s the first ever Deep Ellum Urban Race and Block Party, a fresh take on the traditional scavenger hunt where teams will ...
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