Blog Posts in February, 2015

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  • LASIK Patient Satisfaction Skyrockets from 60% to 96% Thanks to New Technology and Screening Techniques

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 27-Feb-2015

    LASIK eye surgery has been performed for nearly twenty years in the U.S., and recent findings from two FDA studies (PROWL-1 and PROWL-2) reveal that more than 96 percent of patients are satisfied with their results three months after surgery. According to Key-Whitman Eye Center’s President and Chief Surgeon Jeffrey Whitman, M.D. , “Satisfaction rates would have been even higher had ...
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  • Night Blindness: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 25-Feb-2015

    Do you have difficulty seeing at night? Night blindness is common among older drivers, but trouble seeing at night can also be caused by a number of eye conditions that affect people of all ages. Despite the name “night blindness,” the condition does not mean that someone becomes completely blind at night. Rather, an individual with night blindness may have difficulty distinguishing ...
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  • Give back! Become a Cornea Donor

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 13-Feb-2015

    Are you registered as an organ and tissue donor? When most people think of becoming a donor, they think of donating major organs, such as the heart, liver and kidneys. Many people don’t realize the impact that the donation of tissues like corneas can have on the life of the recipient. By registering to be a donor, you can give the gift of sight to one or two people who have lost their sight ...
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  • Why Annual Eye Exams Are Important

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 12-Feb-2015

    Why is it important to have an annual eye exam? If you wear glasses or contact lenses, do you really need to return to your eye doctor every year? Regular eye exams aren’t only for measuring changes in your vision. They are key to the prevention and early detection of eye diseases that could result in permanent vision loss. Problems with your vision can be an indicator of eye health and even ...
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  • February is Low Vision Awareness Month

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 10-Feb-2015

    Low vision is a term used to describe any vision loss that cannot be fully corrected through surgery, prescription glasses or contact lenses. Low vision makes everyday tasks such as reading, writing, driving, watching TV and recognizing faces difficult. Because vision cannot be fully restored in cases of low vision, people with low vision must learn new ways of functioning with partial sight in ...
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  • Do Eye Health Apps Do More Harm Than Good? 3 Eye-Popping Facts You Should Know

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 10-Feb-2015

    The meteoric rise of mHealth (mobile health) in the form of smartphone and tablet apps is one key area where investors and tech leaders are investing their time and money. Just look at Apple's latest operating system, iOS8, which was released last fall. The iOS8 includes HealthKit, which enables developers to easily share data and insights, and the Health app, which helps consumers monitor ...
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  • Pinkeye: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 3-Feb-2015

    Pinkeye is a highly contagious eye infection. Though not necessarily dangerous, pinkeye can be irritating and sometimes painful. Coming in contact with someone who has untreated pinkeye can put others at risk for this downright unpleasant eye infection. Children are especially susceptible to contracting pinkeye from a friend or classmate. Also known as conjunctivitis, pinkeye is inflammation and ...
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  • LipiFlow's Amazing Relief for Misdiagnosed Cause of Dry Eyes - One Pastor's Answered Prayer

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 2-Feb-2015

    Dr. Charles Stewart wholeheartedly admits, he doesn’t have a lot of patience for discomfort. When the symptoms of chronic dry eye syndrome began adversely affecting his daily life by impeding his ability to read, study, counsel parishioners at his church or enjoy the outdoors, Dr. Stewart set out on a journey to find relief. “When you have dry eye syndrome, your eyes seldom stop ...
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