Key-Whitman Eye Center Blog

  • From Wacky to Dangerous - Common Contact Lens Complications and How to Avoid Them

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 7-May-2018

    If you wear contact lenses, do reports of multiple contacts stuck in the eye or amoeba-born eye infections keep you up at night? More important, should they? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , a whopping 40.9 million people ages 18 and above wear contact lenses in the United States, which could explain why wacky contact lens stories always make the news. We asked ...
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  • 7 Surprising Facts Women Should Know About Cataract Surgery - Regardless of Age

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 24-Apr-2018

    You may think cataracts are something only retirees have to worry about, but cataract surgery isn’t just for the 70-plus set anymore. In fact Key-Whitman Eye Center’s Dallas optometrist Amanda Hoelscher encourages her patients to get cataract surgery as soon as it is deemed medically necessary – and that could happen years before their first AARP cards come in the mail. ...
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  • The Essential Diabetes Eye Health Checklist

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 9-Apr-2018

    If you have been diagnosed with diabetes or have risk factors for the disease, your vision may be in danger. Surprisingly, many diabetics don’t realize that diabetes increases the risk for a number of blinding diseases, including diabetic retinopathy, early cataracts and glaucoma. According to Key-Whitman Eye Center’s Plano eye doctor Faisal Haq, “The good news is that these eye ...
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  • Night Blindness: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 5-Apr-2018

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

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 4-Apr-2018

    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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  • Frustrated with Dry Eye Symptoms? New Technology Cracks the Code for a Cure

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 19-Mar-2018

    Are you constantly battling dry, scratchy eyes or struggling to wear contact lenses comfortably? Have you also found over-the-counter eye drops don’t bring relief? Then a different approach to dry eye treatment and new technology could change your life. According to Key-Whitman Eye Center’s President and Chief Surgeon Jeffrey Whitman, “In order to treat dry eyes, an eye doctor ...
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  • Looking for the Fountain of Youth? Visit Your Eye Doctor's Office

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 5-Mar-2018

    When you think about the common signs of aging, wrinkles probably come to mind. Typical spots where wrinkles occur are near the eyes and eyelids and on the forehead. While you can take preventive measures to keep wrinkles at bay, eye doctors, like Key-Whitman Eye Center’s Mesquite ophthalmologist Kate Lee can be your best resource for a proven wrinkle-banishing tool: BOTOX ® . ...
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  • BREAKING NEWS: Cupid Claims the Eyes Are the Windows to the Heart

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 12-Feb-2018

    February is a busy time for Cupid. The Roman god of love works overtime preparing for Valentine’s Day, when he inspires romance with the launch of an arrow from his trusty quiver. Since he’s an expert on love and passion, we wanted to ask Cupid to weigh in on his “eyes are the windows to the heart” theory and the science behind it. We were unable to reach Cupid for comment, ...
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  • LASIK Checklist: Great Vision for Your Baby Blues, Browns or Greens in 10 Steps

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 31-Jan-2018

    If you’re considering getting LASIK eye surgery to improve your vision, you may wonder how to best prepare for the procedure. While the most important step is to find an experienced and reputable LASIK eye surgeon, the following checklist will help ensure you end up with healthy eyes and optimum vision after your LASIK procedure. 10-Step LASIK Checklist Step 1: Before scheduling surgery: Get ...
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  • Weed? Yoga? Leafy Greens? 5 Dos and Surprising Don'ts If You Have Glaucoma

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 15-Jan-2018

    Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of preventable blindness in the world. The good news is that vision loss can be prevented when glaucoma is diagnosed and treated early. A healthy diet and exercise can also help; however, some lifestyle choices can do more harm than good. We asked Key-Whitman Eye Center’s Arlington ophthalmologist Ronald M. Barke to share his insight on what people ...
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  • New Daily Wear Contacts Address Desire for Comfort, Clarity and Ease of Use

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 26-Dec-2017

    Have you given up on wearing contact lenses because you can’t stand the discomfort or are dissatisfied with how well you see? Thanks to recent advances in daily disposable contact lenses, now may be a good time to give contact lenses another look. In fact, research reveals that disposable lenses are easier on the eyes than reusable contacts. According to a recent study published in the ...
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  • The Gift of Sight Is How These Key-Whitman Eye Surgeons Give Back

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 5-Dec-2017

    A few years ago, Key-Whitman Eye Center’s eye surgeons Faisal Haq and Kimberly Warren were looking for an opportunity to do surgical mission work for underserved people. After speaking with colleagues who were performing cataract surgeries in Central America through the Belize Council for the Visually Impaired (BCVI ), Dr. Haq and Dr. Warren were intrigued. According to Dr. Haq, “We ...
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  • Holiday Health Risks: 10 Ways Diabetics Can Protect the Body, Eyes and Psyche

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 13-Nov-2017

    November is the ideal time for Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month because the holidays are upon us. While the holiday season is a joyous time of year for many, it can also be challenging for diabetics who need to watch their diets, continue to exercise and manage stress levels in order to keep their diabetes under control. According to Key-Whitman Eye Center’s eye doctor Faisal Haq, ...
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  • A Veteran's Story: 5 Reasons Vets Should Choose Key-Whitman for Cataract Surgery

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 1-Nov-2017

    Discovering that Key-Whitman Eye Center was on the VA’s approved list of outside providers for cataract surgery came as a welcome relief to Army veteran David Fincher. The VA initially referred him to another eye center on the list, but Fincher had an uneasy feeling during his initial visit there. “The staff couldn’t answer any questions I had, even mundane questions, which was ...
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  • Cataract Surgery Checklist: What to Expect Before, During and After Your Procedure

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

    If your eye doctor has recommended you have cataract surgery, you’re not alone. In fact, we all develop cataracts as we age, which gradually reduce our quality of vision. Fortunately, cataract surgery – where the old lens is removed and replaced with an artificial intraocular lens – is safe, painless and effective. Key-Whitman Eye Center’s eye doctor Martin Faber explains ...
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