Blog Posts in May, 2012

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  • Cataracts: What to Ask Your Eye Doctor

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 30-May-2012

    Receiving a medical diagnosis isn’t easy. It can certainly cause anxiety and be frightening for some people. Taking time to educate yourself is one of the best things you can do as a patient to relieve that anxiety and know how to move forward with the diagnosis. Have you recently been diagnosed with cataracts ? Cataracts will affect your vision, and eventually you will be unable to see ...
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  • Cosmetic Eye Surgery Options

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 29-May-2012

    Cosmetic eye surgery, called oculoplastic surgery is corrective and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, tear ducts and orbit of the eye rather than corrective surgery to the cornea or lens of the eye itself. Oculoplastic surgery can correct a number of cosmetic problems including dropping or sagging eyelids, bags under the eyes, growths on the eyelid and blockage of the tear duct. While many of ...
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  • LASIK Eye Surgery for Astigmatism

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

    Astigmatism is an eye condition in which the shape of the eye is abnormally curved. The cornea and lens of the eye should be smooth and evenly curved in all directions. An equally curved eye will properly refract light, allowing clear vision. Astigmatism is an irregular shape of the cornea or lens. Astigmatism means light does not hit the eye in such a way that it is properly focused on the retina ...
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  • Comprehensive Eye Exams - What to Expect

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 23-May-2012

    If you haven’t seen your eye doctor recently, it’s time to schedule a comprehensive eye exam. Eye exams aren’t only necessary for correcting vision, but can help detect eye conditions and eye diseases that could lead to more serious health problems or permanent vision loss. During your comprehensive eye exam at Key-Whitman, we will evaluate your eyes for a new prescription, but ...
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  • LASIK Eye Surgery, Are You a Candidate?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 14-May-2012

    Do you wear eyeglasses or contact lenses? Are you ready to see clearly when you wake up in the morning without having to fumble around to find your eyeglasses? More than likely, you’ve heard commercials for LASIK vision correction surgery on the radio. You may have even seen ads online or have a friend or family member who has undergone LASIK eye surgery. Would you like to know if LASIK is ...
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  • What to Know About Cataract Treatment Options

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

    If you have cataracts and are considering your treatment options, there are a few things you should know before jumping in to treatment. In an article published in the New York Times, Dr. Marian Macsai outlines five things she thinks all cataract patients should know. 1. Although they affect your vision, cataracts do not damage your eye. Unlike other eye diseases, like glaucoma, in most cases, ...
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  • Refractive Error and Treatment Options

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

    If you wear glasses or contact lenses to correct blurry vision, more than likely, that blurry vision is due to a refractive error. Our vision is dependant on how light that enters our eyes is refracted, or bent. Light must be refracted properly to allow us to focus, and not have blurred vision. When light isn’t refracted correctly, it causes blurred vision. The most common reason people need ...
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  • How Do Cataracts Affect Your Vision?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 4-May-2012

    Cataracts - defined as a clouding of the lens portion of the eye - are a common eye condition causing vision loss, especially in older individuals. It is commonly thought that cataracts are a growth or film on the lens of the eye, when in fact, cataracts are a clouding of the focusing lens located behind the pupil. Once cataracts begin to develop, it is not possible to reverse the cloudiness of ...
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  • Contact Lens Care During Allergy Season

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 4-May-2012

    Do you suffer from seasonal allergies? The effects of allergies on your eyes can be annoying, painful and could even interfere with your ability to see clearly. Proper care of your contact lenses during allergy season can help relieve some of the symptoms associated with seasonal allergies. Let your eye doctor know about your allergies and any allergy medication you are taking. Clean your contact ...
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  • Prescription Glasses Guide

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

    Prescription lenses come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Over the years, new technology has developed to create unique prescription lenses to correct specific vision problems. While prescription glasses are most common for vision correction, LASIK eye surgery can eliminate the need for glasses. Before you purchase your next pair of prescription lenses, educate yourself on the many lens options. ...
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