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  • 6 Surprising Ways LASIK Patients Have Upgraded Their Lifestyles

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 30-Oct-2018

    People often choose to get LASIK so they can see great and don’t have to hassle with glasses or contact lenses anymore. While those benefits alone are terrific reasons to consider the procedure, the upside of LASIK doesn’t end there. In fact LASIK surgeons, like Key-Whitman Eye Center’s Kimberly Warren, M.D. , regularly hear patients say how surprised they are at the difference ...
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  • Stress Isn’t Just Bad for Your Health, It Can Cause Vision Loss Too

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

    You’ve probably heard that stress is bad for your health, but what many people don’t realize is that stress can cause vision loss, too. While stress-related vision loss is often temporary, many people with common, underlying eye and health conditions aren’t always so lucky, which is why stress management is vital. According to Key-Whitman Eye Center’s Plano eye doctor ...
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  • Tired of Hassling with Glasses and Contacts on the Job? Get Relief with LASIK

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 22-May-2018

    From flight attendants to office workers, there are certain jobs where glasses and contact lenses can really become annoying. In other professions (think first responders, doctors, nurses, truck drivers and professional athletes), glasses and contacts can also affect performance – and even pose a safety risk – when vision is compromised or reaction time is delayed. If you’re ...
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 3 Innovative Ways to Declare Your Independence from Glasses

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 7-Jul-2017

    Dry eyes. Astigmatism. Nearsightedness. Farsightedness. In the past, these conditions – and others – may have prevented some people from getting vision correction surgery or wearing contact lenses comfortably. Fortunately, those days are long gone for many patients at Key-Whitman Eye Centers. According to Key-Whitman’s Dallas optometrist Martin L. Faber, “Many advances in ...
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  • 5 Facts About Colored Contacts That May Surprise You

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 17-Oct-2016

    Colored contact lenses aren’t just for Halloween any more. People wear them to make a fashion statement and even to alleviate certain health conditions. Yes, colored contacts can be cool, and they can even be safe to wear. We asked Key-Whitman Eye Center’s Dallas optometrist Martin Faber, O.D. , for the inside scoop on this growing trend. Below, Dr. Faber shares five interesting facts ...
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  • 4 Ways Millennials Unknowingly Increase Their Risk for Vision Loss

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 22-Aug-2016

    Millennials – or adults ages 18 to 35 in 2016 – get a lot of kudos for their independent spirits, being stellar multitaskers and savvy digital natives. A handful have even made millions with their startups (Hello Mark Zuckerberg!). But when it comes to taking care of their eyes, not so much. Unfortunately, the current generation of young adults (like earlier generations of young ...
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  • Is Your Child Ready for Contact Lenses?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 11-Aug-2016

    Wearing contact lenses is a rite of passage and confidence booster for many kids and teens. For others, it may be a matter of necessity. According to Key-Whitman Eye Center’s Dallas Optometrist Amanda Hoelscher, O.D., “Some children with high prescriptions see better with contact lenses. They can also be a real difference-maker for young athletes looking for that competitive ...
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  • 1 in 5 Drivers Can't See Well Enough to Drive Safely - Is That You?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 27-Jul-2016

    You may think driving without your contact lenses or glasses isn’t a big deal, but trust us, it is. As Key-Whitman Eye Center’s President and Chief Surgeon Jeffrey Whitman, M.D. explains, “ Recent research on car accidents shows people who drive without vision correction are four times more likely to get into an accident. Even more concerning is that at least 20 percent of ...
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  • How Decorative Contact Lenses Can Damage Your Eyes: You May Want to Skip this Part of Your Halloween Costume

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 7-Oct-2015

    Many of us know people who go full force when creating, designing, and putting together their Halloween costumes. Some buy the costume, shoes, and accessories, dye their hair vibrant colors, and even wear decorative contact lenses. While many of these costume constituents may seem harmless, decorative contact lenses can actually be quite dangerous on the eyes. The Food and Drug Administration ...
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  • Are You Guilty of These Four Common Contact Lens Hygiene Mistakes?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 15-Sep-2015

    An estimated 125,000,000 people across the globe wear contact lenses as an alternative to eyeglasses. While they are a comfortable and convenient way to correct vision, they still require safe handling practices to reduce the risk of eye infections and other complications. Many people are not aware of these risks or of how to prevent them. According to a recent report, nearly 99 percent of contact ...
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  • The Do's and Don'ts of Wearing Contact Lenses

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 11-Aug-2015

    If you want freedom from eyeglasses—whether you're an athlete, live an active lifestyle or simply don’t prefer the look of glasses—and LASIK isn’t an option for you, contact lenses are a simple solution that can give you the freedom you’re looking for. Before you get fitted for your first pair of contacts, here are some dos and don’ts of wearing contact ...
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  • Halloween Health Horror Story: Why Decorative Contact Lenses Are Scarier than Jason, Chucky and Michael Myers

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

    Halloween is just around the corner, and that means amazing costumes are in order! But be warned: Every year around this spooky time, eye doctors see an uptick in eye injuries, irritations and infections caused by decorative, over-the-counter (OTC) contact lenses. So, if you’re thinking about enhancing your Halloween zombie or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle costume with ghoulish or colored ...
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  • Why Contacts Are More Risky than LASIK: 4 Serious Contact Lens Complications That Jeopardize Eye Health

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

    Recently, a horror story about microscopic bugs (the ancanthamoeba) eating through the corneas of a Taiwanese student made headlines. The young woman, who is now blind in both eyes, unwisely wore limited-wear, disposable contacts for several months, and even went swimming during this period. While this story should give contact lens wearers pause – the acanthamoeba can survive in tap water, ...
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  • Implantable Lens Options: Trulign & Crystalens®

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

    Adults over age 45 often complain of losing the ability to focus on items close up. This vision loss is due to a condition called presbyopia or “aging eyes.” It is an inevitable, gradual progression that weakens the ability of the lens of the eye to focus in the field of vision. Presbyopia is a natural part of aging and a frustrating one at that. Though it cannot be prevented, aging ...
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  • A Guide to Prescription Eyewear Options

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 18-Jun-2013

    Prescription lenses come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and the frames and lenses are manufactured from a number of different materials. Over the years, new technology has developed to create unique prescription lenses to not only correct specific vision problems, but designed to address various lifestyle tasks and to be more durable. Before you purchase your next pair of prescription ...
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  • Sports Vision Solutions for Athletes

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 1-Apr-2013

    Athletes have unique vision needs. For many athletes, their particular sport may require more than 20/20 vision. Depth perception, peripheral vision and hand-eye coordination are all aspects of vision that may affect an athlete’s performance. Athletes who have less than perfect vision, or who suffer from refractive errors, may require vision correction. There are numerous vision care options ...
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  • Crystalens Surgery FAQs

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 8-Aug-2012

    Crystalens® is an intraocular lens implant that is used to improve vision near and far away. Individuals who undergo Crystalens® laser eye surgery can eliminate their dependence on contact lenses, bifocals and reading glasses. Crystalens® is the most advanced form of intraocular lens implant cataract surgery. The majority of daily activities performed by adults are done in what is ...
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  • Contact Lens Discomfort

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

    Discomfort when wearing contact lenses isn’t uncommon, but many people suffer in silence, assuming there’s nothing that can be done to east the discomfort. If you experience contact lens discomfort, relieving that discomfort could be an easy fix. Oftentimes, it comes down to lack of proper care for contact lenses. Contact lens discomfort can be eliminated for good with LASIK eye ...
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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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  • 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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  • Contact Lens Care Tips

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 6-Apr-2012

    Contact lenses are used by millions of people every day. The majority of the time, people who wear contacts will never experience any serious problems. It is, however, important to understand proper care as improper care or cleaning of contact lenses could lead to eye infection and eye conditions. Some irritation and redness can be expected with contact lenses, especially when you first begin to ...
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  • Crystalens Dallas: An Overview

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 21-Nov-2011

    If you have explored your options for lens implants, and decided on the Crystalens, Dallas has an experienced surgeon to meet your needs. Laser eye surgery is becoming commonplace, with people increasingly having vision correction or lens implants to keep their eyes functioning as they age. In the field of laser vision correction, the Crystalens stands out as something of a wonder. Crystalens is a ...
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  • AcrySof Toric for Cataract Treatment in Dallas

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 18-Oct-2011

    Vision loss of any degree can be frightening and frustrating. It can have a significant impact on the quality of life. Cataracts are the most common source of vision loss usually comes with age. Fortunately, there are ways to improve the visual imparities that come with cataracts by using implantable lenses, such as AcrySof Toric lenses. Your eyes have two natural lenses that are responsible for ...
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