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  • Don’t Let Poor Vision Trip You Up as Daylight Savings Ends

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 1-Nov-2018

    On November 4, 2018, we’ll all gain an extra hour of sleep when Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 a.m. Yay! There is, however, a downside to setting our clocks back an hour in the fall – the sun sets earlier, too – around 5:30 p.m. here in Dallas. That could be problematic for people driving home during rush hour – especially those with poor night vision. Here’s the ...
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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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  • 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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  • Why Pro Athletes and Weekend Warriors Love LASIK and PRK

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 15-Sep-2017

    During the 2017 offseason, NFL quarterback Carson Wentz joined a growing list of professional athletes – and weekend warriors – who have undergone laser eye surgery. From comfort to convenience to safety to performance – athletes decide to get LASIK or PRK (photo refractive keratectomy) for a number of reasons. They want dependable, hassle-free vision during game play Athletes ...
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  • Get Real: 5 Truths About LASIK That May Surprise You

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 25-Jul-2017

    If you inquired about LASIK surgery in the past and were told you weren’t a good candidate, we should talk. Misconceptions about LASIK are plentiful, because many people – even some eye doctors – don’t realize new technology has paved the way for more people to have safe, successful laser eye surgery. According to Key-Whitman Eye Center’s President and Chief Surgeon ...
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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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  • Who Is a Good Candidate for LASIK?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 29-May-2017

    LASIK laser eye surgery can correct problems in your yes with ease. Not only is this procedure non-invasive and require minimal recovery time, but it could dramatically improve your vision and your quality of life! Not everybody qualifies for this procedure, unfortunately, as it can only fix certain types of issues, but we find that the vast majority of ideal LASIK candidates had no idea they even ...
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  • Can LASIK Correct a Lazy Eye?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 10-May-2017

    Do you suffer from “amblyopia,” or as it’s more commonly known, a “lazy eye?” This is a fairly frustrating condition in that it can alter someone’s ability to properly use both eyes. Essentially, this is caused by the brain and the eye not working together properly. In its early stages, amblyopia looks fairly normal: the eye appears to be functioning properly, ...
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  • How Long Does It Take to Recover From LASIK Surgery?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 4-May-2017

    LASIK surgery has revolutionized vision and allowed people to see more clearly and naturally than they ever have before. However, despite the fact that this procedure is non-invasive, it is eye surgery that is performed with a laser and will require a recovery period. One of the most frequent questions we receive involves how long this recovery period will take, including how long someone who ...
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  • Buyer Beware: Why Price Shouldn't Come First When Shopping for LASIK

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 8-Feb-2017

    Key-Whitman Eye Center patient Tommy Hardeman recently stopped by our Dallas eye center for his annual eye health exam. Tommy has been enjoying 20/20 vision for the past eight years, thanks to successful vision correction surgery at Key-Whitman. While you may assume Tommy had LASIK eye surgery at Key-Whitman, he actually underwent an Implantable Collamer ® Lens (ICL) procedure – commonly ...
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  • For Chewbacca Mom, Life's Simple Joys Are Even More Joyful After LASIK

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 16-Nov-2016

    To date, more than 8 million viewers have laughed along with 37-year-old, stay-at-home mom Candace Payne as she dons a Chewbacca mask in her internet-busting viral video on YouTube. Life has been full of excitement and revelations for Payne since sharing the video in May. While she was making the rounds of the morning talk shows, appearing on James Corden’s Late Late Show and scoring a ...
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  • Dramatic Survey Results: 97 Percent of People Prefer Results of LASIK to Wearing Contacts

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 24-Aug-2016

    If you have been hesitant to undergo LASIK eye surgery, even though wearing contact lenses and glasses can be a hassle, new research may change your mind. For the first time, a three-year longitudinal survey asked former contact lens wearers whether they were more satisfied with their vision wearing contacts or following LASIK. As noted in the headline above – survey participants preferred ...
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  • At 25, Air Force Veteran Goes from Legally Blind to 20/20 Vision in 20 Minutes - Thanks to LASIK

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 12-Apr-2016

    Admittedly, Rebekah Moore almost lost her chance of getting LASIK eye surgery because she didn’t take her eye health seriously. It wasn’t until a corneal ulcer caused by sleeping in her contacts nearly ruled her out as a candidate for LASIK that everything clicked. To take find out if you are a good candidate for LASIK, call (972) 905-9128 or schedule a consultation with our LASIK eye ...
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  • Eye Doctors Are 5X More Likely to Get LASIK Than the Rest of Us, Here's Why

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

    A recent survey published in the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery reveals that ophthalmologists are five times more likely to have LASIK refractive surgery than the general population. This revelation came as no surprise for Key-Whitman Eye Center’s Dallas Optometrist Amanda Hoelscher, O.D. You see, Dr. Hoelscher has enjoyed clear vision without glasses or contacts since undergoing ...
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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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  • He Can See Clearly Now... But What Took So Long for Country Star Blake Shelton?

    Posted By Key Whitman || 13-Aug-2015

    Recently, Shelton (who is also a coach on TV’s “The Voice”), lambasted himself in a tweet for waiting until age 39 to get LASIK eye surgery. While we don’t know why Shelton waited so long or details about his eyesight, it’s likely he did miss out by waiting 20 years to wake up everyday being able to see clearly without glasses or contacts. At the same time, is 39 a ...
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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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  • Benefits of LASIK Eye Surgery for Athletes

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 22-Jul-2015

    An athlete's vision needs go beyond the vision requirements of daily life. Many sports require excellent depth perception, peripheral vision and hand-eye coordination—all aspects of vision that may affect an athlete’s performance. Like anyone without 20/20 vision, athletes must rely on corrective lenses, such as contact lenses or eyeglasses, to see clearly. Unfortunately for ...
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  • Why Millennials Should Invest in LASIK

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

    Is LASIK eye surgery something you consider out of reach due to your age or financial status? When you take time to look at the benefits of LASIK, you might be surprised to learn that laser eye surgery is an ideal option for young adults. Here are five reasons young people should consider LASIK eye surgery: Quick recovery. You don’t need to have a bunch of vacation time saved up before you ...
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  • 7 Myth-Busting Truths About LASIK That Will Make You Ditch Your Contacts

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

    From cost to misplaced fears, many people opt for contact lenses over getting LASIK for all the wrong reasons. The truth is for most people, LASIK eye surgery comes with fewer drawbacks than contact lenses, and there is plenty of new research (and plain old facts) to support this premise. “Safety, convenience, superior vision and long-term savings make LASIK eye surgery a winner over contact ...
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  • What'€™s New in LASIK Eye Surgery

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 1-May-2015

    Technology is constantly changing, and the technology we use to perform LASIK eye surgery is no different. LASIK tools and procedures have evolved greatly over the past 25 years. As technology improves, more patients are able to benefit from corrective eye surgery and the outcomes of vision correction surgery improve. Key-Whitman is one of the first LASIK Centers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to ...
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  • Questions to Ask During Your LASIK Consultation

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 6-Mar-2015

    If clear vision is your goal in 2015, you may be wondering if LASIK is right for you. Due to its success rate, LASIK laser eye surgery is a popular vision correction procedure among people with nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. The LASIK procedure can free you from dependence on prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. (Note: All LASIK patients do eventually require reading ...
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