Eye Health and Diabetes

The 2014 National Diabetes Statistics Report revealed that in 2012 9.3 percent of the American population had diabetes. Despite its increasing prevalence, many people don’t understand diabetes and how it can lead to other potential health issues such as vision problems. Diabetes occurs when there is a persistent elevation in blood sugar (glucose) levels. This…

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Three Seemingly Harmless Habits that Actually Weaken Your Vision

Ocular health is more than just a result of a single factor such as genetics. Certain factors such as your gender and lifestyle come into play, too. At our practice, we notice that many of our patients are unaware that they have certain habits that are slowly damaging their vision. Here are three of those…

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LASIK Concerns in Women

Women of all ages visit us at our practice to inquire about LASIK surgery for addressing their vision concerns. However, there are specific changes in a woman’s body that may not make them eligible for LASIK surgery. LASIK and pregnancy Fluctuating hormone levels in pregnancy dictate many physical and psychological changes in a woman’s body….

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What’s It Like to Have a Restylane Injection

The introduction of facial rejuvenation treatments such as dermal fillers gave people who wanted to regain a younger appearance an alternative to surgery. Instant results with no downtime make fillers an increasingly popular alternative. Restylane is one of the driving forces behind the current injectable revolution. The hyaluronic acid filler has certainly come a long…

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Cataract Surgery – Is It Safe?

Cataracts are an eye problem characterized by cloudy vision and dulling of color perception. It is the most common eye problem that people face in the latter part of their lives. Cataracts progress at a very slow rate and many times the affected person does not realize that he or she has this problem until…

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LASIK Eye Surgery – Get Your Vision Back

Eyesight is our most precious sense, allowing us to see the world and all its beauty. But vision problems like myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism make it difficult for us to see the world as clearly as we once did. People suffering from these conditions resort to prescription glasses and contact lenses for correcting their vision….

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Finding Dr. Right When Considering LASIK

Once you have made the decision to undergo LASIK, it is important to note that not all LASIK eye surgeons are created equal. You may be tempted to choose surgeons or vision clinics that offer LASIK at a lower cost. However, keep in mind that there’s a huge difference between bargain hunting for shoes and…

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Getting Ready for Your Cataract Surgery

The World Health Organization’s latest assessment on cataract cases revealed that the condition affects roughly half of the world population. As cataracts are the leading cause of blindness, it’s fortunate that surgery has made it possible to completely restore vision for millions who are affected. Cataract surgery involves removal of the existing clouded lens of…

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Taking Care of Your Eyes While You’re Expecting

Pregnancy brings forth a lot of changes in women — from the obvious baby bump to unexplained food cravings and aversion. Such physical and physiological changes are often brought about by the hormonal shifts when a woman is expecting. Although eye health may be the last thing in an expectant woman’s mind, Dr. Thomas Croley…

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