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Frequently Asked Questions: Part Four

You’ve had your procedure and now you have questions. Or maybe you want to have Lasik, but you don’t know how long after the procedure your life will be affected. Here are some of the most common post-procedure questions we’ve been asked, with some easy answers.

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Quick Facts About Amblyopia

Ever wonder about amblyopia, or lazy eye? Here are a few quick bits about the not uncommon condition.

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Don’t Clean Your Glasses Without Reading This First

Are You REALLY Cleaning Your Glasses Properly? All eyeglasses will get scratches from normal use and environmental factors. Despite this, there are several ways to reduce the scratches and wear your glasses receive on a daily basis. The easiest way is to change the way you clean them. Here are a few tips to keep your lenses clean, clear, and scratch-free.

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Dr. Rautio’s Solutions to Dry Eyes

As an optometrist specializing in the treatment of dry eye diseases (DED), I have found that screening for and treating the associated Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) has led to significant improvement in patient comfort and long-term resolution of their condition. …

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Can Treating MGD Treat Your Dry Eyes?

Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) could be one of the most common chronic eye problems of which you’ve never heard. To start, though, you should probably know a little bit about the glands themselves. The Meibomian glands are sebaceous glands, or …

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Tattoos Don’t Belong on your Eyeball and Other Obvious Things

Back in September, clickbait news sites shared photos of model Catt Gallinger, a body-modification enthusiast who chose to have her then-boyfriend give her a scleral tattoo. That’s right, she chose to have ink injected into the white part of her …

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CXL for KK: Collagen Cross-linking for Keratoconus

Previously, we explained keratoconus, and how the disease can affect your vision and your life. There are treatment options for this condition, though, and one of the most exciting developments in ophthalmology in the last 20 years has been Corneal …

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Prevent Blindness with a Yearly Checkup

If you’re a diabetic, chances are your doctors has recommended that you have a yearly eye exam to check for diabetic retinopathy. But you might wonder exactly what diabetic retinopathy is, and why it’s so important to keep a close …

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Frequently Asked Questions: Part Two

I’m in my 50’s and currently wear reading glasses, am I a candidate for LASIK? If you have great distance vision and need readers for close work, yes, you could be a candidate for LASIK.  We offer free LASIK consultations …

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