Back to School: Protecting Your Vision

For many, the first day of school is quickly approaching, which means students (whether school or college bound) are scrambling to get ready while still enjoying their last days of summer break. Back to school supplies are purchased. Check! Backpacks are packed and lunches planned. Check! Eye exams are scheduled. Scheduling an eye exam is […]

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Protect Your Eyes from Seasonal Allergies

Spring in Texas is beautiful, but it’s also a key time for seasonal allergies, for which more than 50 million people in the United States are affected. The biggest trigger? Pollen! Trees, grasses, flowers, and yes even weeds release these almost microscopic particles into the air to fertilize other nearby plants. Once in the air, […]

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Relief from DES: Dry Eye Syndrome

What is Dry Eye Syndrome? Dry eye syndrome, or DES, is a chronic and typically progressive condition. According to the National Eye Institute, “nearly five million Americans 50 years of age and older are estimated to suffer from dry eyes;” although that is not to say dry eye syndrome will not occur at any age. […]

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Refractive Surgery: LASIK

Many people suffer from vision problems and wear prescribed eyeglasses and/or contact lenses as a way to correct their vision, temporarily. Another option some people may choose is refractive surgery. There are many types of refractive surgery and currently LASIK is the most popular procedure performed in the US. Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis or LASIK, […]

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Eye Diseases: Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease that usually affects both eyes. In the beginning stages, many people who develop diabetic retinopathy are not aware of the changes that occur in the retina, such as microaneurysms and retinal hemorrhages, which result in bleeding inside the retina. There are two types of diabetic retinopathy: nonproliferative Diabetic Retinopathy […]

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The CATALYS® Precision Laser System and LACS

What is Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery (LACS)? Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery involves using a laser to fragment and soften a cataract during cataract surgery. A cataract is a cloudy or murky lens inside your eye just behind the iris, the uniquely colored part of the eye. In order to see clearly, a lens must be […]

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