October 18, 2017

It can be a bit confusing to understand the different laser procedures available. Currently there are 3 main types: LASIK, SMILE and surface laser (PRK/ASLA). All 3 work on the same engineering principle- to correct a certain glasses prescription a certain amount of ti...

October 9, 2017

Your vision is blurry- so that must just mean you need glasses right? Well, not always and knowing the difference is important.

When you go to your optometrist or your eye surgeon, he/she will take two measurements of your vision. One is called the "uncorrected" vision...

June 18, 2017

It's the middle of winter right now but Spring will be here before we know it.. warm weather, more sunlight, blossoming flowers... and itchy eyes.

For 25% of the population, allergies is part of their lives. Allergic itchy eyes can be a mild bother to outright disabling...

June 13, 2017

There is no upper age limit on laser eye surgery but....

As we age, our eyes get older too.  We have two focusing lenses in our eyes much like a camera and eventually the internal lens becomes more opaque. This is called a cataract. 

Laser eye surgery such as L...

June 9, 2017

In my previous posts, I talked about loss of reading vision in your 40s and 50s and some of what you could do ...apart from growing longer arms :)

So does laser eye surgery work for reading vision? .... well yes it can.

About 1/4 of my patients that come in for vision co...

April 17, 2017

Like many of you, I am a big fan of science fiction movies- Iron Man, Star Wars and Passengers, all of which show the potential future of robots in our lives.  Modern day surgery already uses robotics.  However, unlike what the title of this article suggests, for the f...

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