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Dallas LASIK Superstars (and Some Other Celebrities Too)

Dallas LASIK Superstars (and Some Other Celebrities Too)

Created on: Thursday, April 11, 2019
Author: Carter Eye Center

Do you ever wonder why you've never heard of someone famous who had LASIK? The truth is, you know plenty, you just may not be aware. Welcome to the Carter Eye Center tell-all, revealing some of your favorite celebrities who have gotten LASIK in Dallas and beyond! Some of the biggest star...

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5 Things to Expect After LASIK Surgery

5 Things to Expect After LASIK Surgery

Created on: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Author: Carter Eye Center

Surgery always sounds scary. The thought of having to spend long periods of time recovering while you cope with the pain of healing and possibility of complications can make anyone think twice about whether or not the surgery is actually worth it. However, LASIK is widely regarded as one ...

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5 Ways to Prepare for LASIK Surgery

5 Ways to Prepare for LASIK Surgery

Created on: Thursday, May 17, 2018
Author: Carter Eye Center

LASIK surgery can seem daunting. The idea of having a laser near your eye may sound scary, but the surgery itself is quick and painless. Because of the use of lasers, the surgery is highly accurate and safe. However, in preparing to undergo LASIK, it's important to keep a few things in mind...

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How Custom LASIK Has Changed the Game

How Custom LASIK Has Changed the Game

Created on: Thursday, April 19, 2018
Author: Carter Eye Center

While navigating the complex world of LASIK, you have probably noticed the term “custom LASIK” a lot. This is because custom LASIK is the new standard when it comes to getting the best possible results from your surgery. Better vision, a more predictable recovery, and a safer ex...

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As Summer Approaches, Is It Time to Ditch Your Glasses?

As Summer Approaches, Is It Time to Ditch Your Glasses?

Created on: Thursday, March 22, 2018
Author: Carter Eye Center

There’s no doubt that glasses are a big problem. They are uncomfortable, you may not like how they look, and it can be a huge hassle to deal with if they are broken. Even if you try to get around their appearance by using contacts, you have to deal with a whole other set of issues!

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Be Ready for Spring Allergies: How to Apply Drops the Right Way

Be Ready for Spring Allergies: How to Apply Drops the Right Way

Created on: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Author: Carter Eye Center

Spring is almost here, and unfortunately, so is all of the pollen that comes with it. For many of us, that means eyes that are constantly burning, itching, swollen, and watery. Often times, the most we can do for relief is reach for our preferred brand of eye drops in an effort to soothe the discomfort. Don’t be fooled, while it seems like an easy enough task, many don’t realize that they’ve been doing it wrong for years. Here’s a step by step list of the “right” way to use drops.

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Tips to Help You Finance Your LASIK

Tips to Help You Finance Your LASIK

Created on: Thursday, January 18, 2018
Author: Carter Eye Center

LASIK has the power to improve your life permanently and has already done so for millions of Americans. However, while LASIK certainly has some spectacular benefits, the cost may seem a little hard to swallow. LASIK can indeed cost upwards of $2,000 per eye, and many people simply cannot afford it. Or so they think.

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Are There Different Types of LASIK?

Are There Different Types of LASIK?

Created on: Friday, December 15, 2017
Author: Carter Eye Center

While LASIK is often portrayed as a magical, one-size-fits-all procedure, that is not entirely accurate. While the results may certainly seem magical, there are actually many different varieties of LASIK. They are all successful due to the amazing technology that has been developed specifically to make safe and effective, they are just altered in certain ways to appropriately suit the varied needs of different patients. Here’s an inside look at some of the different types of LASIK, and what makes them unique!

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Choosing the Right LASIK Surgeon Is Important

Choosing the Right LASIK Surgeon Is Important

Created on: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Author: Carter Eye Center

While LASIK is considered one of the safest surgeries out there, it is first and foremost just that - a surgery. All surgeries and operations have an inherent risk of complications, it comes with the invasive nature of surgery. LASIK itself is very minimally invasive, but it is nevertheless crucial to make sure your LASIK doctor is right for the job. Here’s what to watch out for when you’re looking for a surgeon.

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Enjoy Fall Without Glasses

Enjoy Fall Without Glasses

Created on: Monday, October 23, 2017
Author: Carter Eye Center

Fall is an amazing time of year, filled with delicious scents of pumpkin, refreshing cool breezes, and of course, football! It’s a time to get together with family and friends, whether it’s to eat candy with the kids on Halloween, tell ghost stories around a campfire, or to stop for a moment on Thanksgiving and consider all that you have to be grateful for.rn

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5 Fun Things to Do in Texas After You Get LASIK

5 Fun Things to Do in Texas After You Get LASIK

Created on: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Author: Carter Eye Center

LASIK can restore your vision and allow you to experience fantastic new adventures that are otherwise impossible or significantly less fun with the need to be reliant on glasses or contacts. Texas is a large state, but it is packed with fun things to do and beautiful sites to see. Here’s just a taste of some of these amazing places!

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Eyesight in the Space Age: LASIK Technology That Was Designed by NASA

Eyesight in the Space Age: LASIK Technology That Was Designed by NASA

Created on: Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Author: Carter Eye Center

There’s no question that we are living in the future. From having an extraordinarily powerful computer capable of doing just about anything in the palm of your hand everyday, to unimaginable leaps and advances in medicine that allows people to enjoy life longer and healthier, technology is always improving.

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Is It Too Late to Get LASIK?

Is It Too Late to Get LASIK?

Created on: Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Author: Carter Eye Center

Many medical procedures cannot be performed on older patients due to an increase in risk factors that are associated with age. This leads many to believe that LASIK follows similar rules. So the question is, is this the case with LASIK?

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4 LASIK Myths and the Truth Behind Them

4 LASIK Myths and the Truth Behind Them

Created on: Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Author: Carter Eye Center

Surgery is frightening and there is no lack of superstition surrounding just about any procedure that you can think of. LASIK is no exception, and it is easy to see why there could be so many misconceptions. It uses cutting edge technology, which some may think is unsafe or untested, and when you are dealing with something as important as eyesight, it can be hard to trust anyone. Rest assured, LASIK is an incredibly safe and effective surgery. Here are the answers to 4 common LASIK myths.

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4 Things You Should Know About Cataracts

4 Things You Should Know About Cataracts

Created on: Thursday, June 15, 2017
Author: Carter Eye Center

Currently, cataracts affect more than 22 million people in the United States that are above the age of 40. Worldwide there are more cataract cases than macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy combined.

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The Positive Impact LASIK Can Have on Your Life

The Positive Impact LASIK Can Have on Your Life

Created on: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Author: Carter Eye Center

Eyesight is important to us. From doing everyday tasks like reading and driving, to fully enjoying the most valuable moments of life, whether or not we can see clearly has a profound impact on us. It dictates many of the opportunities we are given, which in turn determines what kind of choices that we can make. This has a deep influence on our emotional state, so it is obvious why Americans spend almost 30 billion dollars on eye care.

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4 Things You Can Do To Avoid Severe Vision Loss

4 Things You Can Do To Avoid Severe Vision Loss

Created on: Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Author: Carter Eye Center

Over 20 million people in North America alone suffer from severe vision loss. Not all of these eye diseases can be prevented or cured, but there are some things you can do to help your eyes remain healthy and possibly lower your risks of developing serious vision loss.

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Learn How to Protect Your Eyesight

Learn How to Protect Your Eyesight

Created on: Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Author: Carter Eye Center

We always try out best when it comes to protecting our skin, but not enough of us take the same care to protect our eyesight. Protecting your eyesight is very important and essential if you hope to have good quality vision by the time you are in your 40s.

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3 Things You Can Do To Reduce Irritation From Allergies This Spring

3 Things You Can Do To Reduce Irritation From Allergies This Spring

Created on: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Author: Carter Eye Center

So it is Spring! The beautiful season of blooming flowers and life, but wait isn't there something else about Spring that isn't so great? Right! The allergies! How could we forget about the allergies? Runny nose, itchy eyes, scratchy throat, irritated skin—all the good stuff! Spring is certainly a beautiful season, but the itchy eyes can be a real drag! So what can you do to protect your eyes during the Spring time to reduce irritation?

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3 Simple Ways To Protect Your Vision

3 Simple Ways To Protect Your Vision

Created on: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Author: Carter Eye Center

We value our eyesight above many things, but not a lot of us think about how to best protect our vision as we get older. Every day we are faced with decisions that can have an effect on our vision over time. It is important that we take the time to think about our eye health and do what we can do help maintain good vision.

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3 Common Eye Conditions To Watch Out For

3 Common Eye Conditions To Watch Out For

Created on: Monday, February 13, 2017
Author: Carter Eye Center

With age comes many amazing things, like wisdom and experience from the world around you. But what many people don’t expect is for their eyesight to change. Eye health is important no matter what age you are, but older, aging eyes require a yearly comprehensive eye exam. Before your next eye exam, make sure you know about these common eye conditions!

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5 Easy Ways To Keep Your Eyes Healthy This Winter

5 Easy Ways To Keep Your Eyes Healthy This Winter

Created on: Thursday, February 09, 2017
Author: Carter Eye Center

During winter, it can seem impossible to keep every part of your body covered and protected from the elements. Just like your hands need gloves, and you need snow boots to keep your feet toasty, there are things that you can do to keep your eyes healthy during the winter as well. Whether you’re living in a humid climate, or dealing with snowstorms, check out these 5 easy things you can do this winter.

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Exercise and How it can Positively Impact Your IOP

Exercise and How it can Positively Impact Your IOP

Created on: Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Author: Carter Eye Center

Recent studies suggest that exercise can help to alleviate some eye pressure, which can potentially help if you have glaucoma. Now you might be thinking, “well, how much do I need to work out to get results?” The great thing is, you don't need to work out rigorously to see results.

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Nutrients in Food and How They Affect Your Eye Health

Nutrients in Food and How They Affect Your Eye Health

Created on: Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Author: Carter Eye Center

When it comes to nutrition, we have a lot of options available for us when we go to the grocery store every day. What we eat can have an effect on our health and ultimately that effects every part of our body. Even our eyes can be effected by our diet, so making smart choices with what we eat could possibly be the difference between clear or blurry as we get older.

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Conjunctivitis: What is Pink Eye and How Can I Avoid It?

Conjunctivitis: What is Pink Eye and How Can I Avoid It?

Created on: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Author: Carter Eye Center

Conjunctivitis, or “Pink Eye” as it is more commonly known, is a common eye problem that can be treated relatively easily and avoided using a few simple precautions.

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The Causes of Dry Eye and How it Can be Treated

The Causes of Dry Eye and How it Can be Treated

Created on: Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Author: Carter Eye Center

Do your eyes sting, burn, feel sensitive, appear red, itch, and/or suffer from blurred vision? If you suffer from one or more these eye afflictions, then you might be suffering from having dry eyes. Mild cases of dry eye can be treated using conventional methods, but if the condition persists medical treatment or, in rare cases, surgery might be necessary.

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5 Vitamins and Nutrients that Should be a Part of Your Diet

5 Vitamins and Nutrients that Should be a Part of Your Diet

Created on: Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Author: Carter Eye Center

Everyone has heard that they should be eating more carrots to improve their eyesight. This is because of the high levels of beta-carotene that is found in carrots which is said to be essential in maintaining healthy eyes. There are actually quite a few different vitamins and nutrients that are considered to be good for your eye health.

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Top 4 Myths About Your Eyes

Top 4 Myths About Your Eyes

Created on: Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Author: Carter Eye Center

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about our eyes. I'm sure you've heard of the old myth where if someone hits you in the back of the head while you are crossing your eyes they will get stuck. Well, that is just one of the many silly myths that have come up over the years. The American Academy of Ophthalmology publishes a list of these myths on their website, but here is our “Top 4 Myths About Your Eyes.”

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3 Ways To Reduce Your Symptoms Of Digital Eye Strain

3 Ways To Reduce Your Symptoms Of Digital Eye Strain

Created on: Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Author: Carter Eye Center

Pretty much everyone uses computers or digital devices for something today. We are constantly exposed to digital screens either at work or in our personal lives and this constant exposure can lead to some eye strain over time. Not a lot of people are familiar with the issues of digital eye strain, even though they could be suffering from it on a daily basis.

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4 Quick Fixes for Your Eye Nutrition

4 Quick Fixes for Your Eye Nutrition

Created on: Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Author: Carter Eye Center

Most people try to eat healthy and take their daily vitamins, but it is easy to forget and cut corners when you’ve had a busy week. It is easy to take our eyes for granted, but they are the second most physiologically active part of our bodies—second only to the brain! This means our eyes required approximately 25% of the nutrients we take in daily to remain healthy. With this blog, we are going to talk about some easy things that can be done to your daily diet to help boost your eyes nutrition.

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How You Should Be Protecting Yourself from the Sun

How You Should Be Protecting Yourself from the Sun

Created on: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Author: Carter Eye Center

Do you like to spend a lot of time outdoors? Spending time in the sun, camping, hiking—these are all things that are great outdoors activities, but it is important to make sure you are taking the right steps to protecting yourself from the sun’s rays. Most people know to protect their skin from the sun, but the dangers the suns ultraviolet (UV) rays pose to your eyes are much less common knowledge.

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Researchers Identify 3 New Eye Complications Related to the Zika Virus

Researchers Identify 3 New Eye Complications Related to the Zika Virus

Created on: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Author: Carter Eye Center

Research conducted by scientists studying infants with the Zika virus in Brazil have discovered new dangerous eye complications that can be linked to the virus. These eye complications can lead to possible severe vision loss and even possibly complete vision loss. Three Brazilian infants that have microcephaly—a birth defect caused by Zika that causes shrunken heads and brains in newborns—have been observed of also having hemorrhaging, abnormal blood vessel development and retinal lesions. This has never been observed before by researchers.

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Study Suggests Women Are More at Risk of Developing Serious Myopic Complications

Study Suggests Women Are More at Risk of Developing Serious Myopic Complications

Created on: Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Author: Carter Eye Center

A recent study was conducted that determined a large number of adults in America suffered from extreme nearsightedness (myopia)—9.6 million adults to be exact. Of that staggering number, 820,000 of those people suffer from degenerative eye disease and another 41,000 people deal with a serious vision complication which is called myopic choroidal neovascularization—which can cause permanent vision loss, women in particular seem to be more susceptible.

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Four Back-to-School Eye Health Recommendations

Four Back-to-School Eye Health Recommendations

Created on: Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Author: Carter Eye Center

It is that time of year again! Back-to-School! Millions of parents around the country are rushing to stores to buy all the newest school supplies and outfits. While you are going through your list of school supplies make sure to not skip your child’s eye health.

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Colorblindness: What it Means to be “Colorblind”

Colorblindness: What it Means to be “Colorblind”

Created on: Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Author: Carter Eye Center

Having poor color vision is a problem that is more common than you would think. Most people refer to having poor color vision as suffering from “colorblindness,” however, there are different levels at which you can be “colorblind.” People who only see in black and white and experience true “colorblindness” are incredibly rare.

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Cataracts: Why They Occur and When You Should Call Your Eye Doctor

Cataracts: Why They Occur and When You Should Call Your Eye Doctor

Created on: Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Author: Carter Eye Center

Cataracts occur when the eyes natural lens becomes clouded with clumped up proteins. These proteins block light as it enters your eye which causes your vision to become gradually more blurry and if left unchecked could result in complete loss of vision.

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Eating Healthier? Improve Your Eye Health with These Diet Tips

Eating Healthier? Improve Your Eye Health with These Diet Tips

Created on: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Author: Carter Eye Center

More and more people are making the decision to make healthier food choices every day. Generally, the goal is to improve heart health and lose weight, which are both valid and great goals, but certain foods can also actually help your eye health and reduce your risks of developing certain eye diseases. Studies have shown that your risks of developing cataracts, macular degeneration and dry eye can be reduced if you make healthier food choices.

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3 Non-Hygienic Habits Most Contact Lens Users Develop

3 Non-Hygienic Habits Most Contact Lens Users Develop

Created on: Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Author: Carter Eye Center

Chance are, if you are one of 35+ million contact lens users in America, you were taught all the basics of proper contact lens hygiene when you first received your prescription. There are probably even better odds that you currently aren’t following those contact lens hygiene basics you were taught every single day.

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Beyond The Cool: How Sunglasses Protect Your Vision

Beyond The Cool: How Sunglasses Protect Your Vision

Created on: Thursday, May 26, 2016
Author: Carter Eye Center

Sunglasses have been synonymous with the idea of “cool” for a long time and it isn’t hard to imagine why. It is hard to picture sunglasses without thinking about Tom Cruise rocking aviators while riding on a motorcycle. Sunglasses have been an important fashion accessory in our society for a long time now, but it is important to make sure your sunglasses aren’t just form and have some function as well.

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Spring Allergies: The Cause and How You Can Reduce Your Exposure.

Spring Allergies: The Cause and How You Can Reduce Your Exposure.

Created on: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Author: Carter Eye Center

Well it is officially Spring, a time of beauty where plants spring into life and also a time of season allergies. Ocular allergies, commonly referred to as “eye allergies” are one of these Spring frustrations that millions of people deal with every year. If you suffer from Spring allergies, then you might end up having to deal with watery and/or irritated red eyes.

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Top 5 Ways to Help Your Eye Health and Reduce Risks of Vision Loss

Top 5 Ways to Help Your Eye Health and Reduce Risks of Vision Loss

Created on: Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Author: Carter Eye Center

Currently, over 20 million Americans are dealing with serious vision loss conditions. While some eye diseases are caused by genetics and family history, many of them can be prevented by simply taking a few steps to protect your vision and improve your overall health. Living a healthy lifestyle can help to reduce your chances of developing future vision loss.

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What is the Cause of Dry Eye?

What is the Cause of Dry Eye?

Created on: Thursday, April 21, 2016
Author: Carter Eye Center

The human eye relies a lot on tears to supply lubrication and moisture so that you can maintain your vision and comfort. You might be surprised to learn that tears are a combination of quite a few elements: water, oil, mucus, antibodies and proteins. Once these essential components are gathered, the human eyes special glands begin to secrete it evenly across the eye. If there is an imbalance in your tear system, then you may begin to experience dry eye.

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What Does It Mean To Have A Color Vision Deficiency?

What Does It Mean To Have A Color Vision Deficiency?

Created on: Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Author: Carter Eye Center

Color vision deficiency or, as it is more commonly known, color blindness, occurs when you are unable to perceive a wide spectrum of colors that the eye should be able to see. Color blindness can affect people at a variety of different levels, some may just only be unable to discern shades of red and green while others might see the world only in shades of grey. The most common color blindness affliction is the inability to discern shades of red and green, but a small percentage of people who suffer from color blindness will only see the world in black and white.

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3 Ways To Protect Your Vision In The Office

3 Ways To Protect Your Vision In The Office

Created on: Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Author: Carter Eye Center

Digital eye strain is a rapidly growing issue in today's computer reliant world. If you work in an office, chances are you will be spending quite some time in front of a computer screen which can cause your eyes to strain. In fact, 70 percent of Americans who work with computers on a daily basis deal with symptoms of digital eye strain. Luckily, there are some precautions you can take to help prevent digital eye strain and protect your vision.

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Aging Eyes? Here are 5 Things to Look Out For

Aging Eyes? Here are 5 Things to Look Out For

Created on: Thursday, February 18, 2016
Author: Carter Eye Center

Aging is an inescapable reality for us adults. Age affects us all, and it affects every part of our bodies as well—this includes your eyes. It is easy for us to forget that our eyes are affected by age just like our skin and our hair. As we get older our eyes became more susceptible to certain eye diseases, particularly if we have other health conditions, such as diabetes.

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Cataracts Affect More Than Just The Elderly

Cataracts Affect More Than Just The Elderly

Created on: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Author: Carter Eye Center

Cataracts are the number one causes of blindness in the world. The first thing you probably think of when you hear the word “cataracts” is the elderly. It is understandable why that would be the case, because cataracts are most commonly seen in the elderly, but you don't need to be elderly to develop them—in fact, babies can be born with cataracts.

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3 Benefits To Having LASIK Surgery You Might Not Expect

3 Benefits To Having LASIK Surgery You Might Not Expect

Created on: Friday, January 29, 2016
Author: Carter Eye Center

It is a well-known fact that LASIK is an optical surgery designed to permanently correct your vision. In most cases, patients who undergo LASIK experience a drastic improvement in all aspects of their vision.

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5 Things You Should Avoid Doing If You Are A Contact Lens User

5 Things You Should Avoid Doing If You Are A Contact Lens User

Created on: Thursday, January 28, 2016
Author: Carter Eye Center

The human eye is very sensitive to bacteria and debris, which makes contact lens use a liability for many people. It is easy to not take the necessary precautions with contact lenses, because we assume that nothing bad will happen if we cut corners just a little bit in regards to lens hygiene. Of course, this is not the case, our eyes are not as invincible as we like to think they are, and because of this misunderstanding many people end up having to deal with eye infections every year.

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Presbyopia: What Should I Be On The Lookout For?

Presbyopia: What Should I Be On The Lookout For?

Created on: Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Author: Carter Eye Center

Have you ever had your vision blur after looking at something for an extended period of time? For instance, your computer screen at work or the book you are reading? Well if your answer is “Yes!” and you are around the age of 40 or above, then you are probably experiencing what is called Presbyopia.

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Preventative Medicine: Myth, or Legend?

Preventative Medicine: Myth, or Legend?

Created on: Monday, November 30, 2015
Author: Carter Eye Center

Just because modern medicine is becoming increasingly fantastic, doesn't mean you should stop taking care of yourself. In fact, despite the constant advances in medical research, more and more doctors are looking at preventative medicine as a means of decreasing medical risk. Although preventative medical techniques won't be able to stop health complications caused by genetics, age, or uncontrollable environmental factors—it can help to slow the affects.

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