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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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