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Presbyopia: is this causing my blurred vision? Mar 26th, 2019

Sometime after age 40, most people begin to experience blurred vision up close when performing tasks like reading, sewing, or working at the computer. This condition is called presbyopia. This happens to everyone eventually, even those who have never had vision problems. In fact, around 1 in 3 Americans currently...

Why do my eye burn, itch or feel like they have sand in them? Mar 26th, 2019

Do your eyes ever burn, itch, or feel like they have sand or grit in them? You could be suffering from dry eyes, an under-recognized eye condition. Dry eye syndrome can be the culprit for anything from mild discomfort, especially in the evenings or early mornings, to fluctuating vision that...

Stem Cells Used to Restore Damaged Corneas Jul 2nd, 2014

Much like the skin, the cornea is constantly damaged by exposure to the outside world. In order to repair itself, the cornea has a reserve of limbal stem cells, or cells on the outside edge of the cornea. When the corneal cells become damaged, the limbal stem cells are there...

May is UV Awareness Month May 15th, 2014

Harmful UV rays pose a wide array of threats to the health of your eyes and eyelids.Overexposure to UV rays can lead to a condition known as pinguecula, a thickening of the tissue covering the whites of the eyes. While this condition does not necessarily affect vision it can cause...

Vision and Pregnancy Apr 10th, 2014

Your corneas can also change shape, causing blurred or distorted vision. In many cases, these symptoms are not severe and will disappear after giving birth, or when a new mother quits breastfeeding. However, the appearance of flashing lights, vision loss or light sensitivity can signify the onset of preeclampsia. If...

ASCRS Responds to Dr. Oz Regarding LASIK Oct 25th, 2013

ASCRS treats all concerns about the safety and effectiveness of LASIK very seriously. Based on substantial research and data collected over decades, ASCRS is convinced that LASIK is safe and effective, and offers a viable option for drastically improving quality of life for millions of qualified candidates.  LASIK’s safety and effectiveness...

Latest Development in Specialty Contact Lenses for Keratoconus and Post-Surgical Corneas Jan 19th, 2013

If so, then there are some things to consider before setting out to find a competent contact lens fitter.For clarity, a “specialty contact lens,” is any contact lens that falls outside the parameters of a standard “off the rack” soft contact lens.One of the most important things to remember is...