New Vision Eye Center BLOG

  • Top 3 Questions to Ask the Eye Doctor About Macular Degeneration

    Posted on September 5, 2018

    Having good eyesight is one of the most valuable physical traits we have as humans. We need sharp vision for everyday moments such as driving a car, reading a book, watching our kids and grandkids play, or even looking into someone's eyes...

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  • How to Choose the Best Eye Care Center

    Posted on September 4, 2018

    Your vision lets you see and enjoy the world around you. To protect the health of your eyes, you deserve world class eye care. To find that, you need to choose your eye care center carefully. When selecting an eye care center, keep the following tips in mind...

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  • Risk Factors for Macular Degeneration

    Posted on July 27, 2018

    Often called Age-Related Macular Degeneration or AMD, macular degeneration is a common eye condition that causes vision loss. AMD causes damage to the macula, which is what lets you see objects that are straight ahead...

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  • 3 Types of Cataracts

    Posted on July 26, 2018

    Cataracts are the clouding of your eye's natural lens. A cataract begins when proteins in the eye clump together and block the lens from sending clear images to the retina. In turn, this effect causes the typical cataract symptoms...

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  • How to Choose the Best Eye Doctor

    Posted on July 11, 2018

    If you have a serious eye condition and need a corrective surgery for your eyes, you will need to find a reputable eye doctor. Your optometrist, friends, or family may be able to recommend someone to you...

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  • Cataract Awareness Month: Prevent Blindness With Cataract Surgery

    Posted on June 21, 2018

    June is Cataract Awareness Month. To help increase awareness of this issue, we're focusing on cataracts on this blog, and we're explaining the importance of cataract surgery. Here are some compelling facts about this condition...

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  • Why It's Important to Visit the Eye Doctor Regularly

    Posted on June 1, 2018

    Many people think of going to the eye doctor as "kids stuff". That's particularly true for people who've had perfect vision their whole lives. If you're in this group, you may think that you don't need routine eye exams...

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  • Cataract Surgery Recovery

    Posted on May 15, 2018

    During cataract surgery, your eye's natural lens is removed and replaced by a synthetic one. This is one of the most common surgical procedures performed in the US every year, and it's increasingly done with the aid of a laser...

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  • The Results of LASIK Eye Surgery

    Posted on April 23, 2018

    LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) has an outstanding success rate, with 96% of patients achieving 20/20 vision or better, according to the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery...

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  • How Much Does Laser Cataract Surgery Cost?

    Posted on April 17, 2018

    In 2017 the average basic laser cataract surgery cost in the U.S. ranged from $3,600 to $6,000 per eye, if you paid everything yourself. For an advanced technology lens, which corrects astigmatism, there's usually an additional $500 or $1,000 cost per eye....

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  • Preventing and Treating Macular Degeneration

    Posted on April 4, 2018

    Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness among seniors in the United States. This condition is very serious, and you should take steps to protect yourself. To help you stay informed, here is a look at the risk factors...

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  • Cataract Surgery Also Solves Vision Issues

    Posted on March 24, 2018

    One surprising "side effect" of cataract surgery is that in addition to removing your cataracts, it can improve your vision. Patients who have had to wear glasses their entire lives have reported that they have 20/20 vision after a cataract surgery...

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  • All Laser LASIK Eases Eye Surgery Fears

    Posted on February 28, 2018

    LASIK eye surgery is the most effective way to correct your vision issues, but some people are reluctant to get this procedure because they are worried about having blades or scalpels near their eyes...

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  • How Much Does LASIK Eye Surgery Cost?

    Posted on February 27, 2018

    If you're ready to say goodbye to your glasses, it's time to consider LASIK surgery. One of the first questions most people have is...

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  • Using LASIK for Myopia Treatment

    Posted on February 14, 2018

    Myopia, or nearsightedness, is when you can see objects close up but you can't see them from far away. Being one of the most common types of visual issues, it can occur in people of all ages...

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  • Advancements in Cataract Surgery

    Posted on January 19, 2018

    Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world, and if you have cataracts, deciding to undergo cataract surgery is the only answer...

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  • Is LASIK Eye Surgery Right for You?

    Posted on January 18, 2018

    LASIK eye surgery is a fast, virtually painless procedure that can correct your vision. With this surgery, an eye surgeon uses a laser to reshape the cornea of your eye to permanently correct your vision...

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  • The Benefits of All Laser LASIK Eye Surgery

    Posted on January 17, 2018

    If you want to correct your vision, you may be considering all laser LASIK. To help you decide if LASIK eye surgery is right for you, check out the following benefits....

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  • Dry vs. Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    Posted on November 13, 2017

    Macular degeneration falls into two categories: wet and dry. Dry tends to develop more slowly and isn't linked to severe vision loss...

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  • Get Your Confidence Back with Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery

    Posted on November 3, 2017

    Also known as blepharoplasty, cosmetic eyelid surgery is one of the most common types of cosmetic surgery. Patients turn to this surgery for a number of different reasons. If you are considering this surgery, here's what you need to know about the process...

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  • How Often Should You Visit the Eye Doctor?

    Posted on October 24, 2017

    To safeguard the health of your eyes, you should see the eye doctor on a regular basis. They can help you determine if you need glasses, adjust your existing prescription, or help diagnose serious issues...

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  • What's the Difference Between an Ophthalmologist, Optometrist, and Optician?

    Posted on October 23, 2017

    When it comes to eye care, many people use the terms ophthalmologist, optometrist, and optician interchangeably. However, all of these terms mean distinctly different things. Here's a closer look at these concepts....

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  • What You Need to Know About Vision Floaters

    Posted on September 15, 2017

    Floaters are odd shapes or effects that appear in your field of vision. They are actually really common, and in most cases, they don't pose a problem. However, in some cases, they can signal bigger issues...

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  • Why Choose New Vision Eye Center?

    Posted on August 28, 2017

    Your eyes are one of the most important assets you have, and you need the right professionals to help you take care of them. Wondering what to look for when choosing an eye care center? Well, if you want world class eye care, here's what you need to consider...

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  • What to Expect During Cataract Surgery

    Posted on August 27, 2017

    If you are nervous about the thought of having eye surgery to correct cataracts, it's a perfectly normal feeling. But, you can take comfort from the knowledge that cataract surgery has become routine, and it's one of the safest eye procedures you can have...

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  • What Is the Treatment for Glaucoma?

    Posted on July 25, 2017

    Treatment for glaucoma can include prescription eye drops, medication, or surgery. There are pros and cons to each of these treatment options, and your eye doctor can help you determine which treatment is right for your situation...

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  • New Vision Eye Center's Dr. David O'Brien talks LASIK on Beauty and the Beach

    Posted on July 24, 2017

    Dr. O'Brien is not only an advocate of laser vision correction as a doctor, but also as a patient. He shares personally how laser vision correction has made his life better...

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  • What is the Best Eye Procedure for Dry Eyes?

    Posted on July 20, 2017

    Dry eye is a relatively common but annoying condition. Also known by the medical term, keratoconjunctivitis sicca, dry eyes are actually a set of symptoms related to a dry cornea, meaning the quantity and/or quality of tears do not keep the surface of the eye adequately lubricated...

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  • How to Choose the Best Eye Surgeon for Cataract Surgery

    Posted on July 6, 2017

    If you have been told that you need cataract surgery to improve your vision, it is important to choose an eye surgeon with experience and skill. After all, you want to have the best possible outcome from your surgery...

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  • Everything You Need to Know About Advanced Surface Treatment Eye Surgery

    Posted on July 5, 2017

    Advanced Surface Treatment eye surgery, or AST for short, is a laser vision correction procedure that is an attractive option for many people who are not candidates for traditional LASIK vision correction...

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  • What is a Cortical Cataract and How is it Treated?

    Posted on May 31, 2017

    Cataracts are an extremely common eye condition among middle-aged and older adults. In fact, more than 22 million American adults over the age of 40 suffer from them. Not all cataracts are the same though. There are actually three distinct types of cataracts...

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  • Exploring the Different Types of Cataract Surgery

    Posted on May 12, 2017

    The modern approach to cataract treatment involves the removal of the clouded lens and replacement with a clear synthetic intraocular transplant. Surgeons may utilize a manual approach or laser-assisted surgical technique to perform the cataract removal and intraocular lens transplant...

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  • Which Corrective Eye Surgery is Right for You?

    Posted on May 2, 2017

    If you are considering corrective eye surgery, you probably have a lot of questions. There are actually several different types of eye surgeries to correct vision - each is a little bit different. In this blog post, we'll explore the three most common types of refractive eye surgery - LASIK, AST and CK - and discuss how each one handles different types of vision impairments...

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  • Do Eye Floaters Ever Go Away?

    Posted on April 27, 2017

    If you suffer from eye floaters, you understand the frustration that comes with seeing something cross your field of vision without ever being able to really focus on it. If you're like many people with eye floaters, you may have found yourself wondering if you will ever have floater-free vision again...

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  • Using Lucentis as Treatment for Macular Degeneration

    Posted on April 11, 2017

    Age-related macular degeneration, a condition that makes it difficult or impossible for people to continue doing the everyday things they love to do, is a common eye problem...

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  • What You Need to Know Before Glaucoma Surgery

    Posted on April 10, 2017

    If you have been told you have glaucoma and that your doctor is recommending glaucoma surgery, you probably have a lot of questions about what's involved, how to prepare, and what to expect the day of your surgery...

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  • Why You May Need a YAG Laser After Cataract Surgery

    Posted on April 10, 2017

    Sometimes after having cataract surgery, a patient will experience blurred or double vision. This can occur because of a condition known as posterior capsule opacity (PCO). When PCO is present, a haze develops in the eye's natural membrane behind the artificial intraocular implant...

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