Keeping Your Eyes Healthy After LASIK Eye Surgery

Keeping Your Eyes Healthy After LASIK Eye Surgery

After your eyes have recovered from LASIK eye surgery, it’s important to keep them healthy in order to preserve your eyesight. Here are some tips : Have regular eye exams: You should visit your optometrist once a year to have a comprehensive eye exam. Although the LASIK will have corrected your vision, it does not make your eyes immune to other vision conditions. Your optometrist will be able to give you peace of mind and spot any possible issues in their early stages. 1. A healthy diet: Just like organs in the rest of your body, eye health is directly linked to our diets. Certain foods like dark, leafy greens, carrots and oily fish like salmon or tuna contain nutrients essential to the function of the eye, keeping nerves healthy. 2. Maintaining a healthy weight: Being overweight increases your risk of developing certain health problems that can affect your vision. Diabetes, for example, can lead to vision loss through glaucoma or diabetic eye disease. If you are having a difficult time maintaining a healthy weight, your doctor can check for underlying conditions. 3. Protect your eyes: Sunglasses that block out 99 to 100% of UVA and UVB rays are essential to your eye health, especially in sunny Miami. Protective eyewear should be used in sports like racquetball, baseball, basketball and hockey. 4. Quit smoking: The perfect time to quit smoking is right now. Linked to many health issues, this habit can negatively affect your vision. Smokers are at increased risk of developing age-related macular degeneration as well as cataracts, which can lead to severe vision loss. 5. Rest your eyes: Do you work all day at a computer? This can quickly lead to eye strain, causing headaches, eye fatigue and more. A good rule to follow for people who do, is the 20-20-20 rule where essentially, you work 20 minutes, then spend 20 seconds looking at an object 20 feet away, helping your eye muscles relax and rest. Free eye exams from Miami’s leading LASIK eye surgeons At The Laser Center of Coral Gables, we offer a wide range of attractive financing plans that will help you afford LASIK or any other eye surgery. By partnering with TruVision and Wells Fargo Health Advantage, we allow participating health plan members to receive significant discounts and special financing on their LASIK or laser eye surgery procedure. If you have any questions about our laser eye surgery procedures, our doctors, our financing plans or the state-of-the-art technology we use, please contact us today and book your free eye...

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Your Laser Eye Surgery Guide To Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking

Your Laser Eye Surgery Guide To Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking

Our Miami laser eye surgery specialists are dedicated to helping patients achieve the best vision possible.  Our goal is to have you free from contact lenses and glasses forever.  There are several different types of laser eye surgery procedures available.  Maybe you’ve have heard about corneal collagen cross-linking, but aren’t sure what it is.  Here is some more information about this relatively new procedure: Corneal collagen cross-linking aims to stabilize the cornea and stop the progression of irregular corneal changes known as ectasia. Corneal ectasia manifests in several ways including corneal thinning, steepening of the front and back corneal curvatures and irregular astigmatism.  Ectasia is commonly caused by the progressive disorder known as keratoconus. Corneal collagen cross-linking works by using riboflavin eye drops and UV light to strengthen the collagen structure of the cornea. Our Miami Eye Specialists Help Keep Your Eyes in Optimal Health For more information about corneal collagen cross-linking, if you would like to make a booking for a laser eye surgery consultation, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us today.  Discover why so many people visit our us when seeking to achieve better vision and keep their eyes healthy.  We look forward to hearing from you. Back to laser eye surgery...

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Laser Eye Surgery In Miami Is Giving Cataracts Patients A New View On The World!

Laser Eye Surgery In Miami Is Giving Cataracts Patients A New View On The World!

Cataracts patients can now gain a new lease on life and improve their vision with laser eye surgery in Miami at The Laser Center of Coral Gables.  A cataract is the clouding of all or part of the normally clear natural lens of the eye, resulting in blurred or distorted vision.  While cataracts are usually found in people over the age of 55, they can be occasionally found in people of a younger age. Incredible developments are being made in the field of surgical procedures for the eye and lasers can now be used to treat and correct cataracts.  Laser eye surgery is a life-changing procedure for millions of people around the world.  Whether you have been diagnosed with cataracts or you currently wear contact lenses or glasses in your daily life, our doctors will conduct a preliminary examination and determine which of the many procedures we offer will work best for you.  There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to laser eye surgery, so a complimentary consultation is available.  If you have been diagnosed with cataracts and are wondering what steps to take next, make an appointment with The Laser Center of Coral Gables and our doctors will be happy to meet with you and give you advice about how best to move forward.  Don’t live with faulty vision any longer than you have to, let us help. For more information or to book an appointment with one of our doctors, please contact us today.  Discover how laser eye surgery in Miami can change your life for the better.  We look forward to hearing from...

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How Long Will Your Eyesight Stay Corrected After Laser Eye Surgery?

How Long Will Your Eyesight Stay Corrected After Laser Eye Surgery?

At The Laser Center of Coral Gables, we’re proud to be a leading center for laser eye surgery in Miami, Florida.  If you’re someone who has been wearing glasses or contact lenses for years, why not consider laser eye surgery?  It lets you to live without the expense of glasses or contact lenses and it allows you to enjoy many activities that are made more difficult with eyewear, such as swimming, running, going to the beach, exercising and much more! There are undoubtedly many questions to be asked about laser eye surgery before deciding if the procedure is for you.  One of the most common questions is, “How long will my eyesight stay corrected after laser eye surgery?”  The good news is that your eyesight in most cases will be corrected permanently.  Even rare instances where a patient’s eyesight isn’t fully restored can sometimes be corrected with a second procedure in order to bring you the results you’re looking for. Laser eye surgery can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.  You no longer have to spend money on expensive contact lenses or worry about changing your prescription every couple of years. If you’re ready to be free of glasses and contact lenses forever, consider scheduling a consultation at The Laser Center of Coral Gables to talk to our doctors about the options available to you.  We even have payment plans. For more information or to book an appointment with one of our doctors, please contact us today.  Discover why we are the leading practice for laser eye surgery in...

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Will You Need Medical Leave For Laser Eye Surgery? Miami Eye Specialists Answer Your Question!

Will You Need Medical Leave For Laser Eye Surgery?  Miami Eye Specialists Answer Your Question!

As with most types of surgeries, every patient reacts differently to laser eye surgery in Miami.  One thing to keep in mind is that almost all patients will have blurry vision, eye irritation, tearing and light sensitivity for up to six hours after the surgery. Many patients choose to do light work (such as working on a computer) just hours after their laser eye surgery is completed.  Obviously, completing higher risk activities or operating heavy machinery will require stability of vision and patients will need more time to adapt to their new sight. After The Surgery All patients who undergo laser eye surgery are instructed to use steroid and antibiotic eye drops for up to a week following the surgery and working on a computer, watching television or reading won’t have an effect on the successful outcome of the surgery. There are, however, a few restrictions to take note of in order to accelerate recovery time, so that you can return to work sooner: Don’t rub the eye or eyelid, Don’t squeeze the eyelid shut, Don’t wear any eye makeup and No swimming for up to four days after surgery. Routine work, jogging and walking won’t put pressure on the eye and is allowed a day after the surgery.  If you would like to learn more information regarding laser eye surgery and its many benefits, then contact The Laser Center of Coral Gables.  We are passionate about providing our valued patients with the very best services and our laser eye surgery in Miami is committed to helping increase your quality of...

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