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Let’s face it – contact lenses can be a huge hassle. And glasses? Some people love wearing them but for others, there’s nothing worse. If you’ve been wearing contacts or glasses for years and dreamed of not having to rely on them, you’ve come to the right place!
A cataract is the clouding of the normally clear lens in your eye. Though cataracts are painless, they blur your vision by restricting the amount of light that enters your eye. In addition to hazy vision, symptoms include unusual glare, poor night vision, and changes in the perception of color.
Refractive Lens Exchange is a procedure that allows patients to restore their near, intermediate, and far vision with an implantable lens that replaces the eye’s crystalline lens.
COMPUTER VISION SYNDROME
Computer Vision Syndrome, or Digital Eye Strain, refers to the vision-related problems that come with prolonged computer, tablet, and cell phone use.
The cornea is the transparent tissue at the front of the eye. It acts as the eye’s outermost lens and helps to shield the rest of the eye from germs, dust, and other harmful matter.
Up to 12 million Americans suffer from an inflammatory disease called dry eye syndrome. Side effects include burning, itching, stickiness, redness, and stinging of their eyes. If left untreated, inflammation caused by dry eyes can lead to scarring and permanent loss of sight.
Diabetic retinopathy occurs when the small blood vessels in the retina are damaged. It is the leading cause of blindness among working age adults.