January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma is often referred to as a “silent thief of sight”. It is estimated that the disease affects over 4 million Americans with only half of affected people knowing that they have the disease. Glaucoma is actually a series of diseases that damage the optic nerve. Damage to the optic nerve and retina causes blind spots in the field of vision. Glaucoma is usually caused by an increase in the fluid pressure in the eye,

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happy mother and daughter

A: Fortunately, based on solely your ages, LASIK is a viable vision correction option for you both! At least, your ages alone would not be disqualifier for either of you. Generally, LASIK is not recommended on individuals younger than 18 years of age because changes are still happening with the eye at this age and it is not uncommon for older generations to have a LASIK procedure done either. When you reach your 60s, the eyes

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diabetic_retinopathy_in SoCal

A: It is great that you’re thinking in line with preventative measures when it comes to your disease! Preventing complications is much easier than dealing with an eye problem that has gone undetected for a long time. The American Diabetes Association recommends a dilated eye exam once every year at the very least for individuals with diabetes. People with diabetes can have an eye disease called diabetic retinopathy. This is when high blood sugar levels cause

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Long Beach, CA Premium Cataract Lens Simulation

A: With any medical procedure, there are no universal absolutes. However, thanks to medical advancements in lens technology, some patients can significantly reduce and possibly eliminate the need for reading glasses or bifocals following cataract surgery. Monofocal lenses (standard lenses covered by insurance) placed after cataract surgery allow patients to have cataract free vision, but some patients, especially those with astigmatism, will require glasses to see well in the distance and will definitely require glasses for

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LAL Lens Long Beach

A: When undergoing cataract surgery in Long Beach, your SoCal Eye surgeon will remove the cataract lens and replace it with a new artificial lens, also known as an IOL. These lenses have a prescription tailored to your eyes unique measurements. Standard IOLs, which are covered by insurances, allow patients to have cataract free vision and many of these patients don’t need to wear glasses for distance vision. The magic of the light adjustable lens

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A: It is wonderful that you are thinking about glaucoma prevention! Glaucoma is actually the second-leading cause of blindness in the entire world. Glaucoma is often referred to as a “silent thief of sight” because it is estimated that the disease affects over 4 million Americans, yet only about half realize that they have it. Glaucoma, however, can be treated effectively if it is caught early on. This is why prevention is crucial! Glaucoma is

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