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The past decade has seen an explosion in the U.S. makeup industry, doubtlessly influenced by beauty retailers like Ulta and Sephora. Though makeup can be one of the best ways to enhance your natural features, it can also pose many risks to your eyes. Here are some tips to reduce the risk of irritation, infection and damage while wearing eye makeup.
With a variety of options available in laser vision correction, how do you know what is best? As a patient, it can be confusing knowing which option is best and why. At Raleigh Eye Center, we are pleased to offer both traditional LASIK and All-Laser LASIK in addition to PRK to meet the unique needs of our patients. Here is an overview of technology and how it impacts your LASIK procedure.
In our previous post, we discussed how LASIK eye surgery is a relatively safe procedure. LASIK surgeries have a 96% success rate, much higher than that of most common surgeries. However, all surgical procedures come with risks. In order to help you make an informed decision about LASIK, we will discuss some of these below.
You may have occasionally noticed a tiny speck, line, or dot that seems to hover in your field of vision, moving as your eye moves, but never quite disappearing. You will probably be pleased to learn that these ocular anomalies, commonly called “floaters”, are normal, and usually harmless. In today’s blog our Raleigh optometrist discusses what exactly causes floaters, and when they can indicate a more serious medical condition.
With technological advancements, computer usage has increased over the years. The average person spends approximately 8 hours in front of a computer, which has led to an increase of eye computer vision syndrome. According to the American Optometric Association, computer vision syndrome (CVS) is a group of vision and eye related problems that arise from extended use of computers.
When you’re shopping for a new pair of glasses at your optometrist’s office, it’s understandable to get a bit of sticker shock. Quality glasses can cost hundreds of dollars, even without specialty add-ons like lens coatings. Buying a cheap pair of glasses online can be a tempting solution to get the eyewear you need–but cheap glasses are far from a bargain. Here’s what you need to know about the risks of buying glasses online.
All your life, you’ve wondered what the word “cataract” meant. “I remember mom telling me great Aunt Ella had cataracts,” your mom told you once. So now you knowyou have a family history. But until you yourself start to experience blurry and cloudy vision, you never thought about this conversation.
You may have heard the phrase, “sitting is the new smoking.” At Raleigh Eye Center, we think the slogan should be “staring is the new smoking.” Most adults in this day and age spend massive amounts of time staring at screens, and the damage it does to our eyes can be significant. Below are just a few ways you can protect your eye health in today’s digital world.
As summer continues, people are preparing their bodies for the beach and pool. The desire to feel and look your best in a bathing suit is quite common. One thing that is often forgotten however, is the need to see your best as well. Glasses and contact lenses can be cumbersome when trying to enjoy all that summer has to offer. By being proactive, you can enjoy your summer in a way you only dreamed of…with the gift of clear vision through LASIK.