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Give Yourself the Gift of LASIK This Holiday Season

Can you think of any better item for your holiday wish list than the gift of vision? That’s what you can count on when you choose LASIK surgery, a safe and effective procedure that permanently corrects common vision problems.

Dec 13th, 2020
Myths and Facts About LASIK Surgery

LASIK surgery has a long list of myths that persist even though it has been successfully and safely used for 20 years. If you ruled out LASIK after hearing a frightening story, now is the time to get the facts.

Jan 1st, 2020
5 Reasons to Consider LASIK

You may not like the idea of having laser surgery done on your eyes, yet there are many good reasons to consider LASIK. Here are two: LASIK is exceptionally safe and 96% of patients are highly satisfied with their results.

Oct 1st, 2019
Who’s at Highest Risk of Developing Glaucoma?

The best way to prevent glaucoma is with routine eye exams — even when you don’t have symptoms. Eye exams to prevent vision loss are especially essential if you’re at a high risk for glaucoma. Read on to learn about the risk factors.

Sep 1st, 2019
Eye Safety Tips for New Contact Lens Wearers

Contact lenses improve your appearance and your vision, but they also increase your risk of eye infections. That’s why eye safety is so vital if you wear contact lenses. Here are six top safety tips for new contact lens wearers.

Aug 9th, 2019
Summertime Tips for Dealing With Chronic Dry Eye

Dry eyes are a common problem, affecting about seven of every 10 adults. If you’re in this large group of people with dry, itchy eyes, your symptoms may worsen during the summer. Here are our top tips for dealing with chronic dry eye.

Jul 16th, 2019
The Importance of Protecting Your Eyes From the Sun

Do you know your eyes can get sunburned? And that’s not the only eye problem that unprotected sun exposure causes. Here’s a rundown of the top eye conditions directly related to UV radiation and tips on the best way to protect your eyes.

Jun 20th, 2019
Why You Want an Ophthalmologist on Your Diabetic Care Team

If you have diabetes, you’re at risk for diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of vision loss in adults. The only way to protect your vision is with an ophthalmologist on your team to catch eye disease while there’s time to protect your vision.

May 7th, 2019
Cataracts: How Do I Know If I’m At Risk?

Starting at the age of 40, your risk for cataracts increases with every decade. You can help prevent cataracts when you avoid the things that put you at risk for the disease. Keep reading because this blog tells you about all the top risk factors.

Apr 5th, 2019
What is Keratoconus and What Symptoms Should I Look Out For?

Keratoconus is an eye condition you may not have heard about. It starts in the teenage years and continuously worsens to cause vision problems, yet early treatment can stop the progression. Schedule an exam if you notice these keratoconus symptoms.

Feb 1st, 2019
LASIK Surgery Can Help With a Multitude of Conditions

Are you ready to be done with eyeglasses or contacts? Then it’s time to consider LASIK, which can correct vision to normal 20/20 in more than 90% of all patients. LASIK safely and effectively treats multiple vision problems.

Dec 18th, 2018
Stop the Progression of Keratoconus with Peschke

Keratoconus is an eye condition that affects adolescents and young adults, progressively worsening and causing irreparable vision loss. Stopping its progression with Peschke® corneal cross-linking is the best way to protect your vision.

Nov 13th, 2018
Why LASIK Surgery is Still The Top Choice for Millions

More than half a million people undergo LASIK laser corrective eye surgery every year. The fact that it’s quite effective and nearly pain-free are only two of the reasons why it may be the best way to retire your glasses or contacts.

Sep 21st, 2018
Learn to Recognize the Early Symptoms of Keratoconus

Blurry vision and trouble focusing your eyes are signs of an eye disease you’ve probably never heard of — keratoconus, which causes the cornea to thin and bulge. Be alert for the early symptoms so you can get treatment right away.

Jul 9th, 2018
Who is a Good Candidate for LASIK?

If you’re ready to see better without relying on glasses or contact lenses, the innovative LASIK technology might be the answer. Our skilled LASIK surgeons have pulled together the following description of LASIK candidates to give you a head start.

Mar 28th, 2018
Cataracts Types

A cataract is a clouding of the eye's natural lens, which can make it harder for you to see.

Dec 3rd, 2017
Eye Surgery Types

From LASIK to PRK, there are several types of eye surgery available today to correct less than perfect vision.

Nov 26th, 2017
LASIK Complications

LASIK eye surgery is one of the safest procedures of its kind, with an excellent success rate.

Nov 19th, 2017
How is Laser Eye Surgery Performed?

LASIK laser eye surgery is a vision correction procedure that aims at permanently altering the focusing power of the eye by reshaping the cornea with a precise excimer laser.

Nov 12th, 2017
Is LASIK Right for You?

LASIK has successfully improved the vision of millions of people, but it isn’t for everyone.

Nov 5th, 2017
Wearing Contacts Before a LASIK Consultation

If you are a contact lens wearer who is interested in LASIK eye surgery for vision correction and to reduce your dependency on contacts, it’s important to be aware of the restrictions surrounding wearing contact lenses before your LASIK consultation.

Oct 15th, 2017
Is LASIK Covered by Insurance?

Unfortunately, most insurance companies don’t cover LASIK because laser eye surgery is nearly always considered an elective procedure and not medically necessary.

Oct 1st, 2017
LASIK After 40

When a person’s near vision begins to diminish, sometime after age 40, many incorrectly assume that readers, bifocal/progressive glasses are the only options to see up close.

Sep 10th, 2017
Is Glaucoma Hereditary?

Glaucoma is a term used for a group of diseases that irreversibly damage the optic nerve, potentially causing vision loss and blindness.

Sep 5th, 2017
Vision Correction Methods

Correcting refractive vision problems such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia has advanced beyond simple eyeglasses and contacts.

Aug 29th, 2017
Glaucoma Surgery Recovery

Glaucoma is a term used for a group of eye conditions that cause damage to the optic nerve due to an increase in intraocular pressure. If left untreated, glaucoma can cause complete vision loss.

Aug 20th, 2017

If you wear glasses or contact lenses, you might consider surgery to correct your vision.

Aug 13th, 2017
Glaucoma and Diabetes

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world. However, it’s the leading cause of preventable blindness.

Aug 6th, 2017
How Long Does LASIK Last?

In general, LASIK eye surgery is considered to be a permanent way to correct vision. Given that the procedure takes roughly 30 minutes total to complete, this is pretty impressive.

Jul 31st, 2017
LASIK vs Contacts

For some people, making the decision to have LASIK is not as straightforward as it is for others.

Jul 23rd, 2017
Causes of Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions which result in vision loss. The back of your eye continuously makes a clear fluid called aqueous humor.

Jul 16th, 2017
What is Corneal Cross-Linking?

Medical science is amazing! It’s crazy to think that a seemingly simple combination of vitamin B and ultraviolet A (UVA) light, when applied to the eyes, could actually help people escape the need for a corneal transplant.

Jun 26th, 2017
Glaucoma Prevention

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness, affecting around 2% of the population.

Jun 13th, 2017

Presbyopia is a normal result of the aging process. The crystalline lens within your eyes is composed of proteins. These proteins are soft and flexible when you are younger.

May 28th, 2017
Glaucoma Symptoms

Glaucoma is a complicated eye disease in which damage to the optic nerve may result in vision loss.

May 21st, 2017
Preparing for LASIK

Even though LASIK is a relatively safe procedure, it is normal to experience uneasiness or nervousness prior to surgery.

May 15th, 2017
LASIK Reviews

If you're tired of wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses, you may wonder whether LASIK surgery is right for you.

May 7th, 2017
LASIK Healing - Part Two

Avoid Any Facial Applications: Avoid applying any facial applications, especially around your eyes.

May 1st, 2017
LASIK Healing - Part One

One of the many benefits of LASIK eye surgery in Atlanta is a fast healing and recovery time.

Apr 24th, 2017
Types of Laser Eye Surgery

Laser eye surgery, sometimes called vision correction surgery or refractive surgery, is any surgical procedure used to correct vision problems.

Apr 9th, 2017
Why is Some LASIK Cheap?

If you are considering LASIK, you've probably noticed advertisements for low-cost, discount LASIK.

Apr 4th, 2017
LASIK Consultation Preparation

In order to determine if you are a candidate for LASIK, you must first have a thorough, dilated eye exam with a qualified ophthalmologist.

Mar 28th, 2017
LASIK for Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a common condition in which the cornea of the eye has a shape similar to that of a football, rather than a normal corneal shape resembling a baseball.

Mar 19th, 2017
Cataract Surgery Options

Cataracts are a cloudiness that forms in the normally clear lens of the eye, leading to decreased vision.

Mar 13th, 2017

LASIK, which stands for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, also commonly referred to as laser eye surgery or laser vision correction, is the most popular form of refractive surgery for the correction of myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism.

Mar 8th, 2017
LASIK Healing Time

As soon as your LASIK surgery is complete, your eyes will have already begun the healing process.

Feb 20th, 2017
Age for LASIK

LASIK is a great option for many people who suffer from poor eyesight. But one question many people have before considering this procedure is when is the best time to get LASIK?

Feb 15th, 2017
LASIK Pros and Cons

LASIK is a refractive surgery that uses a laser on one or both eyes to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.

Feb 8th, 2017
Cataracts Under 40

A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens of the eye. As a lens becomes cloudy, vision is impaired.

Feb 1st, 2017
LASIK Candidate

LASIK eye surgery can be very successful when performed on the right patient.

Jan 25th, 2017
What You Need To Know Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a rare condition whereby the usually round, dome-shaped cornea becomes thin and starts to develop a cone-shaped bulge. A cornea shaped like a cone causes blurry vision and may also cause an increased sensitivity to harsh glare and light. It

Oct 27th, 2016
Cost of LASIK vs. Contact Lenses

Are you a contact wearer? Have you checked out the cost of LASIK lately? With new pricing and specials available for LASIK at Atlanta Vision Cataract & Laser Center Center in Atlanta, GA you may be surprised when you compare the cost.

Oct 20th, 2016
Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.

Dec 23rd, 2020
Zyoptix: The New and Improved Custom LASIK Procedure

While LASIK surgery has freed millions of people from relying on corrective lenses, many more had vision problems or eyes that were unsuitable for laser treatment. Zyoptix, a refinement of LASIK, extends the range of laser vision correction surgery.

Jun 21st, 2018

A pterygium is an abnormal tissue growth that protrudes from the eye’s conjunctiva (membrane covering whites of the eyes) onto the cornea. Pterygia usually develop in the inner corner of the eye and can either be small or grow big enough in size to cause i

Oct 27th, 2016

Blepharoplasty refers to a surgical procedure that repairs droopy eyelids involving the removal of excess skin, fat, and muscle.

Oct 27th, 2016
Corneal Cross Linking Procedure

Corneal Cross Linking is a procedure performed to treat ocular conditions where the cornea becomes weakened or starts to degenerate. One of the most common issues that Corneal Cross Linking is used to treat is keratoconus, a degenerative disorder that caus

Oct 27th, 2016
My Vision is Blurry Close Up

Have you noticed that you have trouble reading the menus at dinner or newspaper in the morning? Many people have the question of why their vision is so blurry close up. This is due to farsightednes

Oct 20th, 2016
Protective Sports Eyewear for Youth

More than 42,000 sports and recreation-related eye injuries are reported each year in the U.S. Of these, persons under age 25 comprise over 70% of the injuries, and about 40% are children under age 15.

Oct 20th, 2016
Getting Clear About Cataracts

Although its a familiar term, the true meaning of cataracts may seem a bit mysterious. A deeper look into this common vision problem can make choosing a treatment option crystal clear.

Oct 20th, 2016
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