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What to Expect During Your Corneal Cross-Linking (CXL) Procedure Sep 18th, 2020

Keratoconus surprises most people because it begins between your teens and early 20s, an age that seems way too young for serious eye problems. Once this problem with your cornea begins, it continues to get progressively worse over the next decade or two. Early treatment with corneal cross-linking makes the...

Actions You Can Take to Prevent Keratoconus From Worsening Aug 3rd, 2020

If you’re having a problem with your vision, it’s important to see an eye doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating eye conditions. Atlanta Vision Cataract & Laser Center provides comprehensive eye exams that get to the root of your symptoms. Our physicians offer state-of-the-art treatment once you receive a...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Jul 10th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Everything You Need to Know About Cross-Linking Eye Surgery Feb 1st, 2020

Cross-linking eye surgery is a game-changer for patients with keratoconus. Not long ago, there weren’t any treatments that could stop this corneal disease from getting worse. Now our patients at Atlanta Vision Cataract & Laser Center have another option called corneal cross-linking.  With cross-linking eye surgery, you have hope for...

Myths and Facts About LASIK Surgery Jan 1st, 2020

LASIK (laser in-situ keratomileusis) is one of today’s greatest success stories. The procedure has a well-established safety record, and it restores vision to normal for most patients. Yet myths persist and take on a life of their own, creating bad press that may make you think twice about having a...

What Is Keratoconus and How Can You Prevent It from Worsening? Dec 1st, 2019

Keratoconus is an eye disease that manifests itself in your late teens or early 20s. Although it’s a progressive condition, it’s treatable. And the sooner treatment begins, the better your chances of overcoming it and living normally.  Dr. Leonard Achiron and Dr. David O’Day are skilled eye specialists who diagnose...

What You Can Do Now to Reduce Your Risk of Macular Degeneration Nov 1st, 2019

We find that many of our Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center patients don’t stop to think about preventing eye disease. If you’re in that group, then this is a good time to take a minute to consider the importance of preventing macular degeneration.  Why? Because you have a good...

5 Reasons to Consider LASIK Oct 1st, 2019

You’re not alone if you’ve been thinking about LASIK and can’t decide if it’s right for you. We know from the stories we hear at Atlanta Vision Cataract & Laser Center that patients tend to think a lot about whether to get LASIK surgery. The longer they think, the more...

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

Glaucoma doesn’t have apparent symptoms until it causes enough permanent nerve damage to affect your vision. At Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center, we encourage all adults to schedule routine eye examinations, but exams are especially important if you have a high risk of developing glaucoma. Here’s what you should...

Eye Safety Tips for New Contact Lens Wearers Aug 9th, 2019

Whether you’re excited to trade in your eyeglasses, or contacts were your first choice after you learned you need corrective lenses, you’re going to love wearing contacts. At first, many of our patients at Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center are worried about inserting their new contact lenses. Then they’re...

Summertime Tips for Dealing With Chronic Dry Eye Jul 16th, 2019

Dry eye symptoms have the unfortunate tendency to worsen during the summertime, sometimes interfering with plans for outdoor activities. If you’re like many of our patients at Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center, you need extra help protecting your eyes. Here are our top tips for keeping your dry eyes...

The Importance of Protecting Your Eyes From the Sun Jun 20th, 2019

Do you know that your eyes can get sunburned? If you’re like most of the patients we treat at Atlanta Vision Cataract & Laser Center, you know all about the risk of skin cancer from sun exposure, but you may not realize your eyes are also susceptible to sun damage....

Why You Want an Ophthalmologist on Your Diabetic Care Team May 7th, 2019

If you have diabetes, you need an ophthalmologist on your team for one vital reason: to prevent vision loss and blindness. It’s that simple and that serious. High blood sugar levels significantly increase your risk for developing diabetic eye disease, which is a group of conditions that lead to loss...

Cataracts: How Do I Know If I’m At Risk? Apr 5th, 2019

Cataracts affect more than 24 million Americans over the age of 40. On the positive side, they generally don’t start to develop until around the age of 40, which means you have plenty of time to lower your risk and prevent or delay the condition. At Atlanta Vision Cataract and...

Limit Keratoconus Progression with Avedro Cross Linking Mar 14th, 2019

Keratoconus usually strikes in the teen years, where it starts years of progressively worsening vision. There’s no cure for keratoconus, but here at Atlanta Vision Cataract & Laser Center, we can stop the ongoing corneal deterioration with the only treatment currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration: the Avedro...

What is Keratoconus and What Symptoms Should I Look Out For? Feb 1st, 2019

Keratoconus tends to take patients by surprise because it develops at an early age, often in the teenage years when no one expects a serious and progressive problem with their corneas. We’re specialists in keratoconus at Atlanta Vision Cataract & Laser Center, so we know to watch for this problem...

Top 10 ways you can benefit from corneal cross-linking with Peschke Jan 9th, 2019

Keratoconus is an eye condition that makes the cornea thin and bulge away from your eye like a cone. These changes mark the start of vision changes that progressively worsen through your 40s.   Until recently, treatment options were very limited and offered little hope for stopping the condition. But...

LASIK Surgery Can Help With a Multitude of Conditions Dec 18th, 2018

Did you know that more than 90% of patients who undergo LASIK end up with 20/20 vision after their surgery? And 99% improve to 20/40 vision. That’s why it’s one of the top procedures that our team at Atlanta Vision Cataract & Laser Center performs. With more than two decades...

Stop the Progression of Keratoconus with Peschke Nov 13th, 2018

When it comes to your eye health, nothing is more important than getting an early diagnosis and treatment that stops the problem from worsening and causing vision loss. But that wasn’t always possible for keratoconus. For many years, we didn’t have a treatment that could stop the progression of keratoconus....

Understanding if You Are a Good Candidate for Corneal Cross-Linking Oct 19th, 2018

Keratoconus is an eye condition that typically occurs at a young age and progressively worsens, diminishing your vision along the way. Until recently, we didn’t have many treatment options for keratoconus, but now the US Food and Drug Administration has approved a procedure called corneal cross-linking.We’re proud to offer our...

Why LASIK Surgery is Still The Top Choice for Millions Sep 21st, 2018

LASIK is the corrective procedure preferred by millions of people who are nearsighted, farsighted, or have an astigmatism. An estimated 600,000 people every year decide that it’s time to retire their glasses or contacts and correct their vision with LASIK surgery.Here at Atlanta Vision Cataract & Laser Center, we’ve had...

Learn About the Groundbreaking New Treatment for Keratoconus Aug 30th, 2018

Keratoconus is an eye condition in which your cornea — your eye’s transparent cover — begins to grow thinner and bulge out in a cone-like shape. Because your cornea’s job is to focus light into your eyes, having keratoconus in one or both eyes can distort the way you see...

Learn to Recognize the Early Symptoms of Keratoconus Jul 9th, 2018

You may never have heard of keratoconus. You probably don’t know how to say it or spell it. But if you care about your eyes, you should know some basic facts about what keratoconus is and how to recognize its early symptoms.Let’s start with what keratoconus is. Your eyes have...

Zyoptix: Learn About The New and Improved Custom LASIK Procedure Jun 21st, 2018

Laser eye surgery has revolutionized eye care, freeing millions from the need to wear glasses or contacts. Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, better known as LASIK, achieves the same level of vision correction provided by corrective lenses. As anyone who has worn glasses or contacts knows, this level of correction may...

Zyoptix: The New and Improved Custom LASIK Procedure Jun 21st, 2018

Laser eye surgery has revolutionized eye care, freeing millions from the need to wear glasses or contacts. Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, better known as LASIK, achieves the same level of vision correction provided by corrective lenses. As anyone who has worn glasses or contacts knows, this level of correction may...

Laser Surgery for Glaucoma: All Your Questions Answered May 4th, 2018

Laser Surgery for Glaucoma: All Your Questions AnsweredGlaucoma is not one disease but a group of diseases that damage the optic nerve. This nerve is the facilitator between your vision and your brain. If the optic nerve gets damaged enough, you can lose your vision. In fact, glaucoma is a...

The Benefits of Corneal Cross-Linking for Treating Keratoconus Apr 17th, 2018

Your cornea is a clear, dome-shaped window at the front of your eye that focuses the light entering your eye. When you have keratoconus, however, your cornea becomes thin and protrudes out in an irregular cone shape. As a result, your vision becomes blurry and distorted, making it difficult to...

Who is a Good Candidate for LASIK? Mar 28th, 2018

Who is a Good Candidate for LASIK?LASIK is a revolutionary laser surgery to help you achieve better vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses. The continual advancements in technology have made it possible for those who weren’t good candidates for LASIK previously to now benefit from the laser...

Cataracts Types Dec 3rd, 2017

A cataract is a clouding of the eye's natural lens, which can make it harder for you to see.Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 40 and is the principal cause of blindness in the world. Cataracts develop when protein builds up in the...

Eye Surgery Types Nov 26th, 2017

From LASIK to PRK, there are several types of eye surgery available today to correct less than perfect vision. While each one has the same goal of improved eyesight, every eye surgery procedure is unique. To help you understand which type of eye surgery is right for you, here’s an...

LASIK Complications Nov 19th, 2017

LASIK eye surgery is one of the safest procedures of its kind, with an excellent success rate. Like any medical procedure, refractive surgery carries some risk. Major complications after LASIK are extremely rare, occurring in less than 1% of all patients. Most side effects are minor and can be easily...

How is Laser Eye Surgery Performed? Nov 12th, 2017

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.Laser eye surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure while the patient is awake. Usually both eyes are operated on at the same time,...

Is LASIK Right for You? Nov 5th, 2017

LASIK has successfully improved the vision of millions of people, but it isn’t for everyone. Before you sign up for LASIK surgery, here are a few things to help you determine if LASIK is right for you:LASIK is surgery to a very delicate part of your eye, and cannot be...

Understanding Refractive Errors Oct 29th, 2017

To see clearly, the cornea and the lens of the eye must bend (refract) light rays so they focus on the retina. The retina, a layer of light-sensing cells that line the back of the eye, converts the light rays into impulses that are sent to the brain where they...

Preparing for LASIK Surgery Oct 22nd, 2017

LASIK surgery requires considerable preparation. Prior to LASIK in Atlanta, you’ll need a complete eye examination by your refractive surgeon including the following tests and evaluation:Dr. Achiron will dilate your pupils to fine-tune your prescription.Examination of your eyes to make sure they’re healthy, including testing for glaucoma, performing a retinal exam...

Wearing Contacts Before a LASIK Consultation Oct 15th, 2017

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. Prior to a LASIK consultation and surgery, it is vital...

How Effective is Laser Eye Surgery? Oct 8th, 2017

Thousands of people across the globe have experienced the lasting benefits of laser eye surgery. Laser eye surgery has proven highly effective in most people with common vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. In fact, as many as 70% of patients will experience better than 20/20 vision once they’ve...

Is LASIK Covered by Insurance? Oct 1st, 2017

Unfortunately, most insurance companies don’t cover LASIK because laser eye surgery is nearly always considered an elective procedure and not medically necessary.Although insurance does not often cover the cost of LASIK, certain people can get their laser eye surgery covered due to special circumstances.The first way LASIK may be covered...

How to Find the Best LASIK Surgeon Sep 24th, 2017

If you are considering LASIK surgery, one of the most important things to consider is how to find the best LASIK surgeon. LASIK surgery is an extremely popular vision correction method and while you may be excited to have clear vision, it is important to take your time and do...

What is Glaucoma of the Eye? Sep 17th, 2017

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can lead to blindness by damaging the optic nerve. The eye continuously produces a fluid, called the aqueous, that must drain from the eye to maintain healthy eye pressure. In Primary Open Angle Glaucoma, which is the most common type of glaucoma,...

LASIK After 40 Sep 10th, 2017

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. Fortunately, this is far from the truth. Today, with the latest LASIK technology, there are several options for LASIK after 40.Everyone over 40...

Is Glaucoma Hereditary? Sep 5th, 2017

Glaucoma is a term used for a group of diseases that irreversibly damage the optic nerve, potentially causing vision loss and blindness. Commonly thought to be a sign of aging, in fact, glaucoma can strike anyone at any age. Genetic and hereditary factors are considered to play a key role...

Vision Correction Methods Aug 29th, 2017

Correcting refractive vision problems such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia has advanced beyond simple eyeglasses and contacts. Today, there are several vision correction methods for patients to consider. In Atlanta, Dr. O'Day can help you to understand your options and help to select the best vision correction solution based on...

Glaucoma Surgery Recovery Aug 20th, 2017

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. When drug therapies and medications fail or are inappropriate, surgical treatment may be required. There are...

LASIK Aug 13th, 2017

If you wear glasses or contact lenses, you might consider surgery to correct your vision. LASIK is a popular vision correction procedure that uses a laser to reshape your cornea — the clear, round dome at the front of your eye — to improve the way your eye focuses light...

Glaucoma and Diabetes Aug 6th, 2017

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world. However, it’s the leading cause of preventable blindness.Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions caused by abnormally high pressure that builds up in the eye, potentially damaging the optic nerve and resulting in vision loss. There are several different...

How Long Does LASIK Last? Jul 31st, 2017

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. Over the last several decades, LASIK results have proven to be very stable. After the initial healing period of 3...

LASIK vs Contacts Jul 23rd, 2017

For some people, making the decision to have LASIK is not as straightforward as it is for others. Misunderstandings about the safety and cost of laser eye surgery can sometimes cause patients to hesitate to move forward. It’s important to understand the record of LASIK vs contact lenses, over both...

Causes of Glaucoma Jul 16th, 2017

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. As this fluid is made, it fills the front part of your eye. Then, it leaves your eye through channels in your cornea and iris....

How Vitamin B2 & UVA Light Can Strengthen Your Cornea Jul 9th, 2017

The combination of riboflavin (vitamin B2) drops and ultraviolet A light applied to the eyes can make a positive impact on the vision of patients who have bulging corneas (keratoconus).How Keratoconus Affects VisionThe primary reason people get keratoconus is because their corneas are naturally weak and unable to maintain a...

FAQs About Corneal Cross-linking Jul 2nd, 2017

What is corneal cross-linking?Corneal cross-linking (CXL) is an FDA-approved procedure to help strengthen corneal tissue in the eyes.What does CXL treat?CXL is a treatment for keratoconus: the progressive thinning of the cornea that causes the eye to protrude into a cone shape. Keratoconus often manifests during teenage and young adult...

What is Corneal Cross-Linking? Jun 26th, 2017

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. But for some patients this is absolutely true.This amazing medical process is called...

Bulging Corneas Affect 1 in 2,000 Americans Jun 19th, 2017

An estimated 1 in 2,000 Americans suffer from an eye condition called keratoconus. Typically affecting people in their teenage years or early 20s, this condition causes the outer surface of the eye (cornea) to lose its spherical shape and bulge outward into a cone shape due to thinning corneal tissue.In...

Glaucoma Prevention Jun 13th, 2017

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness, affecting around 2% of the population. Glaucoma is the result of progressive damage to the optic nerve due to high pressure in the eye (intraocular pressure). This causes progressive visual field loss and if untreated, eventual blindness. Unfortunately, once vision is lost...

Keratoconus: Bulging Corneas Affect Teenagers & Young Adults Jun 7th, 2017

 Keratoconus is the medical term for a condition that causes the cornea (the outer surface of the eye) to bulge outward, forming a cone shape. This occurs when the corneal tissue begins to progressively thin over time, making it difficult for the eye to hold the proper dome shape. Keratoconus...

Presbyopia May 28th, 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. As you approach middle age, presbyopia occurs as the protein composition of the crystalline lens changes, making it harder and less...

Glaucoma Symptoms May 21st, 2017

Glaucoma is a complicated eye disease in which damage to the optic nerve may result in vision loss.There are several forms of glaucoma; the two most common forms are primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and angle-closure glaucoma (ACG). Open-angle glaucoma is often called "the sneak thief of sight" because it has...

Preparing for LASIK May 15th, 2017

Even though LASIK is a relatively safe procedure, it is normal to experience uneasiness or nervousness prior to surgery. If you are scheduled for LASIK eye surgery in Atlanta, properly preparing for LASIK will help you feel more at ease and increase your chances of a positive outcome.Here are some...

LASIK Reviews May 7th, 2017

If you're tired of wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses, you may wonder whether LASIK surgery is right for you. After all, LASIK surgery has a successful history and most patients are satisfied with their results.Potential patients rely heavily on LASIK reviews from family, friends and colleagues. When researching LASIK surgery,...

LASIK Healing - Part Two May 1st, 2017

Avoid Any Facial Applications: Avoid applying any facial applications, especially around your eyes. Creams, lotions and makeup should be avoided to prevent infection. Eye liner, eye shadow and mascara are especially dangerous because small particles from the makeup can enter or irritate your eye.Protect Your Eyes from the Sun: You'll...

LASIK Healing - Part One Apr 24th, 2017

One of the many benefits of LASIK eye surgery in Atlanta is a fast healing and recovery time. Below are several tips that can speed up LASIK healing and help you to avoid any complications after surgery:Give Yourself Time to Heal: After your LASIK surgery, give you and your eyes...

LASIK Average Cost Apr 17th, 2017

The cost of LASIK eye surgery varies drastically across the country. Several factors influence the LASIK cost, but the average price most people pay is about $2,000 per eye.The price you'll pay for your LASIK depends on several factors, including:The type of laser technology you chooseThe type of surgical instrument...

Types of Laser Eye Surgery Apr 9th, 2017

Laser eye surgery, sometimes called vision correction surgery or refractive surgery, is any surgical procedure used to correct vision problems. In recent years, tremendous advancements have been made in this field. Many people have experienced better vision and a more enjoyable lifestyle after having laser eye surgery. Most types of laser...

Why is Some LASIK Cheap? Apr 4th, 2017

If you are considering LASIK, you've probably noticed advertisements for low-cost, discount LASIK. While discount LASIK eye surgery may sound enticing, there are numerous reasons to be wary of these so-called “deals.” Let's review why some LASIK is cheap:Discount LASIK advertisements usually contain fine print regarding the actual cost of...

LASIK Consultation Preparation Mar 28th, 2017

In order to determine if you are a candidate for LASIK, you must first have a thorough, dilated eye exam with a qualified ophthalmologist. This exam is often referred to as a LASIK consultation.Here are a few things to consider for your LASIK consultation preparation:Discontinue Contact Use: It is important for you to...

LASIK for Astigmatism Mar 19th, 2017

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. Because the cornea is oddly shaped, light bends unequally as it enters the eye, causing vision distortion or blurriness.Many who...

Cataract Surgery Options Mar 13th, 2017

Cataracts are a cloudiness that forms in the normally clear lens of the eye, leading to decreased vision. Although cataracts are a leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 40, cataract surgery options offer easy solutions to clear vision for the millions that suffer from this...

LASIK Mar 8th, 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.For clear vision, the eye's cornea and lens must bend (refract) light rays properly. This...

Is LASIK Covered by Insurance? Feb 28th, 2017

Many health insurance companies consider LASIK an elective procedure. Elective procedures are typically procedures that are optional, nice to have done, but not medically necessary.  While LASIK is often considered an elective procedure, there are times when it may be medically necessary. These include:Surgery to correct vision problems caused by an injury.LASIK...

LASIK Healing Time Feb 20th, 2017

As soon as your LASIK surgery is complete, your eyes will have already begun the healing process. The initial healing period after LASIK occurs rather quickly. Long-term LASIK healing can last from several weeks to several months. It's normal to experience some fluctuations in your vision and other side effects...

Age for LASIK Feb 15th, 2017

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? There is a right and wrong age for LASIK.The Right Age For LASIKGenerally, the perfect candidate for LASIK...

LASIK Pros and Cons Feb 8th, 2017

LASIK is a refractive surgery that uses a laser on one or both eyes to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. LASIK corrects your vision by reshaping your cornea to improve how your eye focuses. As with any surgical procedure, it is important to consider the potential benefits and risks. Carefully weigh...

Cataracts Under 40 Feb 1st, 2017

A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens of the eye. As a lens becomes cloudy, vision is impaired. Although most cataracts develop from the natural aging process, cataracts can affect younger people, including those under the age of 40. Even children and young people can develop cataracts.Several factors...

LASIK Candidate Jan 25th, 2017

LASIK eye surgery can be very successful when performed on the right patient. LASIK can treat severe degrees of nearsightedness, moderate amounts of farsightedness and astigmatism, but LASIK is not right for everyone. While the goal of LASIK surgery is to reduce dependency on glasses or contact lenses, having LASIK...

Pterygium Oct 27th, 2016

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 irritation and ultimately interfere with...

Blepharoplasty Oct 27th, 2016

Blepharoplasty refers to a surgical procedure that repairs droopy eyelids involving the removal of excess skin, fat, and muscle.As you grow older, your eyelids inevitably start to stretch and the key muscles that support them begin to weaken over time as well. Eventually, excess fat may start to gather below...

Corneal Cross Linking Procedure Oct 27th, 2016

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 causes structural changes to the shape of the cornea. In...

Symptoms and Causes of Dry Eyes Oct 27th, 2016

Symptoms and Causes of Dry EyesDry eyes occur when a person’s tears are unable to provide enough dampness to keep them properly moist. Tears can be insufficient for several reasons. For instance, dry eyes can develop if you can’t generate enough tears or sometimes if you make less-quality tears.Anyone who...

What You Need To Know Keratoconus Oct 27th, 2016

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 generally occurs in both eyes and typically in...

Swollen & Sore Eyelid – What Could Be the Problem? Oct 20th, 2016

If you wake up one morning, and discover your eyelid is red, swollen, and it kind of feels like someone punched you in the eye, should you be concerned or go see your eye doctor? This is actually one of the most common presenting conditions the ophthalmologists at Atlanta Vision...

Does LASIK affect night vision? Oct 20th, 2016

Atlanta Vision Cataract & Laser Center Center offers the latest in LASIK vision correction, Zyoptix. This is a customized LASIK laser procedure that provides an in-depth advanced diagnostic screening process in order to make it possible for unique and customized treatment for each eye. This is what makes this Zyoptix...

My Vision is Blurry Close Up Oct 20th, 2016

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 farsightedness, an eye disorder that causes you to be able to see better far away...

Are people over 40 too old for LASIK vision correction? Oct 20th, 2016

Definitely not! At Atlanta Vision Cataract & Laser Center Center we treat many patients with LASIK surgery who are 40 and well above. We’ve treated patients with otherwise healthy eyes and no signs of cataracts who were in their 60’s. With today’s advanced technology and our affordable prices, LASIK is...

Cost of LASIK vs. Contact Lenses Oct 20th, 2016

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.Contact users over a 10 year period can plan...

Protective Sports Eyewear for Youth Oct 20th, 2016

The statistics are significant. Thousands of children incur damage to their eyes from accidents, and some injuries are very serious. 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%...

How long will LASIK vision correction last? Oct 20th, 2016

LASIK is a great procedure for obtaining clear vision for those people who qualify. Dr. Leonard Achiron at Atlanta Vision Cataract & Laser Center Center explains that the procedure should last a lifetime. Eyesight from LASIK becomes stable in individuals in about 6 months to a year. The clarity for...

What You Can Expect With LASIK Oct 20th, 2016

LASIK is the most common laser vision correction procedure performed at Atlanta Vision Cataract & Laser Center Center located in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Leonard Achiron has performed thousands of these procedures but understands that you will only be doing it once on YOUR eyes, and therefore would like to know...

Will You Have Floaters After Cataract Surgery? Oct 20th, 2016

Having floaters after cataract surgery is actually a fairly common problem. If you’ve had cataract surgery, and see what look like specks of dust or like spider webs that often move or “float” in the direction you look, you most likely have them.Most patients actually have floaters before cataract surgery,...

Getting Clear About Cataracts Oct 20th, 2016

Cataracts are caused due to an aging problem and will occur in just about everyone either in your 60’s or 70’s.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.Just...

Cloudy Vision? Maybe It's Cataracts Oct 4th, 2016

Developing cataracts is probable after you’ve reached a certain age. They usually occur in your late 60’s and 70’s and considered a normal part of the aging process.  A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. Cataracts can cause blurry vision and increase the...