Blog - Atlanta Vision Cataract & Laser Center

What You Can Do Now to Reduce Your Risk of Macular Degeneration

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on November 1, 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 chance of preventing the most common type of…Read More→

5 Reasons to Consider LASIK

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on October 1, 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 they start to worry about all the things…Read More→

Who’s at Highest Risk of Developing Glaucoma?

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on September 1, 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 know about glaucoma and its risk…Read More→

Eye Safety Tips for New Contact Lens Wearers

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on August 9, 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 surprised to learn that it’s easy…Read More→

Summertime Tips for Dealing With Chronic Dry Eye

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on July 16, 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 healthy as you enjoy your…Read More→

The Importance of Protecting Your Eyes From the Sun

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on June 20, 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. And you’re not alone. Fewer than…Read More→

Why You Want an Ophthalmologist on Your Diabetic Care Team

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on May 7, 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 of vision and blindness. Diabetic…Read More→

Cataracts: How Do I Know If I’m At Risk?

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on April 5, 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 Laser Center, we help patients protect their…Read More→

Limit Keratoconus Progression with Avedro Cross Linking

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on March 14, 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 system for corneal cross-linking. What…Read More→

What is Keratoconus and What Symptoms Should I Look Out For?

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on February 1, 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 in our teen and young…Read More→