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How to Find the Best LASIK Surgeon

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on September 24, 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 your research before going through…Read More→

What is Glaucoma of the Eye?

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on September 17, 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, the eye’s drainage canals become…Read More→

LASIK After 40

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on September 10, 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 will eventually suffer from…Read More→

Is Glaucoma Hereditary?

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on September 5, 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 in all major forms of…Read More→

Vision Correction Methods

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on August 29, 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 your individual needs. The following are common…Read More→

Glaucoma Surgery Recovery

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on August 20, 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 two types of surgical techniques…Read More→

LASIK

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on August 13, 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 rays onto your retina. LASIK…Read More→

Glaucoma and Diabetes

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on August 6, 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 types of glaucoma, but the…Read More→

How Long Does LASIK Last?

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on July 31, 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 to 6 months, your distance visual acuity…Read More→

LASIK vs Contacts

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on July 23, 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 the short and long term….Read More→