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Leaning Toward LASIK

Leaning Toward LASIK? Here’s What Other Patients Ask

Ophthalmologists have performed LASIK surgeries for more than 20 years with FDA approval, and the procedure has a satisfaction rate of nearly 100 percent. Yet doctors still hear the same questions from patients beforehand — and, most of the time, the same positive comments afterward. If you’re thinking of getting this cornea-reshaping procedure, you may… Read More

What can a general eye exam tell us?

What Can A General Eye Exam Tell Us?

We all know we should see an eye doctor at least once a year, especially after childhood. We know we’ll find out whether our vision has stayed the same or deteriorated, and we’ll get advice about how to deal with any changes. But you may not realize this same general eye exam can tip us… Read More

Making the transition to reading glasses

Making The Transition To Reading Glasses

“Readers.” Does that word summon up a gray-haired figure holding a grandchild and peering down to puzzle out small print in a picture book? It shouldn’t. Millions of patients, not all of them old, develop presbyopia – the gradual loss of ability to focus on nearby objects – and make a transition to reading glasses… Read More

First contact lenses

Helping Kids Transition To Their First Contact Lenses

Children have valid reasons for wanting to switch from eyeglasses to their first contact lenses. Maybe their glasses seem cumbersome or ugly, sit uncomfortably on the face or slide down continually during study times. Maybe the wearer plays a sport that makes glasses inconvenient or unfeasible (You can learn more about lens choices at Horizon’s… Read More

Diabetes and eye exams

Do You Have Diabetes? An Eye Exam Is More Crucial Than Ever.

If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, you’re already adjusting to the diet, exercise and insulin regimens your doctor prescribes. But you may not know that diabetes brings special dangers to your sight, though it can easily be detected and monitored through eye exams. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 34 million… Read More

Dry Eye Disease at Horizon Eye Care

Ocular Surface Disease More Commonly Referred To As Dry Eye Disease

Fifteen gallons of tears. That’s the low estimate for how much fluid the average person’s eyes produce in one year; some of us run as high as 30 gallons. We don’t think much about those tears until they stream down our cheeks in joy or sorrow. But healthy people tear up through the day in… Read More

Cataract Surgery what to expect?

What Can You Expect From Cataract Surgery?

Maybe you’ve heard that cataract surgery is the most common surgical procedure in the United States, helping three million people a year. Maybe you’ve heard that it’s also among the shortest at 15 minutes per eye. It’s also one of the safest, as 99 percent of the cases handled by experienced surgeons succeed without complications.

Blepharoplasty at Horizon Eye Care

Blepharoplasty: A Complex Word for a Simple, Helpful Procedure

Gravity brings all of us down over the years. Even our eyelids sag, while pockets of fat gather under our eyes in the infamous “bags” we carry into our later years. Sometimes they are harmful to appearance. And, in certain instances, bags are even detrimental to sight. In either case, blepharoplasty (surgery to repair droopy… Read More

Glaucoma may steal peripheral vision

Glaucoma May Slowly Steal Your Peripheral Vision

We don’t think consciously about peripheral vision, but we use it all the time. That’s how drivers know a child has darted toward the street in pursuit of a ball. It’s also how pedestrians navigate through a crowd without constantly swiveling their heads from side to side. But peripheral vision can be the first thing… Read More

Contact lens safety

Contact Lens Safety: Caring For Them Is Key

We rightly try to reuse and recycle as many products as we can to cut down on waste around the planet. Yet in the case of soft contact lenses, the kind most wearers now prefer, the smartest thing to do may be just the opposite. If not properly cared for, contact lenses pose health risks… Read More