Will I need glasses after cataract surgery?
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Will I need glasses after cataract surgery?

A cataract is a vision impairment resulting from a cloudiness of the lens in the eye that prevents light from being focused clearly. Most people have some clouding of their lenses by age 60. Surgery is the only treatment option for cataracts and is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in the United…

LASIK – Freedom from Glasses and Contacts

LASIK – Freedom from Glasses and Contacts

Would you like to reduce or eliminate your dependence on glasses and contacts? Refractive surgery, also known as LASIK or PRK, is a laser procedure used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. In the procedure, a laser is used to reshape the cornea—the clear, round dome at the front of the eye—to improve the way…

Will I need glasses after cataract surgery?
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Will I need glasses after cataract surgery?

Years ago if you had cataract surgery, the natural cloudy lens was removed and there was nothing to replace it. People had to wear very thick eyeglasses or special contact lenses to be able to see clearly after cataract surgery. Now, we have a replacement for the eye’s natural lenses called intraocular lenses (IOLs). There…

Will I need glasses after cataract surgery?
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Will I need glasses after cataract surgery?

Years ago if you had cataract surgery, the natural cloudy lens was removed and there was nothing to replace it. People had to wear very thick eyeglasses or special contact lenses to be able to see clearly after cataract surgery. Now, we have a replacement for the eyes’ natural lenses called intraocular lenses (IOLs). There…

Now Offering iDESIGN® Laser-Assisted Vision Correction
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Now Offering iDESIGN® Laser-Assisted Vision Correction

For patients who want to reduce or eliminate their dependence on glasses and contacts, the iDESIGN® Refractive Studio is the next generation of personalized laser-assisted vision correction. Refractive surgery, also known as LASIK or PRK, is a laser procedure used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. In the procedure, a laser is used to reshape…

YAG Laser Procedure After Cataract Surgery
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YAG Laser Procedure After Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed, as well as one of the safest and most effective, surgical procedures in the United States. Typically, a patient’s vision after cataract surgery is very clear.  Some patients may experience hazy vision months to years after surgery. Hazy vision after cataract surgery can occur when the…

Corrective Glasses Help 11-year-old See Color
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Corrective Glasses Help 11-year-old See Color

Eleven-year-old Sean McDermott and his parents first learned about EnChroma corrective glasses for people with color blindness from a video posted by someone Sean follows on YouTube. Sean’s parents learned that he is color blind when he was in kindergarten. After doing some research, they found Columbia Eye Clinic to be the only authorized EnChroma…

Botox is for more than cosmetic facial rejuvenation

Botox is most commonly thought of as the “magic” wrinkle remover that was once the secret weapon of only celebrities and the rich and famous. Botox is the most popular cosmetic medical treatment in the US among men and women looking for economical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation. However, long before Botox was the cosmetic treatment…

New Contact Lenses May Offer Remedy for Digital Eye Strain
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New Contact Lenses May Offer Remedy for Digital Eye Strain

The hottest product debuted at the International Consumer Electronics Show, CES 2017, is not the latest new gadget. A new contact lens, designed for digital device users, can help relieve eye tiredness, dryness and redness associated with prolonged time in front of a digital screen.   Digital eye strain or fatigue, most commonly felt after…

What’s the difference between LenSx and LASIK?
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What’s the difference between LenSx and LASIK?

LASIK is a laser procedure used to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. LASIK cannot correct presbyopia, the age-related loss of close-up focusing power. In the procedure, a laser is used to reshape the cornea — the clear, round dome at the front of the eye– to improve the way the eye focuses light rays onto the retina at…

What can I expect during and after my cataract surgery?
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What can I expect during and after my cataract surgery?

Your doctor will prescribe drops for you to begin using prior to your cataract surgery. You will receive specific instructions as to which medications you may take the morning of your cataract surgery and will need to bring all of your medications with you the morning of your cataract surgery including all eye drops. You…

Why do some people need glasses after cataract surgery?
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Why do some people need glasses after cataract surgery?

Years ago if you had cataract surgery, the natural cloudy lens was removed and there was nothing to replace it. People had to wear very thick eyeglasses or special contact lenses to be able to see clearly after cataract surgery. Now, we have a replacement for the eye’s natural lenses called intraocular lenses (IOLs). There…

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How do cataracts affect my vision?

A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens that typically occurs with age. Cataracts usually form slowly over a long period of time. Some say that their vision with cataracts is similar to looking through a dirty car windshield. If your vision has become blurry, cloudy, or if your glasses don’t seem to…

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Correcting Astigmatism During Cataract Surgery

What is Astigmatism and how can cataract surgery correct it? Astigmatism relates to the curvature of your cornea, the clear, round dome covering the eye’s iris and pupil.  Instead of being round and smooth like a basketball, a cornea with astigmatism is more like a football, which is not equally curved in all directions. As…

Why Choose Laser Cataract Surgery?
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Why Choose Laser Cataract Surgery?

If your doctor has advised you it is time for cataract surgery, you’re not alone. Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in the United States and has been shown to significantly improve vision and quality of life for patients who undergo the procedure. Although traditional cataract surgery is very effective…

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June is Cataract Awareness Month – learn about treatment options

Cataracts occur as part of the body’s natural aging process and may not change vision significantly in the early stages. As cataracts continue to mature over time, they may cause vision loss that can interfere with activities of daily living. Studies have demonstrated that cataract surgery can lead to improved quality of life. Click to…