Can an annual eye exam save your life?

Wednesday, August 20 2014 - 0 comments

Can an annual eye exam save your life?

7 Surprising Ways Eye Doctors Use Technology to Elevate Patient Care. Do you think an eye exam is simply something you should do to improve your vision? Not any more. With today’s technology, your eye doctor could also spot life-threatening health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, certain cancers and more. That’s a great reason not to wait until you notice vision changes or need new glasses or contact lenses to schedule an eye appointment. What many people don’t realize is that eye care professionals are equipped with a growing number of helpful technological advances...

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The link between LASIK eye surgery and dry eyes

Monday, March 31 2014 - 0 comments

The link between LASIK eye surgery and dry eyes

Every year, more than a million people get LASIK eye surgery to correct their vision. Of those, about eight in 10 LASIK patients will experience dry eyes following the procedure. Dry eyes is a condition that causes the eyes to itch, burn and produce excessive tearing. It is a common side effect of LASIK and may persist for a few days or weeks following surgery. Does LASIK cause dry eyes? Dry eyes are a common yet temporary result of LASIK surgery. During LASIK, the surface of the eye is penetrated and corneal nerve sensitivity can be reduced. The severity of myopia determines how deep the laser...

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LASIK eye surgery day: What to expect and how to prepare

Friday, February 21 2014 - 0 comments

LASIK eye surgery day: What to expect and how to prepare

Scheduled for LASIK but not sure what to expect? It’s normal to be nervous in the days leading up to any medical procedure, and LASIK eye surgery is no different. Knowing how to prepare for your surgery and what to expect during and after surgery may help ease your mind. How to prepare for LASIK If you wear contact lenses, you will be advised to stop wearing them two to four weeks prior to surgery (depending on the type of contact lenses you wear). Why? Contacts alter the shape of your cornea, so you’ll need to allow your eyes plenty of time to assume their natural shape prior to surgery...

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What makes a successful LASIK candidate?

Tuesday, February 18 2014 - 0 comments

What makes a successful LASIK candidate?

No doubt you’ve heard of LASIK eye surgery , either in radio or television ads, the Internet or perhaps someone you know has had LASIK. If you are dependent on eyeglasses or contact lenses and are ready to see clearly without them, LASIK might be an option for you. LASIK eye surgery is the most common laser eye surgery used to correct vision for people with refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. The procedure can also be used to correct vision following cataract surgery or previous refractive surgery. Some patients with presbyopia (gradual vision loss with...

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Myth Busters: top 10 myths about LASIK

Wednesday, February 12 2014 - 0 comments

Myth Busters: top 10 myths about LASIK

It isn’t uncommon to have fears or anxieties about any medical procedure, including LASIK eye surgery . If you are considering LASIK to correct your vision, you will most likely have questions about the procedure and risks associated with laser surgery. Though LASIK is becoming more and more common, there are several myths and misconceptions about the procedure. Here are the top 10 myths we commonly hear from patients about LASIK. Myth: LASIK is painful. Fact: When you go in for LASIK, your doctor will use eye drops to numb your eyes during the procedure, which takes about 15 minutes for...

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Key-Whitman's self-evaluation tool helps you see your options clearly

Tuesday, January 21 2014 - 0 comments

Key-Whitman's self-evaluation tool helps you see your options clearly

Do you think you may be a candidate for LASIK or another type of laser vision correction? While a consultation with a laser eye surgeon is necessary in deciding whether you qualify, Key-Whitman offers a self-evaluation tool to help determine your vision correction options. The one-minute self-evaluation can be taken at home and will provide you immediate and valuable insight about vision correction procedures that may be a good fit for your vision needs. Once you complete the brief questionnaire, your information will be sent to a Key-Whitman vision specialist for follow up and to make an appointment...

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How to use your FSA in 2014

Thursday, January 09 2014 - 0 comments

How to use your FSA in 2014

Did you know that starting in 2014, you can use up to $500 of your 2013 unused Flexible Spending Account funds? That’s right. The U.S. Department of Treasury and the IRS have modified the “use it or lose it” rule, which prohibited rollover of FSA funds and forced account holders to forfeit unused dollars remaining in their accounts at year-end. Now, assuming your employer makes proper provisions, you can use up to $500 of unused FSA money from last year. Your employer is required to update the paperwork to activate the changes to the rule. If your employer currently offers a grace...

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2014 changes to flexible spending accounts

Thursday, December 19 2013 - 0 comments

2014 changes to flexible spending accounts

A new year is around the corner, and you can again expect to see amendments to your flexible spending account (FSA) guidelines. But not all the changes are unwelcome. For one, you’ll find the “use it or lose it” rule has been relaxed. In October, the IRS modified the use it or lose it clause to allow an annual carryover of $500 of unused contributions (as long as your employer does not offer a grace period). The amendment to FSA guidelines was made effective immediately, meaning employers could alter their 2013 plans to allow employees to carry $500 from their FSA over into 2014...

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What I want for the holidays: LASIK!

Wednesday, December 04 2013 - 1 comments

What I want for the holidays: LASIK!

Making your holiday wish list? Of all the gifts you could give your spouse, loved one or even yourself this holiday season, make it one that will last for years to come. LASIK means saying goodbye to glasses and contact lenses. LASIK eye surgery is a quick, simple, relatively painless solution to correct refractive errors such as nearsightedness and farsightedness, with or without astigmatism, or to correct vision for patients whose vision was over- or under-corrected during a previous laser eye surgery or cataract surgery. Wearing glasses or contact lenses can be expensive and restrictive. Choosing...

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How to know if you’re a candidate for LASIK

Monday, October 21 2013 - 0 comments

How to know if you’re a candidate for LASIK

LASIK laser eye surgery may provide patients freedom from prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses. Do you have a family member or friend who has experienced this freedom through LASIK eye surgery ? Have you wondered if LASIK will work for you? What qualifies a patient for LASIK? The ideal candidate for LASIK is at least 18 years old and has healthy corneas. He or she should have stable vision with no significant changes in their vision prescription in the last 12 months. LASIK vision correction surgery is designed to treat specific eye conditions. Conditions treatable by LASIK include: Myopia...

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How to recover from LASIK surgery

Wednesday, September 25 2013 - 0 comments

How to recover from LASIK surgery

Are you preparing to undergo LASIK vision correction surgery? Prior to undergoing LASIK eye surgery, it’s important to understand the risks associated with surgery, what to expect during surgery, and how to recover after surgery. Once you have your LASIK surgery scheduled and have gone over how to prepare for surgery, review these tips to help aid your recovery from LASIK surgery. After surgery, your eyes will be shielded with protective goggles overnight. You will rest your eyes overnight and return to see your doctor the following morning, as well as any follow up visits as directed by...

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How to prepare for LASIK surgery

Tuesday, September 24 2013 - 0 comments

How to prepare for LASIK surgery

Though it is a routine procedure, LASIK eye surgery should be taken seriously. It’s important to adequately prepare yourself for surgery to minimize risk of post-surgery complications. If you are considering LASIK eye surgery to correct your vision, or have already scheduled your LASIK appointment, here are eight things you should do to prepare for surgery. If you haven’t already, schedule a LASIK consultation to determine your candidacy for surgery and to discuss potential risks associated with surgery. If you wear contacts, switch to wearing your eyeglasses for at least three days...

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Questions to ask during your LASIK consultation

Wednesday, August 21 2013 - 0 comments

Questions to ask during your LASIK consultation

Deciding whether LASIK eye surgery is right for you is not to be taken lightly. The eye is a very intricate and delicate part of your body, and vision is essential to quality of life. Before you undergo LASIK , it’s important that you have all of your questions answered. During a consultation with your laser eye surgeon, there are several questions you should ask. Answers to some questions will depend on your individual vision problems and needs. Use these questions as a guide during your LASIK consultation, but don’t hesitate to add additional questions to the list. How do I know if...

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Flexible Spending Alert: New Changes Apply to Your FSA in 2013

Friday, February 01 2013 - 0 comments

Millions of employees in the U.S. have the opportunity to take advantage of a Flexible Spending Account to pay for out-of-pocked health expenses such as co-pays, deductibles and healthcare not otherwise covered by insurance. FSA is not a new benefit of employment, but with changing healthcare laws under ObamaCare, new rules and guidelines apply to flexible spending in 2013 and beyond. The biggest FSA change is in limiting the amount of pre-tax salary employees are able to designate to their flex spending account. In years past, there was no cap, though most employers typically set a $5,000 limit...

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Put LASIK Under The Christmas Tree This Year!

Tuesday, December 11 2012 - 0 comments

Put LASIK Under The Christmas Tree This Year!

LASIK eye surgery is a quick, simple and relatively painless solution to correct refractive errors such as nearsightedness or farsightedness, with or without astigmatism, or to correct vision for patients whose vision was over or under-corrected during a previous laser eye surgery or cataract surgery. Patients who undergo laser eye surgery are often able to say goodbye to their glasses or contact lenses altogether. Are you or your spouse or loved one dependent on glasses or contact lenses to see clearly? Why not give a gift that will last for years to come? Put LASIK under the Christmas tree this...

LASIK Eye Surgery: What to Expect

Friday, June 29 2012 - 4 comments

LASIK Eye Surgery: What to Expect

Undergoing any type of medical procedure can be frightening for some people. The eye is the most delicate part of your body. If you are nervous about LASIK eye surgery , knowing what to expect during and after surgery may help ease your fears. What should I expect during LASIK eye surgery? During LASIK eye surgery, a flap in the cornea is created using IntraLase and is gently lifted and folded back. The laser reshapes the underlying corneal tissue by emitting a computer-controlled beam of light that removes the exact amount of tissue in just a matter of seconds. Following the reshaping of the tissue...

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LASIK Eye Surgery Patients Summer Care Tips

Wednesday, June 13 2012 - 0 comments

LASIK Eye Surgery Patients Summer Care Tips

Summer is the season many LASIK eye surgery patients most look forward to. If you’ve ever struggled to find a safe place to keep your glasses at the beach, or have suffered through blurry vision at the pool, you can probably relate. Water-related activities aren’t always the best activities for people who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. LASIK vision correction surgery frees people up to enjoy summer activities without the hassle of glasses or contacts. If you recently underwent LASIK eye surgery or are considering LASIK, there are a few things for you to consider before jumping into...

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ReVision Optics PresbyLens® FREE STUDY

Monday, May 14 2012 - 1 comments

The doctors at Key-Whitman Eye Center are studying a new promising outpatient procedure designed to improve near vision. The procedure takes about 15 minutes, and may help reduce or eliminate the need for bifocals or reading glasses. Click here to learn more. Apply online ....

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