Author: Shannon Wong

What’s Your Risk Level for Glaucoma?

There is no guarantee against developing glaucoma. To some extent, everyone is at risk for the disease. However, those with certain risk factors are more likely to suffer from glaucoma. The top eye specialists at Austin Eye discuss these factors and who is most vulnerable to the disease.

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Are You Ready for LASIK? Questions to Ask Yourself

You’d love to ditch your glasses and contact lenses and benefit from LASIK. Maybe you are ready for LASIK right away, maybe you need to wait until specific issues are resolved, or perhaps you are not a LASIK candidate at all. The top eye specialists at Austin Eye discuss how to know whether you’re ready […]

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How Your Eye Health Changes with the Seasons

You may notice more issues with your eyes as the seasons change. Someone with dry eyes will experience worsening symptoms in the winter, while another with eye allergies struggles in the spring. The sun, humidity and other factors all play a role in your ocular health year-round. Our eye care specialists at Austin Eye can […]

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What are the Vision Parameters of LASIK Eye Surgery?

  Refractive surgeries such as LASIK eye surgery have given millions of people a clearer view of life worldwide. However, LASIK (like other procedures) has limitations. An estimated 15 to 20 percent of people interested in LASIK do not qualify for laser eye surgery, and for some, that may be due to very high prescriptions. […]

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What Life with Untreated Cataracts Is Like

You can expect specific vision changes as you get older. Most adults require reading glasses in their late 40s and 50s, and nearly half of the population will develop cataracts by age 75. While you can quickly adapt to needing reading glasses because of the natural loss of near vision that comes with age, living […]

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Ways to Treat Astigmatism

Good eyesight relies on matching round curvatures in two eye areas: The surface layer of your eye (cornea) and the internal lens that adapts to focus like a camera lens. These parts work together to focus light onto the retina, which sends messages to your brain through the optic nerve that become images. When the […]

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5 Things about Glaucoma That May Surprise You

Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness. It can strike at any time. The top eye specialists at Austin Eye explain why it is crucial to have your eyes checked for glaucoma regularly. Glaucoma    Glaucoma refers to a collection of eye diseases affecting the optic nerve. Generally, fluid builds up in the front of […]

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