Author: Shannon Wong

SMILE vs. LASIK: Weighing the Benefits

SMILE, which is short-hand for Small Incision Lenticule Extraction, is a great new way to correct nearsighted vision using advanced laser technology. In the hands of the skilled surgeons of Austin Eye, this innovative technique promises improved comfort, safety and satisfaction for patients who’ve decided to free themselves from a lifetime of lenses.

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What Will I Feel During My LASIK Procedure?

As new technology continues to sharpen the precision of modern LASIK, it also greatly improves the comfort and convenience of this popular procedure. When you trust your LASIK surgery to the skilled vision care professionals of Austin Eye, you can be confident that your experience will be simple, satisfying and pain-free. That is because you […]

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Why Glaucoma Is Called the “Silent Thief of Sight”

Glaucoma is known as a silent thief because it takes what is so very precious — your vision and all the joys you experience through sight — and does it without warning. That is why it is so important to have a qualified ophthalmologist or optometrist examine your eyes regularly. The trusted professionals at Austin […]

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Do Certain Eye Diseases Run in Families?

There is scientific evidence showing that some eye diseases are partially attributed to genetic factors. This means if you have a family history of certain eye diseases, you have a higher risk of developing these diseases. Here, the team at Austin Eye discusses common eye diseases that run in families and what you can do […]

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Understanding Astigmatism and How It’s Treated

Astigmatism is a common refractive error that causes blurry vision at multiple distances. Like nearsightedness and farsightedness, astigmatism is characterized by an irregularly shaped cornea that prevents light from entering the eye and properly focusing onto the retina. Austin Eye discusses the causes of astigmatism and how it’s treated.

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Sports Eye Safety Tips

A sports injury can happen in the blink of an eye and have serious consequences. Consider the following: according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), approximately 42,000 people go to the emergency room due to sports-related eye injuries every year. Professional and recreational athletes alike should to take precautionary steps to prevent eye injuries. […]

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Signs You Should Schedule an Eye Exam

Ideally, everyone should have an eye exam every two to four years to help protect their ocular health and catch any problems early. But sometimes things come up in between regularly scheduled eye exams that deserve a professional’s attention. Read on as the team at Austin Eye Clinic reveals signs that you should schedule an […]

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Dry Eye: What Causes It and How to Treat It

Dry eye is one of the most common conditions that we see at Austin Eye Clinic. We understand how the bothersome symptoms of dry eye can interfere with daily activities and affect quality of life. Our doctors are committed to diagnosing dry eye and using innovative treatments to give our patients lasting relief.

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5 Things to Know About Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens that results in blurred vision. As the cataract continues to develop, it can result in more serious vision problems unless it is properly treated. In this post, the team of board-certified ophthalmologists at Austin Eye discusses five things that you should know about cataracts.

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Diabetes & LASIK Candidacy

Modern LASIK procedures can be performed successfully on patients with diabetes. However, your ophthalmologist will need to evaluate many factors before determining whether you are a good LASIK candidate. In this post, the team of board-certified ophthalmologists at Austin Eye discusses how diabetes can impact your LASIK candidacy.

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