Author: Shannon Wong

Benefits of Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty, or eye lift, is an effective way to reduce bagginess visible on the lower eyelids, while removing sagging skin from the upper eyelids. It tightens the skin surrounding the eyes and eliminates excess fat, changing a once-tired expression into a supple, youthful look. Experienced Austin Eye surgeons are skilled in performing blepharoplasty as a […]

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Corneal Crosslinking for Keratoconus

Patients who suffer from progressive keratoconus face the prospect of gradually dimming vision, as well as multiple corneal transplant surgeries to replace a thinning, cone-shaped cornea. In recent years, an innovative new solution has become available: corneal crosslinking. This technique repairs the cornea by stimulating collagen production in corneal tissue. Experienced Austin Eye ophthalmologists have […]

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How Quick Is LASIK Recovery?

Patients who choose LASIK often marvel at the brevity of the procedure. The surgical laser is in contact with the cornea for 40 seconds or less, and the entire procedure is over in about a half hour. The recovery period is also brief, and typically free of complications. Below, the experienced vision care professionals of […]

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What Is the Best Age for LASIK?

You are an excellent candidate for LASIK if you are in good health, have a stable prescription, and do not suffer from an eye condition that could affect the ophthalmologist’s ability to reshape the cornea. But is there an optimal time to undergo the procedure? Here, the experienced vision care professionals of Austin Eye discuss […]

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Comparing LASIK and PRK

Changes in the shape of the cornea are what cause farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism. By reshaping the cornea with a cool-to-the-touch surgical laser, ophthalmologists can ensure that images received by the eye are focused on the retina with maximum clarity. Two of the ways to do this are LASIK and PRK. Below, the experienced vision […]

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Advances in Multifocal IOLs

As cataract surgical procedures and product design technology continue to advance, patients have more choices than ever for the intraocular lenses (IOL) that restore clear vision by replacing the eye’s clouded natural lenses. These new options provide clarity of vision across a range of distances, while offering a comfortable lens that never wears out and […]

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Coronavirus Linked to Conjunctivitis

The Austin Eye team is focused on the health and safety of our patients and communities as we face the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We are particularly attuned to the effects of the coronavirus on ocular health, and wanted to share some important information. We hope this update helps protect you and your family during these […]

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How Your Eyes Change as You Age

As we age, our eyes change in ways that affect the sharpness of vision, limit our ability to enjoy favorite activities, and may become prone to serious diseases that threaten our sight. Below, the experienced vision care professionals of Austin Eye review some of the common changes that occur as our eyes view life’s colorful […]

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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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