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How Do You Stop Pterygium From Growing?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on September 18, 2022

Living in a sunny climate can be an ideal choice for living and working for some people but it can also expose you to greater and longer levels of ultraviolet rays. Most people know that wearing sun protection in the form of UV protection sunglasses and hats is a good idea for protecting the skin,…

Are You Put to Sleep For LASIK?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on September 4, 2022

One of the top questions we receive here at Clavenna Vision Institute when it comes to the anticipation of LASIK surgery is “are you put to sleep for LASIK?” Some patients are hopeful they will be awake for the procedure and can avoid sedation of any kind; others are unsure about keeping their eyes open as…

How Are Visual Acuity Tests Done?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on August 18, 2022

By undergoing a comprehensive eye exam at Clavenna Vision Institute, you are proactively playing a role in the preventative care of your eye health and vision clarity There are many vision problems and eye diseases that do not present with obvious symptoms until either the issue progresses resulting in impaired vision or has advanced far…

What is a LASIK Doctor Called?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on August 4, 2022

LASIK is a laser vision surgery for the correction of myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. When considering LASIK surgery, finding a trusted, highly trained LASIK surgeon will be your primary goal. When looking for a qualified eye doctor to help improve your vision and walk you through the process of LASIK surgery, you will want to…

What Does a Person With Diabetic Retinopathy See?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on July 18, 2022

Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease that affects the retina in those with diabetes, including gestational diabetes as well as type 1 and type 2 diabetes. If you have diabetes, risk factors for diabetic retinopathy can include pregnancy, hypertension, uncontrolled blood sugar, hyperlipidemia, high blood pressure and smoking. Without treatment, diabetic retinopathy can lead to…

Will LASIK Work for Me?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on July 4, 2022

For many, the thought of anyone or anything touching their eyes induces anxiety or at least some degree of uncomfortableness. With the image of a laser pointed directly into your eye with your cornea being flapped back, patients may wonder “will LASIK work for me?” The reality is that not everyone is an ideal candidate…

What Does Dry Eye Look Like?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on June 18, 2022

If you notice your eyes are looking red or even bloodshot, there are several common causes that are the likely culprit. Allergies, broken blood vessels, pinkeye, glaucoma and dry eye syndrome are some of the most notable triggers for eye redness. When tiny blood vessels on the white surface of the eye expand, one or…

What Will Happen if Cataracts are Left Untreated?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on June 4, 2022

Cataracts form when protein builds up over the lens of a normally clear eye causing cloudiness or blurry vision. Light passes through the lens located behind the iris (colored part of the eye) sending a signal to your brain of the image you are trying to see. When cataracts cover the lens, the image is…

Are Eye Floaters Normal?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on May 18, 2022

We rely on our eyesight for so much of our everyday life, it is easy to worry over the slightest change in vision. Some things are not cause for concern initially but should be monitored over time along with any other changes you may be experiencing. This is true in the case of eye floaters….

LASIK For Nearsightedness

Submitted by Josh Talkington on May 4, 2022

Seeing clearly has never been easier. Go beyond prescription glasses and contacts with LASIK, the most common vision correction procedure that provides you with nearly perfect vision in less than 30 minutes. If you are among the 40% of Americans diagnosed with myopia, LASIK for nearsightedness is a great option for you.  LASIK has been…