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Does Staring At My Phone Computer Screen or TV Really Damage My Eyes

Submitted by Josh Talkington on January 18, 2023

Technology has us all connected, all the time. From waking up in the morning checking social media on your phone to opening your computer’s browser and email to begin the workday to Netflix and chill to relax in the evening, you may be surprised to learn that the average American spends 7 hours and 4…

What is the Difference Between Lasik and Lasek?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on January 4, 2023

LASIK and LASEK are both common and popular forms of refractive corrective eye surgery. While their objective is the same, the primary difference between LASIK and LASEK is whether a corneal flap is created during the reshaping process. Refractive eye surgeries have different techniques, but they are all designed to treat myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. …

Can the Eyes Show Health Hazards?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on December 18, 2022

Your eyes may be telling more about your health than you realize. A comprehensive eye exam at Clavenna Vision Institute can surprisingly diagnose diseases beyond eye health ranging from high cholesterol or liver disease to diabetes and multiple types of cancer. The eyes can be windows into the overall health of your body that may be…

How Long Do I Have to Wait for Full Results or Restoration of Eyesight?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on December 4, 2022

One of the many benefits of LASIK is the promise of clearer vision immediately following surgery. However, vision can fluctuate as the eyes continue to heal and eventually stabilize. Following your doctor’s prescribed recovery care plan after surgery is critical to a full and successful recovery. If you are wondering how long you will have…

At What Age Should My Eyes Be A Health Concern?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on November 18, 2022

Age brings along changes to our bodies, both internally and externally. Eyes develop and mature just like the rest of the body. While having your eyes checked routinely, especially if you wear prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses, is important, generally the eyes do not become a health concern until the age of 40. Normal changes…

Does the Quality of LASIK Procedures Differ With Pricing?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on November 4, 2022

Advertisements for LASIK and other corrective surgeries can be found just about anywhere. However, consumers are encouraged to exercise caution when LASIK procedures are offered at a significant discount especially on well-known price reduction sites such as Groupon. While not necessarily a red flag, because who doesn’t want the best price possible, your criteria for…

How to Get Rid of Eye Floaters?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on October 18, 2022

We often take for granted the gift of clarity in our vision. It is not until something shows up out of the ordinary that we have cause for concern. Eye floaters are one such issue when it comes to vision that can make us  worry. Eye floaters are debris in the eyes that look like…

Is LASIK Eye Surgery Worth It?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on October 4, 2022

The high costs of prescriptions eyeglasses and contacts continues to add up year over year, far outpacing a one-time investment in laser eye surgery. Correcting your vision once and for all is not only more economical than spending money on glasses or contacts that only improve vision when worn, but most patients would agree that…

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…