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What is Included in an Eye Exam?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on November 18, 2021

A routine eye exam is important for your overall health and well-being. If it’s been a while since you’ve visited your eye doctor, or you’ve never had an eye exam, it can be helpful to know what to expect when you visit the optometrist.  A comprehensive eye examination in Birmingham includes several steps. During this…

Reasons to Have LASIK?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on November 4, 2021

If you are struggling with vision problems because of a refractive error, LASIK surgery may be the right tool to improve your eyesight. By correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, LASIK can truly change your life. Some reasons why you may consider LASIK surgery are: Convenience – One of the most positive reasons to have LASIK…

Signs of Eyesight Problems

Submitted by Josh Talkington on October 18, 2021

Eyesight problems is a broad term used to describe any imperfection in the ability to see. It can refer to a variety of vision issues. The most common eye problems are nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism and presbyopia. These eyesight problems are due to an error in refraction – the way light is bent as…

Can You Get LASIK Twice?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on October 4, 2021

Thousands of people across the globe have experienced the lasting benefits of laser eye surgery. Laser eye surgery has proven highly effective in most people with common vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. In fact, as many as 70% of patients will experience better than 20/20 vision once they’ve had the procedure. So, what…

What Does Dry Eye Look Like?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on September 18, 2021

Dry, itchy eyes are one of the most common complaints that eye doctors hear from their patients. People of all ages experience mild to severe dry eyes. Common dry eye symptoms include:  Stinging  Burning  Grittiness  Scratchy Sensation Sensitivity to Light  Excessive Tearing  Stringy Discharge Pain Redness Tired Eyes  Heavy Eyelids Contact Lens Discomfort  Blurred Vision  Dry eyes…

Benefits of LASIK

Submitted by Josh Talkington on September 4, 2021

LASIK surgery offers a wealth of benefits for the average eyeglass wearer. If you’ve been wearing eyeglasses for a long time, consider a few of the benefits of LASIK listed below.  Improved Vision: The primary LASIK benefit is that 95% of patients who undergo the procedure achieve 20/40 vision, the vast majority of those achieving…

What is Blepharitis?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on August 18, 2021

Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids. If you suffer from blepharitis, you may experience any of the following symptoms: Watery eyes Eyes are red Sensations in the eye of grittiness and burning Eyelids look greasy Itchy eyelids Swollen, red eyelids Skin around the eyes is flaking Crusted eyelashes Light sensitivity Eyelashes that abnormally grow …

What Happens if I Sneeze During LASIK?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on August 4, 2021

During LASIK surgery a special laser is used to correct poor vision by reshaping the cornea of the eye. Patients are often concerned about what will happen if they move, blink or sneeze during LASIK. However, there is no need to worry if you accidentally blink or move your eyes during the surgery. Thanks to…

Can Pregnancy Affect Your Vision?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on July 18, 2021

When a woman becomes pregnant, she expects certain changes in her body. But few women realize that pregnancy can affect their eyes and vision. In fact, the same hormones that are responsible for an enhanced bust line and first-trimester nausea can cause a myriad of vision symptoms including fluctuations in vision, dry eyes and increased…

What Do I Need to Know Before My LASIK Consultation?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on July 4, 2021

In order to determine if you are a candidate for LASIK, you must first have a thorough, dilated eye exam with a qualified ophthalmologist. This exam is often referred to as a LASIK consultation. Here are a few things to know before your LASIK consultation: Discontinue Contact Use: It is important for you to stay out of your…