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Dry vs. Wet Macular Degeneration

According to medical research, macular degeneration is among the leading causes of blindness in people above 65. It is an age-related eyesight issue that may result in losing central and sharp vision. Macular degeneration can be either dry or wet.

How Often Do I Need a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

Eye care is critical to your health, so you should pay attention to it. The best and most effective way to maintain your eye health is through eye exams. In an eye exam, the eye doctor will check on any issues affecting your vision. Also, you can have a regular exam or a comprehensive eye exam.

Why Are My Eyes Red?

Having red or bloodshot eyes may be an indication of several different issues. While some may be benign, they can be severe when it comes along with pain or changes in vision. Bloodshot eyes occur when minute blood vessels in one or both of your eyes expand. The reaction turns the white portion of your eyes reddish or pink.

How Does Diabetes Affect the Eyes?

People with diabetes can experience short-term or long-term eye complications affecting their vision and quality of life. November is National Diabetes Month. The National Eye Health Education Program encourages everyone to spread awareness about how those with diabetes can protect their eyesight. 

Do I Have Allergies or Dry Eyes?

Eye allergies and dry eye syndrome are two of the most common ocular conditions people experience daily. Importantly, it is easy to confuse allergy-related symptoms with dry eye syndrome. That can make it hard to find consistent relief. Furthermore, both conditions may affect your eyes simultaneously, worsening your symptoms.

Cataracts FAQ

Cataracts are a prevalent eye condition affecting many people worldwide and the leading cause of blindness globally. They develop as you age and are so common that over 50 percent of Americans aged 70 or older either have cataracts or have undergone treatment to remove them. Here are answers to frequently asked questions about cataracts that can help you learn more about the eye condition.

Pediatric Eye Exams Vs. In-school Vision Screenings

Good eyesight ensures that a child develops their potential and the skills they will need for years to come. It is achieved in early childhood through physical, academic, and social development. Identifying whether a child has a vision problem can help them not miss out on this crucial part of growing up.

Types of Contact Lenses: Which Is Right for You?

Are you considering switching to contact lenses? If so, you might feel it a bit daunting to choose the right type of contact lens. However, you do not need to worry. Your eye doctor at Lakhani Vision Care will help you determine the appropriate contact lenses. In addition to being safe and easy to use, contact lenses are highly effective. You need to follow your eye doctor’s instructions.

Am I a Candidate for LASIK?

LASIK is a surgical procedure popular for correcting poor vision. Thanks to it, millions of people have received a clear vision since 1999. Before you get the surgery, you need to schedule a consultation to know if you qualify. The following are signs to determine if you are a candidate for LASIK.

What to Do If You Have an Eye Infection

Eye infections can develop on your eyelid, cornea, or conjunctiva. The infections can be uncomfortable, even painful. If you do not treat them, they could potentially lead to loss of vision and blindness. Other eye infections will go away on their own or with simple treatment.

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