30 Oct 2014
Finances are one of the biggest roadblocks to many vision patients receiving the vision correction they need and want. The cost of LASIK vision surgery is one of the most common questions regarding this popular procedure. Nationally, the average cost for LASIK vision correction is approximately $2,000 per eye. This amount can vary based on area of the country, experience of the provider and the types of technology used. Considering that almost $30 billion a year is poured in the eye products and services by Americans, our eyes and our vision are very important to us.
When visiting an eye specialist Fort Worth patients will find that they specialize in procedures such as LASIK surgery, cataract removal, treatment of eye diseases and/or glasses prescription. However, an interesting fact that many people do not realize is that eye doctors can also detect a wide range of common health problems even before a patient knows that he or she has the problem in question. Health problems that show up when a person has an eye exam include diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke and even certain types of cancer.
Although most children are born with healthy eyes, there are certain vision problems that sometimes affect youngsters. For this reason, the type of eye specialist DFW parents choose should be one who is knowledgeable about disorders such as amblyopia, strabismus or other conditions from which their child may be suffering.
15 Oct 2014
Many diabetes sufferers are surprised when their physician recommends an eye examination. Unfortunately, diabetes affects many parts of the body, and vision is no exception. Several eye problems occur more often in people with diabetes, including cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.
It is important to follow post-operative instructions after undergoing LASIK vision surgery performed by a Fort Worth LASIK surgeon. A patient may experience mild pain that results in watery eyes. If the patient has slightly inflamed eyes, a mild pain reliever prescribed by the doctor can be taken. Dry eyes are treated with eye drops. Some doctors prescribe medicated eye drops with antibiotics.
07 Oct 2014
Diabetes can have damaging effects on the body, and in no place is that more evident than the eyes. Diabetes sufferers often face a life of challenges with their eyesight as the disease attacks the delicate nerves in the eye and interferes with vision. Diabetic retinopathy is just one of the conditions that strike sufferers of this debilitating disease, robbing people of their eyesight. Fortunately, there is help.