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What You Need to Know About LASIK Eye Surgery

Written by Pho Nguyen, MD.

Many people who wear contact lenses or eyeglasses often hear about the option of getting something called laser eye surgery, or LASIK (an acronym for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis).

While some prefer to stick with glasses or contacts, others wonder whether LASIK may be a better, easier option for them. We’re going to discuss the facts about LASIK from a medical standpoint and explain the pros and cons of surgery.The eye is very similar to a camera. The cornea and lens work together like the lens system of a camera, the pupil is the aperture, and the retina is the film. Myopia, or near-sightedness, means the image is focused in front of the retina; hyperopia, or far-sightedness, means the image is focused behind the retina; and astigmatism means the image on the retina is distorted.

How to Take Charge of Your Allergies

Written by Meghan Connelly, MD.

Fall and Spring can be miserable time for some people as their seasonal allergies can make life difficult...they can leave you sniffling, rubbing itchy eyes, and, after restless nights of coughing and sneezing, feeling run-down and tired the next day.

But, there are things you can do to help cut down on your symptoms and make you less miserable during your peak symptomatic periods.

How do I figure out what’s causing my allergy symptoms?

You can be pro-active in diagnosing the cause your symptoms. This doesn't always require a doctor’s visit, blood work or skin testing. You can simply begin by paying attention to when your symptoms flare and what seems to irritate you the most.