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24 09, 2017

Monovision LASIK – LASIK in Carlsbad CA

Monovision LASIK – LASIK in Carlsbad CA

Many patients having LASIK have both eyes corrected to the same degree, calibrated for distance vision. For healthy younger patients, the eye’s lens is able to accommodate (change focal lengths). This allows the patient to see both near and far objects clearly with both eyes corrected for distance vision. However, as the patient ages, they will eventually experience presbyopia (age-related stiffening of the lens, which prevents the lens from changing...Read More

Posted on September 24, 2017 By sitemanager in
28 07, 2017

What is astigmatism? – Carlsbad CA LASIK

What is astigmatism? – Carlsbad CA LASIK

Astigmatism is the most common vision problem. We see many patients with astigmatism here at our Carlsbad CA LASIK clinic. What is astigmatism, and what are the options for correcting it? Can patients with astigmatism have LASIK?

What is astigmatism?

The cornea is the clear covering on the front of the eye. A normal cornea has a spherical shape. As light passes through the cornea, this shape causes the light to be focused onto a point at the back of the...Read More

Posted on July 28, 2017 By sitemanager in
27 05, 2017

The TECNIS Symfony®: a revolutionary new IOL – Carlsbad cataract treatment

The TECNIS Symfony®: a revolutionary new IOL that lets you see like you were young again – Carlsbad cataract treatment

Cataracts are extremely common. This condition affects more than 17% of American adults over 40, and is a leading cause of blindness worldwide. In people with cataracts, the eye’s natural lens becomes cloudy and opaque, so that the patient cannot see through it. The development of a surgical technique to correct cataracts revolutionized the treatment of this condition, offering...Read More

Posted on May 27, 2017 By sitemanager in
29 03, 2017

Pregnancy and your eyes – Carlsbad LASIK

Pregnancy, breastfeeding, and your eyes – Carlsbad LASIK

It’s common for women to experience a variety of symptoms during pregnancy, ranging from nausea to swollen feet. One symptom that many women aren’t expecting is the effect on their vision. In fact, pregnancy and breastfeeding can have a significant effect on vision for many women.

Pregnancy can change your vision

Pregnant women tend to notice that their vision is not as sharp as it was before pregnancy. The effect ranges from mild...Read More

Posted on March 29, 2017 By sitemanager in
26 01, 2017

PROWL reveals important information about LASIK – LASIK Carlsbad CA

What can the new PROWL studies tell us about LASIK? – LASIK Carlsbad, CA

Although LASIK has been around for decades, researchers are always interested in learning more about patients’ experience with the procedure. Recently, the results of two major studies were published, revealing information about how LASIK affects people’s vision and eye health.

The studies are PROWL-1 and PROWL-2, collectively known as PROWL. They were jointly conducted by a group of government agencies,...Read More

Posted on January 26, 2017 By sitemanager in
11 10, 2016

LASIK vs. Contact Lenses – Factors to Consider

If you have blurry vision, you may wear contact lenses to give you the clear vision you need to safely and comfortably complete daily tasks, such as reading and driving. Contact lenses are an excellent vision correction option for many patients. However, at some point, you may become frustrated by the maintenance required by contact lenses or the lenses may cause some eye discomfort or irritation. This leads many patients to consider undergoing LASIK surgery. LASIK can correct the refractive...Read More

Posted on October 11, 2016 By sitemanager in
12 09, 2016

Pre-operative LASIK Instructions

LASIK is known as one of the most effective and safest surgical procedures in all of medicine. While this makes most patients comfortable and confident enough to undergo the procedure, we want patients to understand the importance of the pre- and post-operative instructions. By following all of your surgeon’s eye care guidelines, you can enjoy the best possible results from your surgery and reduce the risk of complications. In this blog post, Dr. Paul H. Chen and the team at North County Laser Eye...Read More

Posted on September 12, 2016 By sitemanager in
17 08, 2016

Sensitivity to Light after LASIK

LASIK surgery has made it possible for patients with nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism to experience clear vision without the aid of glasses or contact lenses. However, it is important for patients to understand that LASIK is a surgical procedure, and like all surgeries, it is associated with side effects. One side effect that may occur after LASIK surgery is sensitivity to light. In this blog post, Dr. Paul H. Chen and the team at North County Laser Eye Associates discuss how long...Read More

Posted on August 17, 2016 By sitemanager in
20 07, 2016

Treatments for Farsightedness

If you have difficulty seeing near objects clearly, you probably suffer from farsightedness, a refractive error also known as hyperopia. Farsighted patients are unable to focus clearly on nearby objects because their corneas are too flat, causing light to focus behind the retina, rather than directly on it. As a result, farsighted patients have trouble seeing print, images, and video when they are being viewed up close, such as on a phone or tablet. At North County Laser Eye Associates, Dr. Paul H. Chen...Read More

Posted on July 20, 2016 By sitemanager in
14 06, 2016

Are You at Risk for Cataracts?

At North County Laser Eye Associates, we may be known for offering the highest-quality laser vision correction in the region, but we are equally skilled at treating a variety of eye conditions, including cataracts. Eventually, assuming they live long enough, all humans will develop cataracts, the clouding over of the natural lenses of the eyes that occurs due to the clumping together of proteins. While cataracts remain a common cause of preventable blindness worldwide, they are rarely a cause of vision...Read More

Posted on June 14, 2016 By sitemanager in
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Here at North County Laser Eye Associates, we perform LASIK eye surgery and ASA (Advanced Surface Ablation) for patients in Carlsbad and throughout San Diego. In addition to LASIK eye surgery and ASA, we offer treatment for cataracts and glaucoma. If you would like to schedule a consultation, contact our Carlsbad office today.