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21 06, 2013

The Many Options Available with Optometric Glasses

Whether you are a child, teenager, adult, or even a senior when you first start wearing glasses, the experience can be frustrating. Requiring the help of visual aids in order to see clearly is not ideal. Fortunately, there is an ever increasing range of frame styles and lens options available today to help you clearly see the world around you and to help you look your very best. At the laser eye surgery center located in Carlsbad, North County Laser Eye Associates, there is a wide selection of optometric...Read More

Posted on June 21, 2013 By sitemanager in
16 05, 2013

What Is Entropion and Ectropion?

For patients affected by eyelids that turn outward or inward, entropion or ectropion eyelid surgery may be recommended to correct the condition. At the Carlsbad laser eye surgery center of Dr. Paul Chen, North County Laser Eye Associates, eyelid surgery can be performed to address entropion and ectropion, as well as other eyelid issues.

What Is Entropion?

Entropion is a condition affecting the eyelid. In entropion, the eyelid turns inward so that the eyelashes and skin rub against the eye surface....Read More

Posted on May 16, 2013 By sitemanager in
16 04, 2013

Recognizing and Treating Diabetic Retinopathy

Patients who suffer from diabetes are vulnerable to conditions throughout the body, including diabetic eye disease. Diabetic eye disease may result in cataracts or glaucoma. However, the most common form of diabetic eye disease is diabetic retinopathy. It is extremely important for patients with diabetes to maintain a regular routine of yearly eye exams, as this condition can lead to blurred vision and even blindness. At Dr. Paul H. Chen’s Carlsbad practice, North County Laser Eye Associates, we are...Read More

Posted on April 16, 2013 By sitemanager in
16 03, 2013

Treating Allergic Conjunctivitis

At North County Laser Eye Associates, Dr. Paul H. Chen is known for offering his patients in Carlsbad laser eye surgery to correct vision impairment. While Dr. Chen is an expert in the field of LASIK eye surgery, he also provides his patients with routine eye care and exams so those patients can stay on top of their eye health and any problems can be detected before they advance to more serious conditions. One of the many conditions that Dr. Chen can diagnose and treat for his Carlsbad patients is allergic...Read More

Posted on March 16, 2013 By sitemanager in
16 02, 2013

Treatment for Dry Eyes

Dry eyes occur when the body’s natural tears are unable to sufficiently lubricate and moisturize the eyes. Tears provide moisture and lubrication to the eyes, helping to maintain clear vision. Tears are comprised of water, oils, mucus, antibodies, and proteins:

Water: The water contained within tears provide moisture to the eyes Oils: The oils within tears provide lubrication for the eyes Mucus: The mucus within tears help coat the eyes Antibodies and proteins: Antibodies and proteins within...Read More
Posted on February 16, 2013 By sitemanager in
16 12, 2012

Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment for Blepharitis

At Dr. Paul H. Chen’s practice in Carlsbad, laser eye surgery is one of our areas of expertise, but we actually specialize in all forms of eye care. We believe that for our patients in Carlsbad, eye exams are one of the most important tools to maintain the health of the eyes. With regular eye exams, Dr. Chen is able to diagnose and treat many common eye problems, such as blepharitis.

What Is Blepharitis?

Blepharitis is a medical condition in which the eyelid becomes swollen or inflamed. The...Read More

Posted on December 16, 2012 By sitemanager in
27 11, 2012

Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration, more commonly known as age-related macular degeneration or AMD, is the leading cause of severe vision loss among people over the age of 60. It occurs when the macula (the small central portion of the retina) deteriorates. Macular degeneration typically occurs as a result of aging, which is why it is commonly referred to as age-related macular degeneration. Patients who smoke, have high blood pressure or high cholesterol, or are obese may be at increased risk of developing macular...Read More

Posted on November 27, 2012 By sitemanager in
01 10, 2012

What Is iLASIK?

At our San Diego laser eye surgery center, North County Laser Eye Associates, we have met with many patients who had been interested in undergoing LASIK surgery for years, but had been hesitant due to concerns over the use of the microkeratome blade to create the corneal flap. While the microkeratome is a safe, extraordinarily precise blade, it remains just that: a blade. For many people, the very idea of a blade being applied to their eyes is enough to discourage them from considering...Read More

Posted on October 1, 2012 By sitemanager in
17 09, 2012

Popular LASIK Alternatives

It is not surprising to learn that LASIK is the most commonly performed laser vision correction procedure today. LASIK has helped millions of people achieve 20/20 or better vision and bid farewell to their eyeglasses and contact lenses. While extremely popular and incredibly safe, LASIK is not suitable for every patient. San Diego laser eye surgery patients who have thin corneas or who are at high risk of trauma or injury to the eye are not ideal candidates for LASIK surgery. While there are many...Read More

Posted on September 17, 2012 By sitemanager in
01 08, 2012

Lower vs. Higher Order Aberrations

There are few anatomical structures in the human body as complex or as elegantly designed as the human eye. The composition of each eye makes it as unique as a fingerprint. No two eyes – even in the same body – are exactly the same.

This means that, although two people may share the same eyeglass prescription and overarching visual error, their vision problems cannot be precisely the same. Terms such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism refer to what...Read More

Posted on August 1, 2012 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.