By the year 2015, 45% of the U.S. population will be 50 or older. However, staying healthy has become a prevalent trend for this age group. 82% of adults 50 and older use the Internet to research health and wellness. Since 1987, the amount of Americans heading to the gym age 55 and up has increased 266% (making it the fastest growing age group among gym members). Over the next decade, U.S. baby boomers will spend $1 trillion dollars on wellness-based services, a significant increase from the previous amount of $200 million.
It’s a common question that anyone with glasses or contact lenses considers; should I get LASIK? The question often comes down to how safe and costly LASIK surgery is. When compared to wearing contact lenses, there are some surprising cost and safety benefits to choosing LASIK over contact lenses.
Just like your body and skin, your eyes and vision also change with your growing age. When you are young, the lenses of your eyes are flexible. This helps your eyes to focus on close as well as far objects. However, as you grow older, your lenses become less flexible which affects your ability to see nearer objects.
If you are experiencing blurred/ hazy vision, spots in front of the eye(s), sensitivity to glare, and/or a feeling of “film” over the eye(s), there is a good chance you are experiencing symptoms of a cataract. A cataract is a cloudy area in the lens in the front of the eye, which is normally clear and usually there is no pain associated with the condition.
Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease, which causes a thinning of the cornea. The cornea is the clear front surface of the eye. As kertoconus progresses, the quality of the patients vision deteriorates.
Konrad Filutowski, M.D., Founder, Chief Surgeon and Medical Director, Filutowski Cataract & LASIK Institute, Orlando/Lake Mary/Daytona, FL. Dr. Filutowski received his medical degree from Columbia College, NY. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
James D. McMahan, M.D., F.A.C.S., a Board Certified aesthetic surgeon who has been voted one of America’s Top Surgeons many times over by America’s Research Council. If you are seeking treatment to reveal the best possible you, then Dr. McMahan is the doctor for you.
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