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  • Six Foods That Improve Your Vision

    By CarbonNYC (David Goehring) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsYou may already be stocking up on carrots to keep your vision in great shape, but did you know there are dozens of other foods that can reduce your risk of vision loss? Poor eyesight is often associated with aging and genetics, but experts suggest that eyesight damage can be prevented with everyday foods. Adding a few leafy greens, dark chocolate and garlic to your daily plate are just a few ways to keep your eyes – and body – in good health.

  • Do's and Don'ts After LASIK Surgery

    LASIK eye surgery can give you freedom from glasses and contacts for a lifetime and you’ll notice a difference the moment you open your eyes.

  • LocateADoc.com Announces New Medical Advisory Board Members

    LocateADoc.com is proud to announce the appointment of 15 new members to its Medical Advisory Board. The LocateADoc Medical Advisory Board is compiled of a small group of elite medical industry professionals in the fields of Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Infertility (IVF), Anti-Aging, Urology, Weight Loss, Ophthalmology, Podiatry, Chiropractic Care, and Acupuncture from around the country.

  • The Future of LASIK? What to Expect

    As more contact lens wearers turn to LASIK surgery for long-term vision correction, options for refractive eye surgery procedures continue to rise. MarketScope reports more than 17 million people around the world have had LASIK surgery since its inception in the early ‘90s, and approximately 8 million Americans are enjoying the benefits of clear vision.

  • Is IntraLase a Safer Alternative for Your Eyes?

    Choosing LASIK surgery for vision correction is not the same as it was 10 or 12 years ago. In 1994, when Baltimore ophthalmologist Anthony Kameen had LASIK surgery to correct nearsightedness and astigmatism, his options were not very extensive: a small mechanical blade, called a microkeratome, created a flap on his cornea, after which a conventional excimer laser was used to reshape the tissue underneath so that the cornea would be able to focus light directly on the retina, as it would in a normal eye. That was, in a nutshell, the only way LASIK was performed then. Now, of course, the technology is much more advanced including smoother and more precise lasers, allowing patients to achieve better vision than ever possible before. The newest technological addition to Dr. Kameen's refractive surgery office is a machine called IntraLase, which allows patients to avoid operation via a metal blade, using a special laser that is used only for the purpose of flap creation.

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  • Photo of myths of lasik LocateADoc

    Have you considered LASIK eye surgery but been put off by rumors of pain, excessive cost, or unreliable results? Perhaps it’s time to examine the decision more closely and sort out what is myth and what is truth regarding this increasingly popular vision correction surgery.

  • Photo of lensx cataract surgery LocateADoc

    Cataract surgery to restore vision has become one of the most frequently performed surgeries in the world. It has also been verified as safe and effective (some studies suggest at least 90% of the operations are successful in helping correct vision with minimal complications).  Thanks to femtosecond laser technology (used to improve surgical incisions in correcting pre-existing astigmatism), this type of surgery has become a more efficient method and is currently performed by medical professionals on a daily basis. For patients who choose the laser approach for correcting their vision, there is a greater assurance of accuracy and they ultimately see better results.