Are LASIK Lifetime Guarantees a Gimmick?

Are LASIK Lifetime Guarantees a Gimmick? by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS September 18, 2022 If you are contemplating LASIK, you may wonder if a “lifetime guarantee” is worthwhile. It could sway you to choose one laser center over another. The promise of a “lifetime guarantee” is that an enhancement procedure is done at no further…

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Pellucid Marginal Degeneration is Keratoconus

Pellucid Marginal Degeneration is Keratoconus by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS August 15, 2022 What is Pellucid Marginal Degeneration? So, your eye doctor diagnosed you with pellucid marginal degeneration (PMD). PMD is an eye disease where the front clear dome of the eye, the cornea, is distorted and blurs vision. But how is PMD different from…

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Is Biofinity Toric XR Backordered?

Is Biofinity Toric XR Backordered? by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS July 15, 2022 If you wear Biofinity Toric XR contact lenses, you probably have experienced a delay in getting these lenses. While most monthly-replacement contact lenses deliver in just a few days, many of our patients wearing Biofinity Toric XR find that these take over…

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Keratoconus: Empowering or Embarrassing?

Keratoconus: Empowering or Embarrassing? by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS June 13, 2022 If you have keratoconus, you may wonder whether to embrace it, or if it is a social stigma. The short answer is it depends on your perception. Yet with the excellent treatments today for keratoconus, most eventually view their condition as a source…

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Which is Best for Keratoconus — Surgery or Contact Lenses?

Which is Best for Keratoconus — Surgery or Contact Lenses? by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS May 15, 2022 If you have keratoconus, is surgery or contact lenses your best option? The answer depends on your individual case of keratoconus. Some keratoconus patients need both surgery and contact lenses. Yet there are situations where neither surgery…

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Why do LASIK Doctors Wear Glasses?

Why do LASIK Doctors Wear Glasses? by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS April 18, 2022   Do you find it odd that some LASIK surgeons wear glasses? It seems contradictory – as if these eye doctors do not believe in the very service that they provide. Yet like many things, appearances are often deceiving. The reality…

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Readers, Cheaters and Magnifiers, Oh My!

Readers, Cheaters and Magnifiers, Oh My! by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS March 14, 2022 Ever wonder about over-the-counter reading glasses at the drugstore? They go by different names: readers, cheaters, and magnifiers. These ready-made glasses are commonplace for those over age 40. Below, learn what they are for and why they go by different names.…

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5 Things About Eye Drops for Blurry Reading Vision

5 Things About Eye Drops for Blurry Reading Vision by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS February 9, 2022 Have you learned about the prescriptive eye drops called Vuity (1.25% pilocarpine HCl, AbbVie)?  Vuity can temporarily help age-related blurry reading vision or presbyopia. Vuity received FDA approval in October of 2021. Here is what you need to…

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The Beauty of Visual Deprivation

The Beauty of Visual Deprivation by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS January 9, 2022   A popular assumption is that depriving clear vision is bad. Yet why do some – particularly those that are highly dependent on eyeglasses or contact lenses – value taking off their corrective eyewear and relaxing in blurriness? Blurry Vision is Relaxing for…

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