In this month’s In Focus newsletter, we explore UV safety, dry eye therapy, all-laser LASIK and presbyopia.
June is UV Safety Month!
Most people are aware of the danger that ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun can pose to the skin. What isn’t as well known is that UV rays can also cause damage to the eyes. Wearing sunglasses that block 100% of the harmful UV rays from the sun can help protect your eyes from developing future eye conditions. Keep in mind that UV rays can penetrate cloud cover, so sunglasses are important even on overcast days.
This Month’s Eye Health Tip
There’s a new option for dry eye sufferers! Xiidra is now available by prescription. Shire Ophthalmics received FDA approval for Xiidra and it is now available in pharmacies. This is the first new prescription eye drop developed for the treatment of dry eye since Restasis entered the scene more than 10 years ago.
What is All-Laser LASIK?
All-laser LASIK (also known as blade-free LASIK) is one of the most advanced techniques used in LASIK laser vision correction today. This form of LASIK is performed exclusively by Dr. Mandel in our Manhattan LASIK Center. There are many options available today when it comes to laser vision correction, so we know it can be confusing. This blog should help explain this latest advancement in LASIK surgery.
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Presbyopia: The Need for Reading Glasses
Presbyopia, often confused with farsightedness, is very common. In fact, even if you’ve had perfect vision all your life, at some point typically after age 40, presbyopia will affect you. The good news is that there’s an easy fix. For most patients, over-the-counter reading glasses do the trick. Others may need a special prescription for glasses or contact lenses from an eye doctor. For those who don’t want to be bothered with reading glasses or contact lenses, LASIK or PRK laser vision correction may be an option.