November 2017 Mandel Vision Highlights
In this month’s Mandel Vision In Focus Newsletter we discuss diabetic eye disease, Winter eye protection and LASIK.
November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month!
8.1 million Americans are unaware that they are diabetic.
Diabetes can negatively impact many parts of your body, including your eyes. Be sure to have your blood sugar and HbA1C levels checked during your annual physicals.
This Month’s Featured
Eye Health Tip
Sunglasses aren’t just for summer!
Not only do they protect your eyes from the wind, which can exacerbate dry eye symptoms, but they protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful UV400 rays.
When Can I Start Wearing Eye Makeup after LASIK Surgery?
We recommend not wearing eye makeup for one week after LASIK surgery. During the first week, we ask our patients to avoid makeup which can harbor irritants and bacteria, and also so that the eyes aren’t traumatized during the healing period in the first week. After a week, eye makeup can be applied, but we instruct our patients on how to best remove the makeup to avoid irritating their eyes.
New on the Blog
LASIK and PRK Laser Vision Correction: Still the Best Choice for Patients
As medical technology continues to change, so do our options for medical treatment and laser vision correction is no exception. So, with all the options available today, why does corneal specialist and microsurgeon Dr. Eric Mandel still prefer LASIK and PRK laser vision correction for all his patients who are candidates for refractive surgery? There are actually three key reasons for this…