Mandel Vision Newsletter ~ In Focus ~ February 2018 Highlights
Mandel Vision discusses macular degeneration, computer eye strain, LASIK vs. PRK and Omega-3 supplements in this month’s IN FOCUS newsletter.
Checking an amsler grid daily can help with early detection of age-related macular degeneration (ARMD or AMD).
While looking at the center dot of the grid shown to the right, one eye at a time, the lines should be straight, without any missing or wavy areas. If any irregularities are noted, you should contact your eye doctor right away.
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This Month’s Featured Eye Health Tip
Adjusting your room lighting and increasing the contrast on your computer screen can help reduce eye strain.
If your computer screen is much brighter than the surrounding light, your eyes have to work harder to see.
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LASIK vs. PRK: Which Procedure is Right for You?
LASIK and PRK are both laser vision correction procedures, which correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Both procedures can also be used to treat presbyopia with an option known as monovision. With so much information available on the internet, many of our patients come in already educated with the knowledge that there’s more than just one option available to correct their vision. Since LASIK and PRK are two of the most widely used techniques, this is a question we hear frequently from our Mandel Vision patients:
What’s the difference between LASIK and PRK?
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Omega 3 Supplements and Dry Eye Syndrome
Burning, stinging, redness, light-sensitivity…these are just a few of the annoying symptoms of dry eye syndrome (DES). The increased use of digital devices, which exacerbate dry eye symptoms due to a decrease in the natural blink rate by more than 60%, has caused an increase in DES over the last several years. That, combined with the chronic nature of this syndrome, has fueled a lot of research in this area which has revealed that DES is an inflammatory process.
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