Study: People Who Choose LASIK After Contact Lenses Are More Satisfied with Their Vision and Remain Satisfied Over Time

Article Courtesy of: Eyewire Today

A new study finds that contact lens users who chose to have LASIK were more satisfied with their vision a year after the surgery – and even more satisfied after 2 and 3 years, according to the Cornea Research Foundation of America. The study is the first to directly compare satisfaction rates of contact lens wearers with those who opt for LASIK laser vision correction surgery.

According to Three-Year Longitudinal Survey Comparing Visual Satisfaction with LASIK and Contact Lenses (http://www.aaojournal.org/article/S0161-6420(16)30096-3/fulltext), former contact-lens users surveyed after LASIK surgery reported higher satisfaction rates than a control group that did not have LASIK and instead continued to use contacts. In follow-up surveys conducted 2 and 3 years after the procedure, LASIK satisfaction rates were consistently high, while contact lens satisfaction rates declined steadily. The study was conducted by the Cornea Research Foundation of America. Findings were published in the August 2016 issue of Ophthalmology. Continue reading Study: People Who Choose LASIK After Contact Lenses Are More Satisfied with Their Vision and Remain Satisfied Over Time

Are Annual Eye Exams Necessary?

eye-examOften people will wait until they notice a change in their vision before they schedule an examination with their eye doctor. A recent study found that one in four adults haven’t had an eye examination in the last two years.

Unfortunately many eye problems do not show symptoms and often can only be found during a comprehensive eye examination by your eye doctor. During your eye exam your eye doctor will looks for vision disorders, eye muscle imbalance, and any eye disease that could cause future problems.  Continue reading Are Annual Eye Exams Necessary?

Introducing Our Latest Technology

Rohr Eye & Laser Center is excited to announce the newest addition to our range of Laser Vision Correction tools, the Wavelight Eye-Q Excimer Laser. This state-of-the-art laser uses a series of technical innovations to optimize laser vision correction. 

ALLEGRETTO-CLOSE-UP-700pxWith 400-Hz eye tracking and laser pulse rate, the overall system is designed to deliver a positive experience for the surgeon and patient, with:

* Excellent clinical results *
* Potential reduced fixation fatigue *
* Enhanced patient throughput *

And this is the first laser platform in the world to perform a wavefront-guided custom procedure.

If you have been considering LASIK surgery, or any other eye correction procedure, now is the perfect time to schedule your appointment to learn more about how we can help you regain your vision.

 

 

CLICK HERE to schedule an appointment today.

CLICK HERE to download an informational PDF about LASIK surgery

 

Eye Health Tips

“Looking after your eyes is a lifelong activity.  Keep them healthy by following these simple suggestions from the National Eye Institute. Schedule your annual eye exam with Dr. Rohr today by calling (877) 579-0202”

Article Courtesy of: National Eye Institute

Your eyes are an important part of your health. There are many things you can do to keep them healthy and make sure you are seeing your best. Follow these simple steps for maintaining healthy eyes well into your golden years.

Have a comprehensive dilated eye exam. You might think your vision is fine or that your eyes are healthy, but visiting your eye care professional for a comprehensive dilated eye exam is the only way to really be sure. When it comes to common vision problems, some people don’t realize they could see better with glasses or contact lenses. In addition, many common eye diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic eye disease and age-related macular degeneration often have no warning signs. A dilated eye exam is the only way to detect these diseases in their early stages. Continue reading Eye Health Tips

Adult Vision : 19 to 40 Years of Age

“Last month we shared with you the American Optometric Association’s article on Adult Vision for 41 – 60 Years of Age. Continuing with this theme we are excited to share their article on Adult Vision for 19 – 40 Years of Age. If you have any questions regarding your eyes contact the Rohr Eye & Laser Center today. (877) 579-0202”

Article Courtesy of: American Optometric Association

Most adults, aged 19 to 40, enjoy healthy eyes and good vision. The most common eye and vision problems experienced by people in this age group are due to visual stress and eye injuries. By taking proper steps to maintain a healthy lifestyle and protect your eyes from stress and injury, you can avoid many eye and vision problems.

Good vision is important as you pursue a college degree, begin your career, or perhaps start and raise a family. Here are some things you can do to help maintain healthy eyes and good vision: Continue reading Adult Vision : 19 to 40 Years of Age

Adult Vision: 41 to 60 Years of Age

“As we age our eyes and vision change. If you are noticing that you need more light when reading, are having a hard time reading small print or any other symptoms now is the time to schedule an eye examination. Contact Rohr Eye & Laser Center today to schedule your appointment.”

Article Courtesy of: American Optometric Association 

If you are over 40 years of age, you’ve probably noticed changes in your vision. Difficulty seeing clearly for reading and close work is among the most common problems adults develop between ages 41 to 60. However, this is also the time when other changes in your eyes can start to affect your work and enjoyment of life.

Beginning in the early to mid-forties, most adults may start to experience problems with their ability to see clearly at close distances, especially for reading and computer tasks. This normal aging change in the eye’s focusing ability, called presbyopia, will continue to progress over time. Continue reading Adult Vision: 41 to 60 Years of Age

Are Annual Eye Exams Really Necessary?

“Many people feel that they don’t need to have an annual eye check. This informative article from VSP highlights the importance of regular check ups. If it is time for you to schedule your annual eye exam contact  Rohr Eye & Laser Center today” 

Article Courtesy of: VSP

Most of us get our car serviced annually to make sure it runs smoothly. We also visit a dentist regularly to get our teeth cleaned. But how many of us get our eyes checked each year?

Many people wait until they notice a change in their vision to see a doctor. But eye problems are often silent – meaning they have no symptoms, and this can be dangerous to the person who is waiting to see a change.

A recent study found that one in four adults hadn’t had an eye exam in the past two years, and the same proportion was unaware that an eye exam could prevent them from losing their sight. Even if you’ve had laser vision surgery or have naturally good vision, you still need an annual eye exam. Continue reading Are Annual Eye Exams Really Necessary?

Facts About Glaucoma

“Thank you to the National Eye Institute for the creation of this informative article regarding Glaucoma. If you have any concerns about your vision please contact The Rohr Eye & Laser Center today to schedule an appointment”

This information was developed by the National Eye Institute to help patients and their families search for general information about glaucoma. An eye care professional who has examined the patient’s eyes and is familiar with his or her medical history is the best person to answer specific questions.

Article Courtesy of: National Eye institute

Glaucoma Defined

What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damage the eye’s optic nerve and can result in vision loss and blindness. However, with early detection and treatment, you can often protect your eyes against serious vision loss.

The optic nerve

How does the optic nerve get damaged by open-angle glaucoma?

Several large studies have shown that eye pressure is a major risk factor for optic nerve damage. In the front of the eye is a space called the anterior chamber. A clear fluid flows continuously in and out of the chamber and nourishes nearby tissues. The fluid leaves the chamber at the open angle where the cornea and iris meet. (See diagram below.) When the fluid reaches the angle, it flows through a spongy meshwork, like a drain, and leaves the eye.

In open-angle glaucoma, even though the drainage angle is “open”, the fluid passes too slowly through the meshwork drain. Since the fluid builds up, the pressure inside the eye rises to a level that may damage the optic nerve. When the optic nerve is damaged from increased pressure, open-angle glaucoma-and vision loss—may result. That’s why controlling pressure inside the eye is important. Continue reading Facts About Glaucoma

When Should an Individual Have Cataract Surgery

“Cataracts are a common eye condition. Regular eye examinations can help ensure that treatment occurs at the right time for you. The following article from the American Foundation for The Blind has some useful information to help you determine if you may need treatment for cataracts. If you have questions schedule an eye examination with Dr. Rohr today – (877) 579-0202.”

Article Courtesy of: American Foundation for the Blind
Written By Tina D. Turner, M.D.

Treatment: Surgical Removal

To date, no medication or eye drop has been proven to prevent or reverse cataract formation. If a cataract is causing nearsightedness or a change in an individual’s prescription, new prescription eyeglasses can help improve blurred vision. The only treatment for a cataract, however, is surgical removal of the natural lens.

When to Remove? Sooner or Later?

A cataract should not be removed simply because it is present. Many people have cataracts that do not cause blurred vision, interfere with activities of daily living, or otherwise prevent them from leading active and productive lives. In such cases, these individuals should not undergo unnecessary surgery to remove their cataracts.

However, if an individual has blurred vision that makes it difficult to read print or read signs while driving; has disabling glare while driving at night; or has difficulty engaging in hobbies such as knitting, crocheting, or card games, it is time to consider cataract surgery. Continue reading When Should an Individual Have Cataract Surgery

Computer Use and Eyestrain

“Computers and smartphones have become everyday use items, often being used for multiple hours a day. We found this great article that gives some useful tips on ways to prevent eyestrain.”

Article Courtesy of: The American Academy of Ophthalmology

Staring at your computer screen, smartphone, video game or other digital devices for long periods won’t cause permanent eye damage, but your eyes may feel dry and tired. Some people also experience headaches or motion sickness when viewing 3-D, which may indicate that the viewer has a problem with focusing or depth perception.

What causes computer-use eyestrain?

  • Normally, humans blink about 18 times a minute, but studies show we blink half that often while using computers and other digital screen devices, whether for work or play.
  • Extended reading, writing or other intensive “near work” can also cause eyestrain.

Continue reading Computer Use and Eyestrain