LASIK & Large Pupils

by The Rochester Eye & Laser Team on Jul 26, 2016 3:52:52 PM

If you are considering LASIK vision correction surgery and you have large pupils, you may have heard that the procedure could possibly increase the risk of certain side effects, such as halos or a glare around lights at night.

Numerous studies over the past decades have examined the effect of pupil size on LASIK outcomes. While the evidence is not conclusive, researchers have discovered some interesting correlations in the size of the surgical ablation zone (the section of the cornea that is reshaped by the laser), the follow-up period, and night vision problems.  A summary of what they found:

No Night Vision Problems

  • Ablation zone 6.0 mm in diameter or ...
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Caffeine and Your Vision

by The Rochester Eye & Laser Team on Jul 20, 2016 1:36:53 PM

Many of us look forward to the lift we get from the caffeine in our morning or afternoon coffee. And we find that caffeine not only in our coffee, but also tea and some sodas. If you are an avid caffeine consumer, be aware that caffeine may sometimes adversely affect your vision. So take a minute to survey your caffeine habits and then schedule your regular eye exam to stay on top of your eye health.

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Is the food you eat hurting your eyes?

by The Rochester Eye & Laser Team on Jul 14, 2016 2:40:19 PM

We hope it is common knowledge that many of the processed foods we find in the interior aisles of grocery stores – chips, cream-filled cakes and cookies, rows and rows of snack foods and candy bars – are simply not good for humans to regularly ingest, even in small quantities. Such “food-like substances” do not nourish us or support good health like the “whole” or “real foods” most often found in fresh produce departments around the perimeter of a store,

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Smart Eye Makeup for Summer Eyes

by The Rochester Eye & Laser Team on Jul 6, 2016 1:53:58 PM

It’s summer, and if you’re ready to get your warm weather glam on and have some fun, we have to ask -- are you putting bacteria on your eyes along with your makeup? It’s a question to thoughtfully consider.

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