LASIK and Seniors

by The Rochester Eye & Laser Team on Mar 28, 2018 12:28:00 PM


For many people under age 50, LASIK correction surgery is the vision improvement method of choice. But what about those on the other side of 50 -- the millions of “boomers” and “senior citizens” who want better vision so they can enjoy retirement even more? Is LASIK a good idea for them, too?  What are the advantages or drawbacks of LASIK after a certain age?

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8 Signs of Dry Eye Syndrome

by The Rochester Eye & Laser Team on Mar 14, 2018 7:07:00 AM


Dry Eye Syndrome is caused by a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye and is more common among women. Those of us that suffer from it, sure know how frustrating it can be trying to live with Dry Eye Syndrome. There are 8 signs you may have Dry Eye Syndrome. Don't despair! There are also some easy ways to help your eyes.

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Cataracts? Understand your lens implant options

by The Rochester Eye & Laser Team on Mar 7, 2018 6:07:00 AM

What the heck is an IOL?

Available since the early 1980's, lens implants or as they are known in the ophthalmic world, Intraocular Lenses or "IOLs", began a major shift in the surgical treatment of cataracts. Previously, having cataracts removed meant eye drops, thick glasses and a significant amount of recovery time. In traditional cataract surgery, the eye's natural lens was removed completely. With nothing available to replace that lens, the eye had no natural focusing ability. 

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