Category Archives: Vision

When LASIK Isn’t the Answer: Alternative Vision Correction Options

We tend to talk a lot about LASIK, both around the office and here on the blog. But, of course, not every patient is a good candidate for LASIK. Many factors come into play, including physical traits like corneal thickness and dry eye, as well as lifestyle and age. No two patients are alike, which means there is no one-size-fits-all…

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Ideas for a ‘Love at First Sight’ Valentine’s Day

You don’t need to be an ophthalmologist to understand the importance of healthy vision in all aspects of your life, from your work to your precious family moments. From the time we are born, our instincts direct us to use our eyes to develop a nurturing bond with those closest to us. Your love life is no different. After all, the…

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Nutrition Advice From an Eye Doctor

Quick disclaimer: This blog post is for informational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet or supplement intake. As an ophthalmologist, I have a unique understanding of the vital role that a balanced diet plays in our lives. By consuming the right foods for our bodies, we…

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What is 20/20 Vision?

20/20 vision a term used to describe normal visual acuity — the sharpness of a person’s vision — measured at a distance of 20 feet. If a person has 20/20 vision it means that they can see clearly at 20 feet what should normally be seen at a distance. If someone has 20/100 vision it means that they must be as close to 20 feet as possible to see what a person with normal vision could see at 100 feet.… Read more

World Sight Day 2014

Thursday, October 9th is World Sight Day, a day of awareness created to help focus global attention on blindness, visual impairment and rehabilitation of those with visual impairments.… Read more

Nighttime Driving and Your Eyes

Our days are about to become darker even earlier with the fall season officially upon us, which means more nighttime driving. According to a national survey, 32% of drivers reported that they have trouble seeing in the dark. Most of these drivers have difficulty judging distance, identifying signs or exits, and struggle to see animals and pedestrians in roadways.… Read more

After LASIK, Recycle Your Contacts, Glasses

Publishing note: This post was updated on May 11, 2016 with the latest information available.  After you’ve had your LASIK surgery, you might find you have some unused contacts and glasses sitting around. So, what to do with those items? The Optical Vision Site has some terrific ideas, including donating unused and unexpired contacts to places like Goodwill and Lenscrafters…

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Give Mom the Gift of Vision

If you’re looking for a great Mother’s Day gift, think about a neat pair of sunglasses or accessories. Here’s a great African-inspired piece from Denise Solay Designs that turns any pair of glasses or sunglasses into a wardrobe accessory (pictured left). Check out The Eyecessorize Blog for some frames for reading glasses and sunglasses. We think mom would love hot…

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Cool in the Shade

It’s time to take to the great outdoors and that means time for a new pair of shades. Sure, a simple pair from the drugstore can work for driving around town, but if you’re involved in any kind of summer sports, you’ll probably want a pair that fits your activity. For example, Solar Bat sunglasses are designed specifically for tennis…

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When the Light Is Too Bright

Have you ever noticed people with blue eyes have a harder time on sunny days? People with light-colored eyes are more sensitive to bright light, particularly sunlight. The reason? Their eyes don’t have as much pigment. Darker colored eyes contain more pigment that protect against bright lights. Other people can have photophobia – light sensitivity – as a result of…

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Kerry Solomon, MD

Most experienced LASIK &
Laser Cataract Surgeon in SC

A leader in ophthalmic research and education, Dr. Solomon is often
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