Category Archives: Vision

Before and After LASIK with an Air Force Pilot

  Clear vision is important to all of us, for all sorts of different reasons. But for Isaac D., an Air Force pilot, the ability to see clearly is absolutely essential. As he told us before his LASIK procedure, “My eyes are kind of my livelihood right now.” LASIK has been approved for United States Airforce Pilots (and even NASA…

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Thinking About LASIK? Let’s Talk About Your Health

You’ve made the decision to consider LASIK eye surgery. You’ve done your homework and scheduled your consultation. During this comprehensive consultation, we will ask you questions about your personal health history and carefully evaluate your eyes and vision to make sure they are suitable for vision correction with LASIK. We can’t stress enough the importance of providing a complete health…

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Understanding the Myopia Epidemic

  Although myopia is common, many people don’t fully understand it. Myopia is characterized by close objects appearing clear and in focus, while distant objects appear fuzzy or blurry. It occurs when the eyeball has grown too long, or if the curve of the cornea is too steep. Myopia typically develops in childhood, usually between the ages of eight and…

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Operation Sight: Restoring Vision, Changing Lives

At Dr. Kerry Solomon’s practice, we consider ourselves fortunate to spend every day helping patients live fuller lives by improving their vision. However, the reality is that many people in our community continue to be limited by poor vision because they cannot afford the medical care they need. Mrs. Cindi Solomon, along with Drs. Kerry Solomon, John Boatwright, and Paul Herring,…

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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

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