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‘No-Cut’ Laser Vision Correction Procedure at Giliberti Eye and Laser Center

No-Cut Laser Vision Correction

Did You Know?

At Giliberti Eye and Laser Center, we offer our patients a no-cut laser vision correction procedure, known as Photorefractive Keratectomy, or PRK! This type of procedure does not involve cutting a flap in the cornea, which is the method used during LASIK. During the PRK procedure, a surgical brush is used to gently remove the outermost layer of cells on your cornea, called the epithelium. This prepares the area for laser treatment! [2] [Read more…]

October

October - Halloween Eye Safety Month

October is Halloween Eye Safety Month!

With Halloween soon upon us, it is not only important to remember safety while trick-or-treating, but also while planning the perfect costume! Decorative lenses are often times especially appealing during Halloween because they can change the appearance of the eyes. Although decorative lenses may seem “cool,” they are not fashion accessories or makeup, and are still considered medical devices that are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). [1][5] In observation of Halloween Eye Safety this October, remember to talk to your ophthalmologist if you plan on using and obtaining contact lenses as part of your costume! [Read more…]

September

September - Healthy Aging Month

September is Healthy Aging Month!

According to a national survey released by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), nearly two out of three American adults report having eye or vision problems. A significant percentage of them, however, fail to seek medical attention in the form of regular, sight-saving eye exams. The observance of Healthy Aging Month in September emphasizes the importance of having regular eye exams to maintain healthy eyes and vision. [1] [Read more…]

Solar Eclipse 2017

Solar Eclipse

Eye Safety Tips to Experience the Solar Eclipse Without Damaging Your Vision

On August 21, 2017, “In a 70-mile wide band from central Oregon through South Carolina, a total eclipse of the sun will be visible across the entire continental United States for the first time in almost 40 years. The rest of the nation and parts of North and Central America will experience a partial solar eclipse.” [1] During this unique and exciting event, make sure to be prepared with proper eye protection! Without following proper safety precautions, “viewing even the smallest sliver of a crescent sun peeking out from behind the moon is enough to cause irreversible damage to your vision.” [2] [Read more…]

August

August - National Eye Exam Month

August is National Eye Exam Month!

Don’t forget to make comprehensive eye exams a part of your overall health routine! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “about 11 million Americans over age 12 need vision correction—but it’s just one of the reasons to get your eyes examined. Regular eye exams are also an important part of finding eye diseases early and preserving your vision.” [1] [Read more…]

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