Vision Health News

Nutrition May Play an Omega Role in Treating Dry Eye Disease

Written by Dr. David Evans   Last modified on December 6, 2018

Dry eye is an uncomfortable and unfortunately common eye condition that can interfere with your day-to-day quality of life. Depending on the severity and cause of dry eye, there are a variety of treatment options available including medicated eye drops, tear duct surgery, drugs designed to stimulate tear flow and others. But there is one […]

Posterior Capsule Opacity and Cataract Surgery Complications

Written by Dr. David Evans   Last modified on November 16, 2018

I was chatting with a member of the Better Vision Guide team this week who was telling me that his father recently underwent cataract surgery on both eyes (eight weeks apart). A couple of months after the first surgery he experienced some minor vision issues that seemed to him like his cataract was returning. His […]

Do I Need Vision Insurance?

Written by Dr. David Evans   Last modified on October 17, 2018

Insurance offers a safeguard against the potential high costs associated with unexpected events. We insure our cars and homes against damage and theft, and to limit personal liabilities. And we insure our health to safeguard against illness, disease and injury. Some insurance policies can be costly and many people are in a position of having […]

Can a Cup of Coffee Help to Protect Your Eyes?

Written by Dr. David Evans   Last modified on October 4, 2018

I’m not much of a coffee drinker, but based on recent figures from the National Coffee Association (NCA), it appears I’m part of a growing minority. According to the latest data from the NCA, 64 percent of Americans over the age of 18 said they had at least one cup of coffee the previous day […]

Balance Goggles – A New Approach to Glaucoma Treatment

Written by Dr. David Evans   Last modified on September 13, 2018

Glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible vision loss for people over the age of 60. Typically viewed as an age-related vision problem, glaucoma is associated with abnormal pressure levels inside the eye (intraocular – IOP) resulting from a buildup of fluid. (Although in Asian countries, many glaucoma patients do not have high IOP.) There […]

Contact Lens Disposal: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Written by Dr. David Evans   Last modified on August 28, 2018

I’m one of the estimated 45 million Americans who wears contact lenses to correct a refractive error. Although the general concept behind contacts dates all the way back to Leonardo da Vinci in the 1500’s, the corrective technology has only really been a functional solution to refractive error since around 1948 when the first all-plastic […]

Cataract Surgery Leads to Longer Life in Women

Written by Dr. David Evans   Last modified on September 6, 2018

An article I wrote back in April described a National Bureau of Economic Research study that concluded cataract surgery patients have a life expectancy 1.8 years longer than people with cataracts who do not undergo surgery. Much of that piece focused on the finding that people, who have vision diminished by cataracts, are less likely […]

Post-LASIK Refraction and Pregnancy – Much Ado About Nothing?

Written by Dr. David Evans   Last modified on August 23, 2018

During pregnancy, women experience a drastic shift in their hormonal balance that has a ripple effect throughout the body. The spike in hormones like progesterone, estrogen, prolactin, oxytocin and relaxin are all important for a healthy pregnancy, but these increased levels can also impact gastrointestinal processes, blood pressure, skin pigmentation and, you guessed it, ocular […]

Contoura Topography-guided LASIK – Are You a Candidate?

Written by Dr. David Evans   Last modified on August 6, 2018

LASIK is a procedure that uses a laser to change the shape of the cornea to correct for myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism. New technology advancements over the last 30 years have focused primarily on better ways to measure the corneal curvature, or topography, and then direct the laser to correct these topographical variations. Contoura Topography-guided […]

God Save the Queen…’s Vision

Written by Dr. David Evans   Last modified on August 6, 2018

For those of you out there suffering with Royal Wedding withdrawal, there’s some news about Queen Elizabeth that ties in nicely with Better Vision Guide. If you were wondering why the Queen has been spotted wearing sunglasses lately — an accessory she’s not typically seen wearing in public — it’s because she recently underwent cataract […]

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