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The purpose of this blog is to inform, update, and at times to entertain you about your eyesight and the happenings around Atwal Eye Care. 

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— Feb 26, 2015

Will Wearing Glasses Make Your Vision Worse?

If you need corrective lenses…but you don’t wear them…what are your reasons? 1. You hate the way you look in glasses. 2. You can’t seem to get the hang of wearing contact lenses. 3. You simply forget to wear them or misplace/lose them often.

— Feb 18, 2015

Ski Season is Here: Are Your Eyes Ready?

Whether you hit the slopes every weekend or just make it to the mountains once a year, having the right ski or snowboard equipment can be the difference between an epic run and constantly stopping to adjust your gear. We’re not just talking boots and bindings…we’re talking eyewear. If you have to wear glasses or contact lenses to see clearly, you know how lenses can interfere with your fun on and off the slopes:

— Feb 12, 2015

Eyeglasses for Eyestrain

If you work long hours at a computer, you are probably no stranger to eye strain in Buffalo. This is an actual condition called computer vision syndrome (CVS) that can cause blurry vision, eye irritation, headaches neck pain and back pain.

— Feb 6, 2015

Enjoy Library Lovers’ Month with Clear Vision

February is Library Lovers’ Month…a great time to celebrate how libraries of all types benefit our communities. It’s also a great time to pick up a book and rekindle your love of reading.

— Jan 28, 2015

Is LASIK Safe?

More than 14 million Americans have had LASIK vision correction since the mid-1990s. While LASIK is usually considered a safe medical procedure, it is important to remember that it is still surgery...and the decision to have LASIK should not be taken lightly. You can increase your chances for an excellent visual outcome (20/20 vision or better) through LASIK by choosing your LASIK center and doctor carefully. Here are some tips to help you make the best decision:

  • 2015
    • February
      • Will Wearing Glasses Make Your Vision Worse?
        If you need corrective lenses…but you don’t wear them…what are your reasons? 1. You hate the way you look in glasses. 2. You can’t seem to get the hang of wearing contact lenses. 3. You simply forget to wear them or misplace/lose them often.
      • Ski Season is Here: Are Your Eyes Ready?
        Whether you hit the slopes every weekend or just make it to the mountains once a year, having the right ski or snowboard equipment can be the difference between an epic run and constantly stopping to adjust your gear. We’re not just talking boots and bindings…we’re talking eyewear. If you have to wear glasses or contact lenses to see clearly, you know how lenses can interfere with your fun on and off the slopes:
      • Eyeglasses for Eyestrain
        If you work long hours at a computer, you are probably no stranger to eye strain in Buffalo. This is an actual condition called computer vision syndrome (CVS) that can cause blurry vision, eye irritation, headaches neck pain and back pain.
      • Enjoy Library Lovers’ Month with Clear Vision
        February is Library Lovers’ Month…a great time to celebrate how libraries of all types benefit our communities. It’s also a great time to pick up a book and rekindle your love of reading.
    • January
      • Is LASIK Safe?
        More than 14 million Americans have had LASIK vision correction since the mid-1990s. While LASIK is usually considered a safe medical procedure, it is important to remember that it is still surgery...and the decision to have LASIK should not be taken lightly. You can increase your chances for an excellent visual outcome (20/20 vision or better) through LASIK by choosing your LASIK center and doctor carefully. Here are some tips to help you make the best decision:
      • Don’t Be Afraid of the Eye Doctor
        If you are a fan of the TV show Friends, do you remember the one where Rachel goes to the eye doctor? If not, here is a clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NiO639g4HY Rachel wasn’t too thrilled that Monica had forced her to have an eye exam…
      • Television and Glaucoma
        It may be possible to identify glaucoma and other eye diseases by observing the eye movements of people as they watch television.
      • Carrots and Eyesight
        Ehh…what’s up doc? Are carrots good for your eyes or not? Carrots are an excellent source of beta carotene, a form of vitamin A, which is a healthy nutrient for good vision. However, simply eating Bugs Bunny’s favorite snack will not actually improve your vision.
  • 2014
    • December
      • Protect Your Eyes from Winter Rays
        Your eyes don’t know what season it is. Whether it’s winter, spring, summer or fall, your eyes need protection from the sun’s harmful rays. Most people recognize the need for sunglasses during warmer months and in warmer climates. However, when the temperature starts to dip, people often assume that eye protection is no longer necessary (or even silly).
      • Can LASIK Eliminate the Need for Reading Glasses?
        LASIK vision correction in Buffalo is typically performed to correct a refractive error that has been present since childhood or acquired later in life: