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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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— May 18, 2015

Wearing Make-up After Cataract Surgery

Many cataract surgery patients want to know when they can start wearing make-up after laser-based cataract surgery. There is no set rule for how long you should wait; every patient will be different.

— May 14, 2015

Want to Become a Pilot? LASIK May Be the Perfect Answer

Pilots must meet many physical and emotional requirements before ever stepping into a cockpit. Good vision is one of them. For people who want to become pilots, whether civilian or military, vision requirements need to be examined and discussed with the staff at Atwal Eye Care in Buffalo, NY.

— May 1, 2015

Is LASIK covered by Vision Insurance?

Vision insurance doesn’t usually cover LASIK surgery, since it is considered medically unnecessary and to be a cosmetic procedure. However, all hope is not lost.

— Apr 24, 2015

Nearsightedness Is On the Increase in the U.S. as LASIK Continues to Grow

A study shows that nearsidtheness (myopia) is more common in the United States than it was more than 30 years ago, a National Eye Institute study states.

— Apr 17, 2015

Computer Use and Eye Damage

Will extensive computer use harm your eyes?

  • May
    • Wearing Make-up After Cataract Surgery
      Many cataract surgery patients want to know when they can start wearing make-up after laser-based cataract surgery. There is no set rule for how long you should wait; every patient will be different.
    • Want to Become a Pilot? LASIK May Be the Perfect Answer
      Pilots must meet many physical and emotional requirements before ever stepping into a cockpit. Good vision is one of them. For people who want to become pilots, whether civilian or military, vision requirements need to be examined and discussed with the staff at Atwal Eye Care in Buffalo, NY.
    • Is LASIK covered by Vision Insurance?
      Vision insurance doesn’t usually cover LASIK surgery, since it is considered medically unnecessary and to be a cosmetic procedure. However, all hope is not lost.
  • April
    • Nearsightedness Is On the Increase in the U.S. as LASIK Continues to Grow
      A study shows that nearsidtheness (myopia) is more common in the United States than it was more than 30 years ago, a National Eye Institute study states.
    • Honesty About LASIK Surgery Important to Atwal Eye Care
      You may have heard claims from LASIK centers that you can “throw away your eyeglasses” after LASIK or that perhaps going with the lowest cost provider is the best idea and makes no difference on the quality or results.
    • Do You Need Reading Glasses or LASIK?
      Why is that restaurant menu so blurry? The first step to answering that question is to identify when your blurred vision occurred. Have you had blurry vision for most of your life? Or is this a new condition that has popped up recently? There could be many reasons why it may be hard to read things close-up:
  • March
    • Celebrate Children’s Book Day with Clear Vision
      Hans Christian Andersen wrote some of the most beloved fairy tales of all time. His stories have been translated into more than 125 languages and have inspired films, ballets and plays. To mark Andersen’s birthday in 1805, April 2 has been named Children’s Book Day. It’s an observation meant to encourage children to read. What better way to pass on the love of reading than by picking up one of Andersen’s stories and reading it to your child…stories such as:
    • What Causes Nearsightedness?
      If an eye doctor has diagnosed you with myopia, or nearsightedness in Buffalo, NY, this means you have a refractive error that causes distant objects to appear blurry. Nearsighted people can usually see close objects clearly but they may need to wear corrective lenses to see well at a distance.
    • LASIK, Glaucoma & High Blood Pressure
      If you have been considering having LASIK vision correction in Buffalo, your eye health is one aspect that will be examined to ensure you are a good candidate for the procedure.
    • Caffeine Effect on Vision
      Do you need a little extra jolt of caffeine to get going in the mornings or afternoons? Whether you enjoy a cup of joe, tea or soda, the amount of caffeine you consume on a daily basis may be adversely affecting your vision. With March being Caffeine Awareness Month, it is the perfect time to analyze your own caffeine habits and schedule an eye exam to stay informed about your eye health.