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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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— Nov 20, 2014

Keep Your Eyes Safe in the Kitchen

At Atwal Eye Care, we have helped thousands of people achieve lens-free vision through laser vision correction. And while our LASIK in Buffalo allows most of our patients to toss out their glasses, we encourage those patients to protect their new-found clear vision by wearing protective safety glasses when performing certain activities.

— Nov 13, 2014

KaChoo! Is it a Cold or the Flu?

You know the feeling. It starts with a slight tickle in your throat, or the feeling that something “isn’t quite right.” Then…boom! You’re sick. But how do you know if you have a common cold or the full-blown flu? The flu typically comes on fast, while a cold can start slowly and gradually become worse. The symptoms of each condition are different, too.

— Nov 4, 2014

LASIK & Dry Eye

Dry eye can be a fairly common side effect of LASIK vision correction due to the potential for reduced sensitivity of the corneal nerves, leading to a reduction in tear production. Tears are necessary to lubricate and protect the eyes and if there is not adequate tear production, the eyes can become irritated.

— Oct 28, 2014

Halloween without Glasses

Unless you want to dress up as Clark Kent, Austin Powers, Harry Potter or a hippie chick, there aren’t too many Halloween costumes that feature glasses. But if you… • Are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism… • Can’t wear contact lenses… • And actually want to see your friends at a Halloween party…

— Oct 21, 2014

Serious Eye Conditions Growing in Young People

According to Medical News Today, a recent survey of optometrists has shown that the number of young people being diagnosed with serious eye conditions such as dry eye and blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids) is growing. Many of these doctors were also concerned that certain sight-stealing vision conditions may be developing at a younger age:

  • November
    • Keep Your Eyes Safe in the Kitchen
      At Atwal Eye Care, we have helped thousands of people achieve lens-free vision through laser vision correction. And while our LASIK in Buffalo allows most of our patients to toss out their glasses, we encourage those patients to protect their new-found clear vision by wearing protective safety glasses when performing certain activities.
    • KaChoo! Is it a Cold or the Flu?
      You know the feeling. It starts with a slight tickle in your throat, or the feeling that something “isn’t quite right.” Then…boom! You’re sick. But how do you know if you have a common cold or the full-blown flu? The flu typically comes on fast, while a cold can start slowly and gradually become worse. The symptoms of each condition are different, too.
    • LASIK & Dry Eye
      Dry eye can be a fairly common side effect of LASIK vision correction due to the potential for reduced sensitivity of the corneal nerves, leading to a reduction in tear production. Tears are necessary to lubricate and protect the eyes and if there is not adequate tear production, the eyes can become irritated.
  • October
    • Halloween without Glasses
      Unless you want to dress up as Clark Kent, Austin Powers, Harry Potter or a hippie chick, there aren’t too many Halloween costumes that feature glasses. But if you… • Are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism… • Can’t wear contact lenses… • And actually want to see your friends at a Halloween party…
    • Serious Eye Conditions Growing in Young People
      According to Medical News Today, a recent survey of optometrists has shown that the number of young people being diagnosed with serious eye conditions such as dry eye and blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids) is growing. Many of these doctors were also concerned that certain sight-stealing vision conditions may be developing at a younger age:
    • Does Your Computer Need Glasses?
      If you are over age 40, you may be experiencing the effects of presbyopia on your eyesight. Presbyopia is the gradual stiffening of the eye lens that makes it more difficult for the eyes to focus on near objects. This condition happens to almost everyone as they age (even if you’ve had successful LASIK vision correction surgery) and is the reason why so many adults need reading glasses to read things like menus, books, tablets, computers and smart phones clearly.
    • 2014 World Sight Day
      World Sight Day is October 9, 2014. The call-to-action for this year’s observation is “No More Avoidable Blindness” and is part of an overall plan to reduce avoidable blindness by 25% by the year 2019. Created by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), this initiative supports their overall theme of “Universal Eye Health” and protecting/preserving eyesight for people around the world
  • September
    • Can Eye Exercises Improve Your Vision?
      If you have to wear corrective lenses to see clearly, you may be tempted to purchase eye exercise kits or start on an eye exercise regimen in order to reduce your need for glasses or contacts. The truth is that there has been no scientific evidence that eye exercises can improve your vision if you have:
    • Celebrate Comic Book Day with Superhero Vision
      September 25 is National Comic Book Day. There are many genres of comic books from which to choose, such as superhero, manga, humor, science fiction/fantasy, horror, comics and more. People of all ages love comics because they have interesting characters, exciting story lines and detailed graphics.
    • Pirates Don’t Wear Glasses
      Blackbeard…Captain Kidd…Black Bart…Redbeard…even Jack Sparrow… You’ll be hard-pressed to find a pirate who wore glasses (there were plenty of eye patches, though). Does that mean that all pirates had 20/20 vision? Probably not; but it’s safe to assume that pirates didn’t have access to good eye care.