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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. 

We hope you enjoy - please check back for new posts often.

— Apr 17, 2015

Computer Use and Eye Damage

Will extensive computer use harm your eyes?

— Apr 11, 2015

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.

— Apr 3, 2015

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:

— Mar 27, 2015

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:

— Mar 20, 2015

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.

  • April
    • 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.
  • 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.