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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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— Jul 6, 2015

Afraid of Pain During LASIK? Don’t Be.

If you’re afraid of pain during LASIK surgery, you’re not alone. Here at Atwal Eye Care in Buffalo, New York, many of our clients express this concern pre-surgery. Patients often worry that since they are awake during the procedure, it will be uncomfortable.

— Jun 29, 2015

Summer is Perfect for LASIK

Considering LASIK surgery? Summer is a great time to have it done, says the staff at Atwal Eye Care in Buffalo, NY. With schools closed for the summer break, you don’t have to worry about school commitments, pickups or car pooling.

— Jun 22, 2015

How Eye Movement Speed Affects Decision-Making

If you become impatient very easily, you may have faster eye movements. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University in Maryland have published a study that may shed some light as to why certain people are perfectly content waiting in a long grocery store line, for example, while others feel compelled to move to find shorter lines.

— Jun 15, 2015

Can Contacts Cause Bacteria to Grow in the Eye?

Contacts lenses may cause bacteria to grow in the eye, according to a recent study. The lenses can change the community of bacteria living in your eyes. Results of the study, conducted by NYU Langone, point to contact lenses as causing an increase in bacteria and certain types of infections.

— Jun 9, 2015

Can I have LASIK if I have Keratoconus?

Keratoconus (ker-uh-toe-KOH-nus) occurs when your cornea — the clear, dome-shaped front surface of your eye — thins and gradually bulges outward into a cone shape.

  • July
    • Afraid of Pain During LASIK? Don’t Be.
      If you’re afraid of pain during LASIK surgery, you’re not alone. Here at Atwal Eye Care in Buffalo, New York, many of our clients express this concern pre-surgery. Patients often worry that since they are awake during the procedure, it will be uncomfortable.
  • June
    • Summer is Perfect for LASIK
      Considering LASIK surgery? Summer is a great time to have it done, says the staff at Atwal Eye Care in Buffalo, NY. With schools closed for the summer break, you don’t have to worry about school commitments, pickups or car pooling.
    • How Eye Movement Speed Affects Decision-Making
      If you become impatient very easily, you may have faster eye movements. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University in Maryland have published a study that may shed some light as to why certain people are perfectly content waiting in a long grocery store line, for example, while others feel compelled to move to find shorter lines.
    • Can Contacts Cause Bacteria to Grow in the Eye?
      Contacts lenses may cause bacteria to grow in the eye, according to a recent study. The lenses can change the community of bacteria living in your eyes. Results of the study, conducted by NYU Langone, point to contact lenses as causing an increase in bacteria and certain types of infections.
    • Can I have LASIK if I have Keratoconus?
      Keratoconus (ker-uh-toe-KOH-nus) occurs when your cornea — the clear, dome-shaped front surface of your eye — thins and gradually bulges outward into a cone shape.
    • Can your brain keep you from seeing?
      Scientists made a discovery recently that revealed the brain’s important role in both vision loss and vision restoration. The results showed that in some cases, even with restored vision, the brain can prevent the newly sighted from complete vision restoration.
  • May
    • Does LASIK Help Nearsightedness?
      Nearsightedness is a condition where objects in the distance appear out of focus. It is a common reason for blurred vision, says the staff at Atwal Eye Care in Buffalo, New York.
    • 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.