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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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— 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.

— Mar 12, 2015

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.

— Mar 5, 2015

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.

— 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.

  • 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.
  • 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…