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LASIK- Most Popular Procedure Across the World

LASIK is one of the newer forms of laser eye surgery, but it has benefited tremendously from advances in eye technology and surgical procedures. This laser surgery is performed more than any other laser treatment in the world. LASIK can correct near and far-sighted vision on a permanent level. During the procedure, your surgeon will […]

Dr.Faris climbs Mt.Whitney!!

In early July I had the opportunity to climb Mt.Whitney, the highest peak in the contiguous USA. It’s a 22 mile round trip hike to a peak of 14,5050 ft! After an early morning start and some fortunate weather, we peaked at 2 pm. The view into the Sequoia National park on one side and […]

DIAGNOSING ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE THROUGH THE EYES

The eyes are the only part of the body where a doctor can look in and see veins, arteries, and a nerve. New technology is allowing the tracking of more diseases through the eyes. Alzheimer’s disease is one that researchers are looking to ophthalmic technology for help in diagnosis. Researchers have recently discovered that Alzheimer’s […]

Welcome Baby Karim!

We are very pleased to announce that we have added a new family member to our practice. On June 2, 2012, Dr. Randall K. Wong’s optometry assistant, Ambreen Malik, and her husband Hasseb, became the proud parents of Karim Ameen Malik. Karim weighed in at 7.0 lbs, and was measured at 20.75 inches. As you […]

BE COOL, WEAR SHADES!

Although they are often used to make a fashion statement, sunglasses play a very important role in protecting your eyes from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays. Most people acknowledge the need to protect their skin from the sun’s harmful rays, however, many ignore the risks those same rays present to our eyes. Wearing sunglasses […]

Eat Carrots To Prevent Cataracts!

Once again scientists have proven that it pays to eat your vegetables. A new study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that a vegetarian diet may be associated with a reduced risk of developing cataracts. The study administered a survey to 27,670 non-diabetic participants over 40 years of age. The information obtained was used […]

Dry Eyes Following Lasik Surgery

Essentially all patients have dry eyes following Lasik surgery for a period of 3 to 6 months. However, only those with dry eyes before surgery will have symptoms. Fortunately, the majority of those with symptoms have resolved their dry eye issue within 2-4 weeks after surgery. There are several possible reasons why patients have dry […]