Blurred Vision? You Could Be Having Ocular Migraines

Although migraines are typically thought to manifest in the form of headaches, ocular migraines also exist. Also known as retinal migraines, ocular migraines take the form of temporary visual disturbances, and can blur the vision in either one or both eyes depending on the severity. Fortunately, ocular migraines are usually harmless, and will resolve themselves without treatment in about 20 to 30 minutes. However, if you experience ocular migraines frequently, there may be an underlying cause which requires treatment.

Ocular Migraine Symptoms

Ocular migraines typically present a variety of visual symptoms. One major indicator is a blind spot in your vision that becomes increasingly larger. This is called a scotoma, which may also result in a partial loss of vision temporarily. If the symptoms worsen, you may also see flashing or flickering lights, also known as scintillations. This can cause the blind spot to move across your field of vision, blurring your eyesight.

This episode may only last a few minutes, and can be signalled by a migraine prodrome. A migraine prodrome is usually subtle, and can cause mood swings, spontaneous cravings, or fatigue. This will typically occur days or even weeks before the onset of an ocular migraine. If you feel you experience migraine prodromes frequently, it may be time to seek medical treatment.

Ocular Migraine Treatment

Fortunately, ocular migraines are generally harmless. They usually resolve on their own and will not require further treatment. However, if your symptoms worsen, preventive treatments for headache migraines such as tricyclic antidepressants and anti-seizure medications may be beneficial. Aspirin and beta blockers may also be helpful for the pain associated with ocular migraines.

Behavioral changes, such as relaxation techniques and stress reduction, may help to lessen the severity of ocular migraines. Regardless, it is important to be examined by an eye care professional to best determine the state of your eye health and your recommended course of treatment. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Ghosheh today, and feel free to contact us with any eye health questions and concerns.

Eye Floaters and Flashes: Should I Be Concerned?

Eye floaters are specks, flecks, spots, and cobwebs that appear in your field of vision. Eye flashes are flickers of light or the appearance of lightning bolts that are not actually there. Both are quite common: in fact, 7 out of 10 people have experienced either eye floaters or flashes. While eye floaters and flashes are generally harmless, they can sometimes be a warning sign of a medical emergency.

Eye Floaters

The eyes are filled with vitreous gel which helps maintain the eyes’ shape and allows light to pass through. The gel is fluid when we’re young, but it begins to thicken as we age. As the gel thickens, particles can become trapped inside of it, casting shadows as light passes through the eye. These shadows move with the gel around the eye, which creates the appearance of floating. Eye floaters are more visible when staring at light, clean backgrounds such as a white wall or an overcast sky.

These shadows can be caused by:

-Protein clumps in the gel: These clumps stay in the gel permanently and usually appear as squiggles, cobwebs, or circles.

-The gel shrinking and pulling on the retina, causing blood vessels to burst: This occurs when there’s a small hemorrhage in the eye. It can appear as black dots, a cloud of gnats, or smoke. The floaters will eventually dissipate when the blood is reabsorbed, but can last for several months.

-Posterior Vitreous Detachment (PVD): PVD occurs when the vitreous gel actually pulls away from the retina. The debris that is formed because of the dislodgement can be seen as floating specks and flecks.

Eye Flashes

Eye flashes are caused by the retina being physically touched or tugged, creating an electrical impulse which appears as a flash or a bolt of light.

When To Be Concerned

In most cases eye floaters and flashes are not dangerous and will dissipate over time. However, a sudden onset of floaters and flashes can indicate a retinal tear or detachment, which is a medical emergency.
When the retina is dislodged from the inner eye, it can create a small tear which may cause the vitreous gel to enter and push the retina even further away. If left untreated, it can cause significant and permanent vision loss. Other possible symptoms of retinal detachment are the loss of peripheral vision, the appearance of a shadow moving towards the middle of the eye, and blurred or distorted vision. Surgery is the only treatment for retinal detachment: if you experience any of these symptoms you should consult an eye doctor immediately. The sooner you seek medical attention, the better your chances are of having your vision saved.

Treatment

In most cases eye floaters and flashes do not require any further treatment. However, in some cases they can become so irritating that medical treatment is warranted. The vitreous gel can be replaced by a saline solution through a procedure known as vitrectomy. Laser vitreolysis is also a new, safer, and highly effective treatment for floaters and flashes.

If you experience persistent eye floaters and flashes, consult an eye care professional today to determine if you need further treatment.

Dr. Ghosheh: Trusted Ophthalmologist of the Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks Take Eye Care Seriously

Hockey isn’t exactly the safest sport: twelve players darting around on skates after a small puck, body-checking opponents. With a puck measuring only three inches in diameter, clear eyesight is essential for any hockey player. But all the action—not to mention the velocity of the puck combined with the sharpness of the skates—make hockey players prone to a bevy of injuries. The eyes in particular may suffer from cuts, lacerations, or blunt force trauma. For these reasons, NHL teams monitor the health of their players’ eyes very carefully, and trust only the most qualified professionals with the well-being of their players. That’s why Head Coach Bruce Boudreau of the Anaheim Ducks relies on Dr. Ghosheh to treat not only his athletes’ eyes, but his own as well.

“These guys are the best,” Boudreau said of Dr. Ghosheh and his practice. Boudreau was immediately impressed by Dr. Ghosheh’s expertise. “If he says something, I’m doing it,” Boudreau said, “because I believe he knows what he’s talking about.”

The 2015-2016 Ducks Season

As for Coach Boudreau and the Ducks’ season so far, it’s been fascinating to say the least. The Ducks had a horrific start to the season, prompting an uproar from fans and analysts clamoring for a tanking season. (Tanking refers to hamstringing a team’s roster in order to build up as many losses as possible, thus improving draft positioning). Since then, the Ducks have tightened up their defense with a trap in the neutral zone, and have been getting better shots at the net on offense. Now, they’re on a nine-game winning streak, vying with the Kings for first place in the Pacific Division.

A tremendous trade season has helped cement the Ducks’ success so far. The Ducks’ first move was trading Carl Hagelin—who was performing far below expectations—in exchange for left-winger David Perron. The move for Perron paid off immediately, as the left-winger has scored six goals and eight assists in his young Ducks career so far. Perron connected instantly with center Ryan Getzlaf, who praised Perron for his excellent handling and aggressive scoring mentality.

As if Perron wasn’t enough, just before the deadline the Ducks’ front office made even more trades, adding quality depth to an already solid roster. They even managed to keep their young, talented defensemen together, giving up only two players and late draft picks in the process. The first player, Tim Jackman, had only played two games for the Ducks, and was traded with a 2017 seventh-round pick in exchange for Corey Tropp. The other trade was Patrick Maroon, who was exchanged for defenseman Martin Gernat and a fourth-round draft pick. In other words, the Ducks gave up very little to build a roster with a very real shot at the Stanley Cup.

Replacing Maroon is former Buffalo Sabre Jamie McGinn, who was exchanged for a 2017 second-round pick. McGinn represents a clear upgrade over Maroon, playing with a similar physical style with more experience.

The Ducks also obtained Brandon Pirri from the Panthers by trading away a 2016 sixth-round pick. Pirri is a finesse player who will fit in nicely with the Ducks’ fast-paced offense, assisting with play-making and finishes on the left wing.

The additions of Pirri and McGinn together with David Perron puts the Ducks in a great position to make a run for the Stanley Cup. While they didn’t make a splash by acquiring an excellent prospect like Loui Eriksson, they did make smaller moves that significantly improved what was already a very successful team.

Look out for the Ducks potentially taking the Pacific Division lead on March 3, as they face off against the Arizona Coyotes. Fortunately for the Ducks, the Coyotes have had an awful series of games, and face the very real possibility of losing their playoff spot. They are currently on a six-game losing streak after dropping their last game to Pittsburgh. Making matters worse for the Coyotes, they have since traded their third leading point-scorer, Mikkel Boedker. Their goalie Louis Domingue will also have to improve on his 4.04 goals-against average, if they want to stop a hot Ducks offense boasting a 33-18 scoring advantage over the course of their win streak.

These are exciting times for Ducks fans. Here’s to hoping for a ten-game winning streak and a Stanley Cup. Go Ducks!

Take some advice straight from the highest-level athletic professionals, and visit Dr. Ghosheh today for the best eye care in the industry.

Macular Degeneration: A Sign of Aging Eyes

Aging is an undeniable part of life. It takes its toll on the body in many ways, from wrinkles to gray hair to diminished physical strength. In addition to all of these things, time can negatively affect the performance of the eyes. Most of us aren’t surprised by this revelation. In fact, we often come to expect certain common vision changes such as presbyopia, which causes blurred vision when reading or focusing at around age 40. However, other age-related conditions are more serious and can have a greater impact on your life. This includes a disease called macular degeneration.

What is Macular Degeneration?

Macular degeneration, or age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is a leading cause of vision loss for those roughly 60 years or older. It involves the deterioration of central vision, which is due to damage of the macula (the central part of the retina). While AMD remains incurable, visiting an eye doctor for treatment is the best way to slow its progression and help you make the most of your vision.

Types of Macular Degeneration

There are 2 main forms of this age-related eye disease. The first and most common type is referred to as “dry” macular degeneration. In these cases, the yellow protein called drusen forms in or around the macula. Eventually the protein accumulates and causes the macula to thin, leading to central vision loss. The loss of vision is usually a gradual process.

The second, less common form is “wet” macular degeneration. Abnormal blood vessels can grow beneath the retina and leak fluids which distort central vision. With this form of the disease, the progression of vision loss is faster and more severe.

Symptoms & Risk Factors

In a lot of cases, AMD comes on slowly and does not produce any initial symptoms. Due to the fact that it’s also painless, this doesn’t necessarily give you a warning that something is wrong. However, this does shine light on how important routine eye exams can be for detecting problems as soon as possible.

When symptoms do begin to occur, the most prevalent sign is blurry vision. Additional symptoms can include:

-Shadowed central vision
-Blind spots
-Impaired depth perception
-Difficulty seeing in low light
-Trouble seeing details and/or colors
-Straight lines appear wavy

What causes AMD? Well, the exact cause is still unknown. However, advanced age is the biggest risk factor. Other links have been made to genetics and family history, blue eye color, gender (women are more at risk than men), and race (Caucasians are more likely to develop it than other races). Despite this, there are some risk factors that can be controlled. These include:

-Smoking
-Obesity
-High blood pressure
-High cholesterol
-Sun exposure
-Poor diet

Treatment

As previously stated, AMD cannot be cured at this time. Certain methods and steps can usually be taken to decrease the rate that it progresses or lower your risk of developing it in the first place. Examples of these actions include avoiding smoking, protecting your eyes from the sun, and maintaining a healthy diet that doesn’t consist of processed foods or artificial fats. Your eye doctor may also recommend certain vitamins, nutritional supplements, or FDA-approved medications or laser treatments, depending on the form and stage of AMD.

There are also a range of low vision devices that can help AMD sufferers cope with the vision loss. Things like computer aids, magnifiers, and large print reading materials can possibly prevent AMD from completely stopping you from participating in the things that you love.

Experienced Vision Care

If you are having an issue with your eyes, or would like to set up a vision screening, please contact us at Advanced Eye Medical Group in Mission Viejo today. Our skilled team of eye doctors offer services that extend from eye exams to iLASIK, and we feel that it’s a true privilege to help patients with their vision needs.

Are You Nearsighted or Farsighted?

Two of the most common eyesight problems are nearsightedness and farsightedness. Both conditions can cause long-term vision impairment and are considered refractive disorders. Also known as myopia, nearsightedness causes objects that are far away to be viewed as blurry. Farsightedness, know as hyperopia, causes nearby objects to appear blurred. Both conditions, which are very common, are caused by an elongation of the eyeballs, that occurs naturally with age, and prolonged use of the eyes, but also can be genetic among children.

Keep in mind that when you are either nearsighted or farsighted, you are only affected to a certain extent. Because myopia and hyperopia occur on different levels, this will also affect your prescription for either eyeglasses, contact lenses or both. While only a medical professional will be able to determine and diagnose if you are near-sighted or far-sighted , there are ways to tell what your particular refractive disorder you have. Here are the best ways to determine if you are near-sighted or far-sighted.

How To Tell If You’re Near-Sighted

Pediatricians regularly have children read a sequence of shrinking letters off a chart in their offices for this specific reason. You’re probably familiar with this test. These charts are called a Snellen or Tumbling E -chart. Fortunately, the test associated with these charts can be found online, although a medical professional can only make the final diagnosis. If you are unable to determine the sequencing of letters on the chart, in a readable order, it is possible that you have myopia.

How To Tell If You’re Far-Sighted

Determining if you are far-sighted also involves the same method of testing. To test yourself for this refractive disorder, you will need to find an online, sight-testing, chart where the texts in each line appears smaller. An eye with normal focusing ability should be able to read each individual line without experience any blurriness or discomfort. If you are unable to do so, you may hyperopia, and should seek a medical eye exam immediately to determine if you need reading glasses. If you do, a true medical examination will be able to not only determine whether you have hyperopia, but also what strength of reading glasses you will need. Luckily, being far-sighted is the less serious and more common of the two conditions, but both the onset of myopia and hyperopia can be corrected with proper eyeglasses or contact lenses as prescribed by a medical professional.

If you are experiencing any eye-sight issues, feel free to Dr. Ghosheh, today, at 1-888-439-6565. To schedule a consultation, or appointment, go to laserforeyes.com.

Should I Discard My Dirty Contact Lenses?

It is important to keep your contact lenses clean in order to keep your eyes safe. However, if your contact lenses have, somehow, become dirty, you might be unaware of what you should do to keep your eyes healthy. There is a way to keep, both, your investment and your eyes safe. Here is a list of best practices to follow if you’re facing the dilemma of having dirty contact lenses.

Carry Cleaning Solution

It is important not to use tap water, or any other foreign liquid, to clean dirty contact lenses, as they can cause severe eye infections. It is important to keep bacteria, microorganisms and abrasive chemicals as far away from your eyes as possible. If you already carry saline drops along with you to combat dry eye, or the morning irritation that some contact wearers experience, you can simply use these drops to clean your dirty lens as well. If you do not currently carry saline drops, solution or cleaner with you, it is advisable to keep an emergency bottle on hand in case you your lens become dirty. If you’re unsure whether your favorite solution or cleaner comes in travel sizes, contact us and we’ll be sure to let you know. Also, be sure to inspect the lens for any tears, scratches, dirt or imperfections before putting it back on your eye.

Clean with Caution

Be sure to clean your lens carefully. Place your lens in the palm of your hand and rinse it with sterilizing solution, moving it around with your fingertip. Be sure only to use your fingertips and never touch your lens with your fingernails. After 15 to 30 seconds of soaking is will be safe to put it back on your eye.

In Case of Emergency

In the event that you lose the lens or are unable to clean the one that became dirty, it’s important to keep a spare pair of glasses handy. That way, if you have to do anything that requires corrected vision, such as driving or reading, you will be prepared.

Soak your Lens Overnight

While washing off your dropped lens in solution or cleaner and inspecting it for dirt or damaged should make it safe enough to wear, it is also advisable to soak the lens overnight. This is especially true if you dropped your lens in a public place, or in a place that is particularly germ filled such as your kitchen counter. Soaking your lens overnight is sure to disinfect any lingering germs you may have missed during your initial, emergency, wash.

Now that you know what to do in the event that your contact lens become dirty, you will be better prepared to protect your lens and your eyes. If your are experiencing issues with your eyes or prescription lenses, or have any questions and concerns, of any kind, feel free to contact Dr. Ghosheh, today, at 1-888-439-6565.

Is There Hereditary and Non-hereditary Glaucoma?

The term glaucoma refers to a series of diseases that irreversibly damage the optic nerve and can lead to vision loss and blindness, if left untreated. One significant risk factor is increased pressure inside the eye. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world after cataracts. Everyone is at risk for glaucoma, and there are no fundamental difference between hereditary and non-hereditary forms of the disease. However, those that are genetically predisposed to glaucoma are at higher risk of contracting the disease. Here is a list of other high-risk groups for developing glaucoma.

Family History

Individuals with a history of glaucoma in their family are 4 to 9 times more likely to develop the disease themselves. Family history is one of the primary risk factors for developing glaucoma. Primary open-angle glaucoma is the most common form of this disease and up to 10% of all cases have been linked to genetic mutations. In addition primary congenital glaucoma which affects children from birth to three has also been associated with genetic mutations as well. It is important to note that, even if you carry these genetic abnormalities, it does not mean you will develop glaucoma, however, you do have a higher risk of developing it.

Glaucoma, usually, affects the elderly. However, when a young person develops glaucoma it is almost always hereditary. This is important because the young who are when you develop the disease the higher your eye pressure tends to be. This makes treating the disease more difficult than usual.
Anyone with a family history of glaucoma should talk to an eye care professional and be tested for the disease. The sooner it is diagnosed, the sooner it can be treated.

Eye Injury

Those who sustain injury to the eye or experience a scratch on the cornea can develop secondary open angle glaucoma either right after the injury or years down the line. For those who sustain blunt force trauma to their eyes that caused bruising or sustained an injury that punctured the eye may develop traumatic glaucoma. This is mainly seen in sports injuries, particularly those experienced by boxers and football players. Glaucoma mediation is usually used to treat traumatic glaucoma, however if this does not prove successful surgery may be necessary. In addition, other eye conditions such as nearsightedness can cause eye injuries to be more serious.

Others at Risk

• People over 60
• Those who are nearsighted.
• Those taking any steroids at high doses.
• Those who have certain medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, or sickle cell anemia.
• Those who have early onset estrogen deficiency.
• Those who have used eye drops over an extended period of time.

Glaucoma is often called the “sneak thief” of sight because the disease slowly deteriorates your sight, with little to no symptoms. Some symptoms can be blurry vision, headache, dizziness and nausea. This is why it is important for anyone, with high risk for developing glaucoma, to get regular eye exams.

If you fall into one of these high-risk categories and are experiencing symptoms, or simply just have questions and concerns about glaucoma, feel free to Dr. Ghosheh, today, at 1-888-439-6565. To schedule a consultation, or appointment, go to laserforeyes.com.

Top 10 Questions On Eye Health Answered

As an often neglected aspect of general health and wellness, eye health is essential not only for vision, but also for daily and general activity. Within eye health, lay many misconceptions and unknown factors in regard to eye exams, eye condition, and illnesses associated with the eyes. That being in mind, here are ten common questions about eye health and their corresponding answers.

1.How Often Should You Have an Eye Exam?

According to the American Optometric Association, adults that are aged 61 and above should see their optometrist every year, if they are currently using glasses or contact lenses. However, adults 60 or younger are typically only required to have an eye examination every two years, although their optometrist might recommend a more frequent checkup, depending on the severity of their eye condition.

2.What is a cataract?

Despite being one of the most common eye conditions, cataracts are largely misunderstood, both in how they are acquired and what treatment is available. A cataract is a cloudy film that develops in your eye that prevents light from passing into your retina which, if left untreated, can impair your vision. Cataract removal is one of the most common mandatory surgeries in the United States once the condition is discovered.

3.What is the difference being nearsighted and farsighted?

Also known as myopia, nearsightedness causes objects, that are far away, to be viewed blurry. Farsightedness is also known as hyperopia, which causes nearby objects to appear blurred. Both conditions – which are very common, are caused an elongation of the eyeballs that occurs with age.

4.Do you need a prescription to purchase eyeglasses or contact lenses?

It is necessary to have a prescription when purchasing prescription eyeglasses, and contact lenses, as they need to be adjusted specifically for your eyes and vision. Contact lens or eyeglasses that are fitted incorrectly can cause blurred or distorted vision, infection, inflammation or permanent eye tissue damage if used continuously, which is why a prescription is required.

5.How safe is LASIK eye surgery?

While all surgery necessitates some level of risk, LASIK laser eye surgery is considered particularly safe and noninvasive. Possible side effects include dry eye syndrome, the need to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses after surgery, or seeing halos or glares due to over correction or under correction of eye tissue. Loss of vision is also a possible risk, although this is thought to be quite rare.

6.How do you know if you have glaucoma?

Unfortunately, glaucoma is not detectable outside of specialized tests by medical professionals, and will only become apparent once there is damage to your optic nerve. This is why regular preventative eye examinations are recommended, as glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in people over the age of 65.

7.Can you develop both cataracts and glaucoma simultaneously?

While cataracts and glaucoma affect different areas of the eye, both can occur at the same time. Both cataracts and glaucoma are onset by aging, although contracting one does not increase your risk to contract the other. However, there are some exceptions, and those concerned should consult a medical professional.

8.Can you prevent hyperopia or myopia?

Unfortunately, neither condition is preventable, although they are both treatable through either prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses or LASIK laser surgery. Both conditions are a result of a defect in the eye, which makes the light entering the eye focus incorrectly. However, myopia can be made worse by intensely focusing on close blurred objects for extended periods of time.

9.What are dry eyes?

Dry eye syndrome is a condition that alters the quality, or quantity, of tears that leak out of your eyes. These tears are made up of three different layers that are balance to keep your eyes nourished and lubricated. If anything changes the balance of these three layers, your tears will evaporate too quickly, which, in turn, will cause your eyes to become chronically puffy and irritated. This can be caused by a combination of age, medications and environmental factors. This can be treated by adding artificial tears, other medications, and consuming more water and other nutrients.

10.What is macular degeneration?

While glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in people over the age of 65, macular degeneration is the leading cause. Unlike glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration is often slow and painless, and there is no cure, although treatment can slow or in some cases keep the process at bay. Macular degeneration is caused by the deterioration of the central portion of the retina, which blocks imaging from the brain to the eye. It is an all too common condition that affects more people than both glaucoma and cataracts combined, and is estimated to affect more than 10 million Americans.

For more information on the health of your eyes or to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Ghosheh at, 1-888-439-6565, today.

How Soon Can I Run After iLasik Eye Surgery?

If you are on the verge of having iLASIK, you’re probably excited that the road ahead will be paved with clear vision and the freedom from contacts or glasses. Safe, effective, and blade-free, it’s an advanced type of laser eye surgery that has a lot of advantages to offer its patients. That being said, people naturally want to know what they can expect after the procedure and how it may impact their routine. So if running is your game, you may be wondering how soon you’ll be able to get back to doing what you love and pounding the pavement.

Hitting The Ground Running

Overall, iLASIK boasts a speedy recovery rate, with most patients returning to work and resuming normal activities, as soon as, the following day. Your eye doctor will provide more exact post-op instructions and restrictions, but as a general rule, many doctors allow jogging and running to be resumed anywhere from one day to one week, after the surgery. However, even when you are given the greenlight to run, you should still proceed with caution and care to safeguard the healing process.

It’s often advised for iLASIK patients to wear protective eyewear during a run to prevent possible injury or trauma. Of course, running isn’t considered a contact sport, but you never can predict certain occurrences like an object flying toward your eye or face. Additionally, the eyewear will help protect your eyes from the UV rays of the sun and hopefully keep you from rubbing your eyes, as well.

Meet With Our Experienced Team of Eye Doctors

Considering everything, iLASIK doesn’t create road blocks when it comes to getting back into a runner’s groove. Rather, it has the potential to help them better enjoy their run, to take in the clear details of the park on a sunny day, or to capture the beauty of a sandy beach.

If you are interested in running the course towards improved eyesight, please contact us at Advanced Eye Medical Group for a consultation or call 1-866-997-2020 for LASIK questions. Located in Mission Viejo, our premier eye center is staffed with an experienced team, of optometrists and ophthalmologists, who are dedicated to assisting patients with their various vision needs. Knowing the impact clear vision can have on the quality of life, we take great pride in helping others achieve it.

Why is iLASIK Better than Regular Lasik Surgery?

When it comes to something as precious as your vision, it’s only natural to want the best. This undeniably remains the case when venturing to improve it with surgery. However, quite frankly, not every vision correction technique is made equal. By comparing iLASIK with traditional LASIK surgery, it’s easy to see that one procedure has several advantages over the other . Here’s a hint; it isn’t LASIK… and here’s why:

iLASIK is Bladeless:

No blades used, need we say more? Probably not, but let’s expand on that anyway. Using a laser system, called IntraLase, iLASIK creates a corneal flap with more precision and safety than LASIK, which uses a small bladed instrument called a microkeratome.

Fewer Complications:

While complications with regular LASIK were fairly rare, the absence of blades, combined with the innovation of advanced technologies, has made iLASIK largely considered the safer of the two. The laser’s exact measurements, capabilities, and predictable outcomes, offer reduced chances of complications such as partial or incomplete corneal flaps.

It’s a Custom-Fit Treatment:

In order to detect the tiniest irregularities and imperfections of the eyes, iLASIK makes a 3D map using WaveScan technology. After the customized flap is created, the map is then utilized when making the appropriate corrections. Not to mention, by being able to treat a wider range of imperfections, such as severe nearsightedness (myopia), iLASIK is possible for a greater amount of people. This, of course, includes those who were not necessarily ideal candidates for traditional LASIK. Overall, it’s a fair to say that iLASIK is a more advanced, more personalized way of improving vision, than that of its predecessor, which is comparatively closer to a one-size fits all technique.

Better Vision Results:

Last, but certainly not least, iLASIK has offered better results, with a majority of patients achieving 20/20 vision, or even better.

Seeing the Benefits of Clearer Vision

Utilized by the United States military and NASA, iLASIK has proven itself to be a highly effective method of vision correction. From precision to safety, the reasons for choosing this procedure are crystal clear, and those for traditional LASIK well, a bit foggy.

To learn more about iLASIK and how it can address your specific vision needs, contact us at Advanced Eye Medical in Orange County. Our expert staff of optometrists and ophthalmologists take pride in helping patients. Say so long to contacts and glasses, and say hello to a clearer world!