Cataracts Before Age 60? Know the Signs and Symptoms

If you think cataracts are only a problem for seniors and elderly patients, think again. Statistics are showing that more and more people in their 40s and 50s are showing to be candidates for cataract surgery. There are thousands of others in their middle ages who are likely developing cataracts but don’t even realize it.

Cataracts develop slowly over time, and because of that, sometimes they aren’t recognized until vision is heavily impaired. A cataract, which is the clouding of the lens of the eye, restricts the amount of light to the eye and has a negative effect on vision.

Do LASIK surgeons get LASIK?

Safety and concern over LASIK have kept many from improving their vision. However, a survey indicates that eye surgeons and their families believe in LASIK more than the general population which should give confidence for those who are still uneasy about the procedure. "The survey results were pretty straightforward" says Dr. Richard Duffy who headed up the anonymous survey to members of the ISRS and AAO.

Davis Vision Welcomes Vanessa Kinney

Vanessa joined Davis Vision last month. She moved from North Carolina but is originally from Boston. Vanessa has 30 years of experience in Optometry and her husband is an Optometrist. Some of her duties at Davis Vision include LASIK screenings and assisting with eye exams. She enjoys eye care because she likes learning about different eye diseases and the modern treatments. Vanessa enjoys the atmosphere at Davis Vision because the staff and patients are a lot of fun. In her spare time, Vanessa enjoys cooking, crafting, and parties with her friends and family.

Health food for your eyes

Everyone knows that carrots are good for your eyes but there are other options too. If you are concerned about your eye health, we've listed some foods that will help keep your eyes sparkling! Remember that if you have an existing eye condition, you should make an appointment with Davis Vision. These foods are not meant to cure eye diseases but they will help prevent them!

The yolk is a prime source of lutein and zeaxanthin—plus zinc, which also helps reduce your macular degeneration risk

LASIK and the Media

Their are many rumors that circulate throughout the media in regards to LASIK surgery. Unfortunately, some of these reports don't paint some LASIK doctors and/or technology in a very positive light. We have recently seen completely false information distributed by major networks. It appears that some programs will do just about anything to boost ratings.

Are you a Candidate?

One of the most important factors in determining the success of LASIK on YOUR EYES is to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. At Davis Vision, it has been our experience that most people who are unhappy with their outcomes shouldn't have been cleared for LASIK in the first place. Every doctor has a different set of criteria for determining candidacy and that's where patients need to be aware and selective about the doctor they pick.

Sports and Eye Injuries

At Davis Vision we understand that our patients are active in sports as we see several eye injuries each year that could be prevented.  Nationwide, more than 31,000 people a year suffer eye injuries. That number doesn't have to be that high as almost all sports-related eye injuries can be prevented. Whatever your game, whatever your age, you need to protect your eyes! Take the following steps to avoid sports eye injuries:


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