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5 Ways LASIK Can Improve Your Life

5 Ways LASIK Can Improve Your Life

Created on: Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Author: New England Eye Center

Having difficulty seeing? Then you are one of the millions of Americans that have some kind of refractive error. Glasses and contact lenses are useful and help a great many people to see clearly, but they come with their own problems.

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Can Athletes Get LASIK?

Can Athletes Get LASIK?

Created on: Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Author: New England Eye Center

LASIK is an amazing procedure that changes lives by making it possible to see clearly, but not everyone knows this or trusts that LASIK is even safe. While the procedure can seem scary and is not right for every person, it is absolutely one of the safest procedures performed today. It is among the most performed elective surgeries, and has been FDA approved for over a decade.

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LASIK is Better and Safer than Ever - Thanks to Topography-Guided Technology

LASIK is Better and Safer than Ever - Thanks to Topography-Guided Technology

Created on: Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Author: New England Eye Center

LASIK eye surgery is a far cry from what it used to be. In the 1950s, surgically repairing vision was a new concept. A Spanish ophthalmologist by the name of Jose Barraquer invented an instrument called the “microkeratome” - a blade thin enough to make the corneal flaps needed for LASIK. Traditional LASIK surgery with a microkeratome is safe and is still performed today, but some believe it makes the procedure less precise. This is where topography-guided LASIK procedures come in.

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Keratoconus Treatments: Corneal-Crosslinking Explained

Keratoconus Treatments: Corneal-Crosslinking Explained

Created on: Monday, May 08, 2017
Author: New England Eye Center

Keratoconus is a disease that affects 1 in 2,000 Americans. The specific cause is currently uncertain. What is known is that it specifically targets the cornea, making it thin and bulging. This can distort vision greatly, leading to nearsightedness, astigmatism, and sometimes, light sensitivity. There are several treatments for keratoconus including custom contact lenses, corneal ring implants (Intacs), corneal transplant, and keratoplasty, but one of the most effective treatments is called corneal cross-linking.

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Is Wearing Contact Lenses a Safer Alternative To Having LASIK Eye Surgery?

Is Wearing Contact Lenses a Safer Alternative To Having LASIK Eye Surgery?

Created on: Saturday, January 28, 2017
Author: New England Eye Center

Complications from wearing contact lenses usually occur over a longer period  of time while complications from LASIK surgery appear immediately or soon after the procedure. Truth be told, the safest way to correct your vision is to simply wear glasses.

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Life With an Implantable Contact Lens

Life With an Implantable Contact Lens

Created on: Thursday, January 19, 2017
Author: New England Eye Center

So, if someone told you there was a procedure available in Boston, other than LASIK, that would allow you to see clearly without depending on those visual aids, would you consider having it?

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Read The Fine Print - Corneal Inlays Are Here!

Read The Fine Print - Corneal Inlays Are Here!

Created on: Sunday, October 23, 2016
Author: New England Eye Center

Like many Americans age forty and up, reaching for reading glasses seems to come at the most inconvenient times. And if it’s not bad enough that the fine print seems to be getting smaller and smaller, you probably find yourself switching between different readers with different “lens power” for different tasks. You might even be in progressive lenses. You are not alone. While reading vision will deteriorate for everyone as we age, advancements in ophthalmology are providing some viable solutions.

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World Sight Day

World Sight Day

Created on: Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Author: New England Eye Center

Many people believe an eye exam is for someone who needs glasses. Some people only go to the eye doctor when they have an eye infection.

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Oh My Dry Eyes, They Cry All The Time!

Oh My Dry Eyes, They Cry All The Time!

Created on: Saturday, October 01, 2016
Author: New England Eye Center

You might think it strange to be diagnosed with “dry eye” when your eyes water all the time, but watery eyes can be a symptom of chronic dry eye.

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Eye Surgery Alternatives to LASIK and PRK

Eye Surgery Alternatives to LASIK and PRK

Created on: Friday, August 19, 2016
Author: New England Eye Center

If you have been thinking about LASIK vision correction but have been told you are not a candidate, the Visian ICL™ may be an option for you! The Visian Implantable Collamer Lens: · Treats moderate to high degrees o...

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August is National Immunization Month!

August is National Immunization Month!

Created on: Thursday, July 28, 2016
Author: New England Eye Center

August is "National Immunization Month!" Let's talk about vaccines. These are not just for kids anymore! People of all ages now have access to shots that will protect them from serious diseases. We encourage you, your family and friends to learnmore about vaccines that ...

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"Naked and Afraid" Paolo Di Girolamo talks about his new vision!

Created on: Thursday, July 28, 2016
Author: New England Eye Center

"Since having PRK my world has literally come into focus. I cannot believe it has already been a year since Dr. Wu and the rest of the team at NEEC performed the painless procedure." Not needing my glasses or contacts has enabled me to travel and work worry free. As a stone mason I work ...

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Free Sunglasses When You Have LASIK by September 30, 2016!

Free Sunglasses When You Have LASIK by September 30, 2016!

Created on: Friday, July 08, 2016
Author: New England Eye Center

Free Sunglasses When You Have LASIK by September 30, 2016! There is no better way to spend the summer than to be free of the dependence of contact lenses or glasses! Have LASIK with Dr. Helen Wu before September 30, 2016 at New England Eye Center in Boston and enjoy your “renewed&r...

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Let\'s Celebrate! My First Eye Results After Having Visian ICL-Brian\'s Story!

Let's Celebrate! My First Eye Results After Having Visian ICL-Brian's Story!

Created on: Monday, June 20, 2016
Author: New England Eye Center

Read what Brian Blaquiere had to say about his Visian ICL surgery with Helen Wu, MD! "In my last blog post I was getting ready for my corrective lens surgery. Now it has been one week since I had the Visian ICL lens was placed in my left eye and I wouldn't have believed the results if I hadn...

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Brian\'s Vacation Before Visian ICL-goggles and contacts!

Brian's Vacation Before Visian ICL-goggles and contacts!

Created on: Friday, May 06, 2016
Author: New England Eye Center

"This past school vacation I took the family to Florida to visit my parents. I look forward to this trip every year because it is a very low key trip which consists mostly of mornings at the beach and afternoons at the pool. The one thing my kids and I love to do is swim. ...

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DeFend Your Vision - April Is Sports Eye Safety Month

DeFend Your Vision - April Is Sports Eye Safety Month

Created on: Sunday, April 17, 2016
Author: New England Eye Center

April Is Sports Eye Safety Month and the team at New England Eye Center in Boston wants you to enjoy the season with some safety tips for "preventing eye injuries" in the office, insports and around your home. Each year over 100,00 people are hurt by sports rel...

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Glasses since 1st Grade-Brian\'s Story

Glasses since 1st Grade-Brian's Story

Created on: Monday, March 07, 2016
Author: New England Eye Center

Brian'sstory is not unlike many of the stories we hear from patients who live in Boston and have had Dr. Helen Wu perform their vision correction procedure. But we are so lucky he is sharing his story! We hope his story helps you decide if vision correction is right for you! "Ever since I ...

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Brian's Initial Screening For Visian ICL

Created on: Thursday, March 03, 2016

Read about Brian's experience during the vision correction screening process in Boston! Brian, what made your experience during the screening process helpful as a patient? “The technician who I was paired up with was fantastic! She really made my experience that much better. I...

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March Is Workplace Eye Safety Month

March Is Workplace Eye Safety Month

Created on: Sunday, February 28, 2016
Author: New England Eye Center

Each year, nearly 25,000 Americans visit the emergency room due to a workplace eye injury. During Workplace Eye Wellness Month this March, New England Eye Center reminds employers and workers about the importance of wearing certified and approved eye protection. In addition to wearing saf...

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February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month

February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month

Created on: Friday, February 19, 2016
Author: New England Eye Center

February is “Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness Month.” What is AMD? Most young people do not even know about AMD. When we are young we take our vision for granted and only focus on our need for fashionable glasses and extended wear contact lenses. And for ...

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