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As Summer Approaches, Is It Time to Ditch Your Glasses?

As Summer Approaches, Is It Time to Ditch Your Glasses?

Created on: Friday, March 09, 2018
Author: New England Eye Center

There’s no doubt that glasses are a big problem. They are uncomfortable, you may not like how they look, and it can be a huge hassle to deal with if they are broken. Even if you try to get around their appearance by using contacts, you have to deal with a whole other set of issues!

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Choosing the Right LASIK Surgeon: What to Look For

Choosing the Right LASIK Surgeon: What to Look For

Created on: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Author: New England Eye Center

When considering LASIK, there are many things you will have to think about. You will need to know and understand your financing options, inform the doctor of any risk factors that you have such as eye diseases or previous eye injuries, and consider alternative procedures should LASIK not suit your specific needs. Perhaps the most important decision you will have to make is what surgeon to choose. However, choosing a LASIK surgeon isn’t as easy as it sounds. Here are some things to look for, and why New England Eye Center in Boston, MA is your best choice!

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5 Ways to Improve Your Vision This Year

5 Ways to Improve Your Vision This Year

Created on: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Author: New England Eye Center

Seeing clearly is important to just about every aspect of your life, so it makes perfect sense to want to improve your vision by any means possible. Luckily, there are many ways to help you achieve this goal. Here are 5 easy, safe, and effective methods to enhance your eyesight!

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Does My Life Stage and Lifestyle Impact My LASIK Candidacy?

Does My Life Stage and Lifestyle Impact My LASIK Candidacy?

Created on: Friday, January 19, 2018
Author: New England Eye Center

LASIK has helped millions of people see clearly and comfortably, without the hassle of glasses or contact lenses. New England Eye Center itself has a plethora of incredible reviews for its many locations all over Massachusetts! The benefits of LASIK to one’s quality of life is clear, but unfortunately, not everyone can receive the procedure. Certain limitations exist in order to protect you and your sight. Luckily, many of these factors have workarounds or simple solutions. Some of them just require being patient and waiting for things to change. Here’s a quick list of some things that may prevent you from receiving LASIK, why they affect your candidacy, and what can be done.

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Combating Dry Eyes This Winter

Combating Dry Eyes This Winter

Created on: Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Author: New England Eye Center

If you’ve lived in New England through winter, you know how harsh it can be. Here in Boston, Massachusetts, we are no stranger to Nor’easters, which are powerful winter storms that can bury us in ice and snow. But you don’t have to be in a state that sees a lot of snowfall to know one of the most aggravating parts of winter: dry eyes.

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Can LASIK Make Your Winter Easier?

Can LASIK Make Your Winter Easier?

Created on: Thursday, December 28, 2017
Author: New England Eye Center

With Christmas nearly upon us and the New Year just around the corner, the stress can be overwhelming. People are looking for every way to make their lives a little easier, so that they can spend some much needed time with their loved ones after running around shopping for presents. Well over half of the U.S. population is all too aware of one of the biggest causes of stress - poor eyesight.

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Using Your Flex Spending Account to Pay for LASIK

Using Your Flex Spending Account to Pay for LASIK

Created on: Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Author: New England Eye Center

Plenty of people know about and love the benefits of LASIK. It allows you to see clearly with your own eyes, and enjoy life with less stress and more fun. However, one of the biggest concerns most folks have is with the intimidating price tag it can come with. With up to a few grand per eye, it’s no wonder many people believe it is completely unaffordable. However, what if you were told that there is a way to save hundreds of dollars on your LASIK? What if this miracle procedure is actually more affordable than you thought?

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3 Simple Lifestyle Changes That Will Help You Save for Lasik

3 Simple Lifestyle Changes That Will Help You Save for Lasik

Created on: Friday, September 22, 2017
Author: New England Eye Center

One thing about LASIK that can turn people away is the intimidating price tag. While LASIK can be very cost effective long term, at around $2,000 dollars per eye many, many people just don’t have the ability to handle the upfront cost. Not to worry, there’s plenty of ways out there to help you save money - and here’s three to get you started!

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LASIK and Dry Eye: What You Need to Know

LASIK and Dry Eye: What You Need to Know

Created on: Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Author: New England Eye Center

LASIK has been a miracle for many people, but it’s not a perfect process. It is, after all, surgery. In order to improve your eyesight permanently, you will need to go through the recovery process. One of the most common side effects of LASIK is post-LASIK dry eye. Luckily the problem is usually short lived. However, there are certain steps you can take to reduce the odds of contracting post-LASIK dry eye, and ways to treat it if you do.

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Traditional LASIK vs. Custom LASIK: Deciding Which is Best For You

Traditional LASIK vs. Custom LASIK: Deciding Which is Best For You

Created on: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Author: New England Eye Center

Eye care technology is ever-changing, so it’s important to keep up with what your options are when it comes to treatment, and how to discern which plan will work for you. LASIK, in particular, is a rapidly evolving operation and continues to become safer and more effective every year.

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The 3 Stages of LASIK

The 3 Stages of LASIK

Created on: Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Author: New England Eye Center

LASIK is a fairly straightforward procedure. It only takes about 15 minutes overall and the recovery time is quick and virtually painless. However, it’s still important to have a well-rounded understanding of what you’re getting yourself into. Here’s what to expect before, during, and after your LASIK procedure.

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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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