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Is Surgery The Only Way To Treat Cataracts?

Is Surgery The Only Way To Treat Cataracts?

Created on: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Author: New England Eye Center

Cataracts are a common eye condition. Almost everyone who lives to a certain age will get a cataract at some point. As we age, the crystalline lens in our eyes naturally becomes more and more cloudy over time. This is what causes age-related cataracts. It is possible to develop...

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Common Eye Problems After LASIK

Common Eye Problems After LASIK

Created on: Monday, October 15, 2018
Author: New England Eye Center

LASIK is usually an effective and safe procedure. For those who want to be able to see without glasses or contacts, LASIK surgery is a dream come true. But even those who consider LASIK sometimes worry about potential complications after surgery. It's common to worry about these kinds of...

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How Do Cataracts Cause Blindness?

How Do Cataracts Cause Blindness?

Created on: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Author: New England Eye Center

Cataracts are a common cause of visual impairment. They occur because of aging. When you develop a cataract, the crystalline lens becomes cloudy. Certain factors can speed up this process, but in general, it's a natural side effect of aging. Cataracts can make it diffic...

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Advantages Of Wavefront-Guided LASIK

Advantages Of Wavefront-Guided LASIK

Created on: Thursday, September 13, 2018
Author: New England Eye Center

LASIK surgery is a common procedure that can change your life with the gift of visual freedom. Anyone with glasses or contacts has probably considered LASIK. Did you know that there are multiple LASIK procedures? If you are not a good candidate for one kind of LASIK, you may be a bet...

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Can I Drive After Cataract Surgery?

Can I Drive After Cataract Surgery?

Created on: Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Author: New England Eye Center

If you're thinking about having cataract surgery, it's important to know what to expect from the surgery, as well as the recovery period. One question you may be considering is if you are able to drive yourself home after cataract surgery. While cataract surgery is a simple procedure that only ...

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Why Is PRK Different From LASIK?

Why Is PRK Different From LASIK?

Created on: Friday, August 17, 2018
Author: New England Eye Center

By now, you've heard of LASIK surgery, which uses a laser to permanently correct your vision. However, you may not have heard of PRK. PRK was the first kind of laser corrective surgery that was invented, and it is still used today. You may be wondering what is PRK and why is it different from L...

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How To Calm Anxiety Before LASIK

How To Calm Anxiety Before LASIK

Created on: Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Author: New England Eye Center

Any surgery can be a little nerve-wracking— even a relatively minor elective procedure like LASIK. Many people are nervous before LASIK surgery as they know they will be awake, and will have surgery on their eyes using a laser. During surgery, you will be awake, but your eyes will be comp...

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4 Facts About Chronic Dry Eye

4 Facts About Chronic Dry Eye

Created on: Monday, July 23, 2018
Author: New England Eye Center

Did you know that July is Dry Eye Awareness Month? You may not have even heard about dry eye before, at least not as a medical condition. Not only is dry eye a real condition, but it's also extremely common and affects 30 million people a year in the US. So what exactly is dry ...

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7 Summer Activities To Enjoy After LASIK

7 Summer Activities To Enjoy After LASIK

Created on: Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Author: New England Eye Center

LASIK surgery may seem like a daunting prospect even if you want to have perfect vision without glasses or contacts. Any surgery can be scary, and the price of LASIK may make you think twice. But there are many reasons to consider LASIK, and the benefits tend to outway any negatives. If you hav...

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4 Reasons You Could Be A Good LASIK Candidate

4 Reasons You Could Be A Good LASIK Candidate

Created on: Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Author: New England Eye Center

LASIK surgery can be a huge improvement in your life. Imagine not having to use glasses or contacts to see anymore, and having the freedom of perfect vision. However, before you consider LASIK, you should know that not everyone is qualified. Many people are, and if you aren't, there are a...

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Is LASIK Safe For Pregnant Women?

Is LASIK Safe For Pregnant Women?

Created on: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Author: New England Eye Center

If you are thinking about LASIK and are pregnant, you may have questions that you need answered. LASIK surgery is not recommended for women who are pregnant or nursing. Having the procedure now may lead to less-than-ideal results for you and unnecessary health risks for your baby. Shifting Vis...

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Common Misconceptions About Cataracts

Common Misconceptions About Cataracts

Created on: Thursday, May 03, 2018
Author: New England Eye Center

When it comes to cataracts, there are many common misconceptions that come up. Learn what to expect if you have cataracts and how to get your vision back! What Is A Cataract? A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye. The term comes from a Latin word meaning “portcullis”: ...

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5 Ways To Know If You Have A Cataract

5 Ways To Know If You Have A Cataract

Created on: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Author: New England Eye Center

Chances are, you know someone with cataracts. The age-related eye condition is the most common cause of vision loss in the world. Here in the United States, nearly half of the population will develop cataracts by age 75. Plus, the number of Americans with cataracts is expected to double by the ...

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3 Benefits Of Custom LASIK Surgery

3 Benefits Of Custom LASIK Surgery

Created on: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Author: New England Eye Center

From shoes to bicycles, most things can be customized to fit the size and shape of your body. LASIK surgery is no exception — vision problems that are unique to your eyes can be corrected through a sophisticated procedure called custom LASIK. Custom LASIK surgery, also known as wavef...

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Your Guide to Premium IOLs

Your Guide to Premium IOLs

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

When going through cataract surgery there are many decisions you will have to make. When will you schedule the surgery? If you have cataracts in both eyes, which eye will you fix first? How will you get home from the clinic? Perhaps the most important decision you will have to make, however...

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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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