Vision Innovations

Can Surgery Correct Astigmatism?

lasik for astigmatism
Thinking about Lasik for astigmatism? Laser eye surgery for astigmatism is an effective new way to deal with the vision problems caused by this common condition. In fact, laser can be appropriate for many mild or moderate vision issues. Astigmatism is caused by a defect in the cornea or lens of the eye. Either the eye’s cornea – the front surface – or the interior lens is curved differently in one direction or another. This causes vision distortion and blurriness. Generally, a mild case is something like nearsightedness, where objects further away... Read More

When is Cataract Surgery Necessary?

cataract surgery
At Vision Care Specialists we strive to be on the cutting edge of eye care in Denver. To achieve this goal we have always focused on using the latest and best technology. Our laser cataract technology makes us the only private surgeon group offering this type of treatment in the Denver metropolitan area. If you have cataracts, keep reading to learn more about treatment and recovery. About Cataract Surgery Laser Cataract surgery differs from traditional methods in that the use of lasers greatly increases accuracy, allowing for a more precise... Read More

Signs You Need to See a Cornea Specialist

Your cornea plays a very important part in your vision. It helps to focus the light coming into your eye and is responsible for over 65 percent of your eye’s focusing power. The health of your cornea is of utmost importance, so you need to understand when it is time to visit a cornea specialist. Fortunately, your cornea can repair itself quickly if you experience a minor abrasion. Deep or more serious abrasions may cause scars that form on the cornea. Infection or general disease in your body can also cause... Read More

Rory McIlroy Expects Better Putting after LASIK Surgery

Golf Ball near hole
Rory McIlroy’s game is about to get a whole lot sharper. Professional golfer and world No. 3 McIlroy recently underwent LASIK eye surgery and was quick to post an encouraging Instagram photo of himself in his new, post-operation night goggles. Although the Mayo Clinic forecasts a two- to three-month recovery on average, another famous putter’s experience with laser eye surgery might bode well for McIlroy. When Tiger Woods got LASIK in October 1999, he went on to win the Disney Classic later that same month, and when he went back... Read More

Vision and School Performance

New Preschool Vision Screening Recommendations
One of the most common questions I get as an optometrist is, “does my child really need an eye exam, if their school and pediatrician screenings have been fine?”  The fact is, subtle problems, not frequently detected by cursory screenings, can impact academic success in a big way. As a parent, it pays to understand the linkage between children’s vision and school performance. Comprehensive Vision Screening for Children This is a understandable and perfectly valid question.  Often, as parents, we are led to believe that as long as our child passes... Read More

Most Common Eye Injuries and How to Treat Them

Eye Injuries | Vision Care Specialists
Eye injuries can be extremely serious and require immediate attention.  Although some conditions can be resolved without a visit to the eye doctor, in any case of eye injury in which there is doubt as to the severity of the damage, you should seek care from an emergency doctor or ophthalmologist.  Below is a list of the most common eye injuries with advice on how to treat them: Corneal abrasion, or a scratched eye, is an injury that should receive medical attention. Corneal abrasions are very painful and result in... Read More

Intraocular Lens Implants Continue to Improve

intraocular lens implants
Intraocular Lens implants (IOL implants) are an increasingly attractive alternative to more conventional laser eye corrective surgery.  Under the hands of an experienced ophthalmologist, the procedure, also known as implantable contact lenses, involves making one very small incision in the eye into which a rolled lens of flexible material can be inserted.  All this in as few as thirty minutes.  Developments in lens material have eliminated the need for sutures as the lens can be implanted and then made to unfurl.  Recovery time is as low as two to three... Read More

Crizal Prevencia Eases Digital Eye Strain

Computer Eye Strain | Vision Care Specialists
Are you one of the millions of Americans who spends hours each day in front of a digital screen?  Whether that comes in the form of a computer, television, smartphone or tablet, as a nation, our screen time just continues to rise.  According to a Vision Council study, 95 percent of American adults spend two or more hours each day using a personal digital device., and nearly one-third spend nine or more hours/day in front of a screen. This habit puts millions of us at risk for computer vision syndrome.... Read More

Exciting New Research on Blindness

Bionic Eye | Vision Care Speciaists
Innovation in eye health is occurring more rapidly than ever before. Since science now knows an unprecedented amount about vision and the human eye, the range of vision-related studies and experiments has only grown wider and more advanced. And one of the most urgent vision issues—that is, blindness—has seen some of the most dramatic and promising progress. At Vision Care Specialists, our experts in surgical vision solutions are closely studying the latest research on blindness so we can offer hope and advice to patients with degenerative vision conditions. Read on... Read More

Changing Trends in Glaucoma Treatment

Changing Glaucoma Treatments | Vision Care Specialists
Glaucoma is a condition that occurs when there is increased pressure within the eye, which leads to a gradual loss of sight. This can be a very serious disease, so it is important that it is treated appropriately, effectively, and in a timely manner. Right now is an exciting time in eye care in general, but specifically in glaucoma treatment, because there are so many technological and pharmacological advances being made. While many changes are positive, some can be confusing or difficult for patients. Here’s what you need to know... Read More