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The Road to Doing LASIK Right

Humans have long searched for ways to correct their imperfect vision. Eyeglasses first appeared in 13th-century Italy. The first contact lenses made their debut in Switzerland in 1888, and were made from hand blown glass. Today there are a plethora … Continue reading

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I’ve heard a lot about Wavefront Guided or Optimized LASIK, what exactly is “Wavefront?”

When you need your glasses or contacts prescription updated, your eye doctor would get it by using an instrument called a phoropter. This device has multiple optical powers within it, and your visual errors are found by being asked, “What’s … Continue reading

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I had no idea cataract surgery involves replacing the natural lens of the eye with an artificial lens. There also seems to be a lot of options for lenses. How will I know which lens is right for my vision?

Cataract surgery has greatly improved over time using better techniques and technology. Over the last decade, we’ve also seen a dramatic advancement in lens implant technology.  If you elect to undergo cataract surgery, you will likely be given an option … Continue reading

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Q & A -August 2015

Q: My mother was recently diagnosed with cataracts in both eyes and the optometrist said they are very dense and we should have not waited so long. What is the issue? A: Besides having poor vision for an extended period … Continue reading

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July is Eye Protection Month

July is eye protection month. Playing sports, working, and other activities can put your eyes are risk, especially if you are around a lot of moving parts. The proper use of eye protection can prevent thousands of eye injuries each … Continue reading

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June is Pterygium Awareness Month!

A pterygium (tuh-Rij-ee-uhm) is a condition that affects people who spend a lot of time outdoors, usually in warmer climates. This condition is also known as Surfer’s Eye because it affects people predominantly outdoors without protecting against UV rays. Summer … Continue reading

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Tips for Maintaining Good Eye Health

Protect your eyes with food Eating for good vision is a great way to maintain good eye health. Studies have shown eating foods such as lutein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins C & E might help ward off age- related vision … Continue reading

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Allergy Season Time is Here

It’s that time of year that allergy sufferer’s dread, the beginning of Spring. Drier air and the explosion of springtime pollen can bother eyes, leaving the ocular surface inflamed, irritated, and dry. Dry eyes can be caused by a myriad … Continue reading

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Spring CLEAR Your Vision!

Celebrate this Spring with new vision! San Antonio Eye Specialists has been improving patients’ vision for years, and patients have had great things to say about Dr. Iskander. His results-focused style of medical care has shown his patients time and … Continue reading

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February is AMD Awareness Month

Age-Related Macular Degeneration, also known as AMD, is a disease that effects the back of the eye called the macula and is the central part of the retina. This can cause a blind spot in the middle of your eye … Continue reading

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