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Understanding Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) | Infographic

February is National Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month. AMD is the leading cause of vision loss for people aged 60 and older in the United States, affecting the lives of millions of Americans. AMD causes damage to the macula, which lets us see objects that are straight ahead. When AMD develops, many patients see a blurred area… Read more »

Am I a Candidate for PRK Surgery | Seattle Laser Eye Specialists

Photorefractive keratectomy or more commonly known as PRK, is a type of corrective vision surgery to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. If you are considering PRK, you may start to wonder if you’re a candidate for the surgery. Our Seattle eye doctors at Clearview Eye & Laser can determine your candidacy based on several factors,… Read more »

Understanding Glaucoma for National Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Over three million people in the United States have this eye disease that robs people of their eyesight. The National Eye Institute estimates that this number will increase to 4.2 million by the year 2030. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases which causes gradual vision… Read more »

How Cataract Surgery is Performed | Seattle Eye Surgeons

As we get older, it’s no surprise that our vision starts to decline. Depending on your unique health circumstance, there’s a high chance of developing eye diseases and vision issues, such as cataracts. A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye, which causes vision loss. According to the National Eye Institute, more… Read more »

Keeping Your Vision Healthy As You Age | Seattle Eye Care Center

As we age, our eyes get fragile and our vision starts to change. Protecting your eyesight is one of the most important things that you can do help maintain your quality of life. While not all eye diseases can be prevented, there are some simple steps that you can take to help keep your eyes… Read more »

Are Your Eyes the Cause of Your Headaches? | Seattle Eye Care Center

Various eye problems and conditions are often associated with headaches. Squinting, straining or pressure of the eye can all trigger pain in parts of the head. If you are constantly experiencing headaches, it might be time for you to get a comprehensive eye exam at Clearview Eye & Laser. Getting your vision checked now will… Read more »

Smoking Can Lead to Vision Loss | Seattle Eye Care Clinic

Smoking is the highest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States. Every year, one of every five deaths is related to smoking. While we all can understand that smoking is incredibly damaging to the lungs, many people don’t realize the harm it can have on the eyes. Those who smoke can… Read more »

Am I a Candidate for LASIK? | Seattle LASIK Surgery Clinic

LASIK, also known as laser vision correction surgery, can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. However, LASIK isn’t right for everyone. If you are considering LASIK, you may wonder if you’re a candidate for the procedure. Our eye care doctors at Clearview Eye & Laser can determine your candidacy based on several factors, and can answer… Read more »

The History of LASIK Eye Surgery | Seattle LASIK Surgery Clinic

Here in the United States, most people have heard of LASIK surgery, also known as laser eye correction surgery. But a couple decades ago, it might have sounded like something straight out of a science fiction novel. “They’re going to use lasers … to correct my vision?” might have been the typically reaction of the… Read more »

Preventing Eye-Related Injuries at Work | Seattle Eye Clinic

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, more than 2,000 people injure their eyes every day in the workplace or job site. These injuries can range from a simple eye strain to severe trauma that can cause permanent damage or vision loss. Ben Franklin once famously said, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound… Read more »