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Warning Signs of Cataracts Mar 3rd, 2022

A cataract is a clouding of your eye’s natural, clear lens, and it’s one of the most common eye problems for older Americans. In fact, cataracts affect up to half of all men and women by age 75. Although cataracts become more common the older we get, cataract-related vision problems...

Eye Health Tips for Seniors Feb 2nd, 2022

About 3 million older Americans suffer from some degree of vision impairment, often due to eye issues like cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) — all of which become more common as we get older. The good news: Many people can decrease their risks of these problems...

A Closer Look at Your Cornea and What Can Go Wrong Jan 5th, 2022

We all depend a lot on our vision, and when something goes wrong, even a small change in your eye health can have a big impact on your life. Located on the front surface of your eyes, your corneas play an important role in providing clear vision. But their front-and-center...

Why Regular Eye Exams Are Important Dec 8th, 2021

If you have stable vision, you might not understand the importance of having a routine eye exam. Did you know that regular comprehensive eye exams are just as important as regular dental visits and annual physical exams? Skipping a visit could lead to serious consequences for your eyes and vision....

How Does Diabetes Impact Your Eye Health? Nov 9th, 2021

About a third of Americans have diabetes — that’s nearly 33 million men, women, and kids. Most of those people have type 2 diabetes, which is an acquired type that happens when your body doesn’t make or use insulin the way it’s supposed to. If you have diabetes — no...

How Photorefractive Keratectomy Can Correct Your Vision Oct 10th, 2021

If you wear glasses or contact lenses, it’s a good bet that you’ve at least wondered about whether LASIK could be right for you. While LASIK is certainly a popular type of refractive surgery, it’s not the only type — and some people may be better off with an alternative...

Understanding What Causes Lazy Eye Sep 6th, 2021

Lazy eye (or amblyopia) is a relatively common visual problem among younger kids and the leading cause of vision problems in kids. Without prompt treatment, amblyopia can eventually cause a decreased quality of life, visual disorientation, and even problems with self-esteem and self-confidence.  Randa Garrana, MD, and the team at...

Why Laser Cataract Surgery Might Be Right for You Aug 17th, 2021

Nearly 25 million Americans have cataracts, the top cause of vision loss in the United States. The good news is, cataract surgery can remove cloudy cataracts using time-tested techniques during a simple in-office procedure. Randa Garrana, MD, and her team offer both traditional cataract surgery and newer laser-assisted techniques to...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Aug 4th, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

The Importance of Eye Care if You’re a Diabetic Jul 19th, 2021

Having diabetes puts you at a significantly increased risk of vision problems and eye disease. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of vision loss in American adults.  The good news: The CDC says 90% of diabetes-related vision loss is preventable. The key is taking steps to protect your eyes...

How ReLEx SMILE Improves Your Laser Eye Surgery Jun 21st, 2021

Laser eye surgery has improved the vision of millions of Americans, helping women and men see more clearly without worrying about glasses or contact lenses. Now, an innovative laser surgical technique called ReLEx SMILE® is helping to improve laser surgery procedures and outcomes. Because the technology is exclusive, ReLEx SMILE...

Tips for Recovering From Refractive Eye Surgery May 5th, 2021

Every year, more than 700,000 people have Lasik surgery and other types of corneal laser refractive surgery, helping them see more clearly without glasses or contact lenses. Corneal refractive surgery (like Lasik, LASEK, and PRK) is a safe, effective technique for correcting vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, all...

The Difference Between LASIK and LASEK Apr 1st, 2021

Using lasers to reshape the cornea may have sounded like science fiction 40 or 50-years ago, but today, LASIK is well known and widely accepted — in fact, as many as 700,000 LASIK procedures are performed each year in the United States.  What’s less well known is another corneal reshaping...

Strengthening Weak Corneas Through Corneal Cross-Linking Mar 1st, 2021

It’s easy to take good, clear vision for granted. But if your vision is blurry — and especially if your sight is progressively becoming worse — it can take a big toll on your quality of life. Different issues can cause poor vision, including problems with your cornea, the clear,...

Eye Care Tips for Diabetics Feb 4th, 2021

Nearly a third of Americans have diabetes or prediabetes, and that means every one of those individuals is also at greater risk for developing certain types of vision problems and eye diseases. If you have diabetes or even if you’re at risk for the disease, it’s important to do all...

The Treatment Options for Dry Eye Syndrome Jan 1st, 2021

Nearly five million older Americans have dry eye syndrome, and many younger people have the condition, too. Dry eye syndrome occurs when your eyes don’t make enough tears, when the quality of the tears is poor, or when your eyes don’t distribute the tears the way they’re supposed to. If...

3 Telltale Symptoms of Strabismus Dec 8th, 2020

You may not know the word strabismus but you may have seen someone with crossed eyes. Strabismus is more common in young children but adults can develop it too. Ophthalmologist Dr. Randa Garrana at Advanced Lasik in New York City, Long Beach, California, or Pasadena, California, is skilled in treating...

4 Types of Refractive Errors Nov 2nd, 2020

Have you heard of refractive errors? Probably not. But surely you know people who wear glasses or contact lenses to help them see better. Refractive errors are quite common. Here’s what ophthalmologist Dr. Randa Garrana at Advanced Lasik in New York City, Long Beach, California, or Pasadena, California wants you...

COVID-19 and Ophthalmology: What You Need to Know Oct 15th, 2020

COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving situation, and there are many things we don’t know. One thing we have learned so far is that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can affect the eyes. Here’s what ophthalmologist Dr. Randa Garrana at Advanced Lasik in New York City, Long Beach, California, and...

Your Treatment Options for Strabismus Sep 17th, 2020

Adults and children can have eyes that look crossed or misaligned. The medical term for this condition is strabismus, and it’s important to get treatment for this condition as soon as possible. Otherwise, it could lead to complications down the road. Thankfully, Dr. Randa Garrana of Advanced Lasik in New...

LASEK — The Latest Approach to Corrective Laser Eye Surgery Aug 12th, 2020

The first laser for LASIK eye surgery was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1998. Since then, a new approach to corrective laser eye surgery called LASEK has been developed. This procedure is different from LASIK, which you’re probably familiar with.  If you’re having trouble with your...

Understanding Diabetic Retinopathy Jul 31st, 2020

Do you have diabetes? If so, you have a higher risk of developing diabetic retinopathy. This serious eye condition can damage your retina and significantly impair your vision.  It’s important to get regular eye exams and keep your blood sugar under control to protect your eyesight. It doesn’t matter if...

Kamra® Inlay: The Corneal Implant That Can Change Your Life Mar 1st, 2020

If you’re over the age of 40, you’ve probably noticed some changes in your vision. Are you having trouble reading labels at the grocery store or pharmacy? How about books, newspapers, magazines, or your computer screen? Unfortunately, vision changes are a normal part of the aging process and something we’ll...

5 Signs You Might Have Cataracts Feb 1st, 2020

Cataracts are a common eye condition. They develop slowly over time, making it harder to see. If you or a loved one have cataracts, be sure to see Dr. Randa Garrana at Advanced Lasik in one of our east or west coast locations. She’s one of the country’s top eye...

When Was Your Last Eye Exam? Why You Need One for Your Best Eye Health Jan 9th, 2020

It’s the new year, and if you’re like most people, health and wellness are top of mind. But unless you wear glasses or contacts, you may not think you need an annual eye exam. In fact, 55% of Americans don’t get their eyes checked regularly.  Eye problems can impact you at...

Correcting Myopia With Implantable Contact Lenses Dec 1st, 2019

Do you struggle to see the world around you due to vision problems? If your vision is impaired due to age-related deterioration or myopia, also called nearsightedness, and if LASIK surgery isn’t right for you, implantable contact lenses may be a great solution. These permanent lenses are customized for your...

Fight Dry Eye This Winter: We Have Solutions Nov 1st, 2019

In today’s screen-centric, 24/7 society, dry eye syndrome is more prevalent than ever, affecting millions of adults in the United States at any given time. Commonly known as dry eyes, this irritating and chronic condition can make everyday tasks like driving, reading, and working on a computer a little less...

LASIK vs. PRK: Which Vision Correction Surgery Is Right for You? Oct 1st, 2019

Technology has made huge advancements in vision restoration, but how do you know which vision correction surgery is right for you? To help you understand the two most popular techniques, we at Advanced Lasik are providing this information about Lasik and PRK, both of which uses lasers to improve your...

Corneal Cross-Linking with Riboflavin: The Latest and Most Advanced Treatment for Keratoconus Sep 16th, 2019

Blurred vision, difficulty seeing at night due to glare from lights, and uncomfortable, itchy eyes could be more than aging or allergies - you could have bulging corneas. This condition, known as keratoconus, runs in families and often shows up with no warning once you’re an adult. At Advanced Lasik...