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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...