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5 Reasons to Have LASIK this Summer

If you’ve been on the fence about having LASIK to improve your vision, Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut would like to encourage you to pursue it! There are so many benefits to the procedure that some of our patients claim it is “life changing.” After you read five of our team’s best reasons to undergo LASIK, … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Have LASIK this Summer


Why Smoking Is Bad for Your Eyes

Thanks to overwhelming scientific evidence, you are probably aware that smoking can lead to diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart problems. However, you might be less familiar with the effects of smoking on your eye health and vision. Here, the team at Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut reveals exactly why avoiding smoking — including second-hand smoke … Continue reading Why Smoking Is Bad for Your Eyes


Do Cataracts Lead to Depression?

Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut is the practice Fairfield and New Haven County cataract patients trust for high-quality care. And as trusted cataract surgeons, we recently found our interest piqued by a certain study that emerged last year, linking cataracts to an increased risk of depression. Here, we break down the results of the study, and … Continue reading Do Cataracts Lead to Depression?


Common Annoyances of Wearing Glasses

The team at Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut has encountered thousands of people that have poor vision due to a refractive error and rely on glasses to see clearly. These individuals are not shy about sharing the challenges and irritation associated with visual aids. If you are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism, you can probably relate … Continue reading Common Annoyances of Wearing Glasses


Corneal Cross-Linking Can Save Sight in Keratoconus Cases

An exciting new treatment offers promise to individuals that suffer from a degenerative eye disease known as keratoconus. When performed early enough, corneal cross-linking could reduce the need to wear corrective lenses or, if the disease progresses too far, have a corneal transplant. The team at Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut is pleased to announce that … Continue reading Corneal Cross-Linking Can Save Sight in Keratoconus Cases


How to Treat Dry Eyes Before and After LASIK

Dry eye occurs when a person’s tears do not adequately lubricate their eyes, causing discomfort, itching and redness. Many patients experience dry eyes before and after LASIK. In this post, the eye doctors of Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut explain how to treat dry eyes before and after LASIK.


Is LASIK Safe?

If your eyesight isn’t optimal you have probably considered finding a LASIK specialist in Fairfield, CT. This state-of-the-art vision correction procedure is performed by creating a flap in your cornea, reshaping the underlying tissue, and returning the flap to its original position, where it heals on its own. LASIK typically leaves people with 20/20 vision … Continue reading Is LASIK Safe?


FDA Approves New Tecnis Symfony IOL for Cataract Patients

The FDA has approved a new artificial intraocular lens (IOL) for people with cataracts, which is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens. The Tecnis Symfony intraocular lens is the first IOL to provide a full range of continuous high-quality vision at all distances. Here, OCC Eye discusses this new lens in detail.


Myths and Misconceptions about Your Eyes

There are many old wives’ tales when it comes to the eyes. Some of them, like wearing someone else’s glasses, were started as a way to keep people from touching objects that were not there, but others, such as a contact lens getting stuck behind your eyeball, no one is really sure how to trace. … Continue reading Myths and Misconceptions about Your Eyes


Eye Makeup Safety Tips

When it comes to keeping your eyes safe, there are a few stringent rules that you must abide by when putting on makeup. You need to make sure you are being safe with everything you put on or near your eyes, as the damage done to the eyes can be immediate and difficult to reverse. … Continue reading Eye Makeup Safety Tips