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
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?
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
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
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.
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?
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.
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
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
Thanks to the breakthrough and effectiveness of the refractive procedure widely known as LASIK, millions of patients across the globe have forever ditched their dependence on corrective eyewear, zooming in on the freedom of clear vision. While patients prepare to undergo this revolutionary procedure (which reshapes the curvature of the cornea to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness … Continue reading Preparing for LASIK Surgery