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What's your Resolution? Enhance your vision, get more resolution.

Did you know In one year, the average contact lens wearer spends nearly 60 hours wetting, soaking, rubbing, cleaning and in other ways maintaining contact lenses. Get free of the hassle! Have you considered LASIK? Dr. Gailitis has been performing vision correction surgery in South Florida for more than twenty years and has a long list of pleased patients with better vision. Read more...

Sunday, December 1, 2013  

Get a fresh look for the fresh New Year: The truth about Dermal Fillers

Have you considered Dermal Fillers? Wrinkles form when this natural collagen thins. This loss is primarily a factor of aging; but exposure, pollution, health, heredity and lifestyle also play roles. Without enough collagen, wrinkles and lines start to form wherever the skin moves. Read more...

Monday, December 2, 2013  

New Year's Eve is made for late night fun: Check out tips to night time Driving
With the winter season officially upon us, our nights are longer, which means more nighttime driving. According to a national survey, 32% of drivers reported that they have trouble seeing in the dark. Read more...

Monday, December 3, 2013

Editing Holiday Pictures and want to get the Red out? Check out the causes of Red Eye in Flash Photography?
Have you ever wondered what causes eyes to appear red in photos? Usually this happens indoors or at night when the pupils are more dilated than usual. The light from camera flashes are generally located only a few inches from the camera's lens. Read more...

Monday, December 4, 2013

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month
aking some time to raise awareness about Glaucoma is imperative because most of symptoms are so difficult to identify, leaving many to refer to it as sneak thief of sight. Read more...

Monday, December 4, 2013


Understanding Cataracts

CataractWe live a significant portion of our lives with a clear lens that enables clear vision. When our lens is clear we accurately process visual stimuli. As your eye begins to age various protein start to clump together causing opacity and density. The natural crystalline lens in your eye starts to get cloudy. Many patients have described this sensation as trying to look through a foggy window or a piece of wax paper. Once this clouding has occurred and the lens has become opacified you have developed a cataract.

What is a Cataract?Cataracts actually prevent light from reaching your retina, which processes images to the brain. Instead, the light that does not pass through your lens gets scattered, blurred, and distorted, resulting in a gradual deterioration of your vision.

Cataracts will cause you to perceive images as less sharp, crisp, and vivid. Colors will be subdued, and you may experience glare around lights. When not properly treated, cataracts can lead to blindness.

Cataract Causes

Cataracts MarylandCataracts are caused mainly by age, trauma, heredity, and exposure to ultraviolet radiation. Cataracts can also occur as a result of eye disease, after the use of certain medications, or as a result of medical conditions such as diabetes.

What are my options if I have a Cataract?

Most people do not realize how much cataract surgery has advanced over the last 10 years. Not only have there been developments in the equipment but also with the lens implants themselves.

When considering cataract surgery you now have new options for lens implants. Some lenses can even correct your vision at near, far and intermediate distances. Years ago the only lens implants were monofocal, now you have options for multifocal/accommodating lenses or the traditional monofocal lens implants. Be sure to discuss these options in your consultation and pre-operative eye exams.


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