CarlinVision: Your One-stop Shop for Refractive Procedures Now that masks are fogging up glasses, more and more people are opting for Lasik and other refractive options. Just as in the old saying, “if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail”, a practice that only performs one type of procedure may [...]
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Is a Contact Lens Exam Different From a Routine Eye Exam? Routine eye exams are NOT the same as a contact lens exam. During a routine exam your eye is examined for overall health, vision correction and any serious conditions. If you wear or want to wear contacts, you need a contact lens exam [...]
We’re Back!! As you have no doubt noticed, CarlinVision is up and running and functioning on all cylinders! However, being in an era of “New Normal”, while all our services are being performed just as before, including Lasik, Cataract Surgery, Eyelid Rejuvenation (Blepharoplasty} surgery and more, we have added new protocols and practices to [...]
What we are doing for YOUR safety! By Richard Carlin, MD Here at CarlinVision, the safety of our patients and staff is our number one priority. So we are opening our doors with new precautions in place. We are following all of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, CDC and state of Georgia guidelines to [...]
LASIK Myths and Facts Myth: LASIK is painful. Fact: During the 15 minute procedure your eyes are numbed with eye drops (no shots) so there is no pain. The only sensation is some brief pressure. Myth: You can go blind from LASIK. Fact: There have been more than 19 million procedures in the United [...]
At CarlinVision, 2019 has been a year of tremendous growth! First, we added a new doctor and a new service to our practice. With the arrival of Dr. Dimple Modi, we treat retinal diseases in-house and no longer refer to outside practices. Saving patients time, money, the hassle of driving further, while being able [...]
Diabetic Retinopathy Review By Dr. Dimple Modi What is diabetic retinopathy? In diabetic retinopathy, the blood vessels of the retina become abnormal, which may cause problems with eyesight. Normally the blood vessels in the retina do not leak. In diabetic retinopathy, the retinal blood vessels develop tiny leaks. Another problem with the retinal [...]
What is a LipiFlow? By Dr. Bennett-Sims Did you know 86% of people with dry eyes have Meibomian Gland Disease or MGD? Meibomian gland disease is not dependent on age but rather inflammation which can occur at any age. Meibomian glands are oil glands found in the eyelids along the inside of your eyelashes. [...]
Are YOU Scared of Lasik? Many patients that come in to see me about LASIK often share their fear that the outcome will not meet their expectations. When considering a surgical procedure it is imporatnt to look at the facts. Having performed more than 8500 LASIK procedures, I understand that weighing the benefits versus [...]
Clogged Oil Glands Cause 86% of Dry Eye Disease Did you know clogged oil glands along your eyelashes are responsible for 86% of dry eye disease? Poor eyelid hygiene, bad nutrition, and activities that decrease your blink rate result in clogged meibomian glands. The technology era has contributed to the increase in dry eye [...]