Welcome Our New Doctors As CarlinVision continues to grow and expand for your convenience, please welcome: Casey O’Shea, M.D. Dr. O’Shea, a native of Michigan, completed her medical degree at the University of Michigan and comes to us from the University of Louisville, where she completed her ophthalmology residency. She has performed important research [...]
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The Pros and Cons of Lasik Wake up in the morning, see the time, and being able to enjoy work and leisure without the hassle of glasses or contacts would be ideal! But the idea of eye surgery, while being awake, can admittedly be scary. Also price can be a deterrent. Here are some [...]
by Dr. Melanie Bennett-Sims This is a very common concern for many patients I see, especially during the pandemic. The increase of computer use has gone up dramatically for adults and children. The average time spent on the computer jumped from an average of 4 hours a day to 6 hours a day. Did [...]
By Dr. Richard Carlin Glaucoma is a disease in which elevated or sometimes even normal eye pressure leads to damage in the optic nerve which connects the eye to the brain, resulting in a loss of vision or even blindness. Traditionally, treatment has centered on lowering the eye’s pressure with eyedrops, laser treatments or [...]
By Dr. Melanie Bennett-Sims We are welcoming spring with all its beauty; however environmental allergies are an unavoidable consequence. Allergies may present with burning, redness, blurry vision, lid swelling, and itching. Often, allergies can make contact lenses less tolerable due to decreased tear volume, decreased oil content of tears, and shifting of the lens. [...]
Lasik at CarlinVision—Approaching 10,000 Procedures! Dr. Richard Carlin has been performing Lasik since its FDA approval in 1997. As he approaches 10,000 procedures, he is certainly well qualified to offer perspective on the benefits, accuracy, longevity, and safety of Lasik. Benefits are unquestionable. Freedom from glasses with their continuing hassle such as fogging up, [...]
By Dr. Richard Carlin Having an eye that constantly waters can really be annoying. Constant wiping is embarrassing to say the least and leads to smudged eye makeup, irritated skin and often to infection, which may lead to further and more serious problems. To understand why an eye may water, you must first understand [...]
How Lasik Corrects Your Vision Light rays entering the eye are focused by the cornea and lens to come to a point on the retina. There it is converted to electrical energy and sent to the brain via the optic nerve where it forms visual images. If one is nearsighted (myopic) the light is [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]