Glaucoma: A Lifelong Disease For Ophthalmologists and their patients, glaucoma can be a dreaded diagnosis. Indicating degeneration of the optic nerve, which carries vision from the eye to the brain, the most common type is related to an elevation of the pressure in the front chamber of the eye. When transmitted to the back [...]
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2021 was a Very Good Year! As the year is coming to a close and we at CarlinVision look back, we find a lot to be thankful for! While the pandemic is obviously not over, it seems we are slowly learning to live with it. Vaccinations and treatments are improving, businesses are coming back, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]