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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]