By Dr. Richard Carlin As we reflect over the past year, we revel in our accomplishments, acknowledge and learn from our mistakes and look forward to the New Year. Obviously, on a global and national scale 2018 has been a year of turmoil, divisiveness and unrest. Chaos seems to be rampant, distrust and hatred [...]
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By Dr. Melanie Bennett-Sims Dry Eye Disease is a condition which can present itself at any age. The public perception is that it happens as you get older and is normal. However, that is not true due to modern rituals such as fast food, increased electronic use, and fast pace life. We are seeing [...]
By: Dr. Michael R. Willman What Is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a common eye condition seen by the physicians at Carlin Vision. Glaucoma disease relates to high eye pressure that usually occurs with aging in approximately 3 million Americans. Blindness is less likely if the disease is diagnosed and treated early. However, as [...]
What Is Blepharitis? Blepharitis is a chronic inflammation of the eyelids caused by an overgrowth of the normal bacteria that lives along the lid and the base of the eyelashes. Anyone can get blepharitis at any age but risk increases with age since as we get older we make fewer natural antibodies in our [...]
Did You Know That Our Tears Are Made Up Of Many Components? So what are tears made of? Our tears are made up of three components: lipid (oil), water and mucus. Each of these layers serves their own purpose. The oily layer is the outside of the tear film. It smooths the tear surface [...]
Will My Prescription Keep Changing After A Premium Lens Implant? Knowing how often people need updated prescriptions, it is an understandable question to wonder why a premium lens implant would maintain good vision for the rest of your life. First, let’s understand how the human eye changes. The human eye goes through many changes as [...]
What Are My Choices for Cataract Surgery? Today you have choices in how your cataract surgery is performed. These two options are the traditional knife or the LenSx laser. If you choose to do laser cataract surgery, a femtosecond laser will be used to perform the incisions. With conventional surgery, incisions are made using [...]
Which Premium Cataract Lenses Are Best For Me? If you are interested in reducing your need for glasses after cataract surgery, a premium intraocular lens is your best option. Premium cataract lenses are designed to correct distance, intermediate, and near vision. There are several different types of premium intraocular lenses that you and your [...]
Frequently Asked Questions About Premium Cataract Lenses What is a Premium Cataract Lens? A premium lens implant is designed to correct distance, intermediate, and near vision. Premium lenses are implanted inside of the eye to replace the eye’s natural lens when it is removed during cataract surgery or refractive lens exchange surgery. How do [...]
Sleeping in Makeup You may have heard about the woman who almost went blind from sleeping in her mascara for years. The study that sparked this story was originally released by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. While this is certainly an unusual case, it is a reminder that sleeping in your makeup is not advised. [...]