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Don’t let cooler weather and dry eyes slow you down

Winter is nigh. And whether you’re in sunny southern California or somewhere in the cooler regions of the world, the approaching season means cooler weather. And while “cool” is relative to your part of the world, your dry eyes don’t differentiate. How the cold affects your eyes Wind and cold weather can take a detrimental,…
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5 tips to supercharge your holiday and every day

Peace and goodwill to all—that’s the goal as we all charge toward what we hope will be a happy holiday. But with gift shopping, family events, holiday parties at work and with friends, it’s easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of the season. The air is filled with joy, and yet too…
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Travel tips for a happy holiday and happy self

  The holidays are a time for peace and joy, when all seems right with the world. As you prepare to gather with family and friends to celebrate relationships, life and of course, the season, it can be easy to let things slide.  But when you wear contact lenses, letting things slide could lead to…
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10 Reasons Thanksgiving is good for your eyesight

The Thanksgiving holiday is nearly here, and that means timeless traditions will once again unfold around everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving Day feast. Whether you are vegan, gluten-free, paleo, or will eat anything placed in front of you, one thing is certain. Thanksgiving is not only a time to show gratitude for the blessings in your life—it’s…
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Your eyes are amazing—give thanks for them this Thanksgiving

The eye is an amazing organ that we often disregard—until it’s not working properly. Every one of its millions of cells and intricate functions help ensure your ability to see clearly, and can pave the way to a higher quality of life. Gadgets like cameras and telescopes mimic their attributes, and eye doctors such as…
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Eyestrain caused by digital addiction could be harming your eyes

Have you ever experienced the following due to long hours at the computer, or staring at your cell phone screen? Blurry, unfocused vision. Headaches. Dry eyes. Difficulty sleeping. Burning eyes. If you have, you’re not alone. Studies show that 64-90% of office workers experience the symptoms of eyestrain from Computer Vision Syndrome. But startlingly, an…
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您應該怎麼選擇Lasik視力矯正眼科手術醫生

您應該怎麼選擇Lasik眼科手術醫生 在決定要做Lasik手術之後,現在是找一位合適的Lasik眼科手術醫生了。您可以選擇的Lasik手術醫生非常多,但找到正確的選擇並不困難,您只需要知道什麼是專業的選擇和如何問正確的問題。 什麼是專業的選擇呢?您所考慮的眼科手術醫生應該有專業證書和國家認證。您可以在國家從業人員數據庫(National Practitioner Data Bank)中搜尋他們的證書。此外您還需要確保他們有美國醫療專業認證(American Board of Medical Specialties),尤其是在該醫生的專業領域獲得認證。在這種情況下,應該由美國眼科學會(American Board of Ophthalmology)頒發。更進一步的考量是如果您在考慮的醫生在他的MD頭銜後有 “FACS” 這個字眼,則表明他符合通過美國外科醫生學院的道德標準。 除此之外,如果您所考慮的醫生不適合親自為您動手術,記得向他請教是否有其他他所推薦的合適人選。 另外該考慮的包括眼科醫生的診所離您的住所有多遠因為這會影響您複診的方便性。還有該考慮的是工作人員的態度,診所的整體感覺,和您個人的舒適度。有些人可能覺得要該考慮的東西太多了,但從個人經驗來說這些仔細的考量是值得的因為今後您的視力將掌握在您所決定的Lasik眼科手術醫生手上。 重要的問題 當您開始諮詢的時後我們建議您看看診所的整體環境,以及您對外科醫生前進的印象。提前準備一份您想討論的問題清單。我們有幾個我們已經列好的清單方便您使用(打電話給我們索取),然後您可以添加任何其他您覺得應該回答問的問題。您有可能害怕與醫生交談,但請記得您的眼睛的健康是掌握在他的手上,而且您會為他的專業服務付費所以提出這些問題是非常合理的。 費用和距離 您不但要詢問手術費用,還要記得諮詢手術後可能包括的並發症還有其他任何額外的服務費用。如果有其他進一步的手術您該負擔的有什麼費用?是可以分期付款還是要一次付清呢? 此外,問清楚手術是在哪裡進行? 是在他們的診所還是其他地方?如果他們在他們的診所直接進行的話這是一個很好的現象,因為這代表他們有更足夠的器材,經驗和技術。另外要記得問他們的診所是否有嚴重的眼睛感染的問題。 醫師的臨床經驗 1)記得問需要幾次手術才能完成視力矯正。好的醫師應該會仔細評估您眼睛的健康,然後建議最適合您眼睛目前狀況的視力矯正手術,而不是以商業利益為手段為主而一味的推薦Lasik讓您的眼睛承擔不必要的風險。 2)與眼科醫師請教您所選擇的手術可能引發哪些併發症 - 包括併發症發生的可能性以及和這位醫師在您所選的手術的成功率。 3)最後花點時間請教這位眼科手術醫任何其他問題或疑慮。請記得您在最舒適的生理與心理狀況下才會有最好的手術結果。
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Ditch the colored contacts this Halloween to save your eyes

Halloween is arguably the creepiest time of the year. For the sake of fun, games and ghouls, many of you are already putting the finishing touches on your costumes and ordering last minute accessories, like boas and colored contacts. But before you get too carried away turning creepy, know this: those colored contacts you might…
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Our Services and Topography-Assisted CATz-From Dr. Lin’s Perspective

Here at IQLaser Vision, we strive for the absolute best for our patients, carefully assisting you through the entire life-changing process, LASIK. For the last 19 years I have successfully performed more than 60,000 refractive procedures on our patients, giving them clear and precise vision instantly. When I graduated from medical training and completed my…
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No More Prescription Glasses or Contacts this Summer

Summer is officially here, which means it’s time to head to the beach and soak up the sun! Unfortunately, for those who still wear prescription glasses or wear contact lenses, summer time fun can be a burden or a drag. Trying to plan for a beach day or just a swim in the pool means…
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