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Don’t mess with your eye color: the dangers of permanent eye color change (Part II)

  Welcome back. This week, we’re picking up where we left off discussing the dangers of eye color-change surgeries. If you missed part I, you can find it here. Without further adieu, let’s jump right in. One study of a small sample of people showed that patients who underwent iris transplant surgery experienced some sort…

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Don’t mess with your eye color: the dangers of permanent eye color-change surgery (Part I)

When you’ve been providing laser eye surgery procedures for nearly two decades, you hear a lot of interesting questions. And as technological advances in ophthalmology increase, new procedures are gaining a following and raising a whole slew of questions. Thanks to social media and insta-fame, the word is spreading (along with a deep desire to…

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Your 2018 Vision-Friendly Holiday Gift Guide

The Halloween decorations seem a thing of the past as we turn our attention to the holiday season. Thanksgiving is around the corner, and before you know it Christmas will be here too. And that means the already fast-pace you’re probably living is about to get a whole lot faster because—you know—Christmas shopping. But because…

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Your Quick Guide to Eye Infections (and What to Do if You Have One)

Eye infections are serious business. And that’s why we do everything we can to treat them quickly—and help prevent them in the first place. But would you know what an eye infection was if you had one? Or the simple steps you can take to prevent them happening to you? Consider this your quick guide…

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The Spookiest Things To See In California This Halloween

Yep, it’s that time of year again. Halloween is around the corner, and that means everyone actually wants to be scared silly. But if you’ve been experiencing the same old spooky sights (and sites) year after year, we’ve got some surprises in store for you. It turns out California is full of all kinds of…

Bring These With You To Your Next Eye Exam

When it comes to eye care, a majority of people tend to put off their eye doctor visits, thinking they’re just not that important. After all, they can still see, right? Just like your regular (preventative) doctor checkups and your dental exams, a regular vision exam is vital to ensuring your eyesight remains strong and…

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5 Staycation ideas to beat the back-to-school blues

Summer vacation has come and gone. And that means that the long, carefree days, the exotic trips and the fun and adventure have come to an end. Or have they? Just because summer is over and school is back in swing doesn’t mean you have to relegate yourself to a fate of the same-old. Whether…

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6 people who should get LASIK—are you one of them?

A lot of people wonder if corrective eye surgery could actually benefit them in their day-to-day lives and careers. And for good reason: Corrective surgeries like LASIK and SMILE are more than trending. They’re changing lives. And in a chain reaction sort of way, the world is becoming a better place because people are achieving…

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Quick tricks to improve your kids’ vision (and your own too)

August was Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month. Prevent Blindness instituted the awareness month to inspire parents and educators to prioritize children’s vision as they wrap out summer and head back to school. And we’re all for it because we believe eye health is vital all year long no matter what age you are. And…

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Go green by ditching your contact lenses

You could be destroying the planet—one contact lens at a time. The plastic pollution problem The American Chemical Society presented the results of a study in which 20% of 400 contact lens wearers tossed their used contacts in the toilet or sink, flushing or washing them over to a treatment facility. But as any environmentally-aware…

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3 Must-Do Adventures That Are Better Without Glasses

Remember when “Choose Your Own Adventure” (CYOA) books were all the rage? You would make your way through adventures, page by page, making decisions along the way that could affect the outcome of the book and your endpoint. You weren’t just a silent reader or bystander to someone else’s story—you were part of the story.…

5 Ways to Trigger Your Smile Today

Smiling can have a major impact on your health and life—and there’s science behind it. Smiling has been shown to not only have positive psychological benefits, but benefits to health, mental adjustment and well-being as well. Even if you aren’t feeling particularly happy, you can still benefit from smiling. It turns out that you don’t…

SMILE! Better Vision Is Around The Corner

People are smiling big after getting the SMILE vision correction procedure. Why? Because they’re seeing better than they’ve seen in a long time—and maybe ever. Who are all these smiling patients? People just like you. Said Joshua, one of many happy patients, “Before SMILE, my glasses were a constant hassle. After SMILE, I can rock…

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An Interview with Dr. Robert T. Lin at IQ Laser Vision

Helping others obtain their best vision is what we’re known for at IQ Laser Vision. But we’re more than just your typical eye care facility. We’re a team of world-renowned ophthalmologists and vision specialists who really, truly care about our patients and their experiences. And we care because we’ve been there ourselves. We caught up…

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Pregnant? Here are the vision changes you should expect

Pregnancy brings a lot of changes. And aside from the obvious changes and stresses that go with a baby growing inside you, your body will also experience a number of hormonal changes. These changes can affect everything from your hair texture and skin’s appearance to your vision. That’s right, pregnancy can affect your vision. Want…

Feeling Like Celebrating? Don’t Miss These Festivals.

Half the year may be over, but that doesn’t mean at all that the fun is. As our planet continues to make its way around the sun yet again, we’ve got some of the greatest festivals on the horizon. Looking for something to do with family, friends or solo for the rest of the year?…

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Fun Facts About Sunglasses You Probably Didn’t Know

Love sunglasses? We do. And with the summer sun shining brightly, we’re pulling out our coolest and most protective pairs. And you should be too if you want to save your vision. Here are some quick facts you probably didn’t know, but you can now randomly drop into your next conversation with someone who loves…

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The Healthy Side of Summer

When you think of summer, you probably think of suntans, sunshine and some good old-fashioned backyard barbeques. There’s no denying it’s a great season, but it also comes inherent with risks that we read about every day, from sunscreen ads to articles on skin protection and eye health. And while these are vital to keep…

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5 Must-Do Summer Fun Activities

Summer is in full swing now, and we know you’re as excited as us about all the wonderful things just waiting to be done this season. After all, what’s not to love about the long, sunny days beckoning you to step outdoors and soak in a bit of sun (safely of course!). If there’s one…

The sightseeing destinations in Southern California that you don’t want to miss

Sandy, sunny, palm tree-lined beaches. Magical worlds where mice and men walk together. The glitz and glamour. The wonders of the cosmos. A post-apocalyptic landscape. And no, we aren’t talking about some unknown, distant land or the stuff of fairy tales. This is California—and for the avid traveler (and the locals too!) Southern California offers…