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What Causes Eye Floaters?


If you’ve ever seen spots, blots, specks or lines that appear to be floating in your field of vision, you’ve likely experienced eye floaters. But what exactly are eye floaters and what causes them? And are they dangerous to your vision?   For the most part, the presence of eye floaters doesn’t constitute a medical emergency, [...]

What Causes Eye Floaters?2019-08-05T14:26:15-07:00

How Often Should I Get My Eyes Checked?


Think eye exams are just about getting glasses or contacts? They’re actually good for your head-to-toe health. Here’s everything you need to know about the all-important vision checkup.    Routine vision checkups are an important part of taking care of your overall health. They don’t just identify vision problems or evaluate eye health—Regular eye exams [...]

How Often Should I Get My Eyes Checked?2019-08-05T12:07:53-07:00

Looking for “Contact Lens Fitting Near Me”?


Want to wear contacts, but aren’t sure where to start? Or do you already wear contact lenses and have questions? Here, we cover all the basics of contact lenses and prescriptions.    Who are the best candidates for contact lenses? Is there anyone who shouldn’t wear contacts? Dr. Chad A. Carlsson of Carlsson Family Eye [...]

Looking for “Contact Lens Fitting Near Me”?2019-08-05T12:03:58-07:00

The Dreaded Dry Eye: What Are the Causes of Dry Eye?


The dry summer heat is here, and so is that dry-eye feeling. Maybe you know what we mean: eyes that are red or bloodshot, irritated and itchy, gritty or sandy, or you’ve got that pesky sensation that you’ve got something on the surface of your eye.  Of course, dry eyes aren’t limited to this time [...]

The Dreaded Dry Eye: What Are the Causes of Dry Eye?2019-07-17T16:56:56-07:00

Should I Have Surgery to Remove Eye Floaters?


Worried about eye floaters? Those tiny dots, specks or “wavy lines” in your field of vision can make you wonder if something is going awry with your sight, and their presence can be unnerving or even scary. For the most part, eye floaters don’t require any kind of major medical intervention and are nothing more [...]

Should I Have Surgery to Remove Eye Floaters?2019-07-12T16:56:49-07:00

How to Choose a “Top-Notch!” Optometrist


Finding the right eye doctor for you may be more challenging than you think. After all, there are numerous eye specialists out there, and your needs may be drastically different from those of your friends and family. Contrary to what many patients believe, it’s not as simple as just browsing through your insurance network’s list [...]

How to Choose a “Top-Notch!” Optometrist2019-06-12T14:33:07-07:00

Are There Side Effects to Ortho-K?


For many patients, Ortho-K may seem too good to be true. It’s a lens correcting technology that requires absolutely no surgery. We are often asked about side effects, as well, which are quite limited in this case. Read on to learn more about Ortho-K, and what you can expect if you choose to wear these [...]

Are There Side Effects to Ortho-K?2019-04-24T13:28:54-07:00

Ortho K & Its Value at Carlsson Family Eye Center


When it comes to Ortho K, a non-surgical approach to stopping the progression of nearsightedness, we often receive questions about the cost. Unfortunately, insurance typically does not cover Ortho K. This is because it’s considered to be cosmetic, much like plastic surgery. Insurance carriers don’t deem Ortho K to be necessary when, instead, patients can [...]

Ortho K & Its Value at Carlsson Family Eye Center2019-03-14T11:48:42-07:00

Radial Keratotomy & Now Specialty Scleral Lenses to See Again


Radial Keratotomy – referred to as “RK” by those of us in the medical field, is a surgery in which a scalpel is used to make radial incisions in the cornea to correct nearsightedness. Imagine an old-fashioned clock, but without the numbers and only lines. In an RK surgery, a surgeon would make incisions from [...]

Radial Keratotomy & Now Specialty Scleral Lenses to See Again2019-03-14T11:38:57-07:00

Medically Necessary Scleral Lenses: Regain Your Eyesight and Get Your Quality of Life Back


For people who struggle with quality vision due to corneal disease and even botched refractive surgery, scleral lenses can be profoundly life changing. These people can regain most of their eyesight function. They can work and see the world again with so much more clarity than ever before! Scleral lenses are a very special, medically-necessary [...]

Medically Necessary Scleral Lenses: Regain Your Eyesight and Get Your Quality of Life Back2019-02-13T14:03:43-07:00