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How an Eye Exam Can Identify Glaucoma Sep 6th, 2021

Did you know that a comprehensive eye exam catches glaucoma long before you develop symptoms? And if you wait until symptoms like vision loss appear, it’s too late because the optic nerve has already suffered permanent damage. Routine eye exams at VIP Laser Center in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, catch...

How Collagen Cross-Linking Can Treat Your Keratoconus Aug 11th, 2021

Keratoconus causes the clear area at the front of your eye (cornea) to thin and bulge into a cone shape. Left untreated, this leads to varying degrees of visual distortion that greatly impair your ability to see clearly. Our board-certified ophthalmologists at VIP Laser Eye Center offer the most advanced...

When to Consider a Corneal Transplant Jul 15th, 2021

Did you know that the cornea is responsible for 65-75% of your eye’s focusing power? As a result, any problem with your cornea has a serious impact on your vision. Though VIP Laser Eye Center starts your treatment with the most appropriate nonsurgical options, your corneal condition may progress to...

Help for Your Dry Eyes Jun 14th, 2021

If you occasionally suffer from uncomfortably dry eyes, you’re not alone. Millions of American adults are affected by dry eyes, and symptoms are often worse in the summer months. At VIP Laser Eye Center in Palm Beach Gardens, Stuart, and Port St. Lucie, Florida, we can help you find real...

What You Should Know About Corneal Transplant Surgery May 10th, 2021

One of the most common and successful transplant surgeries replaces the eye’s cornea, the clear, central surface that admits light and protects tissue below. With a success rate around 95%, there are about 50,000 corneal transplants performed annually in the United States.  The corneal transplant specialists at V.I.P. Laser Eye...

What to do About Those Pesky Cataracts Apr 12th, 2021

Many patients come for their annual eye exam complaining of blurry vision, thinking they just need a simple update in their glasses prescription.  Sometimes glasses just don’t seem to make the vision as crisp and clear as it once was. Most of the time, that is because a cataract has...

Recognizing the Signs of Keratoconus Mar 7th, 2021

There’s no question how important your cornea is. As your eye’s outer lens, it’s your window to the world. Made of proteins and cells, it bends the light that enters your eye and allows you to see clearly. When the cornea thins and forms a conical bulge, your vision is...

Recognizing the Symptoms of Dry Eye Disease Feb 7th, 2021

Your eyes continually produce a small amount of tear fluid that thoroughly wets their surface. Movements like blinking play an important role in eye health by ensuring regular, even distribution of your tears. Tears are crucial for ensuring healthy eyesight and corneas, protecting the eyes from environmental influences, and supplying...

Start The New Year With LASIK Jan 1st, 2021

Refractive LASIK corrective surgery offers a unique opportunity to get clear vision, even if you wear contacts or glasses. This quick laser procedure reshapes your cornea to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. During the procedure, the doctor uses a special type of laser to precisely change the shape of your...

Who’s at Risk for Developing Glaucoma? Dec 1st, 2020

About 3 million Americans suffer from glaucoma, and only about half of them are even aware of it. This not only shows how prevalent the condition is but also how important it is to know your risk factors. Glaucoma doesn’t start to show symptoms until late in the game, so...

Look Your Best for the Holidays Through Skin Tightening Nov 1st, 2020

How do you tell a person’s age? In some cases, it may be their maturity or the way they dress. In other situations, it could be the way they talk or the color of their hair. Most of the time, however, you probably notice their skin. Are there crow’s feet...

Keratoconus and Vision Loss Oct 1st, 2020

Keratoconus is a degenerative condition that causes your vision to become compromised when your cornea thins out, weakens, and becomes cone-shaped. It affects about one in 2,000 people starting in your teenage years and can continue into your 30s with symptoms ranging from mild to severe. To stop its progression,...

Understanding the Different Types of Cornea Transplants Sep 7th, 2020

If you need a cornea transplant, you might be experiencing poor vision, eye pain, or discomfort. Thanks to the generosity of donors who allow their organs or tissue to be transplanted after they die, and the miracles of modern medicine, cornea transplants improve the lives of many people. A single...

Cataract Surgery: What to Expect Before, During, and Afterwards Aug 24th, 2020

By the time you reach the age of 80, there’s a 50% chance you’ll have had or will need cataract surgery. The risk starts to climb around the time you turn 50. It’s a common age-related problem, where the lens of your eyes start to cloud, leading to blindness if...

Coping With Chronic Dry Eye Jul 15th, 2020

A lot of different factors can make a difference in how your eyes feel. Things like staying up late, exposure to harmful indoor or outdoor light sources, and going for a swim have the potential to leave your eyes itchy and dry. However, dealing with these causes is usually easy,...

Are You a Candidate for LASIK? Jun 3rd, 2020

Are you sick of viewing life through a blur because of your poor eyesight? LASIK surgery may help you see things clearly. Drs. Clifford Salinger and Helayna Brown at V.I.P. Laser Eye Center perform this safe and effective surgery to help patients regain their clear vision, sometimes for the first...