Posts by Dr. Will

  1. Why Does Everything Seem Darker in One Eye?

    We should all be sure that we’re regularly visiting our optometrist or ophthalmologist for routine eye exams. This is especially important if you notice any problems or changes in your vision. Vision changes can be disconcerting, especially when you notice a change in one eye and not the other. Darkening vision in one eye warrants…

  2. Can Your Eyes Heal from Sun Damage?

    We all know that the sun can damage the skin. Sun damage is a primary cause of premature aging and can lead to skin cancer, age spots, and other aesthetic concerns. However, skin damage isn’t the only concern when you’re spending considerable time in the sun. The same UV rays that damage the skin can…

  3. Common Contact Lens Complications and How to Avoid Them

    Approximately 45 million adults in the U.S. wear contact lenses. Contact lenses are an effective way to correct many vision problems, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia. Contact lenses are a popular option for vision correction, and if used correctly, can be very safe. However, they do have risks. Read on to see some of…

  4. Stress Isn’t Just Bad for Your Health, It Can Cause Vision Loss Too

    Bad vision is often blamed on genetics, but Grandma Ruth isn’t the only reason you’re wearing glasses. Many other factors can contribute to vision loss and changes, everything from diet to medical conditions, and even stress. How does stress impact your vision? It’s a complex relationship between your emotions, your body, and your eyes. Here’s…

  5. How Headaches and Vision Are Connected

    Headaches are one of the most common physical ailments. The World Health Organization estimates that one in twenty adults struggle with frequent headaches, experiencing daily or weekly pain. Headaches can stem from a variety of causes, one of which is poor vision. If you think a vision problem causes your headaches, we advise you to…

  6. 5 Criteria for a Good LASIK Candidate

    LASIK has helped countless men and women to achieve better vision. You could be next. Are you a good candidate for LASIK surgery in the Pacific Northwest? Below, discover five important criteria for LASIK surgery.  The Right Age Not too old and not too young, LASIK is best performed on adults in the prime of…

  7. Common LASIK Surgery Myths Explained

    Though LASIK surgery has been around for years and has earned a reputation for being a safe, effective way to address an array of common vision problems, there are still many misconceptions circulating about this procedure. If you’ve been on the fence about getting LASIK surgery because you’re worried it’s too risky, too expensive, or…

  8. LASIK vs. Cataract Surgery: What’s the Difference?

    Not all eye surgeries are the same. Take LASIK and cataract surgery, for example. Both improve the vision, but the reasons for surgery and the methods used for correction are dramatically different.  How are LASIK and cataract surgery different? Which option is best for you? Understanding Cataract Surgery Cataracts are a progressive clouding of the…

  9. LASIK Before Pregnancy: Anything to Worry About?

    Will my baby have my eyes? What about my bad vision? During pregnancy, it is common to think about your growing child, wondering what the future holds for you and your little one. Patients with vision problems may wonder if their child will someday struggle with nearsightedness or farsightedness too.  Pregnancy symptoms may make wearing…

  10. Do LASIK Procedures Vary According to Age?

    Your eyes change throughout your life. Your vision needs at 20 aren’t the same as your vision needs at 70. One thing does remain stable, no matter your age: Good vision is always worth investing in.  Learn how LASIK and other vision correction procedures can keep your eyes at their best throughout your lifetime. At…