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  1. Can Vaping Cause Eye Problems?

    If you’ve been following headlines for the past few years, you’ve probably heard several conflicting things about vaping. While some people claim this habit is a “safe” way to smoke, lung disease and even death have links to vaping and e-cigarettes. Now, ophthalmologists are sounding the alarm that this type of smoking can harm people’s…

  2. Do Your Sunglasses Provide Enough UV Protection?

    Sunglasses are an accessory that’s practically synonymous with effortless fashion. Slipping on a pair of shades can immediately elevate your outfit to the next level, which explains why people are willing to pay top dollar for designer brand names like Kate Spade, Michael Kors, and Ray-Ban. While sunglasses are stylish, the best pairs should also…

  3. LASIK Enhancement: When Additional Surgery Is Necessary

    If you dream of being able to see clearly without the hassle and discomfort or contacts or glasses, you may be contemplating the benefits of LASIK eye surgery. Since this procedure has become so common, you likely have friends and relatives who have had LASIK and rave about the excellent results they’ve received from this…

  4. What You Should Know About Using Artificial Tears for Dry Eyes Post-Lasik

    Like most surgical procedures, Lasik requires additional care to help with recovery, healing, and discomfort after the surgery. Irritation and dry eyes are most people’s biggest concerns in the immediate period following their Lasik procedure. Luckily, a pocket-sized bottle of artificial tears is typically the extent of what you need to relieve these symptoms. But…

  5. How to Prevent Foggy Glasses While Masking

    Two years into this pandemic, there’s a nagging nuance troubling millions of Americans – how to stop their eyeglasses from fogging while wearing a mask to prevent the transmission of illness. What should you adjust? Your mask? Your glasses? Your breathing? Instead of making light of a problem so many people experience daily, we feel…

  6. Will COVID-19 Affect Your Vision?

    Like any inoculation against illness, the COVID-19 vaccination brings potential side effects, but they are different for everyone. These are typically mild and signify your immune system is working hard to recognize the virus, so it can protect you. After a COVID-19 vaccination or booster shot, many people experience soreness around the injection site, fatigue,…

  7. Can LASIK Reduce the Need for Reading Glasses?

    Though aging brings various challenges, needing reading glasses is a constant aggravation for many. If you hope to see things like recipes, directions, and labels clearly, you need your glasses close to hand, but they never seem to be around when you need them. But is LASIK eye surgery an answer for such a trivial…

  8. 5 Things to Do Before and After LASIK Eye Surgery

    When considering LASIK surgery, there are some necessary to-dos to prepare for the procedure and ensure a successful recovery. At Will Vision and Laser Centers in the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Brian Will consults with his patients to provide valuable information for the best LASIK experience, which includes proper preparation and after-surgery care. Here is a…

  9. When Can I Exercise After LASIK Surgery?

    After LASIK, you’ll need to be cautious about resuming various activities. Taking the proper precautions will return you to your routine safely and quickly. From swimming to running to playing 18 holes, you’ll be back to your favorite hobby before you know it. Here is a timeline to help you plan when to jump back…

  10. 10 Things That Are Better After LASIK

    Impaired vision can cause us to miss out on many of life’s little pleasures. Think back to any times you’ve left your reading glasses at home and had to squint to read signs and menus. You could easily lose a contact lens doing an activity like swimming, leaving half the world a blur. LASIK correction…