How Often Should My Child & I Get Eye Exams?

Parenting doesn’t come with a manual, nor does adulting for that matter. When should you get your child’s first eye exam and how frequently for future exams thereafter? And as adults, we aren’t always afforded the time to take care of our own health. But, knowing how often to have your eyes examined and taking the time to do so is imperative for your health.

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Debunking the Top 6 Myths About LASIK

For the past 25 years, LASIK (Laser-Assisted in SItu Kerato-mileusis) has proven to be a safe and reliable treatment for the most common forms of vision impairment, including nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. But despite the procedure’s long and successful track record, a number of myths about LASIK still persist.

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Itchy, Crusty Eyes? It Could Be Blepharitis.

Everyone’s eyes itch from time to time. But, if itching is frequent and you notice crusting around your eyelids, it might be time to get an eye care professional to check it out. Because you might have a condition called blepharitis.

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Worried About Floaters? Here Are The Facts.

Ever seen a floater in your eye? Many people have. Floaters are ghost-like images that may look clouded and move as you move your eyes. They’re often made up of material that was left over after the eye was formed and that’s still floating in vitreous fluid. Floaters may also be caused by injuries, or by the deterioration of vitreous fluid in the eye.

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Why Our Free LASIK Evaluation Is A Great Way To Learn

LASIK vision correction can be a life-changing event. With the freedom allowed by better vision, often without glasses or contacts, LASIK patients try new things, have more confidence, and can become even more productive at work. LASIK is a very common procedure, and there is plenty of information about it online. There’s also plenty of information here at DiStefano Eye Center, and we’ll share it with you for free.

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New Technologies Can Enhance Success of Cataract Microsurgery

Cataract microsurgery is one of the most common surgical procedures done in the U.S., with a very high success rate. Cataract are very common–it’s estimated that half of the population 60 or older has a cataract of some form, so the field is continually studied, and the physicians at DiStefano Eye Center routinely evaluate new equipment, techniques, and procedures to give their patients in East Tennessee, North Georgia, and Northeast Alabama the best possible care.

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The Stealthy Danger of Glaucoma

Glaucoma can rob you of your sight. That’s why a glaucoma test is included in routine eye exams.

Glaucoma causes damage to the optic nerve, which communicates the images the eye processes to the brain. Traditionally, it was thought that high optic fluid pressure created glaucoma, and while eye pressure can be a factor, there can be other issues involved. People with normal eye pressure can also suffer from glaucoma.

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Why Not Take Advantage Of Our Free LASIK Evaluation?

Dr. Deborah DiStefano and Distefano Eye Center have performed more LASIK procedures than any other practice in the Chattanooga area. Dr. DiStefano, in fact, has performed more than 20,000 LASIK surgeries and was one of the early practitioners of refractive surgery, dating back to 1984.

So if you’d like to know more about LASIK vision correction, who better to ask.

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What Are Floaters and Flashes?

Floaters and flashes are common occurences, and many people experience them over the course of their lives. In most cases, these are not serious vision issues, but sometimes they can signal a bigger problem. That’s why it’s important to consult your eye doctor should you notice any changes in your vision.

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A New Treatment For Dry Eyes

Have trouble with dry eyes? There are a number of effective treatments that are offered through DiStefano Eye Center. And we’re very excited about a new one that we can now provide. It’s called PROKERA®.  PROKERA is a new treatment for chronic Dry Eye that heals the surface of your eye (cornea) and returns your eye to a normal, healthy state.

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Premium Cataract Lenses Offer New Options

Cataract surgery is one of the most common surgeries in the U.S. During surgery, the natural lens of the eye, which has become clouded by the cataract, is removed. A new artificial lens, or intracolar lens (IOL), is put in its place.

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How LASIK Can Be Life Changing

“Wow.” That’s the reaction of many patients after they have LASIK vision correction. Because LASIK surgery can allow patients to have dramatic, almost-immediate improvements in their vision, the results can be, well, eye-opening.

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Why Laser Technology Makes A Difference In Cataract Microsurgery

Cataract microsurgery is one of the most common surgical procedures done in the U.S., with a very high success rate. Cataract surgery is the only way to correct a cataract that has obstructed vision, and cataracts are very common–it’s estimated that half of the population 60 or older has a cataract of some form.

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