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Articles about LASIK, Cataract, and Vision

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The Science of Sunglasses and Vision Protection

Just like you would apply sunscreen to your skin during a day at the beach, so too should you be wearing sunglasses for vision protection during prolonged outdoor activities. Overexposure to the sun’s ultraviolet light can cause damage to the sensitive cells found within the eyes. While it is ...

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Preserve Your Vision and Aging Eyes

It has long been said that our eyes are our windows to the world. But as time goes by, these windows [our eyes] will begin to lose their clarity. While it is true that much of vision loss is simply part of the aging process, it does not mean we ...

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Night Vision Loss & What You Should Know

Difficulty seeing at night is a common problem that affects millions of Americans. So common in fact that many people simply learn how to live with it rather than trying to do something about it. The problem with treating night vision loss as an inconvenience or annoyance is that we ...

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5 Ways Smoking Harms Your Vision

A well-known, highly studied, and widely confirmed fact: Cigarette smoke is destructive. Smoking is the single greatest avoidable cause of disease and premature death in the United States. Brimming with thousands of toxic chemical compounds ranging from carcinogens, heavy metals, and poisons that cause damage to every organ our bodies, ...

woman suffers from computer eye syndrome

6 Ways to Avoid Computer Vision Syndrome

Digital eye strain is more common than we may think. More and more we're spending long periods of time focused on our digital devices. Whether for work or play, most of us are using screens every single day and up to 90% of adults spend two hours or more staring into ...

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On Understanding Ocular Migraines

When we hear the word “migraine”, we often think of a painful and debilitating headache that is far worse than everyday headaches. The term “ocular migraine” can cause a little confusion but generally means a migraine that is accompanied by changes or distortions to vision. The term is often used ...

Neovision Eye Center Staff

A Message From Dr. Shobha Tandon

I would like to thank you all for your support and trust in our practice over the years. NeoVision Eye Center has been seeing patients in both our locations, Mountain View and Union City, for over the last 20 years! During this time, we have&...

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Can you get a Cataract Twice?

From time to time, patients whose cataracts have been corrected through surgerical treatment experience a decline in their eyesight weeks or even months after their vision correction surgery. In these rare cases, patients understandably come to the conclusion that their cataract has returned. Which prompts the question, “Can you get ...

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Can You Have Laser Eye Surgery Twice?

Laser Eye Surgery The Second Time Around A common question patients ask about laser eye surgery is “is the treatment permanent?” and the answer is, a little blurry. Just like your prescription for eyeglasses has changed slowly over time, so too, will your vision after laser eye surgery. The laser ...

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A Brief History of LASIK

The Basics of LASIK As one of the most popular elective procedures in the world, LASIK eye surgery has also become one of the most effective treatments for vision correction. Millions of people around the world have experienced the life-changing effects of LASIK. Even today, new advancements in technology and ...

Risks of Cataract Development

What Increases My Risk of Developing Cataracts?

What increases your risk of developing a cataract? Age First and foremost, as you age your chances of developing a cataract increase. Age is the number one risk factor for developing a cataract. Some will begin to develop small cataracts as early as their 40-50’s. By 80, more than half ...

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5 Questions to Ask Your Cataract Surgeon Before Getting Cataract Surgery

1. What’s the difference between traditional and advanced cataract surgery? Most cataract surgeons either perform traditional or advanced cataract surgery. In traditional cataract surgery, your eye surgeon will make a small incision in the side of your cornea with a hand-held blade to remove the clouded portion of the lens. ...

2017 Solar Eclipse Eye Safety

How to Keep Your Eyes Safe During a Solar Eclipse

The Great American Total Solar Eclipse will occur on Monday, August 21st.  This rare phenomenon is a sight to see- there hasn’t been a perfect solar eclipse to stretch across the entire United States since 1918, and there will not be another until 2045. For those looking to enjoy one ...

A LASIK Candidate

LASIK: Who Is and Who Is Not a Candidate

However, not everyone is able to receive LASIK on their eyes, and there are a number of different factors your surgeon will examine when determining your candidacy. Factors That Can Determine LASIK Candidacy Your Eye’s Unique Anatomy To be a candidate for LASIK, a patient needs to have a ...

Contact lenses

Contact Lens Risks: Are Contact Lenses Dangerous?

Risks Associated with Contacts Keratitis For contact lens wearers, it's common innocuous bad habits that put most at risk of infection- things like sleeping in your contacts and wearing your contacts for too long. The most common infection that can come as a result of wearing contacts for too long ...

Common Eye Infections

Common Eye Infections: How to Find Relief

Eye infections are extremely common conditions typically caused by bacteria, viruses, allergies, or fungi. They can affect people of all ages and walks of life, and are typically uncomfortable but non-threatening issues. Three of the most common eye infections are conjunctivities (pink eye), blepharitis, and styes. Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) What ...

Eye Floaters and Flashers

Eye Floaters and Flashers: The Causes and How to Get Rid of Them

Floaters and Flashers in Vision Eye floaters and flashers are common symptoms that are usually but not always harmless. Both floaters and flashes commonly occur as we grow older. What are Eye Floaters? Floaters are typically described as cobweb-like lines, rings, or small “floating” spots in your vision. They typically ...

7 Important Questions to ask your LASIK center

7 Important Questions to Ask Your LASIK Center

1. Who Will Perform My LASIK Surgery? It is common for a LASIK center to have several surgeons perform their LASIK procedures. Every laser eye surgeon is different in their degree of experience, training, and qualifications, and without knowing which surgeon will be performing your surgery ahead of time it can ...

Advanced LASIK Technology and Equipment

LASIK Equipment and Technology – Why We Use The Best

Intralase Femtosecond Laser: The Femtosecond Laser is a key feature of our All-Laser approach to LASIK surgery. A key advantage with this technology is granting your laser eye surgeon the ability to perform LASIK without a bladed surgical instrument. Instead of a blade, your surgeon will use two lasers to ...

Pterygium

What is Pterygium and How Do I Treat It?

What is a Pterygium? Pterygium, also known as Surfer’s Eye, is a benign eye growth that covers the white part of the eye (also known as the sclera). This small, elevated eye web typically starts at the conjunctiva: the membrane that lines the eyelid and covers the white of ...

PRK and Lasik Eye Surgery

LASIK & PRK: What’s the Difference?

The Procedure: During a PRK procedure, your surgeon uses an excimer laser to reshape the curvature of the cornea in order to correct vision. The epithelium (the outer layer of your cornea) is removed prior to reshaping and then grows back after surgery. During a LASIK procedure, your surgeon will ...

Laser Cataract Surgery at NeoVision

Which Cataract Surgery is Best: Traditional or Advanced?

Although the path to cataract surgery is straightforward and common, there are still differences and inherent choices in both the procedure and type of intraocular lens chosen. So it begs the question: Which surgery is best? Traditional or advanced? Which Intraocular lens is optimal for your needs and lifestyle? Traditional ...

Intraocular Lens used in cataract surgery

Which is The Best Intraocular Lens for Cataract Surgery?

Intraocular Lens Implants Available After Cataract Surgery NeoVision Eye Center is the Bay Area’s leading Laser Cataract Surgery provider. We offer our patients the highest standard of care and the most advanced surgical technology. We work closely with you to ensure your optimal health and help you reach your ...

Cataract Surgery

An In Depth Look at Cataract Surgery

What Causes a Cataract? There are many possible causes of a cataract. The most common cause of cataracts is aging. According to the National Eye Institute, by age 80 more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery. A cataract is a clouding of the ...

LASIK Eyes

LASIK Financing & Cost Comparison

For many people who wear glasses or contacts, the decision to get LASIK is a big one. As with any surgery, there are many factors that play a part in deciding if, ultimately, the procedure is the right thing for you. And, as with many surgeries, cost can be one ...

Ophthalmologist Dr. Tandon Smiling

Pterygium Removal Surgery

During pterygium removal surgery, the good eye is covered, while the problematic eye is given a numbing and sterilizing drop, an anesthetic gel and then an injection to completely numb it. As the surgeon starts to work on getting the graft, more drops or gel can be added if the ...

Macular Degeneration

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration is a progressive, often irreversible deteriorating eye disease that causes damage to the central part of the retina at the back of the eye, known as the macula. This critical component allows us to clearly see in fine detail.  When the macula becomes damaged, it ...

LASIK Technology

VISX Laser Machine

Many people who wear glasses want to be free from this constant obligation. Dr. Shobha Tandon of NeoVision Eye Center offers a LASIK procedure that uses a VISX  laser machine to improve visual acuity by reshaping the cornea. LASIK has become the most requested treatment for impaired vision for several ...

Vision Exam

Vision Exam

Determining whether or not you need glasses and figuring out the proper prescription for optimal vision requires a succession of tests using an assortment of refractive techniques. At NeoVision Eye Center, we use the most advanced techniques and equipment for your vision exam, such as an auto-refractor and other doctor-controlled ...

Cosmetic Radio-Surgery

Cosmetic Radio-Surgery

Cosmetic radio-surgery is an advanced technology used to treat a variety of skin conditions such as moles, warts and other undesirable blemishes. We at NeoVision use the latest technology to ensure safe and effective removal of moles, warts and skin lesions. Instead of using a scalpel, radio waves do the ...

Secondary Lens Implants after

Secondary Lens Implants

For people who have had their lens removed because of cloudy vision, often due to cataracts, doctors at NeoVision Eye Center can insert secondary lens implants. This secondary lens implantation procedure involves the use of a synthetic lens that can be surgically inserted on the eye to replace the damaged ...

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