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Should kids wear sunglasses?

How commonly do you see adults driving down the street with sunglasses on, blocking their eyes from the strong sun ahead of them? Adults very regularly wear sunglasses when the sun is strong, but you rarely see kids wearing sunglasses, even on the brightest days.

Protecting children’s eyes from the sun is so important, as UV damage is more common than we often realize. Especially people with blue eyes, as they are more sensitive to the UV rays than other eye colors.

LASIK Basics: Is It For You

LASIK Basics

Changing the way you see the world.

LASIK surgery is the most common form of laser vision correction, a surgical procedure in which a laser is used to reshape the eyes, so that they are closer to their ideal shape for focusing light.

At its core, LASIK is a 2-step process:

Dr. Dong | Member of Operation Sight Network

Dr. Dong is honored to be a member of Operation Sight Network, sponsored by American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS). Operation Sight Network is a US-based charitable program for persons needing cataract surgery. By leveraging the combined strength of established charitable organizations and ASCRS's member volunteer surgeons, Operation Sight Network is providing needed care to those unable to access or afford surgery on their own.

LASIK and WaveLight Technology

Get the confidence that comes with knowing the facts. The hardest step in the entire LASIK procedure is overcoming your fear. We know that surgery can seem like a big, scary ordeal, but with WaveLight? refractive technology, it doesn?t have to be. While LASIK is still a surgical procedure, thanks to the advanced technology of the WaveLight? system, the entire LASIK process is fast, safe and precise. Plus, in just a matter of minutes, you will finally have the opportunity for the vision you have always wanted.

Prepping For The Procedure

Sun And Eye Health

Studies have show that too much exposure to UV light may increase the risk of developing macular degeneration, cataracts, and growths on the eye, including cancer. Not just sunlight, the same risk applies when using tanning beds. The risk for eye growths increases for surfers, skiers, fishermen, farmers, or anyone spending long hours under intense UV conditions found near mountains, rivers, and oceans since sunlight is strongest midday to early afternoon, at higher altitudes, and when reflected off of water, ice or snow.