Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month

Did you know that February is Macular Degeneration Awareness Month? Here’s a better question… have you ever even heard of it?

Macular Degeneration is the most common cause of irreversible loss of central vision for senior citizens. There are some rare forms of macular degeneration that occur early in life, but, most cases begin to develop around the age of 50. Given that information, you would think the term would be more commonly known.

New Year, New YOU

January is often a time of anticipation and excitement for what the new year will hold for you. It is also a time of planning and getting motivated to make this the best year yet. We think there is no better way to start off your year and really make it the best one yet, than by signing up for a free LASIK consultation.

Why should I consider LASIK?

Preparing for LASIK During the Holidays

If you have LASIK eye surgery scheduled over the holiday season, you are in for a treat. You get to say goodbye to those pesky contact lenses and glasses. As the new year rolls in, you will start it off fresh with clear, crisp vision!

The even better news is that your LASIK surgery doesn’t have to complicate your holiday plans! Here are some tips and good things to know before you get you surgery so you can know exactly what to expect.

Be prepared for LASIK eye surgery:

What causes cataracts and how can it be treated?

Keeping your eyes healthy is important, which is why at Georgia Center for Sight, we recommend getting annual exams. If you think you might have a cataract, let us check it out and help treat it so you can go back to your daily schedule without the hassle of cloudiness or something interfering with your vision! Here are some common causes and treatments for cataracts:

Though the official cause of cataracts is not known, there are many things that doctors have explored that might contribute to the development of cataracts. Some of these common causes include:

Can I Get LASIK with an Astigmatism?

Contemplating LASIK eye surgery, but worried you aren’t a candidate due to your astigmatism? If you have ever asked “Can I have LASIK with an astigmatism?” we have some helpful information to let you know what options are available to you!

The easy answer to “Can LASIK fix an astigmatism” is yes, as the technology has improved, the surgery is able to almost always fully correct the astigmatism. If you have an astigmatism in one or both of your eyes, this just means that the shape of your cornea in your eye is asymmetrical.

Is LASIK Affordable for Me?

Oftentimes when someone is considering getting LASIK, one of the very first questions you might ask is “Can I afford it?” or “How much does LASIK cost?” These are valid questions, as surgery can be expensive. We want to provide you with realistic information about the cost of LASIK so you know what to expect.

Average cost of LASIK: