How sunglasses can protect from eye damage Just as you should wear sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays, you should also wear sunglasses to prevent eye damage. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation damages proteins in the eyes’ surface tissues, which over time can increase your risk of diseases such as macular degeneration, cataracts […]
Eye Protection & COVID-19
How to protect your eyes during the coronavirus outbreak We are facing uncertain times during the COVID-19 pandemic, but Aiken Ophthalmology is here to offer advice on simple steps you can take to protect yourself and others from the coronavirus. As the CDC has stated, it is very important to wash your hands frequently and […]
Is LASIK the Right Solution for me?
Is LASIK the right solution for me? What to ask your doctor… Being able to see changes your quality of life. Good eyesight is important, and if you’re nearsighted, farsighted, astigmatic, or presbyopic, LASIK eye surgery might be right for you. LASIK is one of the easiest eye surgeries, and the benefits of the procedure […]
What Are the Three Types of Cataracts?
What are the three types of cataracts, and when should I get checked for potential cataract issues? When your eyes’ lenses start clouding and you can’t see through them, you have cataracts. What causes cataracts are proteins that mass together in your eye until it blocks your lens from sending images back to your retina. […]