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Should Diabetic Patients Undergo LASIK

When undergoing a surgical procedure, the potential for complications can make most patients a little nervous. This is especially true for those with diabetes. Part of this stems from the increased risk diabetic patients face with surgical procedures in general. Diabetics have a higher occurrence of surgical-site infections and blood sugar spikes, and they may more »

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Floaters, Flashers and When You Should Seek Help

The tiny specks that move across your field of vision have a name. They are called floaters. They are often more noticeable when looking at something that has a bright plain background, such as a wall or white movie screen. While typically normal, there are times that their presence is a warning sign. Floaters are more »

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Should I Wait to Have LASIK? Comparing the Cost of LASIK, Contact Lenses and Glasses

LASIK vision correction surgery is something that many people with refractive errors such as myopia and hyperopia, are considering for a variety of reasons. From being able to wake up with clear vision to the freedom of enjoying the outdoors without contacts or glasses, LASIK has mass appeal. While the price of LASIK has improved more »

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Life After LASIK: Amanda Smith’s LASIK Account

We love happy endings! The winner of this year’s LASIK giveaway, Amanda Smith, shares her recent experience having LASIK at Raleigh Eye Center. Why did you choose Raleigh Eye Center for LASIK? A friend from work referred me. He and other co-workers had exceptional experiences here! Describe your experience at Raleigh Eye Center. AWESOME! Amanda, Michelle more »

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Cataract, LASIK and Surgery: Making an informed decision

All your life, you’ve wondered what the word “cataract” meant. “I remember mom telling me great Aunt Ella had cataracts,” your mom told you once. So now you knowyou have a family history. But until you yourself start to experience blurry and cloudy vision, you never thought about this conversation.  Most people don’t start to more »

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Smart Contact Lenses For Diabetic Patients

For years people with diabetes have had to prick their finger in order to monitor their blood glucose levels. That may soon change as Google and Novartis Alcon team up to create a super contact lens that monitors blood sugar levels. Diabetes, a condition where the body is unable to properly process sugar, is often more »

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The Dangers Lurking in Water and How Your Eyes May be Affected

Most of us are aware that we have bacteria both inside and on the surface of our bodies. We grew up learning about the “good bugs” and the “bad bugs.” There are, however, parasites and insects that can live on the human eye. These parasites, when left untreated, can cause irreparable damage. A recent news more »

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LASIK After 40 – Special Considerations

Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis, or LASIK is the most popular cosmetic procedure performed in the U.S., having helped more than 18 million Americans see clearly since it was approved in 1998. While most people are candidates for the procedure, special considerations must be made as we near and pass 40 years of age. Beginning around more »

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Raleigh Eye Center Wins Aster Award for Excellence in Medical Marketing

Raleigh Eye Center is pleased to announce that they received a 2014 Aster Award for excellence in medical marketing. The award represents peer recognition of their excellence in marketing and communications for their LASIK department.  This is one of two awards they won this year for their marketing efforts. Raleigh Eye Center received a gold more »

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