Eye Problems That May be More Serious Than They Seem

We hear things like “take care of your heart” and “take care of your lungs” every day. But when was the last time you were told to focus on eye health? Despite the fact that good vision is needed to do everything from driving to work to picking out clothes in the morning, eyes are

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Natural Ways to Boost Your Vision

Try naming one thing you do every day that doesn’t involve using your eyes. Pretty hard, right? From picking out clothes in the morning to driving a car, vision is one of the most important senses we have. So it’s only natural that people want the best vision possible. Though the best way to improve

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Summer Review Roundup

As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. Sure, the weather will soon get cooler and the days shorter, but we still have plenty to smile about here at Dr. Wasserman’s! Over the past few months, patients young and old, near and far shared their experience at Dr. Wasserman’s with us and,

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How Diabetes Affects Eye Health

Most people know that diabetes can have a major effect on your sugar levels, kidney, and heart, but even many diabetics don’t know the impact it can have your eyes and vision. What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a relatively common disease that affects the body’s ability to produce or respond to insulin, a hormone produced

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Parents Can (and Should) Do More to Protect Their Children’s Eyes from UV Rays

Most parents would never bring their little one to the park on a sunny day without sunscreen. But did you know that you should be protecting your child’s eyes just as much (if not more) than their skin? Most parents don’t! A child’s eyes are 10 times more sensitive to the sun’s UV rays than

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Are Strabismus and a Lazy Eye the Same Thing?

Because strabismus can sometimes cause a lazy eye, the two terms are often used interchangeably. However, they are very different conditions. Luckily, one of the similarities they do share is that they’re both treatable! What is Strabismus? Commonly known as being “cross-eyed,” strabismus is a condition that affects how your eyes are aligned. When this happens, it

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Q&A With Dr. Wasserman

Who needs Google when you have Dr. Wasserman ready and willing to answer all the questions you’ve ever wanted to ask about LASIK, eye care, and what it’s like working as an ophthalmologist! How did you get interested in LASIK surgery and ophthalmology? Dr. Wasserman: I wanted to be in a happy field and be able to

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Can I Afford LASIK Eye Surgery?

One of the most common questions we get here at Barry Wasserman’s is, “How much does LASIK cost?” Unfortunately, it’s not exactly a question we can give a straight-forward answer to. The cost of a LASIK procedure depends on a few things, like your eye health, current vision, and follow up needs. But, what we

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Do Your Eyes Hurt After LASIK Eye Surgery?

When it comes to myths surrounding LASIK surgery, this is one we hear all too often — LASIK surgery and/ or the recovery is painful. We couldn’t be more delighted to tell you that, that is anything but true! Does the LASIK Procedure Hurt? In short — no! Before the procedure begins, your doctor will place a few

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Does Insurance Cover LASIK Surgery?

We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but LASIK is considered an elective or cosmetic surgery, which means it’s not fully covered by most insurance plans. But fear not! Many insurance agencies do offer a courtesy discount to their customers who want to get LASIK, so the overall cost may be lower than

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