Tips for Family Vision Care This Year

Vision care should be a priority to your family especially if you have a family history of eye problems or conditions like elevated blood pressure, or Diabetes. Several conditions affect the eyes and can lead to severe vision loss or eye care issues.

Be sure to find an eye care professional that you are comfortable speaking with, and that communicates well with you and your family. This will help your family understand your eye care conditions and find the right treatments for your family.

Below are a couple tips to help you:

Discovering Vision Problems in Your Children:

There are several signs of vision problems in children. Knowing what they are and how to spot them is important. If they are having difficulty seeing it will affect every part of their life including social, and academic as well.

Below are some common signs it is time to see the eye doctor:

 Eye Strain – (in children straining to see the television or board at school)
 Blurred Vision
 Double Vision
 Poor night vision
 Frequent Eye rubbing
 Eye Pain

Family History of Eye Conditions:

If you have a family a family history of eye conditions such as Cataracts, Glaucoma, Keratoconus, or even Diabetes type 1 or 2 you should go to the eye doctor on a regular basis. Annual eye exams are an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Early detection of eye conditions opens up more options when it comes to treatments.

For more information on symptoms of common eye conditions, or treatment option ask your eye care professionals or visit www.BoxerWachler.com

Dr. Brian’s shares his tip on why eye rubbing can be dangerous to your eye health:

Improving Vision with the Holcomb C3-R ®

When we are searching to a way to improve our Keratoconus vision we are often mislead. There are several treatments listed online but how do we find one we can trust? Finding the right eye care professional or even the right Keratoconus treatment can be confusing. One of the most important treatments for Keratoconus is the Holcomb C3-R ® (cornea collagen crosslinking).

Why you should chose the Holcomb C3-R ®:

The Holcomb C3-R ® is a great treatment for your Keratoconus. The Holcomb C3-R ® is a non-invasive treatment that will stabilize your vision over the following 4-16 weeks. It additionally can be combined with other procedures, such as Intacs, to improve the quality of your vision. Even better often these Keratoconus treatments can be performed on the same day without even extending recovery time.

Benefits of the Holcomb C3-R ®

Non-invasive office based procedure (no scary surgery room)
Pain-free treatment
Procedure stabilizes vision and stops progression of Keratoconus
Can be performed on individuals as young as 8 years old with no upper age limit
Can be combine with other procedures to improve quality of vision
Takes about 30 minutes per eye
Uses natural vitamins already produced by the body

Combination of Procedures:

Many patients believe that the use of more than one procedure often requires longer healing and additional procedure dates. But with the Holcomb C3-R ® you can have procedures like INTACS, or even CK done the same day. These procedures will give you more improved vision results when preformed with the Holcomb C3-R ® and often times can keep you from having more procedures done at a later and avoid the dreaded painful cornea transplant.

Thousands of patients have improved their vision with the use of the Holcomb C3-R ® treatment since 2003. Many have found that either individually or in combination with other treatments they were seeing results right away, and improved vision when combined with Intacs or CK.

Watch 13 year old Jake’s story and experience with Holcomb C3-R and Intacs

Learn if Holcomb C3-R is right for you, call 310-594-5210 or email info@boxerwachler.com

Did You Know You Can Combine Treatments for Keratoconus Without Increasing Your Recovery Time?

If you hear the word ‘procedures’ you often worry about extended recovery time, more trips to the doctor, and even more pain. With the new treatments available for Keratoconus, you can combine your treatments, have less recovery time, and experience a better quality of vision in the long run.

There are many advances in technology when it comes to corrective eye care. Having more than one procedure done at a time is no longer a burden, but a benefit!

Benefits of combining your treatments for Keratoconus:

Reduced recovery time
Faster improvements in eye treatment
Rapid increase in quality of vision
Less hassle with multiple treatment dates, appointments, procedures
More support for your vision with combined treatments

There are many reasons to have a combination of treatments done for vision correction or conditions such as Keratoconus. With new technologies and treatment options we can now shorten your treatment time, and improve your quality of vision like never before.

There are treatments like Wavefront-guided LASIK, INTACS, and the new Holcomb C3-R ® which has been benefiting thousands of patients across the country. When paired with other treatments, it results in improved quality of vision – improving their daily lives.

Listen to Gail’s experience with Holcomb C3-R, Intacs, and Visian ICL:

Experiencing Dry Eye Relief with LipiFlow®

Benefits Vs. Risk Factors

For those who suffer from Dry Eye, the notion that there is a treatment that works for them is something they seldom consider.

Often patients with Keratoconus find improved comfort in contact lenses if they had their dry eyes properly assessed and treated.

Most have grown tired of using warm compresses and artificial tears, with no hope in sight. Lipiflow® is bringing new hope to sufferers of Dry Eye everywhere. LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation System is a new treatment for MGD Dry Eye that is non-invasive and addresses the root of the problem, the glands, by cleaning out the clogged lipids and getting the glands to produce clean lipids on their own.

Below are a few benefits & risk factors for the new Lipiflow® system:

Risk Factors:

There are very few risk factors from the LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation System at this time. It is true that some people may not be a good candidate for the LipiFlow® System, and as with all procedures there are a few risk factors.

Red eye
Burning sensation
Sensitivity to light

These risks are very minimal and are typically experienced only for a short time after the procedure.

Benefits of LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System:

Helps Red Eye (related to Dry Eye)
Helps your body create clean and plentiful lipids
Short treatment length
Little to no discomfort
Faster Recovery time

The Lipiflow® Thermal Pulsation System’s benefits far out way its risks. Many Keratoconus patients are experiencing freedom from Dry Eye after years of suffering. Keratoconus and dry eye are treatable, talking to your eye care professional to determine candidacy is best.

Dr. Brian discusses the LipiFlow® treatment and how it is performed:

Will I Need a Corneal Transplant Now That I’m Diagnosed With Keratoconus?

For those who are familiar with Keratoconus, Corneal Transplants maybe a familiar treatment option. But with today’s advanced technology, there are several treatments yielding amazing results when it comes to the treatment of Keratoconus. For generations past, the only treatment of Keratoconus was a corneal transplant. But the success of alternative treatments has made corneal transplants an option in less than 5% of patients with Keratoconus in fact they are almost obsolete.

Other treatments such as the Holcomb C3-R®, INTACS®, Hybrid Lenses, and even PRK have yielded excellent results. These treatments have aided in slowing, reversing, and in some cases stopping the progression of Keratoconus. For many, visual freedom and overall improved quality of vision is within reach.

Some of you may be wondering what Keratoconus is and what are the signs. For those of you who are new to this condition or even have family members who are newly diagnosed with Keratoconus, it is a progressive eye condition which causes the cornea to extend into a cone-shape causing distortions in the patients vision over time.

The lens slowly bulges outward causing blurred or double vision, decreased night vision, difficulty reading, and several other symptoms. The condition can be hereditary, caused by frequent rubbing, or injury to the eye. Over time the patient can have a severe decrease in vision, causing problems with daily activities, driving, or night vision.

Treatments:

Holcomb C3-R® Corneal Crosslinking System

Also known as Corneal Collagen Crosslinking with Riboflavin, Holcomb C3-R® is a treatment that strengthens the corneal fibers over time, fixing the damage or bulge to the cornea. This can improve the vision slightly over 4-16 weeks, but most importantly it will stop the disease from progressing. The treatment is non-invasive and uses a natural vitamin called Riboflavin along with a UV light to activate it. The treatment takes 30 minutes and continues to work to improve your sight for weeks after it’s complete.

INTACS®:

INTACS® are tiny segments that are placed in your cornea to provide support and add shape to your cornea. INTACS® can be added in combination with the Holcomb C3-R® and take less than an hour for both eyes to be done. There is less recovery time and less pain involved with the procedure than a corneal transplant. The procedure for INTACS® is minimally invasive and requires very little recovery. INTACS® also can be removed relatively easily if technology changes or you need them removed for some reason in the future.

13yr old Brianna had her Keratoconus treated with these advanced treatments, watch her story here: http://youtu.be/KZFC8NOp_hI

Can I Manage My Keratoconus and Go Horseback Riding?

If you are newly diagnosed with Keratoconus and love horseback riding this maybe a discouraging discovery for you. However being diagnosed with Keratoconus is not the end of the world. You may think because it is a progressive condition you will have to give up the things you love like Horseback riding. This is not true. Keratoconus can cause a lot of complications in your daily life but it doesn’t mean its the end of it.

There are several treatment options that are available for you especially if you have been diagnosed early. There are several stages of Keratoconus and treatments to help you at each stage. In fact there are contact lenses that can be prescribed that can help you through many stages of your Keratoconus comfortably. SynergEyes Hybrid Contact lenses are a cross between the soft lenses you love and the RGP lenses you don’t. They can improve your vision on the track without causing added discomfort, dry eyes, or irritability you may other wise have with RGP lenses.

Their thin sleek fit provides a tighter fit on the track letting in less wind, and dust as the RGP’s may do when you are riding. The wind can cause dry eye and more dirt and dust to irritate you will your horseback riding. SynergEyes Hybrid Lenses also provide you with more treatment coverage. These lenses can be adjusted to fit you throughout the different stages of your condition. Read some of the benefits of SynergEyes Hybrid Lenses:

Improved Visual clarity

Improved Comfort

Reduces the need for many treatments

Lasts longer than most contact lenses

Can be used in most all stages of Keratoconus (except for complex cases)

Important Facts About SynergEyes Hybrid Lenses:

Soft skirt keeps the rigid part centered

Allows layer of tears to form to correct some blurred vision

Improved visual clarity

Comfort for all day use

Useable at most stages of Keratoconus

Less irritability

Several custom designs to choose from

For more information on Keratoconus visit www.NKCF.org

For more information about keratoconus visit the American Keratoconus Association

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Understanding Eye Diseases & Treatments

For many of us the eye is a faint thought in our heads, few are curious about how the eye works. However those who take the time to learn find that the eye is a complicated machine that when functioning properly work well. However if there are any added complications the eye can loose function quickly.

The most common eye diseases & conditions come from hiccups in the function of the cornea or lens. First to understand the conditions you must understand the cornea how it works and what it’s purpose is. The Cornea helps protect the eye from dust, debris, and other irritants from entering the eye. The cornea is very important to help bend the light entering your eye to help with focusing images. The cornea is like a camera lens, clear, durable, and strong. The internal lens of the eye also helps to focus images onto the retina so we see clearly.

There are many conditions that occur because the cornea or lens is either not functioning right, damaged, or merely building up too much debris on the lens.

Keratoconus: Keratoconus is caused because the cornea itself is changing shape causing a distortion within your vision.

Cataracts: Cataracts is caused because the natural lens of the eye of becomes cloudy. Over time it can severely distort your vision.

There are several treatment options for Keratoconus, Cataracts, and other eye conditions. For more information on your treatment and treatment options visit: www.AllAboutVision.com

For more information about keratoconus visit the American Keratoconus Association

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