School’s Out, Vision’s In: Summer Adventures Await with Laser Eye Surgery!

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Ah, the sweet sound of school bells fading into the distance, the smell of freedom in the air—summer is finally here! As students everywhere bid farewell to textbooks and pop quizzes, they eagerly turn their attention to the endless possibilities that lie ahead. But wait, before you dive headfirst into a sea of sun-soaked adventures, […]

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Understanding Vision Correction Procedures: A Beginner’s Guide

Clear vision is a vital aspect of our daily lives, but for many, it’s not a given. Fortunately, advancements in medical technology have led to various vision correction procedures that can help restore and enhance vision. In this beginner-friendly guide, we’ll explore some of the most common vision correction procedures, including LASIK, SMILE, PRK, EVO […]

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What is the Recovery Process Like After SMILE?

SMILE Eye Surgery SMILE is a newer vision correction procedure. It produces similar results to LASIK but has some advantages. If you don’t qualify for LASIK, SMILE can be an excellent alternative. But, it can only correct myopia or nearsightedness, and astigmatism. If you have farsightedness, you cannot undergo SMILE. For nearsighted patients, though, SMILE […]

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The Envue Eye Effect

In the fast-paced world of collegiate sports, the importance of clear vision cannot be overstated. For the talented athletes of Howard University’s Men’s Basketball Team, visual precision on the court is essential. Recognizing the significance of optimizing peak performance, Howard University Men’s Basketball players joined forces with ENVUE, the leading eye care center in the […]

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Hot off the press!

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Dr. Rivers and co-authors recently published “Small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) in the U.S. military: prospective study of visual and military task performance” in the December 2021 issue of The Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. As part of his last duty station in the US Army, Colonel (retired) Rivers assessed early visual outcomes and military task performance after […]

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Does LASIK Correct Astigmatism?

Having astigmatism can be a disruptive factor to a well-lived life. If you have astigmatism, you are likely used to it, but that doesn’t deny that it causes extra hassle in your life. Astigmatism creates the need to wear glasses or contact lenses throughout your day. Without these visual aids, it’s nearly impossible for you […]

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Is RLE Different Than LASIK?

Would you like visual freedom? What do you think it feels like to live a life free from glasses, contacts, and poor eyesight? There are numerous options available today that can give you the visual freedom you have always dreamed of. LASIK vision correction is the most well-known of these treatments. But there are others […]

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Why Should You Get Refractive Lens Exchange?

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Refractive lens exchange is also known as RLE. This procedure replaces the lens in your eye with an artificial lens. There are three types of lenses to address different vision issues. Here are four reasons you may want to have RLE. Abnormal Corneas People who have abnormal corneas are not candidates for LASIK. RLE may […]

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How Do I Know If I’m A Good SMILE Candidate?

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Do you suffer from nearsightedness? How about astigmatism? If you’re a good SMILE candidate, the procedure can correct both of these refractive errors. Keep reading to learn more about SMILE! Well Suited for Active Lifestyles SMILE is a laser vision correction procedure that’s FDA-approved. It is only FDA-approved for patients with nearsightedness or astigmatism. SMILE […]

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3 Reasons Clear Vision Is The Best Gift To Give Yourself

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There is no better gift you can give yourself than clear vision. Life gets much easier and much more enjoyable when you don’t need prescription glasses or contact lenses to see clearly.  When you can go about your daily routine with perfect vision and experience life’s best moments without thinking about wiping your glasses clean, […]

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