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LASIK for Young Adults - Is it Worth It?

Monday, July 25, 2016

LASIK surgery in Destin is one of the most sought after eye procedures among middle aged adults and older adults in the area because of the efficient and excellent results. LASIK requires an eye examination for every patient, ensuring that there are no existing conditions that could affect the outcome of the procedure.

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5 Popular LASIK Myths

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

LASIK surgery is one of the safest and most effective laser vision correction surgeries. More and more people are becoming inclined to undergo LASIK at Destin because of the numerous benefits that they can reap from it.

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LASIK for Athletes: Winning the Battle Against Poor Vision

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Doing your favorite activity with visual limitations can be frustrating, even more so if you are an athlete. An athlete’s vision is one of the most important tools for their performance. However, athletes with eye disorders usually need glasses or lenses to actively participate on the field or court.

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Does Corneal Flap Thickness Matter in LASIK?

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Mere decades ago, if you were one of millions of Americans who had to endure the news of never again having 20/20 vision without the use of eyeglasses, the future seemed burdensome. Add another task to your morning routine; another item to the top of your mental checklist before starting your day (does “keys, wallet, glasses” ring a bell?)

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5 Dietary Guidelines For Your Eye Heath

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Age-related macular degeneration and cataracts are a common cause of blindness later in your life. Many eye care professionals believe that a healthy diet can help to reduce your risk of developing and/or slow the rate of vision loss caused by these age-related eye diseases.

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4 Leafy Greens That Are Good For Your Sight

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Eating healthy is generally associated with maintaining good heart health, but in all actuality eating healthy helps out a lot more than your heart. Your eyes actually benefit from good nutrition as much as the rest of your body. Many turn to the use of nutritional supplements to help with eye nutrition, but there are some great natural sources of nutrition available that can be easily worked into your diet. Dark leafy greens tend to be some of the best sources of vitamins and nutrients for your eyes.

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5 Things You Can Do To Protect Your Vision From Macular Degeneration

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a very common eye condition among senior citizens. AMD damages your central vision, which makes it difficult to recognize faces, write, read, paint, and do really anything that involves making out the small details. This makes it a real problem for the older crowd.

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3 Reasons Why It Is Time To Ditch Your Glasses For LASIK

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Think back to the moment when your eye doctor first told you that your vision was not 20/20 and you needed glasses. For most people, this moment was not a happy moment, but a moment of panic. For years’ glasses have carried with them an unfortunate social stigma—phrases like “four eyes” come to mind. If you use glasses today, then you might be due for an upgrade. Thanks to many advances in technology LASIK has become safer and more accessible than ever. Here are 3 reasons you should consider ditching your glasses.

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3 Reasons Why You Should Prepare For Summer With LASIK

Friday, January 29, 2016

Studies show that fewer people choose to undergo laser eye surgery during the summer than during any other season. The reason behind this is that people’s schedules get busy with vacations, beach days, gardening, and other outdoor activities with friends and family. Before you make those summer plans you should plan a step further and consider getting LASIK now so that your summer can remain nice and open for you to enjoy.

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Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Have LASIK Eye Surgery

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Many moons ago if you had vision problems your only option was to get glasses or contacts. Neither of these options are particularly enjoyable—glasses fall off constantly and contacts are just plain uncomfortable. Luckily, today we have options when it comes to vision correction and if you are like me, you like options!

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Aging Eyes? Here are 5 Things to Look Out For

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Aging is an inescapable reality for us adults. Age affects us all, and it affects every part of our bodies as well—this includes your eyes. It is easy for us to forget that our eyes are affected by age just like our skin and our hair. As we get older our eyes became more susceptible to certain eye diseases, particularly if we have other health conditions, such as diabetes.

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Farsightedness: Symptoms and Recommendations

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Hyperopia, or “farsightedness” as it is more commonly known, is a vision condition where objects up close appear blurry. If you have severe farsightedness it will be very difficult to see objects clearly within a few feet in front of you, whereas if you have a mild case tasks such as reading and looking at a computer screen will just be difficult.

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Cataracts Affect More Than Just The Elderly

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Cataracts are the number one causes of blindness in the world. The first thing you probably think of when you hear the word “cataracts” is the elderly. It is understandable why that would be the case, because cataracts are most commonly seen in the elderly, but you don't need to be elderly to develop them—in fact, babies can be born with cataracts.

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Wells Vision and Laser Eye Center Has Been Awarded "Best of the Emerald Coast" by Emerald Coast magazine

Monday, December 07, 2015

For the fourth year in a row, Wells Vision and Laser Eye Center has been awarded "Best of the Emerald Coast" by Emerald Coast magazine. We are honored by this prestigious award. At Wells Vision and Laser Eye Center, we strive to make every patient feel right at home and ensure that their every need has been addressed.

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Preventative Medicine: Myth, or Legend?

Monday, November 30, 2015

Just because modern medicine is becoming increasingly fantastic, doesn't mean you should stop taking care of yourself. In fact, despite the constant advances in medical research, more and more doctors are looking at preventative medicine as a means of decreasing medical risk. Although preventative medical techniques won't be able to stop health complications caused by genetics, age, or uncontrollable environmental factors—it can help to slow the affects.

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Eye Injuries and Eye Doctors: To See, or Not To See?

Friday, November 27, 2015

Have you ever scratched your eye on accident? This could easily be done by something like an article of clothing, hairbrush, or even a fingernail and cause what is called, a corneal abrasion. These types of injuries are considered pretty minor and usually cause discomfort for only a few minutes and then go away; however, there are incidents where simple corneal abrasions can cause more serious complications which require medical assistance. Chemical burn on the eye is another common occurrence, as well as penetration of the eye from an object and ocular swelling from being bludgeoned.

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4 Ocular Complications That Diabetes Has Been Known to Cause

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Around 9% of those residing in the United States have diabetes, and approximately 1 out of 3 diabetic adults are affected by diabetic retinopathy A number of ocular complications are actually caused by diabetes, but the most severe of the possible ocular complicates is diabetic retinopathy.

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Top 5 Interesting Facts About Your Eyes

Friday, October 23, 2015

The human eye is an incredibly complex piece of biological engineering, it allows us to see by translating light into electrical signals and sending them to our brains. Due to the complexity of the human eye there are some things you might not know.

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