Month: January 2011

  • Dr. Hamilton’s LASIK Experience

    For years my patients have been asking me why I haven’t had LASIK yet. My response was always something along the the lines of, “Oh — I haven’t had time,” or “I’m planning on getting to it soon.” In reality, I think that I was nervous about having surgery on my eyes.   I had…

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  • What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

    Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease that blurs the sharp, central vision you need for “straight-ahead” activities such as reading, sewing, and driving. AMD affects the macula, the part of the eye that allows you to see fine detail.   In some cases, AMD advances so slowly that people notice little change in their…

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  • Will wearing glasses make my kid’s vision worse?

    I get asked this question all the time. Especially when I’m writing a first-time glasses prescription for a child. I understand why a parent would ask. If putting a child into glasses would make the vision worse, than shouldn’t we wait to do it until absolutely necessary? A lot of thought goes into every prescription…

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