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Use It Or Lose It: Fully Understand Your Flex Plan

Maximize Every Dollar It’s that time of year again. Crisp days, chilly nights, pumpkin spice, sprinklings of holiday decor popping up in stores and homes. The year almost complete, our thoughts gently turn to… I wonder if I have any money left in my FSA and will I lose it if I don’t use it… Read More


Vitamin C and Cataracts

Increase Your Vitamin C to Fight Cataracts

Reduce Your Risk for Cataracts Can Vitamin C help prevent cataracts? Let’s see. A cataract is a progressive clouding of the natural lens of the eye that blurs vision, causes colors to appear faded, and generally reduces visual acuity. Once cataracts form, they tend to grow, gradually affecting larger areas of the lens. Cataract fact:… Read More


Candidate for LASIK

So You Think You’re Not A Candidate For LASIK?

Think Again! One of the most common things we hear at Mann Eye Institute is people telling us they didn’t think they would be a candidate for LASIK for one reason or another. In most cases, nothing could be further from the truth! LASIK has come a long way since it first emerged on the… Read More


6 Summer Eye Care Tips

Here comes the sun Here comes the sun It’s all right It’s all right –The Beatles, Abbey Road Lounging around outdoors with a catchy tune is just one fun thing about summer. Houston and Austin are known for their sometimes stifling temperatures in these months, where the sun is constant and the urge to get… Read More


What They Don’t Tell You about Discount LASIK

It’s not unusual to see sales promotions promising LASIK surgery for $499 per eye, which may sound like a tempting bargain to act on. Not so fast. Discount LASIK does exist, and if it sounds too good to be true…believe it! Low-cost LASIK likely comes with certain considerations including the use of low-grade technology for… Read More


Looking Forward, Giving Back: Mann Eye Institute’s Summer Initiative

From generous donations to a variety of causes to active participation in medical mission trips to underserved areas of the world, we here at Mann Eye Institute value serving the communities we love and live in. “Service has always been a part of our core mission here at Mann Eye Institute. Treating every person with… Read More


Color Blindness: How it Works (or Doesn’t)

Do people see true colors? Turns out, the true color of a tennis ball went pro, garnering international attention. The debate: Is a tennis ball yellow or green? It all started with a Twitter poll and Time magazine wrote an article about it in March 2018. Roger Federer, winner of 20 Grand Slam tournaments and… Read More


cataract patient

Speedy Cataract Recovery

June is National Cataract Awareness month, so let’s get to it with eyes wide open. Here are straight-up cataract facts and what patients can do to speed up recovery after cataract removal. A cataract is a progressive clouding of our natural lens. “You’ll get it. I’ll get it. When you’re 50-plus, your lens starts to… Read More


LASIK for Doctors

Do Eye Surgeons Have LASIK?

The short answer is YES. Eye Surgeons have LASIK. Over 700,000 LASIK procedures are performed in the U.S. each year, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In total, more than 12 million patients in the U.S. and over 30 million worldwide have chosen LASIK surgery to restore vision with a remarkable level of success…. Read More


Girl with Dry eye issue who should seek treatment from Mann Eye Institute of Houston or Austin

Dry Eye and Teary Eye

Dry eye has a list of curious symptoms, from light sensitivity to being unable to shed a tear. And, if your eyes have that red, itchy, icky feeling and your Mann Eye Institute doctor has ruled out allergies, then you likely suffer from dry eye syndrome. Getting rid of your symptoms starts with finding the… Read More