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

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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

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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

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I’m Too Young to Have Cataracts

“Doctor, my eyes. Tell me what is wrong. Doctor, my eyes. Tell me what you see.” (Jackson Browne). If cataracts are the unfortunate answer, then Mann Eye Institute can come to your rescue. A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s naturally clear lens, which lies behind the iris and pupil. Although the exact cause… Read More

LASIK While Pregnant?

I’m Pregnant. Can I Get LASIK? Pregnancy and LASIK eye surgery are not a dynamic duo. Pregnant LASIK is not advised by most reputable refractive surgeons—the same surgeons who also suggest female patients wait a couple months after they are finished nursing their baby before having LASIK. While it’s not unsafe for you or baby,… Read More

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Dispelling Myths about LASIK Surgery

LASIK remains the most popular refractive surgery in the U.S., correcting a variety of common vision problems. According to The American Refractive Surgery Council, LASIK enjoys an unprecedented 96% patient satisfaction rate, the highest of any optical elective procedure. Because LASIK surgery is prevalent, there is a great deal of information circulating about the procedure—and… Read More

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New, Improved Technology In Cataract Surgery

Modern Advancements In Cataract Surgery are Helping Patients See Life Better We’ve come a long way, baby…in treating vision problems. Did you know the first reported surgical removal of a cataract from the eye occurred in Paris in 1748? And in 1967, another advancement happened when an American doctor used a technique to remove the… Read More

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Dr. Barker Discusses LASIK on We Are Austin

It is always a good day when we get to visit our friends at We Are Austin, and this week Dr. Luke Barker appeared on We Are Austin to discuss the advancements in LASIK technology, specifically Contoura Topo-guided LASIK, and his personal experience with LASIK nine years ago. You can watch the segment or read… Read More

March Is Workplace Eye Safety Month

March Forward With Workplace Eye Safety Spring is a great time to get outside, but don’t let all the play make you too tired to remember eye safety at work. The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) says 300,000 Americans visit the emergency room each year due to workplace eye injury. In fact, the Occupational Safety… Read More

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