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Welcome, Dr. Schmidt!

Mann Eye Institute’s Houston location welcomes Caroline Schmidt, M.D., to the dedicated and skilled team of ophthalmic specialists. Dr. Schmidt specializes in glaucoma treatment and surgery, cataract evaluation and surgery, and comprehensive eye exams, including evaluation of diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration. “I am very excited to contribute my expertise in glaucoma to Mann… Read More


7 Great Ways to Protect Your Peepers

When asked about what is needed to enjoy a good quality of life, a majority of people list eyesight on their top five needs. Some even say eyesight is the most important of the five senses. Regardless of what you need to maintain your quality of life, everyone can agree that protecting your eyesight is… Read More


What is Myopia? Can LASIK Fix it?

The short answer is yes. Myopia is the medical term for nearsightedness. People with nearsightedness can see nearby objects clearly, but far away objects appear blurry. Myopia is caused when the cornea is not shaped properly. Common “mis-shapes” include the eye being too long, or the cornea being too curved. When light enters the eye… Read More


Three Reasons NOT to Put off LASIK This Summer

Studies show that fewer people have laser eye surgery in the summer than in other seasons. The reasons why vary – people’s schedules fill up quickly with vacations, spending time outdoors with friends and families. But if you think about it, summer may actually be the best time to have laser eye surgery. Here are… Read More


Six Superstars with “Super” Vision (aka had LASIK)

Regardless of talent, notoriety or income, no one is exempt from poor vision – not even celebrities. Fortunately, LASIK has helped many of the world’s most famous folks make the very most of their careers with better vision. Let’s take a look at six of the top stars who had LASIK. All-Star Athletes Photo by… Read More


6 Common Vision Problems & How to Fix Them

Most of us tend to think of vision problems in terms of blurriness or blindness. In reality, many different types of vision problems exist, and each problem requires different treatments. Here are some of the most common vision problems and how to address them. Nearsightedness (Myopia) Nearsightedness occurs when light entering the cornea focuses in… Read More


Cataract Facts for National Cataract Awareness Month

June is National Cataract Awareness Month, and in order to spread awareness of cataracts we have some cataracts facts for you. Also be sure to check out the video below where Dr. Barker was a guest on We Are Austin to discuss cataracts. What is a Cataract and What Do They Look Like? A cataract… Read More


Senior Vision: 9 Tips for Safe Driving

Aging is inevitable, and change is a part of aging. For seniors, staying safe while driving can be a challenge. Changes in vision or hearing can cause problems, and reaction times may slow. Fortunately, seniors can make driving safer by following these nine tips. 1. Avoid Driving During Twilight or at Night. If seniors have… Read More


4 GROSS Mistakes Contact Lens Wearers Make

If you wear contact lenses, you may recall when you first started wearing them, you were made aware of a few associated health hazards. After all, contacts ARE foreign objects in your eye. Unfortunately, not all contact wearers heed their doctor’s instructions about the dangers of wearing contacts too long or not cleaning them frequently… Read More


LASIK in the Modern World

While LASIK has been around for quite a while now, many people still hold misconceptions of the procedure that were instilled years ago. Today’s LASIK vision correction technologies are much safer and more effective than in the procedure’s “early days” of the 1990s. When introduced, it was more common for patients who had LASIK to… Read More