How Do Astigmatisms Affect Vision?

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Of the many eye conditions, one of the most common is the astigmatism. According to a recent study, astigmatisms affect more than 28% of children between the ages of 5 and 17. Astigmatisms can cause blurry vision and headaches because of the way light interacts with the cornea.

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Treating Diabetic Eye Disease

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Diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide, and in the United States it is the most common cause of vision loss in people younger than 65 years of age. People with diabetes face an increased risk of a number of eye diseases, and it is important to take preventative measures and receive […]

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Glaucoma Treatment

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Glaucoma is an eye disorder that damages the optic nerve. When the optic nerve is damaged it cannot send images from the eye to the brain correctly. Currently there is no cure for glaucoma, only treatment to slow the process or stop it. At Howerton Eye, it is our goal to detect glaucoma early and […]

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How Safe Is LASIK?

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LASIK eye surgery is a very popular procedure these days and is becoming synonymous with easy and effective vision correction. If you wear glasses or contact lenses, you may have considered LASIK yourself, but may also wonder if the procedure is safe. Allow us to assure you by telling you more about it!

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Macular Degeneration

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Macular degeneration (AMD or ARMD) is an age-related condition that leads to vision loss as a result of deterioration in the retina (macula). Along with glaucoma, AMD is one of the leading causes of vision loss in Americans aged 65 and older and affects more than 10 million people in the US. Although there is no […]

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Diabetic Eye Disease PART 1 – Diabetic Retinopathy Development & Stages

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Diabetes can affect the human body in many ways. The condition occurs when the body does not use and store sugar properly. This can cause high blood-sugar levels, excessive thirst, and excessive urination. It may also result in changes to the body’s veins, arteries, and blood vessels. In terms of your vision, diabetes can lead […]

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The Latest on LASIK

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LASIK laser eye surgery can be a transformative procedure for many patients, allowing for clear, sharp vision without glasses. While LASIK isn’t right for everyone, it can be a powerful way to make permanent corrections to vision. At Howerton Eye, we’re proud to provide expert LASIK eye surgery to patients throughout the greater Austin, TX area, helping […]

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Improved Vision & Quality of Life Through Cataracts Surgery

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At Howerton Eye, our experienced ophthalmologists use the most advanced technology to provide comprehensive eye care for the whole family. For our patients in need of eye surgery like cataract removal, we perform these procedures at our on-site Surgical Center in South Austin, to make receiving the needed treatment very convenient.

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Everything You Need to Know about LASIK Surgery

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LASIK, laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis, is a type of eye surgery used to correct vision in patients who are nearsighted, farsighted, or have an astigmatism. During LASIK surgery, an ophthalmologist uses laser correction to reshape the cornea of the patient’s eye. This process allows light to travel through the eye properly and focus onto the […]

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Tips for Improving Eye Health in January

When you’re looking for a trusted eye doctor in and around Austin and Kyle, TX, look no further than Howerton Eye. Our eye doctors provide the latest in advanced eye treatment and comprehensive eye care to help patients maintain the best vision possible. In terms of general sight improvement, our doctors recommend four key steps […]

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