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October 11, 2012

Save Money in the Long Run with LASIK Surgery

Filed under: boothe eyecare — Doctor Boothe Eye @ 1:17 pm

When you have blurry vision due to nearsightedness or astigmatism, you have a reason to complain. You have trouble reading street signs, putting on makeup, and even seeing your alarm clock in the morning. LASIK eye surgery is a way to permanently correct your vision so you don’t have to live with all those inconveniences any more. But did you know that LASIK can also save you money?

Think about this: if you wear contact lenses, you have to have an eye exam every year, as well as replace your contact lenses. You also have cleaning solutions, storage cases, and lubricating eye drops for when your eyes get dry. If your eyesight is bad enough, you need to keep a backup pair of glasses, in case you lose a lens and don’t have a replacement. You will probably also suffer occasional eye infections, where you will need to wear glasses for a while. However you look at it, correcting your vision with contacts or glasses costs a lot of money, over time.

With LASIK surgery, you pay for the surgery, up front, but then you don’t have to worry about your vision again. Most people never need any additional correction and just need to have occasional eye exams for the health of their eyes. After several years, the surgery could turn out to be cheaper than the contacts, solutions and glasses.

Review your expenses and see if LASIK makes sense for you. You can schedule a free consultation at Boothe Laser Center to see if you are a candidate for the procedure. After an eye exam, Dr. William Boothe will review your options and recommend a treatment plan.

April 16, 2012

Habits For Better Eye Sight

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Bad habits like smoking and excessive alcohol consumption have a negative effect on the cardiovascular and nervous systems. As a result, you may suffer from headaches, breathing difficulties and your vision might deteriorate. You can rectify the situation by changing manners, and inclinations, which are only a bit helpful. Physicians share advice to cultivate in yourself new visual habits that will help your eyes and you will see well. Dr. William Boothe discusses what habits are needed to improve vision at Boothe Eye Care

Top Two Habits that are necessary to improve vision

We can all agree that we use our eyes of almost all the time, except when sleeping. The introduction of certain visual habits will help you relieve stress from your visual system. It does not take much time. You just need to learn how to use the eyes and mind.

Some of the visual habits will help your eyes work properly, thus preventing the accumulation of eyestrain.Others will make you alert and focused and will help you better understand what you see and feel. Make these habits part of your regular day and it will bring you immediate benefits.

Regularly blink.

When you blink the eye’s surface is cleaned and moisturized. If you are relaxed, you blink10-12 times per minute, or once every five seconds.But people with low vision, subconsciously tend to keep their eyes wide open that causes stress and fatigue in their eyes. Do not forget to blink every three to five seconds.

Of course, you will not walk for days with a stopwatch in hand to make sure you do this. Just be conscious of how much more effort you put into blinking regularly, and take note of how much better your eyes feel.Our eyelid is the only part of the body, which is regulated by only one muscle. By properly relaxing this muscle, you can achieve relaxation throughout the body.
An fluttering blink is an exercise that you can do at any time of day. For example, if you notice in yourself, that you are peering into something, or when the eyes are strained and tired. This exercise is fairly easy – you just blink 10-20 times.

Do not strain and do not force your eyes closed. On the contrary – relax your facial muscles during blinking.Then, for a while close your eyes and relax. Repeat these two or three times. Fluttering blinkswill help you keep your eyes moist and relaxed.

Use peripheral vision

When you focus on an object, your eyes just get information from the peripheral consciousness – from the side, front and rear with respect to where you look.Relaxed and balanced vision allows an organized and coordinated way use the central and peripheral vision.

People with visual impairments are often focusing too much of their eyes on one subject,thereby blocking peripheral vision.This is an artificially created scope that may cause mental fatigue and stress.
You should always try to notice everything that comes into your field of view – a table on a book that you read is laying, the space between you and optometric table or, for example, the space that surrounds you when you are driving.

March 28, 2012

Boothe EyeCare Presents Steps To Preserve your Eyesight

Filed under: boothe eyecare — Tags: — Doctor Boothe Eye @ 5:48 pm

The ability to see the world around us is one of the most valuable gifts of nature to mankind. However, due to bad habits, lack of vitamins, and the negative impact of the environment, a young person will discover visual impairments every second. In order to avoid huge glasses when you’re 30and to avoid the loss of pleasure of seeing the world at 50, it is best to take care of your own health in advance.
Correct and valid nutrition plays a huge role in the fight for sight. You need to eat fruit and vegetables, which contain the necessary amount of lutein, everyday. This includes carrots, persimmons, beans, peas, tangerines, and anything that is reddish-orange in color. Blueberries can be especially useful in fresh or candied form. In the winter, when they are out of season, a jar of jam will be enjoyable.
The lack of vitamins in the body can affect not only vision, but also can cause other negative consequences such as lower the ability to withstand even the common cold. Unfortunately, no matter how many fruits and vegetables people eat, the nutrients enter the body very slowly and are absorbed in small amounts. Therefore, additional stimulation of the body will not hurt anyone. It is possible, for example, to diversify your diet, using dietary supplements or vitamins. A particularly acute need for such assistance arises in early spring, when all diseases are aggravated. But be careful. To choose the right supplements or vitamins for the eyes is necessary to consult with a specialist. So you can visit Boothe Eyecare & Laser Center, where our consultants will be happy to assist you.

In addition to nutrition, you must also regularly rest your eyes especially during work. The weekend is better when you spend time outside relaxing, and not in front of the TV or computer. On a sunny day, you should use high quality sunglasses and guard your eyes from dust or small particles. While selecting sunglasses, pay attention to the color of the lens. Do not choose a colored glass, as this may negatively affect your health. Red, pink, and yellow lenses have a negative effect on the nerve receptors, causing fatigue. At work, you should perform from time to time a special exercise to recharge. Concentrate your view on a distant object for twenty-seconds, and then focus your view on near object. Doing these steps ten times will give your eyes a rest.

If you start from an early age to care for your eyes, have regular visits to an ophthalmologist and eat right, you can avoid deteriorating vision when you get old. And later on, when you want to read an interesting book or article, you won’t have to ask your grandchildren to find your glasses!

For more information, Visit Boothe Eyecare to schedule a consultation with our Lasik surgeon.

March 7, 2012

Boothe Eye Care Discusses History Of Lasik

Filed under: Boothe Eye Care, boothe eyecare — Doctor Boothe Eye @ 6:40 pm

For two centuries, people have tried to find methods to correct eyesight by altering the curvature of the cornea. The most common methods of vision correction have become glasses, and then contact lenses.However, glasses are inconvenient to use, and limit the field of vision and contact lenses cause dry eyes and can be lost. Both do not offer 100% vision, but have many restrictions.

About 20 years ago, Professor Fedorov used a method to correct myopia by applying a special blade for radial incisions or cuts on the cornea, and as a result, changing the curvature of the cornea. The operation, called “radial keratotomy”immediately became popular in this country and abroad.

In the beginning it seemed that the problem of myopia was finally solved, but a high percentage of complications showed imperfection in the technique. For example, one of the most frequent complications is astigmatism, which arises from the fact that operating scars are not always uniformly healed on the cornea. Particular difficulties caused glare from scarring refractions of light on the surface of the cornea when driving a car at night. Often, in the place of the cuts there was inflammation of the cornea. There were also cases when the cornea is imploding on postoperative cicatrices that sometimes led to the loss of the eye.These and other complications, and postoperative low accuracy of the result, significantly reduced the interest in radial keratotomy.

Scientists and ophthalmologists continued to search for and develop new and more advanced techniques. In 1988, Professor Troke first used an excimer laser for the correction.The essence of PRK is to reshape the cornea by laser vaporization of its surface layers.Using modern laser technology combined with powerful computers has allowed a high degree of accuracy to predict the result of the operation as well as minimized probability of of various complications.

The most advanced for today is the technique of Lasik, developed by doctors in the early nineties. Lasik is a combination of using the excimer laser irradiation with super fine microsurgical technique.
At Boothe Eye Care & Laser Center Lasik, established in1987, laser eye correction has been successfully performed on thousands of patients. Vision is restored within 2-3 hours after surgery. The method is painless, since local anesthetic eye drops are used. The operation is performed on both eyes in an outpatient day (at the request of the patient) and has a very quick recovery period.

December 20, 2011

Laser Eye Surgery At Boothe Eye Care

Filed under: Boothe Eye Care, boothe eyecare — Doctor Boothe Eye @ 7:11 pm

Laser surgery is a widespread surgical option that provides many benefits. There are many kinds of laser treatments that are used in various surgical fields. Laser procedures also have a significant role in eye surgeries and can help us to see better.

Patients who choose to undergo laser eye surgery now have the opportunity change their eye color.

Approximately in the middle of a laser eye procedure, brown eyes can turn blue if the laser is turned to a specific frequency. The brown pigment in the cornea can be gradually changed to a lighter pigment. Such a procedure will take a bit of time before the eyes fully turn blue. However, this unique procedure only works with a particular eye pigment. Patients with eye colors other than brown cannot reach a desirable outcome since only brown eyes have certain shades of blue color in them. During treatment the laser brings those hues forward.

The procedure to change eye colors is quite expensive in cost since it is a relatively new procedure. It has been in development for over a decade and will soon be available for patients. Within the next 3 years, it will most likely be available for patients starting at $5,000.

It is important to note that this particular laser procedure does not improve vision. Changing your eye pigmentation is considered a cosmetic laser treatment. If you want both procedures done, it will not be cheap, but it will be worth it. If you are interested in learning more about laser eye surgery, please visit Dr. Boothe at Boothe Eye Care.

November 16, 2011

Life After Visiting Boothe Eye Care

Filed under: Boothe Eye Care, Doctor-Boothe, boothe eyecare, boothe laser center — Doctor Boothe Eye @ 6:43 pm

After undergoing LASIK eye surgery at Boothe Eye Care, most patients are able to return to work one to three days. Dr. Boothe will give you instructions on how to care for your eyes after the procedure. For most patients, he recommends that they return to work only when they feel comfortable doing so. Some patients are able to resume daily activities just one day after LASIK surgery. Generally, life becomes easier and more comfortable, as LASIK procedure gives patients freedom from contact lenses and eye glasses so they can participate in physical activities without obstruction.

Immediately after surgery, however, physical activities will increase the risk of post-LASIK complications, and thus should be avoided at first. Complications that occur during the recovery period may pose adverse effects to the final outcome of the surgery, so it’s important to follow all of Dr. Boothe’s guidelines and recommendations after the procedure.

Dr. Boothe recommends that the patient wear sunglasses to protect against dangerous ultraviolet rays, as the eyes will be particular vulnerable following the procedure. The patient should protect their eyes from UV rays for a minimum of six weeks. Your doctor may recommend that you wear sunglasses for several months. Exposure to UV rays may result in the occurrence of corneal haze, which can reverse the positive effects of the LASIK procedure. In order to protect yourself against damage from UV rays, you should also avoid tanning beds and direct sunlight. Ultraviolet rays can cause retinal damage and lead to the formation of cataracts. For the first few nights, you’ll need to wear goggles at bedtime so you don’t rub your eyes while you sleep.

Patients should strictly avoid contact sports for at least one month after the procedure. Sports to be avoided include football, badminton, volleyball, racquetball, tennis, hockey, boxing, and martial arts. An injury or a blow to the eyes during the healing period can result in corneal flap complications. After the recovery period, it is advisable to wear protective glasses while playing any kind of contact sport. Avoid high altitude activities such as skiing and mountain climbing, as the absence of oxygen and pressure change will affect vision. Dry eye is a major problem at high altitudes, even for people who have not undergone LASIK eye surgery.

After the LASIK procedure, patients will be able to enjoy swimming and other water sports like never before. Initially, however, you must refrain from water sports and activities for one to two months. After LASIK eye surgery, the eyes will be especially vulnerable to inflammation or infection. Natural water usually contains bacteria and other microorganisms that can cause infections in your eyes. Saunas and swimming pools use chlorinated water, and the chlorine content of the water can cause dry, irritated eyes. Like other sports, there is a risk of flap complications if you participate in more aggressive water activities.

In order to enjoy the full benefits of your procedure, it’s very important that you follow the abovementioned guidelines after LASIK eye surgery. Dr. William Boothe will prescribe anti-inflammatory and antibiotic medications, which need to be administered regularly after returning home. Lubricating eye drops or artificial tears are also recommended by Dr. Boothe to alleviate dry eye symptoms. To learn more, please visit Boothe Eye Care.

October 31, 2011

Boothe Eye Care Offers Crystalens Technology

Filed under: Boothe Eye Care, boothe eyecare — Doctor Boothe Eye @ 5:26 pm

Crystalens is a unique way to correct vision problems such as cataracts & presbyopia. Unlike standard intraocular lenses, Crystalens implants can treat loss of near vision as well as intermediate eyesight. Patients over forty often complain that their close up vision is lost with age and have to wear reading glasses. After getting Crystalens, the majority of the patients of Boothe Eye Care Center hardly ever wear eyeglasses because they were able to treat both clouding and hardening of their lenses. It is possible to create artificial lenses similar to your natural lenses. You can finally enjoy more activities such as driving, reading a book, or even working on a computer.

Crystalens was developed similar to the human eye. The comfortable lens implant replaces your natural lens using the eye muscles in order to focus on different things around you at all distances. Crystalens instantly adapts to your eyesight needs. When you change your focus on the objects the optic of the lens implant to moves back and forth and it allows to you see clearly like your natural lens.

The Crystalens implant is a quick and simple procedure with quick recovery time. Most patients are able to return to their normal activities after a couple of hours. Another advantage is the painless and safe surgery. During the surgery Dr. Boothe makes a micro incision at the cornea and your natural lens will be gently washed. Afterwards, Crystalens will be implanted into your eye. A follow-up visit will be scheduled with Dr. Boothe the day after the surgery.

Who Are Good Candidate for Crystalens?

Patients who have suffered from cataracts and other eye conditions are often very good candidates with Crystalens. Patients may be of any age that have cataracts on account of overexposure to sunlight, injury to the eye, and genetics. Dr. Boothe will administer a thorough eye examination that will determine whether or not you are a good candidate for Crystalens.

July 8, 2011

New Vision By Dr. William Boothe

Filed under: boothe eyecare, boothe laser center — Doctor Boothe Eye @ 5:43 pm

I had an IntraLastik surgery last month and since then my eyesight has been stable at 20/20. I think it is perfect result because I had serious astigmatism prior to surgery. My eyes were properly examed in each part of the process and I was pleased with all the work that was performed before I was approved by Dr. William Boothe for the IntraLastik surgery. They carefully checked my eyes and this was another proof that Dr. William Boothe and his staff has the right amount of seriousness and healthy attitude to treat patients. I am so glad that I did the IntraLastik surgery at Boothe Eye Care Center. I can say that I felt at center almost like I’m at home. I liked this place from the first sight and remember favorably the assistants and counselors who worked on my case.

Many people look for good service and I received such treatment at the Boothe Laser Center. I visited Dr. William Boothe after I tried many different kinds of treatments for poor vision. I began with simple eyes exercises and then went for (can’t believe I did it) different pills and drops for the eyes but my vision, despite my efforts, slowly deteriorated. I understood that I could not help my vision with self-medication. I needed a professional consultation and therapy. I looked for ophthalmology information on the Internet and asked my friends about their experience of treating eyesight problems. More of them recommended me to undergo an eye exam at Boothe Laser Eye Center. I researched this center, it is close to my home and went to see it. I was met by a friendly assistant named Sara and she explained the general services provided by the center and the technologies used by Dr. Boothe. I felt reassured and confident that I am choosing a world-class ophthalmologist center. Yet, before my consultation with the doctor I had the opportunity to speak with patients who came for a follow-up. They had only positive reviews and highly recommended me to undergo surgery with Dr. Boothe. After all that happened with me at this center I fully agree with their recommendations.

If I can summarize my treatment, I think that I had a very pleasant experience, as weird as it may sound. I met with caring, attentive and warm staff members and I completely trusted Dr. William Boothe, he sure knows what he’s doing!

My eyes were examined, than diagnosed and prescribed with the appropriate treatment. After the surgery, I thought that even though at the past the word “surgery” made me scared, this laser eye surgery and the hand-holding by Dr. Boothe changed my attitude and I see now that if you pick the right surgeon the whole experience becomes better. I restored my vision and now I see clearly. After surgery I used the drops he gave me and it helped to prevent irritation in the eyes. When my eyesight was examined on the first follow-up I had 20/15. Three weeks later my vision was almost 20/20 and I was satisfied with the result. Now, a month later, I do not have irritations, watery eyes, cloudy mysts or other complications. Do laser eye surgery & forget about poor vision forever!

June 22, 2011

Saved by Lasik at Boothe Laser Center

I want to tell you my vision’s sad story. I had short-sightedness since childhood. Around first grade my eyesight required me to start wearing eyeglasses. Two or three years later my prescription , based on my visits to the ophthalmologist where I read letters from a board, required new pair of eyeglasses which had very thick lenses… I did not like the way I looked nor the nicknames classmates used to call me.

This has all been in the past. I am 24 years old and three month ago I finally decided to do a Lasik procedure at the Boothe Eye Laser Center. So now I have 1.0 vision in both of my eyes. There was absolutely no pain, I was surprised how quickly my laser eye surgery was performed. I began to see well just as I came out of the operation room. After surgery I felt fine, maybe a little tired, and I had a tingling sensation in the eyes. This went away after a day. Now I have perfect vision for far but sometime it is difficult to focus my eyes on near objects. Dr. Boothe explained that it can happen but within 6 months will be naturally corrected.

Doing Lasik was the right decision for me. I feel more independent and safe without glasses and contact lenses. My advice- don’t be afraid to do Lasik and save yourselves the daily hassle of contacts.

June 20, 2011

Dr. Boothe performed my eyes correction in April 23, 2011

When I was at the Boothe Eyecare’s waiting room that day I had the opportunity to talked to patients who had the treatment before and came for a follow-up and when they told about their diagnoses I was shocked because some patients had severe eye diseases or conditions. They told about their positive results and it assured me that my -5.5 number in both of my eyes can be cured.

By the way, for 5 years prior to the lasik surgery I wore contact lenses. Lately I was troubled by dryness in my eyes. The operation was very quick and I did not have enough time to realize what is happening before it was over. Very quickly afterwards I noticed that I could see much more clearly the things around me when I was still in the recovery room.

I recommend Dr. William Boothe to everyone, he and his team were nice and professional. They gave me a kit of medications to use after surgery, clear instructions and made sure my recovery progresses well every time I came in for a follow up.

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