What An Eye Exam Can Tell You About Your Health

Think eye exams are only for people that have vision problems? Think again! Eye exams can tell you a lot about your health beyond whether you’re nearsighted or farsighted. If you can’t remember the last time you had one, it may be time to schedule your next eye exam and check up on your vision…

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Does Dry Eye Treatment Work?

If you suffer from dry, itchy eyes, it may feel like you can never get any relief. Add in allergy season and pollen, and it gets even worse! But it can be hard to know if you have dry eyes, allergies, or both. Not only that but if you have dry eye, are there treatments…

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6 Common Eye Injuries and How To Treat Them

Remember when James Harden of the Houston Rockets and his injured eye was the hottest news a few weeks back? He suffered what looked like a lacerated eyelid. It certainly doesn’t sound fun, but it brings up an interesting point. What happens if you get an eye injury? Our eyes are a crucial part of…

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Who is at Risk for Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

Did you know that one in every five people over the age of 65 will be diagnosed with Age-Related Macular Degeneration? Age-Related Macular Degeneration is often under-discussed and is not a commonly understood condition. This February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration month, and at Diagnostic Eye Center we want to educate our patients and the Houston…

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LASIK is the Most Successful Elective Procedure in the World

We’ve known this for many years, but it’s great to see the overwhelming evidence presented at the recent American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting in New Orleans. LASIK is the most successful elective procedure in the world! It has the highest patient satisfaction rate, which has steadily improved over the last 20 years and is now…

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Are Costume Contacts safe for Halloween?

Halloween is fast approaching, and we are all starting to think about what to be this year! Many costumes can be enhanced with specialty contact lenses to give the overall look that WOW factor, but buyer beware! There are many stories out there about people losing their vision or getting serious eye infections from costume…

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What is the ORA System for Cataract Surgery?

Diagnostic Eye Center is proud to introduce the latest technology to our practice, helping to bring advanced vision care to Houston, TX. The ORA System with VerifEye+ Technology allows our Houston ophthalmologists to provide the most accuracy and precision possible for our cataract surgery patients. During the procedure, we remove the cloudy lens from the…

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Will I Experience Floaters After My YAG Laser Capsulotomy?

After cataract surgery, many patients can experience cloudy or hazy vision. This common condition can occur months or even years after their initial cataract surgery and is called a posterior capsule opacification (PCO). PCO can be thought of as a scarring process that occurs in the capsule that contained the eye’s natural lens. The treatment…

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Eye Allergies Got You Down?

Pollen season is here! We love the great city of Houston, but allergies are, unfortunately, a common side effect of living in the Bayou City. While many Houstonians suffer from seasonal allergies, others can be affected all year long. The Houston optometrists of Diagnostic Eye Center are here to help! Allergic conjunctivitis is a reaction…

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An Exciting Time for Houston Cataract Surgery!

Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed surgical procedure in the United States each year. As eye care providers, the field of cataract surgery has been one of the most exciting procedures to be able to offer to patients, simply because of the life-changing capabilities and advancements now available. A few years ago, we were…

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