Every year, an estimated 42,000 people visit the ER for a sports-related eye injury. As an eye care specialist, I regularly see ocular injuries that someone sustained while playing sports. While many eye injuries in sports can be sustained, 90% of eye injuries can be prevented with protective eyewear, according to the AAO (American Academy of Ophthalmology).
Racquetball & Tennis
Patients are most commonly injured while playing racket sports. These include tennis and racquetball, … Continue
Spring is one of Charlotte’s most beautiful times of the year. Unfortunately, springtime can also be one of the worst times of year for many individuals, as there is an abundance of pollen, tree and grass allergens in the air. These irritants wreak havoc on those who suffer from seasonal spring allergies. Common ocular allergy symptoms are itching, redness and puffiness. In many cases, over-the-counter eye drops either aren’t effective enough to control symptoms or … Continue
When it comes to LASIK eye surgery, updated technology use is vital for a comfortable and successful procedure. At Providence Eye & Laser Specialists, we utilize the state-or-the art FDA-approved technology that has proven itself to provide outstanding outcomes for the widest range of LASIK patients. Our patients undergo laser vision correction procedures that provide increased accuracy and improved patient safety and comfort. Let’s discuss a few examples of such technology, and the benefits our … Continue
LASIK eye surgery can be an extremely rewarding experience for those searching for clearer vision. Providence Eye & Laser Specialists discusses what suitable patients should expect from their LASIK experience on the day of their procedure.
After undergoing a complimentary consultation to determine whether someone is an ideal candidate for LASIK eye surgery, the Providence Eye team will schedule the patient’s surgery. On procedure day, patients will need to bring someone with them to drive … Continue
People dealing with blurry vision often wonder if they qualify for LASIK eye surgery. The best way to identify if you can receive LASIK eye surgery is to visit a reputable LASIK eye surgeon for a consultation. Providence Eye & Laser Specialists discusses a few criteria that founder and LASIK surgeon Dr. Mozayeni considers when determining if a patient is suitable for laser vision correction.
1- Vision Status: During LASIK consultations, a patient’s general vision … Continue
For those who are patients of Dr. Mozayeni, Founder & Surgeon of Providence Eye & Laser Specialists in Charlotte, NC, this announcement will come as no surprise. The organization Best Doctors in America, who recognizes the top 5% of physicians in the country after extensive peer review surveys, asked Dr. Mozayeni to guest blog about how to provide superior patient care. And Dr. Mozayeni’s answer: communicate, communicate, communicate. Performing LASIK eye surgery since 1995, Dr. … Continue
Numerous vision conditions can reduce quality of life for countless individuals. From astigmatism to diabetic retinopathy to keratoconus, eye health issues affect millions, many times going unnoticed until it is too late. Providence Eye & Laser Specialists discusses a few vision health issues, and reviews how LASIK eye surgery or other eye care treatments can help patients regain and maintain quality vision.
A very common eye condition, astigmatism occurs when someone’s cornea is irregularly … Continue
Due to several factors, Laurie wasn’t sure if she’d be able to receive LASIK eye surgery. Luckily, Providence Eye’s Dr. Mozayeni came up with a plan so Laurie could safely undergo laser vision correction. After years of trying glasses and contacts, she could finally enjoy clear vision, right before her 50th birthday. Check out Laurie’s story in her own words:
Problems with my vision started when I was about 42 and before I knew it, … Continue
Astigmatism affects millions of Americans. Most individuals have some degree of astigmatism, but may never know it unless their vision is affected. For those unaffected by a small amount of astigmatism, treatment is unnecessary. However, for patients suffering from the effects of astigmatism, Providence Eye & Laser Specialists shed some light on the condition and reviews how eye care specialists treat patients via glasses, contacts or LASIK eye surgery.
Astigmatism is an extremely common eye … Continue
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in the United States, affecting nearly 11 million people. Located in the retina, macular degeneration affects the macula, which is responsible for your central, sharp vision. As the disease progresses, the ability to see things clearly worsens. Many older patients develop macular degeneration as part of the natural aging process of the body. However, some individuals are more prone to macular degeneration, including … Continue