Dry eye disease can worsen in the fall when the cold, dry weather starts to settle in and impact tear film. A 2006 study into the effect of seasonal changes on dry eyes found that dry eye patients in the Boston area experienced the worst symptoms in the wintertime, with fall coming in second for dry eyes… Read the full article
Contact lenses give you the freedom to enjoy life unencumbered by glasses that may break, fog up or get in the way. These corrective lenses come in various options, from soft or rigid gas permeable lenses to extended wear and daily disposable contacts. No matter the type you prefer, it’s crucial to your vision and… Read the full article
At Kornmehl Laser Eye Associates, our board-certified ophthalmologist has helped thousands of patients achieve ocular independence with LASIK vision correction. Dr. Ernest Kornmehl in Boston often hears many of the same questions from different patients during LASIK consultations, including those found below.
Chronic dry eyes, or dry eye disease, can be a painful and uncomfortable burden to live with every day. While there are several potential causes of dry eyes, meibomian gland dysfunction is the culprit in 86 percent of patients. Dr. Kornmehl in Boston offers OptiLight IPL, the only FDA-approved laser treatment for dry eyes.
Conventional LASIK and blade-free LASIK are FDA-approved to safely and effectively correct your vision. Blade-free LASIK, also called all-laser LASIK, improves the technique for creating the LASIK flap, eliminating the margin of human error and offering more predictable, precise results. Our skilled LASIK surgeon, Dr. Ernest W. Kornmehl, offers the blade-free version using the IntraLase… Read the full article
Eliminating your dependence on corrective eyewear such as prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses is an unmatched feeling of freedom. After PRK or LASIK, you can start your day with a clear picture and enjoy activities that used to aggravate your contacts or make your glasses slip off. Both refractive surgeries can give you excellent vision,… Read the full article
The ongoing surges of COVID-19 have left many employees working remotely and spending more hours in front of a digital screen. While we often think of hazardous work when we consider eye safety, such as construction work or using chemicals, computer vision syndrome is a growing concern that can affect eye health and productivity.
Keratoconus impacts about one in a thousand people, worsening their vision over time. The younger you are when you develop this corneal condition, the quicker it will progress, which is why early diagnosis and treatment are critical. More than a decade of research shows corneal collagen cross-linking can slow the progression of keratoconus and improve… Read the full article
Winter is hard on your body. You can feel the cold to your bones in the thick of Boston winter, and it’s no wonder that those frigid days can affect your vision and overall ocular health. Dr. Kornmehl wants you to remember to take care of your eyes during this season, from blinding mornings driving… Read the full article
‘Tis the season to make your list of New Year’s resolutions. While many people are vowing to lose weight, floss more often or take up a new hobby, why not consider your quality of vision? Leave your prescription glasses and contact lenses in 2021 and live with visual independence in 2022 and beyond. At Kornmehl… Read the full article