LASIK vs. Contact Lenses

December 15th, 2017

The decision of whether to wear contact lenses or undergo LASIK is not straightforward. There are many important factors to consider, like the cost, safety and daily convenience of each option. If you are faced with the decision of how to correct imperfect eyesight, respected eye surgeon Ernest Kornmehl can help. Here, he discusses some […]

Will I Have Sensitivity to Light after LASIK?

November 15th, 2017

For many patients, LASIK is a life changing experience. The procedure provides clear vision and freedom from the confines of glasses and contact lenses. However, like any surgery, LASIK is not without risks. Rarely, patients experience mild post-operative symptoms that can be uncomfortable for a few days. One of the common symptoms is temporary sensitivity […]

What Is the Recovery Timeline after PRK?

October 4th, 2017

Recovery is a common consideration when evaluating refractive surgery options, and there are some distinct differences between the LASIK recovery and PRK recovery. In this post, Dr. Ernest Kornmehl, a sought-after eye surgeon in Boston, discusses the PRK recovery in more detail and provides a general timeline.

What Can I Expect from Corneal Crosslinking Treatment?

September 4th, 2017

Corneal crosslinking is an exciting treatment that slows the progression of mild keratoconus. The combination of riboflavin and ultraviolet light has been shown to strengthen the collagen fibers in the cornea to help preserve its round shape and prevent loss of vision. Here, Dr. Ernest Kornmehl of Kornmehl Laser Eye Associates, a top laser eye […]

How Long Do LASIK Results Last?

August 5th, 2017

A common misconception about LASIK is that the results are only temporary. This is something that Boston LASIK surgeon Dr. Ernest Kornmehl of Kornmehl Laser Eye Associates hopes to shed light on, so that candidates have correct information as they explore their options. In this month’s blog post, Dr. Kornmehl discusses how long the results […]

Key Differences between LASIK and PRK

July 6th, 2017

Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) may be the original surgery for refractive errors, but laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) has surpassed it in terms of popularity. Currently both procedures are extremely safe and effective ways to reduce or eliminate dependence on glasses or contact lenses. If you would like to understand how the procedures differ, read about the […]

Relieving Dry Eyes with LipiFlow

June 6th, 2017

Millions of people all over the world suffer from eye irritation and pain as a result of a condition known as dry eye syndrome. Dry eyes can feel scratchy, cause sensitivity to light and make it difficult to wear contact lenses. After a while, these symptoms may start to interfere with daily life. And if […]

Corneal Inlays for Clear Vision after Presbyopia

May 7th, 2017

Almost 11 million Americans live with presbyopia, which is the age-related loss of reading vision that usually starts in a person’s 40s. Presbyopia causes objects that are nearby to appear blurry or fuzzy. The effects of presbyopia make it difficult to read, send a text message or peruse a menu without wearing reading glasses. Presbyopia […]

10 Common Cataract Questions Answered

April 7th, 2017

Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed surgery in the country — yet many people don’t know exactly what a cataract is, or how one is treated. Dr. Ernest Kornmehl, a trusted Boston ophthalmologist, is pulling back the curtain about the common eye disease and tackling 10 of the most commonly asked questions about cataracts […]

Common Annoyances of Wearing Glasses

March 8th, 2017

If you have been wearing glasses since a young age, you are intimately familiar with all of the ways they can affect your life. You know how frustrating it can be when glasses hold you back from an activity that you want to participate in, or when they take away from your daily routine.