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    A Look at the Advanced Surgical Technology Offered by Newsom Eye

    Last updated 10 months ago

    You should not compromise when it comes to laser eye surgery. For the best outcome, you have to demand the best surgeon and technology. That is exactly what we offer at Newsom Eye. We use only the latest LASIK technology delivered in a true surgical environment. Here are some of the pieces of technology that set Newsom Eye apart:

    IntraLase Femtosecond Laser
    LASIK surgery performed with blades is the least expensive option, but it is also the most unpredictable. At Newsom Eye, we use the IntraLase Femtosecond Laser to perform the first step in LASIK surgery which is to create a flap in the surface of your eye. Not only does the laser give us greater accuracy than blades, the beveled edge of the laser allows patients’ eyes to heal faster. This laser allows us to make the smallest cuts possible for your procedure, minimizing the risks of post-operative complications.

    Allegretto Wave Laser
    The Allegretto Wave laser is the gold standard for LASIK treatment. This world-class laser is responsible for more 20/20 vision outcomes than any other laser on the market. The Allegretto Wave allows a vast amount of personalization during treatment, allowing us to tailor your surgery to your specific needs. With the Allegretto Wave, you will get the best possible results from your surgery.

    Operating Standards
    It is extremely common for LASIK surgeons to perform procedures within their offices. At Newsom Eye, we think this falls below the standard of safety that you and your eye health deserves. We perform LASIK at the Tampa Surgery Center, which is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health. This is the highest accolade an outpatient surgery center can receive. Your LASIK surgery will be performed under the same sterilization standards as any other kind of surgery by a complete surgical team consisting of an anesthesia provider, registered nurses, and certified technicians.   

    At Newsom Eye, our surgeon also helps set up apart from other eye surgery centers. Dr. Newsom trained at the world-famous Mayo Clinic and has performed tens of thousands of vision correction procedures. Learn more about how Newsom Eye can help you regain clear vision by scheduling a consultation. Call us at (888) 380-5289 if you have any questions.

    Your Guide to Refractive Errors

    Last updated 10 months ago

    A vast number of vision problems are caused by refractive errors. These errors all involve the way the corneas, pupils, and lenses reflect light to the cornea. Depending on the nature of the refractive error, seeing things close up or far away may become difficult.

    Watch this video to learn more about different types of refractive errors. There are four main kinds: myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia. In all cases, glasses or contacts are used to correct the error. Some patients opt for LASIK surgery to achieve permanent relief from refractive errors.

    At Newsom Eye, we specialize in LASIK surgery, and can help you see clearly again without the need for glasses or contacts. Learn more about the services at our Tampa eye surgery center by calling (888) 380-5289.

    Understanding How Your Diet Can Reduce Your Risk for Cataracts

    Last updated 10 months ago

    The risk for developing cataracts increases with age so dramatically that cataract removal surgery is one of the top procedures performed in the U.S. Doctors speculate that these surgeries could be reduced by up to 45% if the onset of cataracts could be delayed for 10 years. Skipping cigarettes, wearing protective eyewear, and controlling diabetes can all reduce your risk of developing cataracts, but one of the biggest impacts you can make on your eye health is eating a healthy diet. Certain antioxidants have been shown to be effective in preventing or slowing cataract development. Here is what you need to know:

    Vitamins C and E
    Although there are conflicting studies, there have been some findings that indicate that these vitamins may slow the onset of cataracts. People who eat diets rich in vitamin C have a lower risk for cataracts, and people who take vitamin C and E supplements for at least 10 years have slower-progressing cataracts than other patients. Using vitamin E supplements for just one year may reduce the severity of cataracts. Citrus fruits, green peppers, and tomatoes are top vitamin C sources. Vitamin E can be found in almonds, peanuts, sunflower seeds, and safflower oil.

    Lutein and Zeaxanthin
    Lutein and zeaxanthin are types of antioxidants called carotenoids. Diets rich in these nutrients are associated with a lower risk of cataracts, slower cataract development.  Patients who experienced these benefits ate a combined total of at least 6 milligrams of these nutrients daily. Lutein and zeaxanthin are in kale, collards, spinach, peas, orange peppers, broccoli, and tangerines. Talk to your doctor about taking supplements of these nutrients to further protect your eyes.

    Without treatment, cataracts can lead to blindness. Don’t compromise your vision health. At Newsom Eye we offer the most comprehensive eye care available in Tampa Bay.  Whether you need a routine check-up and new glasses or complex ocular surgery, whether you need treatment for your child, yourself or your parents, we can help with expert care. Call our office at (888) 380-5289 to schedule a visit and to learn about our surgical eye care specialties.

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    Last updated 11 months ago

    What Are Floaters?

    Last updated 11 months ago

    If you’ve ever had spots or squiggly lines creep into your field of vision, you’ve experienced floaters. Most of the time, floaters are small and don’t impair your vision. Floaters can strike at any age but are most common in people over 50.

    In most instances, floaters are harmless. They are caused by a breakdown of collagen in the eye. The small collagen particles can accumulate in the vitreous humor, a gel that fills the back of the eye. Floaters are rarely bothersome but on occasion they can be associated with more serious eye conditions, like retinal detachment or bleeding in the eye. If your floaters are accompanied by pain, flashes of light, or loss of side vision, contact your eye doctor immediately. Most floaters do not require treatment, but in severe cases, doctors may perform a vitrectomy. During this surgery, the vitreous humor and collagen particles are replaced with a salt solution.

    Don’t leave your eye health to chance. If you’re experiencing any vision issues let Newsom Eye help. Our renowned eye surgeons can help restore your vision, so you can return to doing the things you love. Call for an appointment at (888) 380-5289.

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