Get Relief from Dry Eye Today

June 18th, 2018

Everyone’s eyes occasionally feel gritty or uncomfortable. But for some people, the dry, scratchy sensation is an ongoing problem. Dry eye syndrome occurs when the eyes do not produce enough tears to keep the eyes properly lubricated, or the tears it produces are of poor quality.

Bochner Eye Institute is committed to treating people with dry eye and helping them overcome the constant discomfort. In fact, we founded the Dry Eye Clinic, one of the first clinics of its kind in North America. Housed in our Toronto practice, the team at the Dry Eye Clinic focuses on identifying the cause of patients’ dry eye problems and offering customized solutions. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Signs You Are Ready for LASIK

May 18th, 2018

Millions of people live free from the hassle of glasses or contact lenses, thanks to LASIK. If you have worn visual aids for most of your life, you may be interested in LASIK but hesitant about undergoing the surgical procedure. Perhaps the idea of surgery makes you nervous, or you don’t know if you’re ready. In this post, the team at Bochner Eye Institute reveals five crucial indications that you may be ready to take the plunge. Read the rest of this entry »

Can Cataract Surgery Extend Your Life?

April 17th, 2018

According to recent research papers, cataract surgery has more benefits than we previously thought. Not only does the surgery make patients’ lives better with clearer vision, but it may also make those lives longer, too! Read on as the team at Bochner Eye Institute explains what you should know about this research and what it could mean for you or a loved one. Read the rest of this entry »

Can Cataracts Be Prevented?

March 17th, 2018

Cataracts are a clouding of the eye’s natural lens and one of the leading causes of vision loss in Americans. The normal aging process is to blame for most cataracts; other causes include chronic diseases, certain medications (e.g., steroids) and eye injuries.

Although there is no way to completely avoid age-related cataracts, eye experts believe there are certain things that can delay their development. Below, the team at Bochner Eye Institute shares our best tips to safeguard your eye health and possibly delay the development of cataracts. Read the rest of this entry »

How Long Does LASIK Surgery Take?

February 14th, 2018

One of the most common questions Bochner Eye Institute receives from men and women considering LASIK is, “How long does the procedure take?” Many people think they don’t have time to fit laser eye surgery and recovery into their busy schedules.

The good news is LASIK is a very quick procedure. The surgery itself and the recovery usually do not take up much time. Here, our team explains how long you will need to devote to surgery and recovery. Read the rest of this entry »

Tips and Tricks for Applying Eye Drops

January 14th, 2018

People need eye drops for many reasons — for example, to treat an eye infection, manage diseases like glaucoma or relieve the discomfort of dry eye.

Unfortunately, using eye drops is tricky, and it is not uncommon to have difficulty applying them. Using eye drops improperly defeats the purpose and is a waste of money.

If you struggle to properly apply eye drops, the team at Bochner Eye Institute wants to share a few helpful tips and tricks. Read the rest of this entry »

Will Cataract Surgery Affect Glaucoma?

December 14th, 2017

Smiling man with his wife in the backgroundIt is entirely possible for cataracts and glaucoma to co-exist — cataracts affect the lens and glaucoma affects the optic nerve. But because they affect different parts of the eye, they are managed quite differently.

A patient that suffers from glaucoma and cataracts may want to know how having cataract surgery can affect glaucoma. The team at Bochner Eye Institute answers that question in this post. Read the rest of this entry »

Can You Have LASIK If You’re Pregnant or Nursing?

November 13th, 2017

shutterstock_261991445If you are an expectant or nursing mother exploring your laser vision correction options, you may have read that LASIK is not a good option for you. You may also be wondering why a LASIK surgeon told you to postpone treatment for a few months.

Here, the team at Bochner Eye Institute explains why most LASIK surgeons won’t perform surgery on you, and why you might not achieve the vision correction results you want when pregnant or breastfeeding. Read the rest of this entry »

Protecting Your Family’s Eyes from Sports-Related Injuries

October 13th, 2017

shutterstock_244967398Over 25,000 people need treatment for sports-related eye injuries every year. The team at Bochner Eye Institute doesn’t want you to spend a moment sitting on the sidelines due to an eye injury. And with the right information, you don’t have to! We hope that by providing some helpful information, you and your entire family can avoid sports-related eye injuries and stay in the game. Read the rest of this entry »

Eye Symptoms that Should Never Be Ignored

September 12th, 2017

shutterstock_126608381Catching and treating eye problems in their early stages limits your chances of losing vision. However, it can be difficult to tell whether a symptom is serious and worth having checked by a doctor.

The team at Bochner Eye Institute wants to help make you aware of some eye symptoms that should never be ignored. If you experience any of the following eye symptoms, we recommend you schedule an eye exam ASAP. Read the rest of this entry »