OPEC News and Events

Am I a Candidate for LASIK?

Am I a Candidate for LASIK?

The American Academy of Ophthalmology recognizes LASIK as an effective technique to correct vision problems. This type of laser surgery can help you see better. Knowing if you can have this procedure can help you prepare for it. If you want to know if you are a good candidate for LASIK, here’s what you should know.
What Is LipiFlow®?

What Is LipiFlow®?

Did you know that over 20 million Americans suffer from dry eye? According to a study carried out in 2012, 86 percent of the participants who had dry eyes also presented symptoms of meibomian gland dysfunction. LipiFlow uses heat to address meibomian gland dysfunction, one of the most prevalent causes of dry eye syndrome.
Spring Symptoms: 7 Ways to Soothe Eye Allergies

Spring Symptoms: 7 Ways to Soothe Eye Allergies

Spring promises new beginnings and fairer weather. However, it can also create seasonal allergies that can lead to swollen and itchy eyes, as well as headaches and congestion. To prevent these problems, you need to focus on both prevention and treatment of symptoms. 
February Is Age-related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

February Is Age-related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

AMD or age-related macular degeneration is the primary cause of vision loss and blindness for people above 60 in the United States. Experts predict the prevalence of AMD will reach epidemic proportions as the Baby Boomer generation grows older. It is a progressive condition that has no known cure. 
What Is the OptiLight by Lumenis & How Can It Manage Your Dry Eye?

What Is the OptiLight by Lumenis & How Can It Manage Your Dry Eye?

Dry eye disease is a widespread and common issue for up to 49 million Americans. This chronic condition can have a significant impact on your quality of life, causing a foreign body sensation in your eyes, pain, blurry vision, and dry or watery eyes. Untreated, it can even lead to further eye health complications.
Who Is a Candidate for a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

Who Is a Candidate for a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

Having a good vision will allow you to experience the world around you in a significant way. You should protect your vision at all costs. The best way to protect it is by scheduling regular eye examinations. 
What Is Keratoconus: Signs and Symptoms

What Is Keratoconus: Signs and Symptoms

Keratoconus is a condition that causes the cornea to bulge outwards. Keratoconus is also called the conical cornea. The cornea shape changes take place over a long period and usually begin during the teen years. The clear front surface of your eye thins gradually and bulges outwards.
Use It or Lose It – Utilize Your FSA Benefits Before It’s Too Late

Use It or Lose It – Utilize Your FSA Benefits Before It’s Too Late

Do you have an FSA account? There are two kinds of flexible spending accounts. One type is for medical and health expenses, and the other one is for dependent care expenses. As the end of the year approaches, many people with FSA accounts are under pressure to utilize their FSA benefits before it is too late.
Who Is a Candidate for Scleral Lenses?

Who Is a Candidate for Scleral Lenses?

The unique design of scleral lenses allows them to treat eye conditions that may not respond to other eye treatments. In addition, their large contact lenses enable them to rest on the eyeball’s white outer layer called the sclera. By doing so, the lens creates a tear-filled vault over the eye’s cornea.
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions About Scleral Lenses

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions About Scleral Lenses

Have you recently visited your eye doctor and received a recommendation to use scleral lenses? If you want to know more about this type of custom-designed contact lenses, here are the answers to its most commonly asked questions: