William S Goldstein, MD Blog

Aging Eyes, Treating Reading Vision Problems

April 23, 2019 — by William Goldstein
Tags: Presbyopia Aging Eyes Relex Surgery Iol Crystalen

The loss of reading vision, presbyopia, is a frustrating problem for people in their 40's and beyond. There are several ways to deal with this problem.

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Computer vision syndrome in Detroit

January 17, 2012 — by William Goldstein
Tags: Computer Vision Syndrome In Detroit Dry Eye Relex Detroit Relex Surgery Crystalens

Computer vision syndrome in Detroit=Working on the computer can cause dryness and eye strain. What is the solution to this problem? Certain definite treatments will help.

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Reading glasses-why do we need them?

June 9, 2011 — by William Goldstein
Tags: Relex Surgery Reading Glasses Monovision Lasik Presbyopia Monovision

Reading glasses are one of the most frustrating additions to our wardrobe that you can think of! They are one of the solutions to the only disease that affects 100% of the human population, "presbyopia". And to add insult to injury, that word means "aging vision"! Everyone eventually realizes that they cannot see well when they bring things close to their eyes, and begin to hold objects and reading material further away to see them clearly. The only problem is that, eventually, our arms are not long enough and the print on the page is too small if we hold things too far away.

Most people have heard of over-the-counter readers, or drug store readers. These actually work very well for most people to bring things back into focus. If a person is already wearing glasses, bifocals can be made with the reading portion in the bottom part of the lenses. Contact lens wearers may choose monovision contacts, where one eye is corrected for near and one for distance, or multifocal lenses,

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What is 20/20 vision?

May 16, 2011 — by William Goldstein
Tags: Relex Surgery Eye Exam Vision 2020 Vision Lasik

20/20 vision has always been considered "perfect vision" by most people. And of course we have all heard nearsighted individuals call themselves blind! But it is hard to know what '20/20 vision' means, and we all know that nearsighted people are not truly blind.
The term '20/20 vision' became known as perfect vision because eye doctors used examining rooms, known as 'lanes' that were 20 feet long! If a patient could see normal sized letters at 20 feet, this was perfect vision. If they needed letters that were twice normal size, they had 20/40 vision, meaning that they were still 20 feet from the letters, but someone with perfect vision could stand 40 feet away and still see the letters.
Blindness is defined as 20/200 vision or worse in both eyes WITH corrective lenses or contact lenses. For this reason, as long as they wear their proper correction, nearsighted patients are not truly blind!
To find out more about 20/20 vision, or about eye surgeries such as LASIK or ReLEx

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