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Common Ocular Diseases and What to Do About Them Jul 3rd, 2019

Common ocular problems affect many of our patients at UltraVision. Some conditions share the same symptoms, so you may have a hard time trying to figure out why your vision is blurry.  Our team of vision experts is here to inform you about the most common eye conditions, and how...

Summertime Tips for Chronic Dry Eyes Jun 1st, 2019

Winter is the season most commonly associated with dry eyes. Cold weather, low humidity, and artificial heat can all contribute to dry, itchy eyes. When your skin needs extra moisture in the winter, your eyes probably do as well. For chronic dry eye sufferers, however, a seasonal change doesn’t matter...

What Is Keratoconus and How Can You Prevent It From Worsening? May 6th, 2019

The word “keratoconus” may sound ominous. Pronounced ker-uh-toe-KOH-nus, this progressive eye disease isn’t nearly as bad as it sounds — if you get treatment right away. With the help of one of our ophthalmologists at Ultra Vision and early intervention, you can overcome this disease and live a normal life....

Considering Contact Lenses? Here's What You Should Know Apr 9th, 2019

Around 45 million people in the U.S. wear contact lenses to correct their vision.  Even though glasses are cool, contact lenses can make life a little bit easier whether it’s playing sports or you just want to escape those frames for a night downtown. There are a few things you...

Understanding How Diabetes Can Affect Your Vision Mar 7th, 2019

Most of your body’s fuel comes from the food you eat. Glucose is sugar that provides essential energy for your muscles, organs, and your brain. When you eat, your body processes the food into glucose and your pancreas uses a hormone called insulin to help your cells absorb the glucose....

5 Symptoms Of Cataracts You Should Be Aware Of Feb 6th, 2019

Nearly 90% of people over the age of 65 have at least one cataract. Half of the population between 75 and 85 years old have lost part of their vision to a cataract. Cataracts are a common eye condition that accompanies age and can lead to blindness if left untreated....

How Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Can Take Years Off Your Face Jan 2nd, 2019

Image Credit: Pixabay A hallmark of getting older is noticeably sagging skin. Your skin becomes thin, dry, and dull as it stretches over time and the muscles that support it weaken. Saggy skin can be frustrating and hurt your self-confidence.   Aging skin can be especially noticeable on your face...

Do The Results of LASIK Surgery Last Forever? Dec 7th, 2018

Imagine never having to wear glasses or contacts again. Thanks to LASIK surgery, this is not just a dream, it can be reality. LASIK, which stands for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, is a refractive eye surgery designed to correct astigmatism, farsightedness, nearsightedness, and other issues. Since the FDA approved the...

Why You Should Have an Eye Exam Even If You Have Perfect Vision Nov 12th, 2018

Eye exams aren’t really something you think about when you don’t have vision problems. Until you reach 40, you usually only need an eye exam every five years or so. But these appointments are important, even if you don’t have any symptoms of vision failure. A recent study found that...

5 Tips for Lowering Your Risk for Developing Cataracts Oct 18th, 2018

Cataracts are one of the most common eye problems for aging Americans and a leading cause of blindness. In fact, by the time you reach age 80, there’s a 50% chance that you either have a cataract or you’ve already had cataract surgery. The expert team of doctors at UltraVision...

Know What Questions to Ask When Selecting a LASIK Surgeon Sep 6th, 2018

Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is a type of refractive surgery that uses a laser to correct vision problems such as nearsightedness (myopia) farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism. The laser reshapes your cornea to allow light entering the eye to bend and focus more accurately on the retina, improving your vision.After...

Ensure That Lasik Is the Right Choice for You with the Help of a Doctor Jul 28th, 2018

The thought of never having to wear contact lenses or glasses again excites a lot of people, but before making an appointment for Lasik eye surgery, it’s important that you talk to your doctor about whether or not you are a good candidate for Lasik. Most people who have Lasik...

The Rise of LASIK Eye Surgery Jul 21st, 2018

In 2017 it was estimated that over eight million people in the United States have had LASIK eye surgery. And these numbers are only continuing to rise, with over 700,000 procedures performed each year. It is one of the quickest, most convenient and cost-efficient surgeries that you can have, and...

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Lasik Surgery vs. Corrective Lenses Jul 14th, 2018

When it comes to correcting your vision there are three primary options, glasses, contact lenses or Lasik surgery. While many people have a preference for one reason or another, each of these methods comes with its own distinct advantages and disadvantages. Through an honest appraisal of these three techniques, one can...

Vision Beyond Limits – Ultra Vision Jun 29th, 2018

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Naturally Extend Your Eye Health Before and After Lasik Surgery Jun 29th, 2018

Eye health is so important to maintain over your life. And while there are some issues that can be genetic, such as glaucoma or keratoconus, there are many things that we can do to lessen the damage that the environment can have on our eyes. This is also of utmost...

How Lasik Eye Surgery can Change Your Life Jun 29th, 2018

Anyone living with vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism knows that these conditions have a large impact how you live your life. Poor eyesight affects nearly every aspect of your waking life, from your ability to navigate the world, to the jobs for which you’re able to apply.Fortunately,...

A Complete Guide to The Procedure of LASIK Surgery Jun 7th, 2018

LASIK eye surgery is a very common form of treatment for short sightedness, long sightedness, and astigmatism. Such important procedures can be done at clinics like Ultravision Tomy Starck M.D. Identical to other refractive surgeries, LASIK surgery modifies the cornea in such a manner that light directly focuses on the retina,...

Why You Should Consider LASIK Eye Surgery May 31st, 2018

LASIK eye surgery is a revolutionary treatment that will correct your eyesight. But, maybe you don’t feel ready to undergo the procedure and that’s completely understandable. That’s why here at Ultravision, the leading LASIK Surgery in San Antonio, we’ve made a list of reasons to help you make that decision and ease...

I had LASIK eye surgery exactly seven days ago. May 22nd, 2018

I had LASIK eye surgery exactly seven days ago. For one week, I have been thinking about how to review this life-changing experience. How can I put into words the miracle of being able to see as soon as I wake up? The truth is this: I can’t describe how...

5 Qualities of the Best Eye Surgeons Feb 8th, 2018

Eye surgeons can improve your vision and entire eye health in life-changing ways, but often times it can be difficult to find the right surgeon for you. When deciding between practices and other surgeons in your area, take these following qualities into consideration.Experience – This is one of the most...

Could the future have an iLens? Feb 8th, 2018

With technology constantly evolving around us, and tech giants are creating new platforms for virtual reality, smart glasses and holograms could there be more? Some people are curious if the future lies in the eyes. Why wear glasses, or even a virtual reality goggles where the device can be overwhelming....

Dummies Guide to LASIK Surgery! Feb 8th, 2018

Welcome to the dummies guide to Lasik surgery. You have made the decision that you are tired of waking up every morning and being blind as a bat. Maybe it is the exhausting routine of contacts morning and night. Perhaps you saw your friends on Instagram post some awesome post...