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How can I prevent macular degeneration?

Dr. Woodhams is frequently asked if “there is anything they can do to prevent getting macular degeneration” since it runs in my family? While the answer is not as definitive as anybody would like, at present there is only one thing medically that has been shown in...

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The Dangers of Cataracts for Senior Drivers

The Dangers of Cataracts for Senior Drivers Cataracts are part of the natural aging process of the eye and are the leading cause of visual loss for people 55 or older. Having cataract surgery can not only dramatically improve your vision, but also make it safer to...

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SMILE Procedure vs. LASIK

What is the SMILE procedure and how is it different from LASIK?   The SMILE procedure is purportedly an improvement on LASIK in that it only requires one laser that will cut a “lenticule” –the same amount and size of corneal tissue as would be...

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Why do we have eyesight?

Why indeed? A quite interesting question! Vision, arguably the most important of the 5 basic senses, is the most immediate but also the most sensitive to far-away origination. In the brain, neurons devoted to visual processing number in the hundreds of millions and take up...

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Dr. Claudia Priego, M.D

Dr. Claudia Priego, originally from Mexico City, has been our exceptional Clinical Director since 2014. She provides excellent care to our patients while also ensuring the seamless coordination of scheduling, staffing, and quality patient care by each Physician. She received...

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BIG News: FDA has approved the Visan Toric ICL

Great news for patients that have astigmatism and high levels of myopia: The FDA has approved a lens for you!   Woodhams Eye Clinic has excellent news for patients who have astigmatism and extreme nearsightedness (high levels of myopia) who may not have previously...

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The Snellen chart

How can we convert 20/20 feet to 6/6 visual acuity in a Snellen chart? These are just the different measurement conventions of the U.S. (feet and inches) and the rest of the world using the metric system (meters and cm.). So the answer is “they are the...

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What Is 20/20 Vision?

Most people associate 20/20 with “perfect” vision, but what does that actually mean? Perfect according to whom and why? And what about those people who say they have better than 20/20 vision? Is that even possible?? What’s actually kind of crazy is that almost half...

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