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The Three Stages of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is a condition that can naturally develop as patients get older. This common eye condition is one of the leading causes of vision loss in patients above the age of 50. It is gradual damage to the macula, the part of the eye used to achieve sharp, centralized vision. The […]

Astigmatism

Boca Raton, Fl Doctor Describes Astigmatism

Some patients who come to their Boca Raton, FL area eye doctor for an examination to obtain contact lenses may be advised by their provider that they have an astigmatism. Though many patients have heard of this condition, most are not familiar with what it entails. What is an astigmatism? The natural corneal surface of […]

Femto Laser Cataract Surgery

All About Femto Laser Cataract Surgery

The eyes are the window to the soul. So when these windows are clouded due to a condition known as cataracts, they can impair one’s vision and change their overall appearance to others. This clouding is common in patients over the age of 60. Fortunately, cataracts can be treated at Aker Kasten Eye Center using […]

Macular Degeneration

FAQ: Macular Degeneration

Did you know that macular Degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in Americans? This unfortunate issue affects up to ten million people. That’s a lot of people who need extra care and assistance with their vision. Identifying Macular Degeneration early can help you get treatment before it develops into a more serious issue. […]

Floaters

Floaters

You may have been warned about floaters (bright little lines or dots that pan across your vision for a few seconds) in the past, especially if you have a high prescription for your eyes. But are they really as serious as you’ve been told? Are you worrying about them too much? Maybe you’ve experienced them […]

Glaucoma Boca Raton, FL

Diabetic Eye Care

Diabetes isn’t an easy issue to have, and it can be difficult to manage when you’re just learning. The longer you have it and experience life with diabetes, the better you’ll get at understanding how to manage your symptoms. You will learn the best foods to eat, the foods to avoid, and the overall best […]

Eye Care

Staying Safe at Night

If you’re above a certain age, you start to understand that our bodies don’t last forever. From creaky knees to sore shoulders to vision issues, our bodies certainly let us know when we’re getting older. If you wear glasses or contacts, you may remember that the need for them came when you were old enough […]

Eye Care Boca Raton, FL

What is a Pterygium?

A pterygium (also called “surfer’s eye” or “farmer’s eye”) is a growth that most often extends from the moist conjunctiva over the cornea of the eye. These are often found in people who spend a lot of time outside, in the sun. Pterygiums can lead to dryness and irritation of the eye, among other issues. […]

Full Service Eye Care Boca Raton, FL

Prepare For Spring with Sunglasses

Sunglasses are important because extended exposure to UV (ultraviolet) rays can cause eye damage. If you need more reasons to wear sunglasses, consider that when you squint you may be causing little wrinkles to form at the edges of your eyes. Before you decide to splurge on expensive sunglasses or completely forget and are forced […]

Diabetic Retinopathy Boca Raton, FL

Why Shouldn’t I Buy Glasses Online?

We recommend keeping a pair of glasses as a backup in case of emergency if your eyesight is less than perfect. This is because you may not have time to put in your contacts if an emergency comes up in the middle of the night. Glasses are easy to find and throw on. Keep reading […]