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Eye Conditions Boca Raton, FL

Do you have one of these eye problems? Here’s how to fix it.

Many eye problems are minor and often heal on their own. Eyestrain, red eyes, and dry eyes, all have reasonable and simple solutions for improvement. Eyestrain Working at a computer for hours, staring at your smart device, reading for a long time or driving long distances can all create eyestrain. Eyestrain happens when your eyes […]

Diabetic Retinopathy Boca Raton, FL

Diabetic Retinopathy: Am I at Risk?

If you have diabetes type 1 or 2, you are at risk for getting diabetic retinopathy. This condition affects the eyes and can range anywhere from unnoticeable to severe. Your risk of having diabetic retinopathy increases depending on the type of diabetes you have, how long you’ve had it, the frequency at which your blood […]

Eye Exams Boca Raton, FL

4 Ways to Keep your Eyes Healthy

Beyond regular eye exams at Aker Kasten Eye Center, there are specific ways you can keep your eyes healthy. Consider how you can integrate each of the following 4 suggestions into your daily routine. Eat the right foods: Excellent eye health begins on your plate. When considering what to have for your next meal, focus […]

Cosmetic Enhancement Boca Raton, FL

Juvederm 101

Do you have moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles? Juvederm can help. Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that can last for 9 months to one year. It is made of a smooth consistency gel, as opposed to other hyaluronic gel injectables that are granular. Juvederm was created using the Hylacross technology, which […]

Cataract Surgery Boca Raton, FL

How to Know if you have Cataracts

For adults over the age of 60, cataracts are a common condition. Cataracts are caused by a variety of factors, and fortunately, your eye doctor can treat them. Let’s discuss what the symptoms and causes of cataracts then address your options for treatment. What causes cataracts? Cataracts tend to form as we age. The protein […]

Astigmatism Boca Raton, FL

How a Vision Exam can Determine if you have Astigmatism

Perfect vision means that your eyes are perfectly round. This allows them to focus light evenly and clearly. For those with astigmatism, the cornea is less than perfectly round. This results in blurry vision because the light doesn’t bend correctly when it enters your eye. Researchers are not conclusive on what causes astigmatism, but many […]

Glaucoma Boca Raton, FL

A Beginner’s Guide to Glaucoma

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of legal blindness. Fortunately, if apprehended in time, the disease can be controlled and managed. Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve. The optic nerve plays an integral role in taking information from the eye to the brain.  Those with glaucoma often lose their peripheral vision before […]

Full Service Eye Care Boca Raton, FL

Why Pediatric Eye Care is so Important

It is not easy to know when your child has a vision problem or when they require treatment from an eye care professional. For this reason, regular eye exams are a valuable tool in determining your child’s eye health. Many children may simply require an evaluation by their pediatrician. But if a child has a […]

Start the New Year off right with an eye exam

Regular eye exams are an important part of preventive health. Eyes can sometimes reveal greater health concerns or “silent problems” like glaucoma, age related macular degeneration, cataracts, or diabetic retinopathy. Read on to find out how often you should be getting an eye exam and why they are so important. How often should I get […]

Dry eyes Boca Raton, FL

Why are my Eyes so Dry?

Dry eyes are often an indication that your tear system is not working properly. Even when you are excited or happy, your eyes have tears in them. Tears help moisturize and lubricate the eyes, which make them more comfortable. Your tears are made up of important ingredients to help keep your eyes healthy and clear. […]