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Eye Floaters Boca Raton, FL

All you Need to Know about Eye Floaters

Eye floaters are minuscule spots that drift through your field of vision. They are particularly noticeable when you stare at something bright like the sky. They can be an annoyance but they should not be causing vision problems. Sometimes an especially large floater can slightly obscure your vision, but only in certain types of light. […]

Eye Conditions Boca Raton, FL

What Does my Eye Discharge Mean?

Blinking allows your eyes to be momentarily cleansed with a quick moisture bath. On average, we blink 10-20 times per minute. When that happens, the mucus made by your eyes is cleared away. During sleep, we obviously don’t blink. As a result, gunk will build up in the corner of the eyes closest to the […]

Eye Conditions Boca Raton, FL

Your Vision Questions, Answered

At Aker Kasten Eye Center, we pride ourselves in offering exceptional service and quality care. Your eye health is as important to us as it is to you. With that in mind, here are commonly asked questions about vision and vision care to help you understand your eye health more completely. Why does my eye […]

Glaucoma Boca Raton, FL

Understanding Glaucoma

Glaucoma is an eye condition that damages the optic nerve. It can progressively get worse and is typically inherited. For many, glaucoma does not make an appearance until late in life. It is common for people with glaucoma to not experience pain or early symptoms. The intraocular pressure created by glaucoma can severely damage the […]

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 […]