What is astigmatism?

When the shape of the cornea, the transparent layer which forms the front of your eye  is irregular you have astigmatism. An easy way to visually represent astigmatism is the comparison of a football and a basketball. An eye with astigmatism looks like the side of a football (meaning the two curvatures are different), hence, … Read More What is astigmatism?

Top 5 reasons for blindness in the world

The World Health Organization, WHO, has estimated that there are 39 million people in the world who are blind.  From this group of people, 80% of their visual impairment is either preventable or curable. It is unfortunate that there are so many blind people who are incapacitated due to their sight when the technology exists … Read More Top 5 reasons for blindness in the world

Activities to Enjoy in Palm Beach after LASIK

Katzen Eye Care & Laser Center has helped thousands of people achieve clearer vision and sharper focus through laser vision correction with LASIK. Being able to see clearly without relying on glasses or contact lenses is life changing, and the Katzen Eye team encourages LASIK patients to enjoy new activities and experiences with their enhanced … Read More Activities to Enjoy in Palm Beach after LASIK

5 Surprising Benefits of Laser Vision Correction

A few weeks ago, the team at Katzen Eye Care & Laser Center blogged about LASIK laser vision correction for the treatment of refractive errors. We thought this month’s blog post would be a good opportunity to delve deeper into LASIK and its benefits — including benefits that might surprise our readers.

Are Refractive Errors Hereditary?

If you have been diagnosed with nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, you probably have questions about why and how you developed your condition. Were your parents a contributing factor? Here, the team at Katzen Eye Care & Laser Center explains whether refractive errors can be hereditary.

Cataract Risk Factors

A cataract is a visual disturbance that occurs when proteins clump together and cloud the lens of the eye. Cataracts can make vision blurry or dull, sometimes with a brownish tint. Certain groups of people are at a higher risk of developing cataracts because of their age, health status or medications. Here, the cataract surgeons … Read More Cataract Risk Factors

Understanding Refractive Errors

Refractive errors affect the shape of the eye and the way it refracts (focuses) light on the retina. They are caused by abnormalities in the cornea or eye’s shape, or age-related changes to the lens. Here, the Katzen Eye Care & Laser Center explains what you need to know about the most common types of … Read More Understanding Refractive Errors

IOLs: Standard vs. Lifestyle Lenses

An intraocular lens (IOL) or lens implant is what enables clear vision after cataract surgery. The tiny, clear lens is implanted in the eye after the natural, cataract-diseased lens of the eye has been removed, and it replaces the focusing power of a healthy lens. Patients with IOLs cannot see or feel the lens, but … Read More IOLs: Standard vs. Lifestyle Lenses

Welcome to our Newly Designed Blog

Welcome to the newly designed blog for Katzen Eye Care! This website has been created to provide a wealth of information for patients interested in the variety of treatments offered at our state-of-the art facility. Please take some time to peruse the site and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions by … Read More Welcome to our Newly Designed Blog