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Longer Eyelashes in a Bottle?

Can longer eyelashes come in a bottle? If you use Latisse, then yes! Many women are raving about the great effects of this solution which helps patients grow eyelashes that are longer and thicker in two months. Gordon and Weiss Vision Institute believes that Latisse is a great way to get naturally beautiful eyelashes without having to resort to daily cosmetics.

Latisse has also proven to be safe and FDA approved. The eyelash solution comes in a small drop bottle.  It is then applied with a brush once a day to ensure incremental growth. In two months a majority of Latisse users saw visible results.

One of the great benefits of Latisse is that almost anyone is qualified to use it.  Latisse is available by prescription only. Our doctors at Gordon and Weiss Vision Institute can let you know if you are a candidate for Latisse – make an appointment and start growing longer, thicker lashes today!

How to protect your Eyes during the summer

Summer is synonymous with long days filled with outdoor activity. Whether you are hiking outdoors or surfing on the beach, eye protection is essential. Many of us remember to put on sunscreen when we head outdoors but at the same time forget to put on a pair of sunglasses. If your skin can be easily sun damaged, so can your eyes! UV damage can lead to future problems like cataracts and the clouding of vision. To avoid these potential health hazards GW Vision has a few suggestions to help you protect your eyes while still enjoying your time in the sun.

When leaving the house during daytime, don’t forget to put on a pair of sunglasses. A good pair will lie close to the face and block both UVA and UVB rays. You can also get polarized lenses to minimize glare from the sunlight.

Summer also entails a lot of swimming – which also means you are subjecting your eyes to foreign substances such as chlorine and bacteria. Swimming with contacts on can trap waterborne bacteria between your eye and lens, causing a serious infection. Chlorine can also be an irritant to your eyes, so remember to wash out your eyes with water after every swim.

For those of you who spend most of the day in the office, indoor eye health is important too! Vision impairment can be caused by serious eyestrain from computer use. To relieve strain on your eyes, take short breaks from the computer and focus on a distant object. Periodically refocusing your eyes can help preserve your vision.

With these tips you can now enjoy your summer while protecting your eyes! For more advice as well as vision correction procedures, visit www.gordonweissvision.com

Gordon & Weiss Vision Institute featured on American Health Journal

GBW Vision is now featured on PBS’s American Health Journal. One of the procedures that is discussed is our Progressive Multifocal LASIK with IntraLase (PML), which is a groundbreaking technique that allows our doctors to perform laser vision surgery for people who wear reading or progressive eyeglasses or contact lenses to see up close. In addition to this exciting new vision correction procedure, other surgery options such as implantable contact lenses, cataract surgery and Custom PRK are also presented.

GBW Vision offers Custom PRK as an alternative to LASIK, because as everyone’s eyes are different, so are the appropriate procedures to correct vision. Custom PRK is better for those who have existing eye problems or a thin cornea. If it’s hard to visualize how LASIK and PRK work our Health Journal spot shows these surgeries in amazing detail.

If that isn’t interesting enough, you can also see a live surgery on the TV spot as well!

Our segment also shows some interesting features of GBW Vision. One of the great characteristics about our sunny San Diego office is that is it a one stop destination for all eye needs. Our diagnostic, surgery, and optical center are all in the same location, making it easy for anyone to come and see the step-by-step process that GBW takes its patients through.

Interested in knowing more? You can view our feature on Cox Cable 4 Saturday mornings or Sunday evenings at 10:00pm. Visit us at www.seeasyoungasyoufeel.com or on YouTube.

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Local Optometrists Introduced to Presbyopia Vision Correction Options At Gordon & Weiss Vision Institute

San Diego, CA – A large group of San Diego Optometrists attended a Continuing Education event, Laser Surgery for Presbyopes, hosted by Gordon Binder & Weiss Vision Institute. During the three hour event, Optometrists were introduced to the most current presbyopia vision correcting treatments that reduce or eliminate one’s need for reading glasses. In addition, they witnessed a Near Vision Multi-Focal LASIK surgery first-hand as Gordon Binder & Weiss Vision Institute’s Dr. Mick Tartaglia underwent one of the procedures himself.

“Until recently, the typical solution for the correction of presbyopia was to wear reading glasses or glasses with multi-focal lenses such as bifocals or progressives. Due to recent advances, many surgical remedies are now available for those who are qualified candidates,” explained Dr. Michael Gordon. “We felt it was important to share these advances with the Optometric community in order to increase their awareness and provide them with additional options for their patients.”

Presbyopia, a condition in which the lens of the eye loses its ability to focus making it difficult to see objects close-up, is an inevitable part of aging typically beginning between the ages of 40 to 45. For many, this loss of accommodation poses a major inconvenience to their existing lifestyle. Patients frequently comment on how bothersome it is to need reading glasses for tasks that were once completed without any form of vision correction. “The past few years I became permanently attached to my bifocals. It was frustrating,” says Dr. Tartaglia. “After a while, I saw so many surgery patients who were thrilled with their results that I decided it was time to have the surgery myself. I really feel like I’ve got 25 year old eyes again. It’s incredible!”

It is estimated that in San Diego, over 1/3 of the residents require some form of vision correction for reading. “With the several presbyopia correcting techniques our practice offers, we are able to improve the quality of life for San Diegans whose lifestyles are negatively affected by their need for reading glasses,” says Dr. Jack Weiss. “We are pleased to once again lead the way with more presbyopic treatment options than any other practice in San Diego and believe our patients will benefit tremendously from achieving spectacular visual outcomes.”

Dr. Michael Gordon and Dr. Jack L. Weiss are corneal specialists who perform refractive, corneal and cataract surgery at the Gordon Binder & Weiss Vision Institute. They are among the most experienced and well-trained surgeons in the world and together they have performed thousands of successful surgical and laser vision correction procedures.

Gordon Binder & Weiss Vision Institute has been a trusted provider of eye care and eye surgery in the San Diego area for over 15 years. With two highly-trained and skilled surgeons, a top-notch optometrist, and the latest in surgical technology, Gordon Binder & Weiss Vision Institute is committed to the highest in quality patient care. For more information, visit www.gbwvision.com or www.seeasyoungasyoufeel.com.

Proper Screening, Advanced Equipment Can Reduce Lasik Complications Surgery Continues to Provide Life-Changing Results

San Diego, CA – San Diego Eye Surgeons Dr. Michael Gordon, and Dr. Jack L. Weiss see patients every day looking to free themselves from their glasses and contact lenses by having LASIK surgery. “Many of the people we see are tired of the hassle of taking care of their contacts and often feel handicapped by their dependence on glasses or contacts and want the freedom to live without them,” says Dr. Gordon.

The popularity of LASIK has risen with advances in technology and the FDA has stated that LASIK is safe and effective and nearly all patients are satisfied with the procedure. Patients have continually reported life-changing results allowing them freedom from the constraints of their glasses and contact lenses. According to the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), 12.4 million LASIK procedures have been performed in the U.S. and about 95 percent of patients are satisfied with the procedure. LASIK has even been approved for use by NASA astronauts and U.S. Military Personnel, including Air Force Pilots.

LASIK has come under fire in recent days from patients who say they have suffered debilitating side-effects from the popular surgery. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today will hold a public hearing to discuss the potential post-operative effects of LASIK and whether more screening is needed pre-surgery. LASIK patients and surgeons will address the FDA.

Gordon Binder & Weiss Vision Institute uses multiple lasers, and is one of only a few practices in the U.S. using the combination of the Intralase blade free LASIK with the Allegretto Wave & VISX S4 lasers. The use of the Intralase laser, unlike the traditional LASIK using a hand-held mechanical blade, is clinically proven to improve safety and deliver more results to 20/20 vision or better. Also, the Allegretto Wave and VISX S4 lasers have the broadest range of custom treatments and provide excellent vision day and night – reducing the risk of experiencing glare and halos at night.

LASIK surgery isn’t for everyone – according to ASCRS approximately 20-25% of individuals seeking LASIK are not eligible to receive the surgery. “The common conditions that can make someone a poor candidate for LASIK are dry eyes, thin or irregular corneas, cataracts and certain medical conditions. In these patients there may be other options besides LASIK to correct their vision; a thorough evaluation by an eye care professional is needed to determine the best option for a patient.”

There are numerous available options, including Advance Surface Ablation and premium intraocular lens implants (implantable contact lenses), for those patients who are not candidates for LASIK.

The FDA is now enlisting the help of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery – organizations in which the Gordon Binder & Weiss Vision Institute are active – as well as the National Eye Institute to conduct a study to focus on how a patients’ quality of life is affected by laser eye surgery.

Dr. Michael Gordon, and Dr. Jack L. Weiss are corneal specialists who perform refractive, corneal and cataract surgery at the Gordon Binder & Weiss Vision Institute. They are among the most experienced and well-trained surgeons in the world and together they have performed thousands of successful surgical and laser vision correction procedures.

Gordon Binder & Weiss Vision Institute has been a trusted provider of eye care and eye surgery in the San Diego area for over 15 years. With three highly-trained and skilled surgeons, a top-notch optometrist, and the latest in surgical technology, Gordon Binder & Weiss Vision Institute is committed to the highest in quality patient care. For more information, visit www.gbwvision.com.

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