Proud to be involved with Eyes2Eyes Cornea Foundation

Charl Laäs Optometrists are proud to be involved with the Eyes2Eyes Cornea Foundation, giving our time and expertise to help many visually impaired The Eyes2Eyes Cornea Foundation are delighted to have restored sight to 50 young people with generous donations. You may think 50 is a small number – but each intervention to treat corneal […]

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Eye test shows potential to detect early Alzheimer’s

At a recent Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) held in July 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark, scientists leading the advancement of research gathered to report and discuss the most current data on the cause, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. In two of the reported studies beta-amyloid plaques was identified in the [&hellip...

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Eye rubbing and Keratoconus

Don’t rub your eyes!” your mother used to say. “It’s not good for you.” But then who ever listened to their mother? It seems that in recent years, science has caught up with our moms’ wisdom and some research papers are now clearly proving that eye rubbing can, in fact, damage your eye’s corneal health. […]

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FDA Warns LASIK providers: Stop making false claims

In recent months LASIK refractive surgery providers in the United States came under fire from the US Food and Drug Administration. The concern is not related to the safety aspect of LASIK but rather to the incorrect perception LASIK advertising is creating in the US and internationally. If one takes into account the new Consumer […]

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Orthokeratology, what is it?

Ortho – what? Orthokeratology is a nonsurgical procedure used to correct the refractive error of the eyes. You sleep with a specially designed Orthokeratology lens every night to reshape your eyes’ cornea (front surface of the eye). In the mornings when you wake up, the lens is removed, and you have regular, clear sight for […]

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Keratoconus and Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking

Eye care has seen a massive explosion of new diagnostic instruments and treatment procedures in the last number of years. From instruments like the front and back chamber OCTs, Oculus Pentacam and Zeiss GDx to procedures like Intraocular injections to halt the progression of previously untreatable wet macular degeneration, 30 days continues wear silicone soft […]

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Vision By Design 2012 Orthokeratology Meeting

The annual Orthokeratology Academy of America (OAA) meeting was held in Scottsdale, Arizona from the 19 – 22 April 2012. Eye care practitioners from all over the world came together to discuss the one topic we are all passionate about, Orthokeratology! On the Thursday, I was involved with the corneal reshaping wet lab held during […]

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