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LASIK Procedures Increase During COVID-19

Did you know that LASIK procedures have significantly increased during the pandemic?  The rise in LASIK and refractive surgery may surprise you but COVID-19 may be a good opportunity to achieve better vision.  The American Academy of Ophthalmology suggests that the risk of COVID-19 transmission is low during LASIK surgery.  Plus, the mechanics of the… Read More


Bay Area Wildfires: How to Protect your Eyes

  While Bay Area residents become accustomed to wildfires every summer, the dark sky and orange sun on Wednesday morning was a immediate reminder for all that smoke can travel in the air for hundreds of miles.  The past weekend’s thunder storm and extreme heat wave created wildfires in the region.  Thanks to the fires… Read More


A Leading Ophthalmologist and Cosmetic Surgeon: Dr. Emily Sarah Charlson

Please welcome Dr. Emily Sarah Charlson to Pacific Eye Associates located in Pacific Heights in San Francisco, California.  We are proud to welcome to her the team.  She is an Ivy League and Stanford trained oculofacial, orbital, and aesthetic plastic surgeon.  She holds both a Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy in medical science. … Read More


Cataract Surgery and COVID-19: Is it Safe?

Every year about 3 million Americans undergo cataract surgery.  However, this year a lot of individuals are wondering whether or not cataract surgery is safe due to COVID-19.  Many individuals may be postponing their procedures to limit their exposure to COVID-19.  However, cataract surgery is a decision that best made between you and your eye… Read More


Visiting your Doctor’s Office? 5 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Risk To COVID-19

As restrictions ease in San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area, many businesses are reopening again, including your doctor’s offices.  A few weeks ago, finding a routine eye appointment was nearly impossible.  Under the recommendations from national health organizations like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Optometric Association (AOA), and the American… Read More


Telemedicine Visits are Effective: How to Get the Most out of your Virtual Visit

A couple of weeks ago, the Bay Area issued a “Shelter in Place” order which has helped flatten the curve.  While people are staying at home, there are still many essential errands that lead us out of the house, such as doctor visits.  Although COVID-19 may be in our community, regular injuries and inflammations still… Read More


5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

This Valentine’s Day, don’t take your eyes for granted!  Your eyes are a hugely important organ and allow you to see the world around you, so what can you do to take care of them?  Here are 5 easy ways to keep your eyes healthy.  1. Eating Well Fueling your body with the right foods… Read More


LASIK with LIN: Are You Ready?

If you’ve been contemplating whether or not to do LASIK, you’re not alone.  If you’ve been in glasses and or contacts for most of your life, you’ve probably been curious about LASIK for a most of your life.  So what’s holding you back? Maybe the cost is the issue? Perhaps you’re afraid of LASIK surgery? … Read More


Woman suffering from dry eyes

Watery Eyes During Winter? 5 Ways to Fight Dry Eyes

Dry eyes are especially common in the winter months.  The humidity drops and the air becomes cold and dry.  When the air is outsides is cold and dry, the water in your eyes evaporates quicker, which makes your eyes feel dry and tight.  Your body tries to compensate for the dryness by producing more tears…. Read More


Do You Have WET AMD? The FDA Approves a New Drug

We are excited to offer our patients a new treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Last month, the FDA approved Beovu® (brolucizumab) which is a new anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) antibody that may require few injections than the existing medications already on the market. This is the first new drug approved since 2011… Read More


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