Give The Gift of Sight This Season

Give The Gift of Sight This Season

The hustle and bustle of the holidays can make gift shopping a daunting and time-consuming task! How do you choose the perfect gift for your loved one, when they deserve the world? Why not give them the gift of clear vision at Sweeney Eye Associates! LASIK or Cataract Removal surgery are both gifts that can last a lifetime! Imagine your loved one no longer having to worry about relying on their glasses every day for driving, reading, working, or for their hobbies.

To learn more, call our Richardson office at 214-247-6739 or our Sunnyvale office at 972-842-4926.

There are also several charitable ways to give the gift of sight this holiday season.  Donating your glasses is a great way to give the gift of sight to those who are less fortunate. Whether you no longer need them due to a vision correction procedure or if you just get a new pair, your old glasses can be cleaned and repaired. They are then given to those with the same prescription, or very close, that might otherwise not be able to afford glasses.

To learn more about glasses donation, visit www.lionsclub.org or www.onesight.org.

Another way to give the gift of sight is through organ donation. Eye donation involves just the cornea, which is the clear front layer that allows us to see, and not the actual iris itself. Whenever you sign up to be an organ donor, you can also opt to be a tissue donor as well which has less restrictions than standard organ donation.

To learn more about cornea donation, visit www.organdonor.gov.


Cataracts: What to Look Out For

Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in individuals over the age of 40 and more than half of all Americans will develop a cataract by the time they reach 80 years of age.

A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens and as it progresses, you might start to notice these symptoms:

  • Your vision becomes blurry or cloudy, like looking through fogged glass.
  • Everyday tasks become difficult, such as reading, driving (especially at night), or seeing facial expressions.
  • Develop a sensitivity to light and glare.
  • Start seeing “halos” around lights
  • Frequent changes in eyeglass or contact lens prescription.

If you are noticing any of these symptoms then cataract surgery may be your best option!

Thanks to advances in technology, Sweeney Eye Associates can provide cataract surgery that is safer and more precise than ever, offering better outcomes and shorter recover times than cataract surgery in the past.

To schedule an appointment with one of the laser cataract surgeons, or any of the eye professionals at Sweeney Eye Associates, located in both Sunnyvale and Richardson, Texas.