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The surgical correction of vision is a rapidly-evolving science that has led to amazing advances in technology over the past 20 years. In both of these procedures, laser energy is used to reshape the clear surface of the eye, the cornea, so that it focuses light crisply on the retina. The excimer laser utilized in LASIK is so precise that it can cut notches in a single strand of human hair. Laser vision correction was  [ Read More ]

PRK

PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) uses the same excimer laser as LASIK to reshape the cornea, but a corneal flap is not created. Instead the very top layer of the cornea, the corneal epithelium, is removed and the laser is then applied to the corneal surface. Because the procedure involves removing the corneal epithelium, the recovery time after PRK is significantly longer than for LASIK. To help with pain control and healing, a bandage contact lens is  [ Read More ]

What is a cataract? Our eyes each have a lens, similar to the lens in a camera, which focuses light on the retina. As we get older, the lens becomes cloudy, preventing the light from focusing properly. This clouding is called a cataract. Cataracts are extremely common; in fact, cataract surgery is the most commonly performed surgery in the United States. Most cataracts are simply a result of the aging process, but some cataracts may  [ Read More ]

Drs. Held and Young provide comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages. At Stone Oak Ophthalmology in San Antonio, our goal is for each patient to receive the caliber of care that we would want for our loved ones. Our physicians and staff take the time to perform a thorough and complete examination. We are proud to have the most advanced diagnostic testing available, allowing our physicians to diagnose potential eye diseases as early as  [ Read More ]

Every day, our facial muscles are hard at work, expressing the emotions of our daily lives: excitement, laughter, sadness, anger, surprise. Over time, these repetitive actions of our facial muscles lead to the commonly seen wrinkles, crow’s feet and laugh lines. In addition, the skin on our faces can begin to appear aged because of a loss of volume, causing a sagging or drooping appearance often seen around the mouth as “smile lines.” Add on  [ Read More ]

Stone Oak i Wear Our optical shop at Stone Oak Ophthalmology offers a wide variety of the latest styles and brands of eyeglass frames.  Our inventory changes with the seasons, so come by anytime to see what we have available for you! Meet Our Optician Danya McCree, ABOC How would I define myself? A God-fearing, proud island girl, born and raised in Jamaica, who is genuinely committed to helping people and doing what’s right. I moved to  [ Read More ]