9 Signs Children May Need an Eye Exam

Back-to-school shopping lists might include school supplies, new clothes, and even a haircut, but does it include an eye exam? Physicians in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Ophthalmology think it should.  More often than not, vision problems go...

Life After LASIK Surgery

LASIK surgery itself only lasts about 15 minutes. The recovery process, however, can sometimes take up to six months; this is because a person’s vision takes time to stabilize. Most patients recover quickly, but there are variations from patient to patient.  Some...

Eye Anatomy: How Do Our Eyes Work?

Eye Anatomy: How Do Our Eyes Work? When we are born our eyes are only 1.6 to 1.7 centimeters in diameter. Over the first three years of life, the eyes grow rapidly, reaching their full size (just shy of one inch, or 2.4 cm) by the age of 13. The visible part of the...