Posts by Frank Burns:

Why LASIK May Be a Better Solution Than Glasses or Contact Lenses

LASIK is one of the safest elective surgical procedures in the world. LASIK treats common refractive errors such as near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism. The surgery involves reshaping the cornea so that light can properly focus on the retina, resulting in clearer vision. Yet, laser eye surgery can make people nervous. If you have considered starting your LASIK journey, […]


To LASIK or Not To LASIK

That is the question, or rather the answer. If you’ve ever considered LASIK surgery to reduce or eliminate the need for contact lenses or glasses, you likely have A LOT of questions and we are here to answer them. So, let’s start with the basics. What is LASIK? LASIK stands for Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis and […]


Migraines: What are they and How to Prevent Them

Probably on a weekly basis, if not a little more, our office will receive a call from someone having flashes of light with vision loss. Because flashes and vision loss can be a serious emergency, we always bring patients in the same day for a dilated eye exam.  Upon work up, our patients will tell […]


Fun Eye Facts…..Because Why Not?

Fun Eye Facts . . . Because Why Not? The past few blogs I’ve written have been serious with a little bit of fun, but this time I thought I’d change it up and do a fun blog while still incorporating some seriousness.  Researching this has been really interesting, and I hope you find reading […]


Workplace Vision Wellness

  The month of March is Workplace Vision Wellness Month, and while you may think this does not apply to you, you are likely wrong.  Typically, we think of work-related eye injuries applying to those who spend most of their workday in construction zones, landscaping, farming, handling animals, manufacturing, etc.  But work-related eye injuries can […]


Springtime, Pollen, and Itchy Eyes . . . Oh My!!

The first day of spring in 2019 is Wednesday, March 20th.  If you live in the lovely state of Kentucky, you know two things: Number 1: You’re ready for Spring because it’s STILL snowing in the month of March!   Number 2: Spring has essentially already started! I don’t know about you guys, but I […]


“Love Will Keep Us Together”

If you came into our office on February 1st, 2019, you would have noticed that our staff was dressed in red.  That was partly because our normal Friday scrub color is red.  The other reason was to celebrate National Wear Red Day to raise awareness about women and heart disease.  Luckily, they both fell on […]


What is new with Macular Degeneration?

Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in the United States in those people age 55 and over. Over 10 million people in the U.S. suffer from some form of AMD.  Even though many new treatments are now available, AMD remains a very prominent cause of blindness and is becoming much […]


“The eyes are the window to your soul.”

William Shakespeare once said, “The eyes are the window to your soul.”  Those eyes that let you watch your kids play ball, see the Eiffel Tower, read the beautiful words of a novel, or to see the precise detail in building clocks.  Those eyes that show a person’s emotional state when a smile, whether real […]


The University of Louisville Refractive Surgery Training Program

This past year, the Suburban Excimer Laser Center began training the University of Louisville Ophthalmology Residents to perform LASIK. With support from Johnson & Johnson Vision, Dr. Richard Eiferman, Dr. Mark Cassol and myself became certified to provide LASIK training to the University of Louisville Residents. Johnson & Johnson Vision is providing our laser center […]


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