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Tips for Living With Cataracts Oct 14th, 2020

Due to many advances in medical technology and expertise, cataract surgery is more successful and easier to recover from than ever. But it may surprise you to learn that surgery is not typically your first treatment option for this common eye condition, and you may, in fact, never need cataract...

When Do Your Dry Eyes Need Medical Attention? Sep 18th, 2020

You can probably expect to experience eye irritation, redness, and even blurred vision related to dry eyes at some point in your life. These symptoms are typically related to too much screen time or other activities that temporarily strain your eyes. The condition can also be provoked by allergies or...

Do Carrots Actually Improve Your Eyesight?: The Truth About Your Diet's Effect on Your Eyes Aug 14th, 2020

The British Royal Air Force spread the rumor that carrots improve eyesight to protect sensitive new technology from prying eyes during WWII. They claimed that carrots rather than radar gave their pilots extraordinary night vision. It’s a myth that’s stuck around for decades. Why? Because it’s partially true.   Mitchell C....

Protecting Your Eyes This Summer Jul 27th, 2020

Sunscreen? Check. Comfy walking shoes? Check. Protective eyewear? Huh? It’s easy to forget about your eyes when you’re heading outdoors to enjoy summertime in southern California. But whether you’re spending your day driving along the coast, shopping, or hitting the trail with your favorite four-legged family member, your eyes could...

Turn Back the Clock with TempSure Envi Jun 25th, 2020

Whether you’re a Baby Boomer, Gen X, or a Millennial, medical technology continues to develop treatments designed to help you look forever young. Nothing can take your skin back to that early 20-something perfection, but the results of treatments with TempSure® Envi from CynoSure™ comes close enough. This innovative treatment...

How Your Ophthalmologist Can Help You With Dry Eyes May 27th, 2020

Most people experience the occasional bout of dry, itchy, irritated eyes at one time or another. For many others, however, these symptoms occur more frequently and often begin to interfere with daily activities such as job-related screen time or reading the newest bestseller. Dry eyes also increase your risks of...

What Is an Astigmatism? Apr 30th, 2020

Astigmatism is a common condition that often occurs along with other vision problems such as nearsightedness or farsightedness.  Despite all the many myths, astigmatism isn’t caused by reading in dim light or sitting too close to the television. Rather, it tends to run in families and is related to an...

Why You Should Never Ignore the Symptoms of Glaucoma Mar 26th, 2020

Mitchell C. Latter, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist providing exceptional eye care services for children and adults at his offices in Bellflower and South Pasadena, California. Recognized for his skill in treating serious eye conditions, including glaucoma, Dr. Latter provides insight regarding the condition, the symptoms you may experience, and...