Snow Blindness: How to Prevent Sunburned Eyes

January 30, 2016

Snow-blindness – frightening and painful – completely preventable! Snow-blindness is caused by overexposure of the eyes to Ultra-Violet rays. It can even happen without snow, for example out on the water or even just on a white sand beach. Simply, it results from sun-burning the eyes. The typical experience is to spend quite a bit... Read more »

What to Expect One Week after Epi-LASIK Surgery?

November 11, 2015

Before her Epi-LASIK surgery, Jackie could barely see at all. She had been wearing glasses since second grade and contacts since 7th grade. She couldn’t see anything unless it was right in front of her face. “My husband would put on my glasses and tease me that he could see into next week with them,”... Read more »

Cat Scratch Disease Can Cause Blindness

June 15, 2015

If you've ever played with a cat or kitten, you know that it's not unusal for "claws to be drawn" during an interaction with a finicky feline. Cat-scratch disease (CSD) is a bacterial infection spread by cats. CSD is caused by a bacterium called Bartonella henselae. CSD can affect the brain, eyes, heart, or other internal organs.

Long Term Study Shows that PRK/Epi-LASIK is Nearly 100% Safe

March 30, 2015

Dr. Gold discusses a long term study from University Hospital in London, where 46 patients were followed over the past 17-20 years after having PRK, a form of laser vision correction that does not involve cutting the cornea. Evaluations were done on the efficacy, safety and stability of PRK as opposed to LASIK, which does... Read more »

Is Laser Vision Correction Painful?| Liberty Vision Hamden

March 10, 2015

Meet Mary Ellen, who had her custom Epi-LASIK laser vision correction here at Liberty Vision about 4 weeks ago. She passed her one-month checkup with flying colors, and is really happy to be able to read a magazine, or any printed material with the same clarity she enjoyed with her contact lenses. “My husband is... Read more »

Laser Vision Correction Patient Experience|Liberty Vision Hamden|Chris

March 10, 2015

Meet Chris, who, together with his wife, had his vision corrected a month ago. Chris is seeing better than ever before, had no pain associated with the surgery and is very pleased with both the results and his choice of surgeon. Post surgically, Chris did develop some inflammation in one eye. Dr. Gold says this... Read more »

Should You Bother With Sunglasses in Winter?

March 3, 2015

To put the sunglasses on, or not? That is the question. Many people wonder if it’s worth the bother, especially in winter. It’s mostly cloudy, but bright out because of the snow on the ground. If you need to switch from prescription glasses to your prescription sunglasses  while you’re in the car, or walking on... Read more »

Does Smoking During Pregnancy Affect Your Newborn’s Vision?

February 27, 2015

In case you needed another reason to quit smoking during pregnancy, you can add “potentially causes vision problems for your baby” to the list of reasons to kick the habit. The medical community has long known that maternal cigarette consumption can lead to a variety of growth problems and developmental delays for babies. A recent... Read more »

Overcoming the FEAR of Having LASIK Surgery

January 8, 2015

Patients who are consdiering having laser vision correction have a few things in common: They are really tired of wearing glasses or contacts They have been thinking about having corrective surgery for 18 months to 5 years They are afraid of having eye surgery and the potential poor outcome They are worried about the expense of... Read more »

A Patient Testimonial | Liberty Vision |Hamden CT

December 15, 2014

Today is Monday, and Mike just had his surgery on Friday. He was seen by Dr. Gold on Saturday morning and also today. Mike had a custom Epi-LASIK procedure to create “monovision” in one eye. This will allow him to see both up close and at a distance without the use of eyeglasses or contact... Read more »