Scott and Christie and Associates is only 1 of 10 locations nationwide that currently offer the SYMFONY lens to patients that suffer from cataracts. The SYMFONY lens from Abbot Medical can reduce and in many cases eliminate a patients need to wear glasses after cataract surgery. The Tecnis SYMFONY Intraocular Lens was specifically developed to […]
About Willam C. Christie M.D.
William C. Christie M.D. is an owner of Scott & Christie and Associates. He has been practicing ophthalmology since 1990 and has performed over 20,000 cataract procedures. Currently Dr. Christie offers cataract patients cutting-edge, multi-focal and accommodating lens technologies as well as the limbal relaxing surgical procedure which helps correct astigmatism.
Dr. Christie volunteers his time and expertise both locally and internationally. He is a board member of the Urban Impact Foundation, a Pittsburgh organization devoted to helping disadvantaged youth. Additionally, he has travelled several times to the Manna Mission Hospital in Ghana, Africa to perform cataract surgery for people who otherwise would not have access to vision care.
Entries by Willam C. Christie M.D.
You’ve come to an important crossroads: should you get contacts or not? There are many factors to consider. Types of Contacts There are multiple types of contacts. Soft contact lenses are comfortable and easy to wear full time, or just occasionally. There is little to no adjustment period with these lenses. You can also get […]
Gone are the days when glasses were unfashionable and geeky. Eyewear has become a huge statement piece in the fashion world. Many celebrities wear glasses with pride, and they have even made their way onto the red carpet. Kate Winslet and Patricia Arquette turned heads wearing thick-rimmed black glasses and black cat-eye glasses respectively with […]
You’re picking out the frames for your glasses! How exciting! Remember, it’s important to look at color as well as shape. Your frames can be both colorful and complementary. Even though it’s easy to go with black or brown to play it safe, thinking that they’ll match with everything, it’s important to consider how the […]
Why is it so important to have your child’s vision checked? It is extremely important to check your child’s vision from a very young age! Vision is a huge part of a child’s development, and it is best to catch any problems early on and find a solution quickly. Vision problems can hurt a child’s […]
Most of us have heard about how UV, which stands for ultraviolet radiation, is dangerous. It is invisible light, and only some of it is blocked by the ozone layer. It can cause sunburn and skin cancer. But UV isn’t just bad for your skin. It’s also harmful to your eyes. UV can be linked […]
What Is Ocular Health? Ocular health is, simply, the health of our eyes. Our eyes capture light and then work with our brains to help us see. Good ocular health is defined as having vision that is 20/20 or better with or without correction, and disease free eyes. What Threatens Ocular Health? Unfortunately, our eyes are constantly […]
Summer is upon us! That means warmer, longer days and more opportunities to get outside and relax, but as soon as you go outside your door, you find yourself squinting in the sunlight…even with your sunglasses on! What’s up with that? The too-bright light you are experiencing is called glare. What Causes Glare? Glare is […]
What Is Blue Light? Sunlight, or “white light” has a wide color spectrum. This visible light is made up of red, orange, yellow, green, and blue light. These types of light range in wavelength and energy. Blue light has the most energy of the visible lights, due to its shorter wavelengths. Blue light is very prevalent […]
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