Entries by Willam C. Christie M.D.

Vision Problems in Children

Refractive errors are the most common cause of vision problems among school-age children. Parents, as well as teachers, should be aware of these 10 signs that a child’s vision needs correction: Consistently sitting too close to the TV or holding a book too close Losing his/her place while reading or using a finger to guide […]

Dry Eyes

The number of Americans suffering from dry eyes is on the rise and continues to be one of the most common reasons patients visit their eye doctor. Over 26 million Americans have dry eye, and many don’t even realize they have the issue because they attribute it to eye fatigue or allergies. One reason dry […]

Diabetic Retinopathy

DIABETIC RETINOPATHY For patients living with diabetes, there are many aspects of their health that they must keep track of. An area that they should absolutely not neglect is their eyesight. It is especially important for adults over 40 with diabetes to have their vision checked annually as the beginning stages of diabetic retinopathy may […]

Digital Eye Strain: 10 Tips for Relief

In this day and age, it has become nearly impossible to go a whole day without looking at some sort of digital screen. Some of us have to look at them all day while at work. Over 50% of people who work wi9th computers show eye strain and other bothersome visual symptoms. Here are 10 […]

Blepharitis

Blepharitis: What is it? Blepharitis sounds like a serious eye disorder, but it is really a very common ailment that we often see in here in our offices at Scott & Christie. It is the term for a chronic inflammation of the lower eyelids and eyelashes. Blepharitis symptoms include: redness, swelling, itching, and irritation; causing […]

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Currently, more than 3 million people in the United States have glaucoma, approximately 120,000 are blind from glaucoma, accounting for 9% to 12% of all cases of blindness. Glaucoma is called “the sneak thief of sight” since there are no symptoms and once vision is lost, it’s permanent. As much as 40% of vision can […]

Knowing Your LASIK Options

There are some companies out there that entice customers with a low LASIK price, of $299 per eye. We are here to tell you that there is no such thing. The “$299 per eye” is for the lowest prescription glasses possible. At Insight LASIK and Refractive Group, we won’t even recommend LASIK surgery for such […]

Patient Care on the Forefront of Technology

Patient Care on the Forefront of Technology Today, eye care research and technology are constantly evolving. In Western Pennsylvania, Scott and Christie Eyecare Associates continues to set new standards in eye care through its commitment to delivering current technology advancements to not only support medical problems of the eye, but by also using technology to […]

Cataract Surgery Options

CATARACT SURGERY: KNOW YOUR OPTIONS. The Problem of Cataracts. More than 20 million Americans aged 40 and older are affected by cataracts, the leading cause of blindness worldwide. Cataracts are readily managed by surgery. And with today’s innovative technology, cataract surgery can not only restore vision, but actually improve patients’ quality of life. New Technology. Scott […]

CATALYS Precision Laser

Laser Cataract Surgery Using the CATALYS Laser, Dr. William C. Christie M.D., can provide you with a gentle, accurate, and customized treatment. The Precision Laser System is designed specifically for laser cataract surgery. Traditionally, many steps that are involved in a cataract surgery are done by the use of handheld instruments. Now these steps can […]