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Cornea, Cataract, and LASIK Surgery

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What Symptoms Are You Experiencing?

Blurry Vision

Do you suffer from constant blurry vision? People experiencing sudden blurry vision may find it difficult to see clearly or manage their usual tasks. Although not all instances are a cause for concern, some may require medical treatment. The answer to why you have blurry vision is best answered by your eye care professional, who can offer diagnosis and prompt treatment so that your vision does not get worse. Some causes of blurry vision include, nearsightedness, astigmatism, dry eyes, computer vision syndrome, retina issues (detachments, tears) farsightedness and presbyopia.

Dry Eyes

Dry eye is a condition that occurs when the eyes do not produce enough tears or when the tears evaporate too quickly, and it can be caused by a variety of factors including age, medications, certain medical conditions, and environmental factors. If you are suffering from dry eyes your best option is to schedule a consultation. Dry eyes can be extremely frustrating and diagnosis of what kind of dry eye you have needs to be done by a professional in order to create a treatment protocol. Bowden Eye Associates is nationally recognized for their dry eye treatment programs.

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Eyelid Issues

Sagging or drooping eyelids can not only be visually unattractive but they can also obstruct vision. Eye doctors that specialize in eyelid problems are known as oculoplastic eye surgeons. Eyelid issues can include, blepharitis, styes, chalazion, meibomianitis or a tear duct obstruction. if you feel that your eyelids are not functioning properly or you are not seeing because of this please feel free to contact us immediately for an appointment.

Night Driving Problems

Many people suffer from night driving problems or halos coming off the headlights. Between the glare of oncoming headlights and the deep shadows, upcoming curves and obstacles are harder to notice. There could be a variety of issues causing this to happen and might even be the onset of cataracts. If night driving is a problem it is better for you to get your vision checked out with an eye exam at Bowden Eye Associates. There are variety of solutions and aids are available for helping drivers with mild to moderate night driving difficulties.


It’s common for people to report seeing halos around lighting, especially at night. Sometimes, this isn’t a cause for any concern as it’s the eye’s response to bright lights. Although there is no direct treatment for halos this can be corrected when another issue is fixed, such as cataracts.


Astigmatism gives you sometimes clear vision and sometimes blurry vision at all distances. Astigmatism results from imperfections in the curvature of your eyeball. When you have astigmatism, the front surface of the eye or the lens, inside the eye, is curved differently in one direction than the other.

Distance Vision Problems

Not being able to see in the distance is usually related to myopia also known as nearsightedness. With near sightedness objects up close appear clear and in focus but distant objects are blurry and hazy. Nearsightedness is a common eye focusing disorder. It has been on the rise for several decades. It is estimated that by 2050, nearly half the people in the world will have nearsightedness.

Trouble Reading

This may also be known to many as reading vision. Around age 40 our eyes go through a change called presbyopia. Presbyopia affects the lens of the eye. The lens focuses light that enters the eye on the retina, or back of the eye. Contact our office for an appointment to check out what might be going on with your aging eyes. Also referred to as DLS or dysfunctional lens syndrome.

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What Should You Be Thinking About Before Cataract Surgery

You will be using your new eyesight every waking moment for the rest of your life. Please take as much time as needed to consult with us as well as your family. Our surgeons, technicians and coordinators are available to help you make the best decision.

  • Should I consider laser cataract surgery instead of traditional cataract surgery?
  • What type of lens implant would be best for me after cataract surgery, a monofocal, astigmatism correcting or full focus multifocal lens implant?

Amazing Detail with LASIK

If you have been suffering with contact lenses and glasses, laser vision correction or LASIK could give you the visual freedom you have been wanting. If you feel like your vision problems are hard to fix do not hesitate to call us as we have vision correction solutions for high prescriptions, astigmatism, dry eyes and farsightedness too. Bowden Eye & Associates is an outcome and patient focused LASIK surgery practice in Jacksonville, Florida with a reputation of excellence in eye care.

Trust your vision to the Jacksonville LASIK eye surgeons with excellent outcomes and advanced technology. Schedule an LASIK consultation to determine if LASIK or another vision correction option could enhance your vision. Read more about Dr. Frank Bowden's achievements.

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Do You Struggle with Dry Eye Disease

One of the Nation's Leading Dry Eye Practices

Bowden Eye & Associates under the leadership of Dr. Frank Bowden and practice administrator, Patti Barkey has made treating dry eye major priority. Not just prescribing drops, but creating an entire protocol that evaluates the dry eye disease and then determines the best approach. Not all dry eye disease is the same. Some people suffer from environmental issues and allergic issues while others struggle with gland and inflammation issues. Patients come from all over the country to Jacksonville just to be evaluated by this practice. Additionally, Bowden Eye & Associates are the founder of Dry Eye University and teach hundreds of practices every year on proper dry eye evaluation and treatments.


What Our Patients Say

"I had cataract surgery performed at another local eye physician’s office that left the vision in right eye worse than before the surgery. Dr. Bowden corrected the previous surgery and returned my vision to near 20/20. I would highly recommend anyone to go to Dr. Bowden before considering other local doctors."

Helena, Jacksonville, FL

"My wife calls them my 'bionic eyes.' They're Trulign Lenses by Dr. Bowden that gave me 20/20 vision in both eyes. We did one eye and then five months later did the other eye. Now I don't need to wear glasses anymore. Yes, there's a regime...of eye drops to nurture the good work, but I read a book a week! And watch lots of TV, and use my computer five hours a day, and I drive my car day and night. Actually, I had to get a new driver's license to take away the provisions that said I needed to wear glasses. Not bad for an 85 year old, don't you think? THANK YOU to Dr. Bowden and all your staff for such competent and caring attention at all times."

Richard, Jacksonville, FL

"I saw Dr. Darbandi for Laser Vein Removal. She told me beforehand what to expect and made sure all my questions were answered. I have had this ugly vein in my leg for over 10 years and have been so embarrassed over it. The day of my procedure the vein was almost completely gone!! It takes a few days/weeks to see complete results and I can't wait! Next, I want Laser Hair Removal by Dr. Darbandi. Highly recommend her treatments!"

Bri, Jacksonville, FL