Is Ortho K a Good Alternative to LASIK?

January 16, 2018

Orthokeratology, sometimes called Ortho K, is IMHO a dangerous pseudo-technology that can at least cause permanent corneal warpage and at worst cause blindness or the loss of an eye! The practitioners of Orthokeratology would have you believe that the risks of Orthokeratology are not greater than the wearing of any other rigid contact lens.  However,... Read more »

Dr. Jeffrey Gold of Liberty Vision Recognized as Best of New Haven for 7th Year in a Row 

July 10, 2017

July 10, 2017 – Hamden, CT – Liberty Vision is proud to announce it has been recognized for the seventh year in a row in CT Now’s Best of New Haven Reader’s poll. This year, CT Now’s readers scored Liberty Vision and Dr. Jeffrey Gold as The Best Place for LASIK and a Best Eye... Read more »

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... 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... 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 »