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The Family Eye Site

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18503 Pines Blvd Suite 205
Pembroke Pines, FL 33029
Phone: (954) 430-8330
Fax: (954) 430-3638

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday9:00am6:00pm
Tuesday9:00am6:00pm
Wednesday9:00am7:00pm
Thursday2:00pm6:00pm
Friday10:00am5:00pm
Saturday9:00am2:00pm
SundayClosedClosed
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Eye SurgeryEyeglasses have been a traditional solution for correcting vision problems for many centuries. When contact lenses arrived on the scene, they offered a new practical solution for restoring vision. Now an increasing number of eye surgery options have displaced glasses or contacts as the only solutions for healthy vision.

Eye Surgery Evolution

Advanced technology has made it possible to reshape eyes and restore vision to healthy levels for many people from all walks of life. Surgical techniques and tools have rapidly evolved over the past two decades to create procedures that are both safe and helpful.

Corrective surgeries for eyes now include everything from using lasers to reshape the cornea surface to inserting artificial lenses. These procedures correct how light entering the eye is processed – leading to much sharper vision in patients.

The state of the cornea is a determining factor in these surgeries. Thinner corneas with a high degree of myopia, for example, usually require a more invasive surgery to reshape the eye surface enough to improve vision.

Types of Eye Surgeries

Laser correction surgeries offer a snapshot of evolution in eye surgeries. Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) became the first successful surgery to change the shape of the cornea through removing tissue. The FDA approved PRK in 1995 and it is still widely used early in the 21st Century. With PRK, it only takes a few days for vision improvements to be realized.

LASIK followed on the heels of PRK. It involves cutting a thin flap in the outer covering of the eye to reshape the cornea. Unlike PRK, it only takes a few hours to gain sharper vision with LASIK surgery. There is some risk of suffering dry eye and other complications such as halos around bright lights until the flap fully heals. LASIK can be done with the aid of a mechanical cutting tool, using all lasers or incorporating wavefront technology that measures how light hits the eye.

Nearsighted patients are not alone in benefiting from surgeries. Farsightedness can be corrected through Conductive Keratoplasty (CK). It uses a small probe and low heat radio waves to create spots around the cornea periphery. CK steepens the cornea to give patients better near vision.

Some eye surgeries require implanting new artificial lenses to produce vision improvements. Implantable lenses similar to contact lenses can correct more severe levels of nearsightedness. These artificial lenses go permanently over the natural lens on the eye. Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) takes it a step further and replaces the natural lens with an artificial lens of a different shape. RLE is done to correct extreme farsightedness.

Eye Surgery Considerations

Our eyes change as we age, so some corrective surgeries are not a good option for everyone. People under 18, for example, are not good candidates for laser eye surgeries because their eyes change rapidly as their bodies are growing.

Health also factors into eye surgeries. If you have diabetes or other medical conditions that impact eyesight, certain eye surgeries may pose serious risks.

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Testimonial

Dr Pearl is caring and warm and provides excellent eye care services. His staff is professional. I felt welcomed from my first visit and that has never changed.

- Yvonne T / Pembroke Pines, FL


Dr. Kennedy and his staff were amazing. I've been seeing him since 2008, and he is the only doctor that has had the patience to help me get the right prescription since I had a corrective eye procedure many years ago. My eyes are very different but I am really satisfied with the care and throughness of every exam he does on me. His new office is closer to me which makes it more convenient. His staff was very friendly and kind. I received an email and post card letting me know of his new location. I also recieved text message reminders for my last appointment. I would recommend Dr. Kennedy and his attentive staff to anyone.

- Martha Beckenstein


Sevice very fast and efficient in a timely matter. I came in last Tuesday morning and recieved my new pare off glasses the following Wednesday afternoon!

- David Figueroa


Dr. Kennedy has great bedside manners and resolved my issue quickly. I highly recommend him and his helpful staff!

- Kailey MacNamara


Really cool Doc, very thorough with his eye exams, takes time to connect with his patients and doesn't try to rip you off. Staff are professional and super nice!!

- Sagi Varghese


Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday9:00am6:00pm
Tuesday9:00am6:00pm
Wednesday9:00am7:00pm
Thursday2:00pm6:00pm
Friday10:00am5:00pm
Saturday9:00am2:00pm
SundayClosedClosed

Meet the Optometrist

Meet The Optometrist Dr. Caleb Kennedy is an optometric physician and the new optometrist at The Family Eye Site. Dr. Kennedy has practicing in Pembroke Pines, Florida since 2008. Read More

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