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Dr. David Carlin

CarlinVision Doctors, Michael A. DeRosa MD, Melanie Bennett-Sims MD, David Carlin MD, Richard Carlin MD, Blake Thornhill OD, Allison R Tyler MD, and Michael Willman DO.

A Look Back – 40 Years of Carlin Vision

When Dr. Richard Carlin opened his door for patients for the first time in 1977, the entire practice was two people: Richard and the receptionist, Linda. Forty years later, the Carlin Vision practice employs about 60 people, including seven doctors, and there is a surgery center as well as an impressive free-standing office building.

Allison R. Tyler, MD

Tall Tale: Cataract surgery hurts

Tall Tale: Cataract surgery hurts
Truth: You should not experience pain during cataract surgery. A few hours after surgery, you may notice mild scratchiness or soreness that is relieved by taking an over the counter medicine such as Tylenol or Advil.

David Carlin, MD

Do you suffer from baggy or puffy eyelids?

Baggy eyelids do more than keep you from looking your best. Your droopy eyelids can block your vision and keep you from seeing everything you should! As we age, the eyelid skin, just like other skin in the body, loses its elasticity and stretches.

David Carlin, MD

Blepharoplasty vs. Ptosis

I get a lot of questions from patients about insurance paying for their eyelid surgery. Insurance will actually pay if it’s medically necessary – that is – if it’s interfering with your vision, which is easily determined with a free in-office consultation.

Simulation: Before and After

Life after cataract surgery

Cataracts have existed for centuries. With state-of-the-art surgical techniques, cataract surgery has become one of the safest and more effective outpatient procedures. According to the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 3 million Americans undergo cataract surgery each year, with an overall success rate of 98% or higher.