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13 Aug 17

LASEK Recovery Tips

LASEK is one of the most popular forms of vision correction in the world today. The ability to experience the world around you without the daily dependence on glasses or contacts to perform functions such as driving and working leads to a deeper enjoyment of your day. One of the many benefits of LASEK is a fast healing and recovery time. Most LASEK patients have clear vision within days of surgery, without the assistance of glasses. Here are several tips that can speed up the recovery process even further and help you avoid any complications: Take Adequate Time to Heal:…

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06 Aug 17

How to Find the Best LASEK Surgeon

If you are considering LASEK surgery, one of the most important things to consider is how to find the best LASEK surgeon. LASEK surgery is an extremely popular vision correction method and while you may be excited to have clear vision, it is important to take your time and do your research before going through with surgery. LASEK surgery is a common procedure, but that doesn’t mean all LASEK surgeons are equal. Let’s look at some tips to help you find the right LASEK surgeon for you. Credentials: Not all LASEK surgeons are board certified. Make sure the surgeon you…

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31 Jul 17

LASEK After 40

When a person’s near vision begins to diminish, sometime after age 40, many incorrectly assume that readers, bifocal/progressive glasses are the only options to see up close. Fortunately, this is far from the truth. Today, with the latest LASEK technology, there are several options for LASEK after 40. Everyone over 40 will eventually suffer from presbyopia  - the inability to see close-up. As your body ages, the natural lens of the eye loses its flexibility. Since this is a natural condition of the lens of the eye and not the cornea, it affects everyone; from normal glasses and contact wearers, to…

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23 Jul 17

Wearing Contacts Before a LASEK Consultation

If you are a contact lens wearer who is interested in LASEK eye surgery for vision correction and to reduce your dependency on contacts, it’s important to be aware of the restrictions surrounding wearing contact lenses before your LASEK consultation. Prior to a LASEK consultation and surgery, it is vital that contact lenses not be worn for a certain period of time. This is because contact lenses can alter the shape of the cornea. During your LASEK consultation in Rogers, Dr. Cole will take measurements of your eye and will evaluate the curvature of your cornea to assess your candidacy and…

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16 Jul 17

How Effective is Laser Eye Surgery?

Thousands of people across the globe have experienced the lasting benefits of laser eye surgery. Laser eye surgery has proven highly effective in most people with common vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. In fact, as many as 70% of patients will experience better than 20/20 vision once they’ve had the procedure. So, what makes laser eye surgery such an effective option for vision correction? The most effective form of laser eye surgery utilizes the latest technology available to LASEK surgeons.  In the early years of LASEK surgery, the procedure required the use of a mechanical cutting tool to…

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09 Jul 17

How to Find the Best LASEK Surgeon

If you are considering LASEK surgery, one of the most important things to consider is how to find the best LASEK surgeon. LASEK surgery is an extremely popular vision correction method and while you may be excited to have clear vision, it is important to take your time and do your research before going through with surgery. LASEK surgery is a common procedure, but that doesn’t mean all LASEK surgeons are equal. Let’s look at some tips to help you find the right LASEK surgeon for you. Credentials: Not all LASEK surgeons are board certified. Make sure the surgeon you…

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02 Jul 17

LASEK After 40

When a person’s near vision begins to diminish, sometime after age 40, many incorrectly assume that readers, bifocal/progressive glasses are the only options to see up close. Fortunately, this is far from the truth. Today, with the latest LASEK technology, there are several options for LASEK after 40. Everyone over 40 will eventually suffer from presbyopia  - the inability to see close-up. As your body ages, the natural lens of the eye loses its flexibility. Since this is a natural condition of the lens of the eye and not the cornea, it affects everyone; from normal glasses and contact wearers, to…

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26 Jun 17

LASIK and LASEK

Today there are several refractive surgery options to correct myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. LASIK and LASEK are popular forms of refractive laser eye surgery. Although these procedures are similar and have the same goal of correcting refractive errors to achieve clear vision, they do have some differences and are suited for certain patients depending on individual factors. LASIK remains the most popular laser eye surgery, but for people who are not suitable LASIK candidates for various reasons, LASEK may be a better option. Like other types of laser refractive surgery, LASEK works by reshaping the cornea using an…

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19 Jun 17

How Long Does LASEK Last?

In general, LASEK eye surgery is considered to be a permanent way to correct vision. Given that the procedure takes roughly 30 minutes total to complete, this is pretty impressive. Over the last several decades, LASEK results have proven to be very stable. After the initial healing period of 3 to 6 months, your distance visual acuity should remain the same for the rest of your life (provided, of course, that you don't develop cataracts or some other age-related eye disease). Rarely, a small percentage of patients will experience regression - a return of some nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. If…

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13 Jun 17

Types of Cataract Surgery

If the lens inside your eye has become cloudy, you may want to consider cataract surgery. During cataract surgery in Rogers, Dr. Cole removes the cloudy lens and replaces it with an artificial lens (called an intraocular lens: IOL) to restore clear vision. The procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis and does not require an overnight stay in a hospital or other care facility. There are three types of cataract surgery, the most common form today is a process called phacoemulsification. Phacoemulsification: With the use of an operating microscope, your surgeon will make a very small incision in the…

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