BoozmanHof Blog

18 Mar 18

Cheap LASEK (Why You Should Be Wary)

The average cost of LASEK eye surgery is more than $2,000 per eye. You may be tempted by cheap LASEK surgery prices that are advertised. These low cost rates may seem appealing until you realize what you are really being offered. The Top 3 Reason to Avoid Cheap LASEK: Technology: Most cheap LASEK eye surgery fees do not include the use of cutting-edge technology. When you see cut-rate prices for LASEK, you are often witnessing the charge for LASEK without the newest and most advanced lasers. These procedures often use less precise measuring techniques, too. This means that your surgery…

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11 Mar 18

Vision Conditions LASEK Corrects

LASEK laser vision correction in Rogers with Dr. Cole could be the path to better vision for you. LASEK not only improves your vision; it improves your quality of life. There are four general vision conditions that LASEK corrects. Myopia: Myopia is also called nearsightedness and is a condition where you can see objects close-up much clearer than objects at a distance. If you have myopia, it is because your eye shape is longer than normal and/or you have an excessively steep cornea. Because of this, light entering your eyes does not focus on the retina as it should, but…

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04 Mar 18

How Long Does Cataract Surgery Take?

Cataract surgery is a procedure used to treat cataracts where changes in the lens of the eye cause cloudy, blurry or misty vision. The lens is the crystalline structure that sits just behind your pupil, which is the black circle in the center of your eye. Cataracts occur when changes in the lens of the eye cause it to become less transparent, making it difficult to see clearly. Cataracts sometimes start to develop in a person's eye lens as they get older (age-related cataracts), stopping some of the light from reaching the retina. Although cataracts are often associated with age, in…

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25 Feb 18

Dry Eye Treatments

Dry eyes are no fun: They itch, sting and tear up. Many LASEK patients, approximately 50%, experience dry eye symptoms following their LASEK surgery. The reason so many people experience dry eye after LASEK is that the creation of the corneal flap affects the nerves that regulate the production of tears. If you have developed dry eye after undergoing LASEK, you are not alone. The symptoms are usually mild, and they typically don’t last long. However, in some cases dry eye can persist for months or years. Thankfully, there are several dry eye treatments available. Remedies to Treat Mild Dry…

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18 Feb 18

Cataract Surgery

A cataract is simply a clouding of the natural lens inside the eye. The lens maintains a delicate balance between water and protein so that we can see clearly through it. When the proteins clump together, the resulting cataract blocks some of the light entering the eye, making vision blurry or hazy. Cataracts typically occur more frequently in older adults, however, there are many other factors such as family history, diabetes, long-term UV exposure, eye injury or certain medications like steroids that can contribute to cataracts. Cataract symptoms may include: Blurry vision Lights sensitivity Halos Double vision Decreased night vision…

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11 Feb 18

Custom LASEK

Custom LASEK is a laser vision correction procedure which uses the latest technology to measure the unique visual characteristics of your eye to customize your treatment. Custom LASEK in Rogers provides an additional level of precision over what traditional LASEK offers and provides you with the best possible quality vision. A device called a wavefront analyzer measures the way light travels through your eye and then creates a 3-D wavefront map which is unique in the same way that your fingerprint is unique to you. Your wavefront map provides a detailed diagram of the areas of distortion (called aberrations) that…

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04 Feb 18

LASEK Consultation and Exam

A LASEK consultation and exam at BoozmanHof includes several steps to determine if you are a suitable candidate for LASEK surgery. This appointment will last approximately 2-3 hours during which time you will have your vision, eyes and overall health thoroughly evaluated. You might wonder why the LASEK consultation and evaluation is so long. During the visit in Rogers, Dr. Cole is creating a thorough assessment including highly detailed measurements of your entire eye and its capabilities. This information determines three very important things: The overall health of your eyes. If LASEK is recommended (or not recommended) for your eyes,…

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28 Jan 18

What is a Cataract?

A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens. As this normally clear lens gets cloudy, it decreases your ability to see well. A cataract can make objects appear blurry. It can also make colors seem less bright. Your eye’s natural lens is located directly behind the pupil and is made up of mostly water and protein. As you get older, the protein parts of the lens can begin to clump together. These clumps start small but grow larger over time. The bigger they get, the more they can compromise your vision. Cataracts are a common condition, especially for…

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21 Jan 18

Is LASEK Safe?

People who struggle with vision issues often wonder if a laser vision correction procedure such as LASEK might be a better option for them than glasses or contact lenses. For those who take the next step to consider LASEK eye surgery, frequently the first question that comes to mind is: Is LASEK safe? By every scientific and clinical standard, LASEK is among the safest elective procedures available today. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t any risks and it isn’t necessarily right for every person. A few basic facts that many patients find comforting include: LASEK has been around for nearly…

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16 Jan 18

Types of Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye that impairs vision. There are four types of cataracts: Nuclear Sclerotic, Cortical, Posterior Subcapsular and Congenital. The types of cataracts are classified based on where and how they develop in the eye. Nuclear Sclerotic Cataract: A nuclear sclerotic cataract refers to the hardening of the nucleus, the center, of the lens of the eye. In the early stages of this condition, the lens becomes cloudy and yellow before eventually hardening (sclerosis is the medical term for hardening). As this type of cataract progresses, it changes the eye's ability to…

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