BoozmanHof Blog

16 May 17

LASEK vs Contacts

For some people, making the decision to have LASEK is not as straightforward as it is for others. Misunderstandings about the safety and cost of laser eye surgery can sometimes cause patients to hesitate to move forward. It’s important to understand the record of LASEK vs contact lenses, over both the short and long term. LASEK vs Contacts Safety A lot of the misperception about LASEK safety comes from the very earliest days of laser eye surgery, when the technology and procedure itself was new. It was hard for people to accept that something so radical could be safe. Time…

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07 May 17

LASEK in One Eye Only

In the early days of LASEK surgery, the procedure was performed on one eye at a time. Today, most patients have treatment on both eyes during one safe and easy procedure. Although today it is common practice to treat both eyes together, some patients opt to only have LASEK in one eye for various reasons. LASEK works to correct refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. If you have normal vision in one eye and blurry vision in the other, LASEK treatment would only be performed on the one eye that needs correction. If both your eyes require correction…

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30 Apr 17

Preparing for LASEK

Even though LASEK is a relatively safe procedure, it is normal to experience uneasiness or nervousness prior to surgery. If you are scheduled for LASEK eye surgery in Rogers, properly preparing for LASEK will help you feel more at ease and increase your chances of a positive outcome. Here are some tips to help you prepare for LASEK: On the day before surgery, stop using makeup, lotions, perfumes or creams. These substances may cause debris to get into your eyes. Arrange for transportation. You'll need to have someone drive you to and from your place of surgery. It may take…

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23 Apr 17

Presbyopia

Presbyopia is a normal result of the aging process. The crystalline lens within your eyes is composed of proteins. These proteins are soft and flexible when you are younger. As you approach middle age, presbyopia occurs as the protein composition of the crystalline lens changes, making it harder and less flexible. When the crystalline lens loses its ability to flex, it is no longer able to change its shape and effectively bend light rays as sharply, and the ability to focus on near objects is diminished. Symptoms of presbyopia typically begin between age forty and fifty and progressively worsen through…

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16 Apr 17

LASEK Reviews

If you're tired of wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses, you may wonder whether LASEK surgery is right for you. After all, LASEK surgery has a successful history and most patients are satisfied with their results. Potential patients rely heavily on LASEK reviews from family, friends and colleagues. When researching LASEK surgery, it is important to read LASEK reviews by patients who have had the procedure and can speak to their experience. After reading through BoozmanHof LASEK reviews, the most important step is to schedule an exam with Dr. Cole to determine if you are a good candidate for LASEK surgery. Although…

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09 Apr 17

Why is Some LASEK Cheap?

If you are considering LASEK, you've probably noticed advertisements for low-cost, discount LASEK. While discount LASEK eye surgery may sound enticing, there are numerous reasons to be wary of these so-called “deals.” Let's review why some LASEK is cheap: Discount LASEK advertisements usually contain fine print regarding the actual cost of the LASEK procedure. Typically, this either means hidden fees are involved and the patient doesn’t actually save money or only a small number of people qualify to receive LASEK eye surgery at that low price. Many times these ads look great on the surface but it is only after…

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05 Apr 17

LASEK Consultation Preparation

In order to determine if you are a candidate for LASEK, you must first have a thorough, dilated eye exam with a qualified ophthalmologist. This exam is often referred to as a LASEK consultation. Here are a few things to consider for your LASEK consultation preparation: Discontinue Contact Use: It is important for you to stay out of your contact lenses for at least 2 weeks prior to your consultation. Contact lens use can change the shape of your corneal surface which can reduce the accuracy of the measurement of your refraction. Know What to Expect: During the examination several tests will be…

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28 Mar 17

Cataract Surgery Options

Cataracts are a cloudiness that forms in the normally clear lens of the eye, leading to decreased vision. Although cataracts are a leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 40, cataract surgery options offer easy solutions to clear vision for the millions that suffer from this condition. Depending on your pre-operative vision and desired result, Dr. Cole in Rogers may choose to remove your cloudy lens and replace it with a clear lens implant called an intraocular lens (IOL). This has been done for routine cataract surgery for years. There are several IOL options that remedy different types…

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19 Mar 17

LASEK for Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a common condition in which the cornea of the eye has a shape similar to that of a football, rather than a normal corneal shape resembling a baseball. Because the cornea is oddly shaped, light bends unequally as it enters the eye, causing vision distortion or blurriness. Many who suffer from astigmatism do not know that it can often be corrected with LASEK eye surgery. Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASEK) is a popular form of laser eye surgery that reshapes the inner layer of the cornea to correct myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. LASEK eye surgery has proven to…

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13 Mar 17

Types of Laser Eye Surgery

Laser eye surgery, sometimes called vision correction surgery or refractive surgery, is any surgical procedure used to correct vision problems. In recent years, tremendous advancements have been made in this field. Many people have experienced better vision and a more enjoyable lifestyle after having laser eye surgery. Most types of laser eye surgery work by reshaping the cornea, the clear front part of the eye, so that light traveling through it is properly focused onto the retina located in the back of the eye. Other types involve replacing the eye’s natural lens. There are several different types of laser eye…

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