BoozmanHof Blog

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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08 Mar 17

LASEK Healing Time

As soon as your LASEK surgery is complete, your eyes will have already begun the healing process. The initial healing period after LASEK occurs rather quickly. Long-term LASEK healing can last from several weeks to several months. It's normal to experience some fluctuations in your vision and other side effects during your LASEK healing time. The First Few Days of Healing: You will need someone to drive you home following your LASEK procedure in Rogers. During the first few days following LASEK, you may feel some eye pain, along with irritation and watering. Some patients experience a gritty feeling as…

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28 Feb 17

Age for LASEK

LASEK is a great option for many people who suffer from poor eyesight. But one question many people have before considering this procedure is when is the best time to get LASEK? There is a right and wrong age for LASEK. The Right Age For LASEK Generally, the perfect candidate for LASEK is someone between the ages of 20 and 40. This is because a major determining factor in LASEK candidacy is a stable eye prescription for at least two years. Just as your body grows and matures through adolescence, so do your eyes. Research shows that your eyes begin…

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20 Feb 17

Is LASEK Covered by Insurance?

Many health insurance companies consider LASEK an elective procedure. Elective procedures are typically procedures that are optional, nice to have done, but not medically necessary. While LASEK is often considered an elective procedure, there are times when it may be medically necessary. These include: Surgery to correct vision problems caused by an injury. LASEK for patients that can’t wear glasses or contacts. LASEK to correct vision problems caused by surgery. LASEK to correct very severe vision problems (the definition of very severe varies from insurance company to insurance company). It's important to talk with your doctor to determine if your…

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15 Feb 17

Cataracts Under 40

A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens of the eye. As a lens becomes cloudy, vision is impaired. Although most cataracts develop from the natural aging process, cataracts can affect younger people, including those under the age of 40. Even children and young people can develop cataracts. Several factors can cause or contribute to cataracts in people under 40: Disease: Diabetes is a known risk factor for early cataracts. There are many other metabolic conditions that can cause cataracts. Medications: Steroids among other drugs can cause early cataracts. Environment: Excessive UV exposure can lead to cataracts. Trauma: Trauma…

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