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11 Nov 19
How Safe Is LASEK?

How Safe is LASEK?

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: How Safe is LASEK? 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…

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04 Nov 19
How Long Is Cataract Surgery?

How Long is Cataract Surgery?

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. When a cataract first develops, visual aids like contacts or glasses may help improve your vision. However once the cataract begins to interfere with daily tasks such as reading and driving, cataract surgery is the only viable treatment option. Cataract surgery is a relatively straightforward outpatient procedure performed under local anesthetic, which means you'll be awake during the procedure and can…

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25 Oct 19
Can I Watch TV After LASEK?

Can I Watch TV After LASEK?

Following LASEK surgery, it’s important to understand that your eyes are in a recovery process and you need to take special care to ensure they heal properly. Since your eyes are still healing, they will be especially sensitive in the first 24 hours after the LASEK procedure. Because of this, it’s recommended to wait at least 24 hours before watching TV. Watching TV immediately after the procedure can cause your eyes to strain, and that may negatively affect the healing process. Keeping eyes away from the screen will prevent them from straining, getting tired and drying out. After the first…

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18 Oct 19
Why Should I Have LASEK?

Why Should I Have LASEK?

If you are struggling with vision problems because of a refractive error, LASEK surgery may be the right tool to improve your eyesight. By correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, LASEK can truly change your life. Some reasons why you may consider LASEK surgery are: Convenience – One of the most positive reasons to have LASEK is the convenience of life without glasses and contact lenses. Imagine waking up in the morning and being able to read the clock without first searching for glasses or putting contacts in. Comfort – Glasses and contact lenses cause many people to experience regular discomfort…

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11 Oct 19
When Should You Have Cataracts Removed?

When Should You Have Cataracts Removed?

Cataracts occur when changes in the lens of the eye cause it to become less transparent, resulting in cloudy or blurry vision.  Cataracts interfere with the passage of light through the lens of the eye. The lens is a crystalline structure that sits just behind the pupil - the black circle in the center of the eye through which light enters. Incoming light is focused by the cornea and the lens on the retina, a layer of light-sensitive cells at the back of the eye which creates an electrical impulse of the image which is transmitted to the brain, enabling…

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04 Oct 19
Doctors Who Perform LASEK

Doctors Who Perform LASEK

LASEK surgeons are eye doctors who are ophthalmologists. When it comes to eye care, the most trained and skilled professionals in the field are ophthalmologists. An ophthalmologist is a physician, either a doctor of medicine (MD) or doctor of osteopathy (DO), who specializes in the medical and surgical care of the eyes and visual system and in the prevention of eye disease and injury. Ophthalmologists complete four or more years of college premedical education, four or more years of medical school, one year of internship, and three or more years of specialized medical, surgical and refractive training in eye care.…

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25 Sep 19
Financing Options For LASEK

Financing Options for LASEK

With the average cost of LASEK being more than $2,000 per eye in the U.S. and the procedure not being covered by most insurance plans, you might feel that laser vision correction is beyond your financial means. Thankfully, there are a number of LASEK financing options available to make LASEK affordable for people who cannot pay the full price of the procedure up front. Monthly payments for LASEK surgery using a financing plan can be less than $200 per month. Paying for LASEK Through Finance Companies Today it's commonplace to arrange monthly payments for a variety of health-related procedures, including…

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18 Sep 19
Does Insurance Cover Cataract Surgery?

Does Insurance Cover Cataract Surgery?

A cataract is a painless, cloudy area in the lens of the eye. The lens is enclosed in a lining called the lens capsule. During cataract surgery in Rogers, Our Doctors separate the cataract from the lens capsule. In most cases, the lens is replaced with an intraocular lens implant (IOL). In most instances, with certain limitations, cataract surgery costs are covered under both private insurance plans and Medicare. Private Insurance  Private insurance for cataract surgery is usually quite comprehensive but also quite variable. In most instances, private insurances cover a portion, if not all, of the Cataract Surgeon Fee,…

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11 Sep 19
What Conditions Can LASEK Treat?

What Conditions Can LASEK Treat?

LASEK is a popular and advanced treatment for improving vision. LASEK is used to treat refractive errors of the eye. In most cases, these errors happen because the shape of the eye isn’t quite right and, as a result, light doesn’t focus on the retina the way it should. In some cases, refractive errors are corrected with eyeglasses or contacts, but LASEK provides a long-term solution that often results in clearer vision. Common refractive errors include: Hyperopia: Hyperopia is commonly referred to as farsightedness. People with this condition may have trouble clearly focusing on nearby objects while they can see…

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04 Sep 19
Doctors Who Perform LASEK

Doctors Who Perform LASEK

LASEK surgeons are eye doctors who are ophthalmologists. When it comes to eye care, the most trained and skilled professionals in the field are ophthalmologists. An ophthalmologist is a physician, either a doctor of medicine (MD) or doctor of osteopathy (DO), who specializes in the medical and surgical care of the eyes and visual system and in the prevention of eye disease and injury. Ophthalmologists complete four or more years of college premedical education, four or more years of medical school, one year of internship, and three or more years of specialized medical, surgical and refractive training in eye care.…

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