BoozmanHof Blog

25 Jul 20
The Importance Of Eye Exams

The Importance of Eye Exams

Eye exams aren’t just for people who have vision problems. An annual eye exam is important for everyone—no matter age or physical health—to maintain healthy eyes, prevent vision problems and diagnose diseases early. At BoozmanHof, Our Doctors recommend a yearly comprehensive eye exam to all patients. The frequency of appointments may increase based on age, physical health and cases of hereditary eye conditions. Eye examinations are an important part of health maintenance for everyone. Adults should have their eyes tested to keep their prescriptions current and to check for early signs of eye disease. For children, eye exams can play…

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18 Jul 20
What Is LASEK Recovery Like?

What is LASEK Recovery Like?

LASEK surgery is one of the most popular forms of vision correction. Recovery from LASEK can vary from person to person, however most people see 20/20 by the next morning after their LASEK procedure. Although the patient’s vision is usually very good, that does not mean that healing is complete. It is common for healing to go on for weeks to months after the procedure. During this healing period, most patients can go about their usual work and recreational activities. After a LASEK procedure there is customarily 3-4 follow-up visits over the first year.  Immediately after LASEK surgery, patients should…

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11 Jul 20
Yearly Costs Of Glasses And Contacts

Yearly Costs of Glasses and Contacts

The average eyeglass wearer will buy a new pair of glasses every 1-2 years and spend an average of $200 to $600 per pair. Eyeglass prices vary tremendously, depending upon the type of frame and type of lenses. You may also need to have more than one pair of glasses. Many people have separate glasses for computer use, prescription sunglasses, or just a spare pair as a backup.  Contact lenses are typically even more expensive than glasses. The average amount spent annually on contact lenses is around $250, but this price can fluctuate quite a bit depending on the type…

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04 Jul 20
The Invention Of LASEK

The Invention of LASEK

While LASEK is now a household term and common form of eye surgery, just a couple of decades ago it was a brand-new procedure that intrigued many people who were inconvenienced daily by their contacts and eyeglasses. Further back, researchers experimented with rudimentary techniques of surgical vision correction that involved freezing the cornea before removing connective tissue – a far cry from today’s advanced and precise methods. The Early Years of LASEK In 1978, doctors in the United States began performing a procedure called Radial Keratotomy, RK. This technique entailed several corneal incisions to shape and correct refractive errors. It…

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25 Jun 20
Qualifications Of LASEK Doctors

Qualifications of LASEK Doctors

Choosing your LASEK doctor is one of the most important decisions you will make during your LASEK journey. LASEK doctors are highly skilled ophthalmologists that specialize in the medical and surgical care of the eyes and visual system.  Ophthalmologists are eye physicians and eye surgeons. They can be either Doctors of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctors of Osteopathy (D.O.). Typically, eye doctors who perform LASEK surgery must have completed four years of pre-medical undergraduate education, four years of medical school, one year of internship and three or more years of specialized medical and surgical training in eye care as a resident…

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18 Jun 20
How Popular Is LASEK?

How Popular is LASEK?

LASEK has been a popular vision correction procedure for more than 20 years. LASEK uses a laser to reshape your cornea — the clear, round dome at the front of your eye — to improve the way your eye focuses light rays onto your retina, resulting in better vision.  There are many reasons why LASEK is so popular, including: Quick and Easy Procedure – LASEK surgery takes 10 to 15 minutes for each eye. Generally, both eyes are done during the same procedure. LASEK is an outpatient procedure, allowing patients to return home to rest following their surgery. High Success…

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11 Jun 20
What Happens If You Blink During Cataract Surgery?

What Happens if You Blink During Cataract Surgery?

If the lens inside your eye has become cloudy, you may want to consider cataract surgery. During cataract surgery in Rogers, Our Doctors 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. The procedure itself usually lasts less than 15 minutes and is virtually painless.  Cataract surgery patients often worry about what may happen if they blink during the procedure. Although this is an understandable concern,…

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04 Jun 20
Does LASEK Require Anesthesia?

Does LASEK Require Anesthesia?

When you think of having a surgical procedure, you typically will associate anesthesia as part of that experience. LASEK is not like most surgical procedures because general anesthesia is not necessary. While some patients may prefer the idea of being “put to sleep” for the duration of their procedure, it is actually very important that LASEK patients be alert and able to follow directions during the surgery. During LASEK treatment in Rogers, Our Doctors will need the patient to stare at a light for about 60 seconds while the laser works. A steady visual fixation on the light is critical for…

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25 May 20
Are You Sedated For Cataract Surgery?

Are You Sedated for Cataract Surgery?

If the lens inside your eye has become cloudy, you may want to consider cataract surgery. During cataract surgery in Rogers, Our Doctors 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.  The procedure itself usually lasts less than 15 minutes and is virtually painless.  Cataract surgery patients often wonder if they will be sedated for the procedure. Most cataract surgeries are performed under a local…

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18 May 20
How Does The Corneal Flap Heal After LASEK?

How Does the Corneal Flap Heal After LASEK?

LASEK, which stands for laser in-situ keratomileusis, is a popular surgery used to correct vision in people who are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism.  One aspect of LASEK surgery that has made it such an innovative and effective procedure is the LASEK flap. The first step of LASEK eye surgery is to partially detach a very thin layer of tissue from the cornea. This layer of tissue remains attached to the cornea on one side, creating a flap. Our Doctors then uses a cool laser to alter the shape of the cornea beneath the flap. Changing the shape of the cornea corrects…

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