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25 Mar 20
How Long Does A LASEK Procedure Take?

How Long Does a LASEK Procedure Take?

LASEK is the most commonly performed laser eye surgery used to correct myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. LASEK, which stands for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, improves vision by reshaping the cornea. Your cornea is the clear front surface of your eye. Many vision imperfections, including nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, occur because the shape of the cornea does not allow light to properly focus on the back of the eye. LASEK utilizes laser technology to precisely reshape the cornea to allow light to enter the eye at the proper angle for improved vision.   In most cases, laser eye surgery is…

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18 Mar 20
Should I Avoid Cheap LASEK?

Should I Avoid Cheap LASEK?

You may be tempted by cheap LASIK surgery prices you see advertised. These low cost rates may seem appealing until you realize what you are really being offered. The Top 3 Reason You Should Avoid Cheap LASEK: 1. 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 will be a one-size-fits-all treatment instead of being more customized for…

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11 Mar 20
What Kind Of Sedation Is Used For Cataract Surgery?

What Kind of Sedation is Used for Cataract Surgery?

Cataracts are a common age-related condition where the lens of the eye starts to become cloudy. This leads to progressive vision impairment. Cataracts are easily treated with a simple surgical procedure to remove the cloudy lens and replace it with a new, clear lens, known as an intraocular lens or IOL.  Today, most cataract surgery is done on an out-patient basis, and the entire process usually takes no more than 2 hours from check-in to heading home! The procedure itself usually lasts less than 15 minutes and is virtually painless.  Typically, patients are awake during cataract surgery. This eliminates risks…

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04 Mar 20
What Is The Average Age For Cataract Surgery?

What is the Average Age for Cataract Surgery?

A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens. 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. A cataract can make objects appear blurry. It can also make colors seem less bright. Cataracts are a common condition, especially for older people. Cataracts typically begin developing in people age 40 years and older but…

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25 Feb 20
What Happens If You Blink During LASEK?

What Happens if You Blink During LASEK?

A common concern among potential LASEK patients is whether they will be awake during the procedure. Yes—patients are awake during LASEK. However, there is no need to worry if you accidentally blink or move your eyes during the surgery. Thanks to advanced LASEK technologies in Rogers, your eyes will remain comfortably steady as Our Doctors provide the vision correction results you need to see as clearly as possible. Before the procedure begins, you will be given anesthetic eye drops that numb the eyes. This will help reduce discomfort during the operation. Then, they’ll use an instrument that will keep your…

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18 Feb 20
How Does LASEK Work On Astigmatism?

How Does LASEK Work on Astigmatism?

Astigmatism is an extremely common condition. Thankfully, patients with this condition have several reliable treatment options, including LASEK laser vision correction. Here’s what you need to know about how LASEK surgery works to correct astigmatism. What is Astigmatism? Astigmatism is caused by an imperfection in the curvature of the cornea or lens of the eye. The cornea is the clear, round dome covering the eye's iris and pupil. The lens of the eye is a transparent structure behind the cornea. In eyes without astigmatism, the cornea is evenly rounded across all areas, helping to focus light rays sharply onto the…

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11 Feb 20
What Is The Difference Between LASEK And PRK?

What is the Difference Between LASEK and PRK?

LASEK and PRK have enabled millions of people to achieve excellent vision. If you are considering laser eye surgery, there are a number of options to consider. Two of the most well-known procedures are LASEK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) and PRK (photorefractive keratectomy). Both procedures have their pros and cons, and your eye doctor can help you determine which type of surgery is best for you based on your specific situation. When it comes to comparing LASEK vs. PRK, the procedures have both similarities and differences. LASEK and PRK are both refractive eye surgeries that can be used to correct…

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04 Feb 20
Preparing For A LASEK Consultation

Preparing for a LASEK Consultation

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 when preparing for a LASIK consultation: 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…

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25 Jan 20
Can I Drive After Cataract Surgery?

Can I Drive After Cataract Surgery?

Today, most cataract surgery is done on an outpatient basis, and the entire process usually takes no more than 2 hours from check-in to heading home! The procedure itself usually lasts less than 15 minutes and is virtually painless.  Typically, cataract surgery is performed under local anesthesia and the recovery time is minor. Most patients are seeing clearly just one day after surgery, with little or no discomfort. Although you are not put to sleep with general anesthesia for the procedure, you will not be allowed to drive yourself home and will likely not be cleared to drive for at…

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