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25 Apr 21
Can I Drive After A LASEK Consultation?

Can I Drive After a LASEK Consultation?

A LASEK consultation at BoozmanHof includes several steps to determine if you are a suitable candidate for LASEK surgery. This appointment will last approximately 2-3 hours, during which time you will have your vision, eyes and overall health thoroughly evaluated.  During the visit in Rogers, our doctors is creating a thorough assessment and highly detailed measurements of your entire eye and its capabilities. This information determines 3 very important things: The overall health of your eyes. If LASEK is recommended (or not recommended) for your eyes, your vision and your lifestyle. If LASEK is recommended, and you decide to move forward,…

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18 Apr 21
What Are LASEK Doctors Called?

What are LASEK Doctors Called?

LASEK doctors are eye doctors called 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 a 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 4 or more years of college premedical education, 4 or more years of medical school, 1 year of internship, and 3 or more years of specialized medical, surgical and refractive training in eye care.…

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11 Apr 21
How Can You Tell If You Have A Cataract?

How Can You Tell if You Have a Cataract?

A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens of the eye. In most cases, cataracts develop slowly and may not significantly affect eyesight. However, they can quickly begin impacting vision and if left untreated, may even cause blindness. If cataracts are detected in the early stages, adequate measures can be taken to prevent worsening of the condition. For this reason, it is helpful to be aware of the symptoms associated with cataracts. If the following cataract symptoms are experienced, contact us to schedule an examination. Blurred Vision – The cloudy film that develops over the lens causes a gradual…

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04 Apr 21
What Happens In A LASEK Consultation?

What Happens in a LASEK Consultation?

The first step in having LASEK in Rogers is scheduling a consultation, during which our doctors will evaluate your candidacy for laser eye surgery. After a thorough discussion and a non-invasive eye exam, our doctors will be able to determine if LASEK is right for you. The doctor and staff can then recommend the best approach to the procedure based on your eye exam results. Preparing for your LASEK consultation: Our doctors will likely recommend that you stop wearing contact lenses in the days or weeks prior to your consultation. Contact lenses distort the shape of the cornea, and our…

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25 Mar 21
Who Is Not Suitable For LASEK Eye Surgery?

Who is Not Suitable for LASEK Eye Surgery?

Not everyone is a good candidate for LASEK eye surgery. There are several reasons why LASEK may not be a good choice of vision correction for some patients. Below is some information about who should NOT get LASEK: Those who are younger than 18 years old. LASEK results are permanent. However, a person's eye can change throughout life. Because vision can change dramatically during the adolescent years, LASEK is not recommended for anyone under the age of 18. Those who are pregnant or nursing. Hormone fluctuations during pregnancy and nursing can cause changes to a woman's vision and corrective prescription.…

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18 Mar 21
Can LASEK Fix Astigmatism?

Can LASEK Fix 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 can 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 retina…

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11 Mar 21
What Happens If You Blink During Laser Eye Surgery?

What Happens if You Blink During Laser Eye Surgery?

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 provides 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 eyes…

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04 Mar 21
Tips For Healthy Eyes

Tips for Healthy Eyes

Your eyes are an important part of your health. There are many things you can do to keep them healthy and make sure you are seeing your best. The following simple tips can help you keep your eyes healthy and your vision as clear as possible for many years to come: Get routine eye exams from an eye doctor. You might think your vision is fine or that your eyes are healthy, but visiting your eye care professional for a comprehensive dilated eye exam is the only way to really be sure. Your eye care professional is the only one…

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25 Feb 21
How Is LASEK Performed?

How is LASEK Performed?

LASEK is a vision correction procedure that aims at permanently altering the focusing power of the eye by reshaping the cornea with a precise excimer laser. LASEK is performed as an outpatient procedure while the patient is awake. Usually both eyes are operated on at the same time, but if you prefer, it can be done one eye at a time.  LASEK is performed in the following steps:  Eye Preparation – A few minutes prior to your LASEK procedure in Rogers, anesthetic eye drops will be placed in the eye to be treated. A special solution is used to clean…

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18 Feb 21
Can I Use My Phone After LASEK?

Can I Use My Phone 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 using your phone, computer, tablet or watching TV. Using your phone 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…

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