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19 Apr 19
How Vision Works Test

How Vision Works Test

Anatomy of the Eye The eye is a complex organ that works much like a camera, focusing light rays and forming an image. On the surface of the eye is the cornea: a thin, spherical layer of tissue that provides a clear window for light to pass through. In a healthy eye, the cornea bends or refracts light rays so they focus precisely on the retina in the back of the eye. Beneath the cornea is the iris, the colored part of the eye we refer to when we say a person has brown or blue eyes. In the center…

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31 Mar 19

How Successful is LASEK?

During LASEK in Rogers, your surgeon uses the latest laser technology to carefully and effectively reshape your cornea to improve vision. LASEK has proven to be an incredibly safe procedure. Studies show that 55% of all LASEK patients achieve vision of 20/20 or better and 93% of patients achieve 20/40 or better. While LASEK is considered to be highly successful, not every patient experiences the crisp vision they desire. Up to 10% of those that have a LASEK procedure will need to undergo a second surgery in order to get the results that they were hoping for. LASEK success may…

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24 Mar 19

How Long Do You Have to Wear Sunglasses After LASEK?

Caring for your eyes after your LASEK procedure is vitally important. Your eyes will be extra sensitive to light for the first month after the LASEK surgery and you will be required to wear protective goggles and sunglasses following the procedure. On the day of your LASEK surgery, you will need to keep your eyes in the dark for the rest of the day. Immediately following your procedure you will be given dark goggles to wear home and for the first few days of recovery. In addition to protecting your eyes from harmful light, these goggles also protect from rubbing…

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17 Mar 19

Can You Blink During LASEK?

Many people who are considering LASEK eye surgery express various concerns. One of the most common questions we hear is, “What if I blink during my procedure?” The prospect of blinking or moving the eyes during LASEK or any other laser vision correction procedure is one of the most common concerns potential candidates have. Fortunately, the use of advanced technology and other precautions taken during treatment should alleviate these concerns. There is nothing that a patient can do to mess up their LASEK procedure. Our laser uses a sophisticated tracking system that measures the position of your eye a thousand…

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10 Mar 19

What is Astigmatism?

Astigmatism is a common condition 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. Normally, the cornea and lens are smooth and curved equally in all directions, helping to focus light rays sharply onto the retina at the back of your eye. However, if your cornea or lens isn't smooth and evenly curved, light rays aren't refracted properly. This is called a refractive error. When the cornea has an…

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03 Mar 19

How to Find the Best LASEK Surgeon

If you are thinking about correcting your vision with LASEK eye surgery, perhaps the most important decision you will make is your choice of surgeon. With so many LASEK surgeons in the Rogers area, it can be difficult to know how to choose the best one for you and your needs. Choosing the right LASEK surgeon can make a significant difference in the ultimate quality of your vision. If you are considering LASEK surgery, consider the following: Experience: Experience is the key to a safe and successful LASEK surgery. Don’t feel shy about asking your potential surgeon how many times…

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24 Feb 19

Can You Be Too Old for LASEK?

If you have considered vision correction surgery, you may have wondered how old you have to be to have LASEK. LASEK has been FDA approved for patients 18 or older. You may also wonder if you can be too old for LASEK surgery. There is no ideal age to have the procedure, but it is important to have a stable prescription and, of course, healthy eyes. One benefit of having LASEK performed when you are younger is that there are more years to enjoy the benefit of improved vision, the eyes tend to heal quicker and stabilize faster, and there…

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17 Feb 19

What is Hyperopia?

Hyperopia, also known as farsightedness, is a refractive error that causes blurry vision. Having a refractive error means that the shape of your eye does not bend light correctly, resulting in seeing a blurred image. Hyperopia, also called hypermetropia, farsightedness or long-sightedness, is a vision problem that causes blurry vision when focusing on nearby places and objects, but clear vision when focusing at a greater distance. What Causes Hyperopia? Hyperopia occurs when the image formed by the focusing mechanism of the eye is behind the retina. The condition is caused by an eye that is shorter than normal or a…

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10 Feb 19

Are You Awake 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 your surgeon 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…

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03 Feb 19

Am I a Candidate for LASEK Eye Surgery?

LASEK eye surgery can correct such eye problems as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. To find out if you are a candidate for LASEK, you will need a comprehensive vision exam and consultation by an experienced eye doctor to determine if LASEK is a good fit for you. Before your LASEK consultation in Rogers, there are some general criteria that can guide you in deciding if this is the right procedure for you. To have laser eye surgery you should be in good eye health, good overall health and have realistic expectations of the LASEK procedure: LASEK Candidates Should…

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