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04 Nov 21
Reasons To Have LASEK?

Reasons to 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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25 Oct 21
How Quickly Can Cataracts Develop?

How Quickly Can Cataracts Develop?

Most age-related cataracts typically develop over a span of years, so it’s a relatively slow process. How quickly a cataract develops does vary based on the individual. In fact, the speed of cataract development can even vary between the two eyes in the same person. While there is no scientific proof that you can slow the progression of cataracts, there are certainly steps you can take to help reduce your risk factors. Maintain Regular Vision Care – Even if your vision is clear and healthy, make it a priority to schedule yearly eye exams. Routine visits allow your doctor to…

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18 Oct 21
Can You Drive After LASEK?

Can You Drive After LASEK?

In our world of instant gratification, we want results as soon as possible. If you are considering LASEK corrective eye surgery, one of the main benefits is nearly perfect vision right after surgery. LASEK is widely considered the most popular surgery choice due to minimal recovery time and improved, clear vision very quickly after surgery with little to no pain or downtime. While you are likely to have the visual capability of hitting the open road, driving on your own will need to wait until you have been given all clear by your doctor.  Patients can’t and shouldn’t drive themselves…

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11 Oct 21
Will I Need To Wear Sunglasses After LASEK Surgery?

Will I Need to Wear Sunglasses After LASEK Surgery?

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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04 Oct 21
Can You Get LASEK Twice?

Can You Get LASEK Twice?

Thousands of people across the globe have experienced the lasting benefits of laser eye surgery. Laser eye surgery has proven highly effective in most people with common vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. In fact, as many as 70% of patients will experience better than 20/20 vision once they’ve had the procedure. So, what makes laser eye surgery such an effective option for vision correction? The most effective form of laser eye surgery utilizes the latest technology available to LASEK surgeons.  In the early years of LASEK surgery, the procedure required the use of a mechanical cutting tool to…

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25 Sep 21
What Kind Of Laser Is Used For LASEK?

What Kind of Laser is Used for LASEK?

LASEK surgery is the most popular laser vision correction procedure performed today, and for good reason. Ongoing advancements in laser technology have made way for successful surgeries and better visual outcomes. At BoozmanHof in Rogers, our doctors utilize the latest advancements in LASEK surgery to offer patients the best possible vision correction experience. The kind of lasers used for LASIK include the following: Bladeless Femtosecond – LASEK involves reshaping the cornea to correct the refractive error. To access the cornea, a flap must be made. In previous vision correction techniques, the flap was created using a hand-held bladed tool. Modern…

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18 Sep 21
Can You Drive After LASEK Surgery?

Can You Drive After LASEK Surgery?

LASEK is a quick, outpatient surgery. The procedure itself usually lasts less than 15 minutes and is virtually painless.  You will not be able to drive immediately after LASEK surgery and will need to plan for someone else to drive you home. There are a number of very good reasons for this. Patients generally receive a mild oral sedative, like Valium, prior to the procedure. Since this sedation will not wear off for a couple of hours, you will not be allowed to drive yourself home and will likely not be cleared to drive for at least 24 hours. Also,…

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11 Sep 21
Do Ophthalmologists Perform Cataract Surgery?

Do Ophthalmologists Perform Cataract Surgery?

Cataracts are a cloudiness that forms in the normally clear lens of the eye, leading to decreased vision. Although cataracts are a leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 40, cataract surgery options offer an easy solution to clear vision for the millions that suffer from the condition. Cataract surgery can only be performed by a specific type of eye doctor, an ophthalmologist.  When it comes to eye care, ophthalmologists are the most trained and skilled professionals in the field. An ophthalmologist is a physician, either a doctor of medicine (MD) or doctor of osteopathy (DO),…

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04 Sep 21
Benefits Of LASEK

Benefits of LASEK

LASEK surgery offers a wealth of benefits for the average eyeglass wearer. If you’ve been wearing eyeglasses for a long time, consider a few of the benefits of LASEK listed below.  Improved Vision: The primary LASEK benefit is that 95% of patients who undergo the procedure achieve 20/40 vision, the vast majority of those achieving 20/20 vision or better.  Although each patient is different, the statistics show that a significant number of those who undergo LASEK surgery significantly improve their vision.  Long-lasting Results: Following a stabilization period of about 3 months for the eye to adjust, LASEK results are expected…

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25 Aug 21
Artificial Sweeteners & Your Vision

Artificial Sweeteners & Your Vision

If you’re trying to watch your weight by using artificial sweeteners instead of sugar, you may see an effect on your vision (which can be especially troublesome if you’ve already invested in better vision through BoozmanHof).  Certain artificial sweeteners, such as cyclamates, may make your eyes more sensitive to light (according to WebMD).  Blurred vision, eye pain and in extreme cases blindness can be a side-effect of sweeteners like aspartame.  Every person’s ability to handle artificial sweeteners is completely different. For some people, incorporating small amounts of these sugar substitutes will help in weight loss. However, others may be more…

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