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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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11 Feb 21
Can You Have LASEK After Cataract Surgery?

Can You Have LASEK After Cataract Surgery?

LASEK surgery can be performed 3-6 months after cataract surgery, however, it may not be necessary. Modern cataract surgery can help to reduce a person's need for glasses. In fact, depending on the intraocular lens that you choose to have implanted in your eye during cataract surgery, you might even eliminate the need for glasses.  During cataract surgery in Rogers, Our Doctors can also correct your nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism with the use of a premium intraocular lens (IOL) customized to correct your specific refractive errors and reduce or eliminate your need for eyeglasses after surgery. There are even multifocal…

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04 Feb 21
Is LASEK Effective Long Term?

Is LASEK Effective Long Term?

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 Jan 21
How Long Does It Take To Heal From LASEK?

How Long Does it Take to Heal from LASEK?

As soon as your LASEK surgery is complete, your eyes will have already begun the healing process. The initial healing period after LASEK occurs rather quickly. Long-term LASEK healing can last from several weeks to several months. It's normal to experience some fluctuations in your vision and other side effects during your LASEK healing time. The First Few Days of Healing: You will need someone to drive you home following you LASEK procedure in Rogers. During the first few days following LASEK, you may feel some eye pain, along with irritation and watering. Some patients experience a gritty feeling as…

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18 Jan 21
How Much Is LASEK?

How Much is LASEK?

The cost of LASEK eye surgery varies drastically across the country. Several factors influence the LASEK cost, but the average price most people pay is about $2,000 per eye.  The price you'll pay for your LASEK depends on several factors, including: The type of laser technology you choose The type of surgical instrument used to create the corneal flap If your pre-op exam and follow-up visits are covered in the fee If your post-op medications are included in the fee If retreatments (if necessary) are covered in the fee The skill, reputation and experience of your refractive surgeon The community…

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