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22 Jul 19
How Should You Sleep After Cataract Surgery?

How Should You Sleep After Cataract Surgery?

Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure completed in under an hour. Cataract surgery has a high success rate in improving your eyesight and should allow you to return to your normal activities, like driving, following a few simple weeks of recovery. Your cataract surgery recovery begins immediately following your procedure. At the completion of your cataract surgery, a lightweight protective shield will be placed over your eye, held in place with surgical tape. This shield will decrease the risk of injury from inadvertently rubbing or accidentally bumping your eye. Most patients are able to go home within a few hours…

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15 Jul 19
Paying For LASEK

Paying for LASEK

LASEK is an investment in your vision. Based on patient experience, it’s also an experience that adds valued benefits and satisfaction to a person’s life. Having LASEK eye surgery is a better solution for many people that have nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism than other visual aids. If you are considering LASEK surgery to correct your vision issues, you are likely wondering how you will pay for such a surgery. Most health insurance companies consider LASEK and other vision correction procedures to be not medically necessary, since vision can be corrected with eyeglasses and contact lenses. Therefore, the cost of LASEK…

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08 Jul 19
How Does LASEK Work?

How Does LASEK Work?

LASEK is a popular form of laser vision correction surgery that can correct a range of vision issues with a goal of reducing or eliminating the need for glasses or contact lenses. LASEK 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. …

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01 Jul 19
What Are Some Signs Of Cataracts?

What are Some Signs of Cataracts?

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, if left untreated, they can quickly begin impacting vision and 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 signs and symptoms associated with cataracts. Some signs of cataracts include: Blurred Vision – The cloudy film that develops over the lens causes a gradual blurring of one’s vision. This blurring…

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24 Jun 19
Cataract Lens Options

Cataract Lens Options

A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens of the eye that typically occurs with age. During cataract surgery, the natural lens of the eye is replaced with an artificial lens, known as an intraocular lens (IOL). These artificial lenses are made of clear plastic, silicone or acrylic materials, and are coated with UV blocking substances. At BoozmanHof in Rogers, we offer several cataract lens options to suit the different needs of our patients. These options can do more than just treat cataracts. They can drastically improve vision, making you less dependent on glasses or contacts. Monofocal Intraocular Lens…

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17 Jun 19
Will Insurance Pay For LASEK Surgery?

Will Insurance Pay for LASEK Surgery?

Unfortunately, most insurance companies don’t cover LASEK because laser eye surgery is nearly always considered an elective procedure. Elective procedures are typically procedures that are optional, nice to have done, but not medically necessary.  Although insurance does not often cover the cost of LASEK, certain people may be able to get their laser eye surgery covered due to special circumstances. People with certain safety requirements (police or firefighters) or medical conditions—such as contact lens intolerance, severe dry eyes or severe allergies—might qualify for insurance-covered LASEK. Either of these conditions can make wearing glasses and contacts dangerous or impossible, leading to…

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10 Jun 19
What Will Happen If A Cataract Is Left Untreated?

What Will Happen if a Cataract is Left Untreated?

Cataracts occur when changes in the lens of the eye cause it to become less transparent, resulting in cloudy or blurry vision. Cataracts interfere with the passage of light through the lens of the eye. The lens is a crystalline structure that sits just behind the pupil - the black circle in the center of the eye through which light enters. The light is focused by the cornea and the lens on the retina, a layer of light-sensitive cells at the back of the eye which creates electrical impulses of the image then transmitted to the brain, enabling us to…

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03 Jun 19
How Do I Choose A LASEK Doctor?

How Do I Choose a LASEK Doctor?

Choosing a LASEK doctor is one of the most important decisions to make once you have decided to have LASEK surgery. But how do you know who the best person is for such a task? When choosing a LASEK doctor, consider the following key factors: Credentials – One should make sure that their LASEK doctor is board-certified, meaning that an entity recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties has certified the surgeon to practice their specialty. Also, make sure that the surgeon is licensed in the state they are performing the procedure. Technology – Understanding the type of technology…

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26 May 19
What Is The Best Age To Get LASEK?

What is the Best Age to Get LASEK?

LASEK is a great option for many people who suffer from poor eyesight. But one question many people have before considering this procedure is what the best age is to get LASEK? There is a right and wrong age for LASEK. The Best Age For LASEK Generally, the perfect candidate for LASEK is someone between the ages of 20 and 40. This is because a major determining factor in LASEK candidacy is a stable eye prescription for at least two years. Just as your body grows and matures through adolescence, so do your eyes. Research shows that your eyes begin…

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19 May 19
Are You Awake During Cataract Surgery?

Are You Awake During 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 two hours from check-in to heading home! The procedure itself usually lasts less than fifteen minutes and is virtually painless. Typically, patients are awake during cataract surgery. This eliminates risks…

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