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11 Sep 19
What Conditions Can LASEK Treat?

What Conditions Can LASEK Treat?

LASEK is a popular and advanced treatment for improving vision. LASEK is used to treat refractive errors of the eye. In most cases, these errors happen because the shape of the eye isn’t quite right and, as a result, light doesn’t focus on the retina the way it should. In some cases, refractive errors are corrected with eyeglasses or contacts, but LASEK provides a long-term solution that often results in clearer vision. Common refractive errors include: Hyperopia: Hyperopia is commonly referred to as farsightedness. People with this condition may have trouble clearly focusing on nearby objects while they can see…

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04 Sep 19
Doctors Who Perform LASEK

Doctors Who Perform LASEK

LASEK surgeons are eye doctors who are 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 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 four or more years of college premedical education, four or more years of medical school, one year of internship, and three or more years of specialized medical, surgical and refractive training in eye care.…

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26 Aug 19
What Do You Feel During LASEK?

What Do You Feel During LASEK?

LASEK eye surgery is a very popular vision correction procedure, in part because it is patient-friendly in many ways. The procedure only takes about 15 minutes for both eyes, and the healing process begins immediately with little to no discomfort. A common question among LASEK patients is “What do I feel during LASEK?” In order to answer this question, it helps to understand a bit about how the procedure works. The goal of LASEK is to gently reshape the cornea, treating only very small portions of tissue by using a precise laser. Throughout the procedure in Rogers, Our Doctors will…

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19 Aug 19
What Are The Three Types Of Cataracts?

What Are the Three Types of Cataracts?

A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye that impairs vision. There are three main types of cataract: Nuclear Sclerotic, Cortical and Posterior Subcapsular. The types of cataracts are classified based on where and how they develop in the eye. Nuclear Sclerotic Cataract: A nuclear sclerotic cataract refers to the hardening of the nucleus, the center, of the lens of the eye. In the early stages of this condition, the lens becomes cloudy and yellow before eventually hardening (sclerosis is the medical term for hardening). As this type of cataract progresses, it changes the eye's ability to…

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12 Aug 19
Can I Have Coffee Before LASIK?

Can I Have Coffee Before LASIK?

Before and after your LASEK procedure it is advised that you avoid caffeinated drinks, including coffee.  Caffeine can cause your eyes to feel dry, which can make it more difficult for you to fully relax during and after the procedure.  Prior to your surgery, Our Doctors recommend that you avoid caffeine for a few hours. It is a good idea to consume several glasses of water or other non-alcoholic, caffeine-free fluids per day as you prepare for LASEK, beginning several days before the procedure. Taking an omega-3 supplement and using lubricating eye drops may also be recommended a few days…

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05 Aug 19
Recent Advances In LASIK

Recent Advances in LASIK

LASEK surgery is the most popular laser vision correction procedure performed today, and for good reason. Ongoing advancements in laser technology and ophthalmology 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 most advanced LASEK techniques include: Bladeless – LASEK involves reshaping the cornea to correct any 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 LASEK techniques utilize…

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29 Jul 19
How Do I Know If I Qualify For LASEK?

How Do I Know if I Qualify for LASEK?

There are several factors that Dr. Cole looks at when examining prospective patients to determine their LASEK eligibility. You may qualify for LASEK if you: Are at least 18 years of age: LASEK is FDA-approved for people aged 18 and older. However, young adults are encouraged to postpone LASEK until their mid-20s. This age of ocular maturity typically means prescriptions are more stable.  Have a stable prescription: To have LASEK eye surgery, you must have a stable prescription. This means your eyeglass and contact lens prescription has not changed for at least two consecutive years. Have no significant eye problems:…

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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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