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25 Jun 21
Average Age For Cataract Surgery

Average Age for Cataract Surgery

A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens. Your eye’s natural lens is located directly behind the pupil and is made up of mostly water and protein. As you get older, the protein parts of the lens can begin to clump together. These clumps start small but grow larger over time. The bigger they get, the more they can compromise your vision. A cataract can make objects appear blurry. It can also make colors seem less bright. Cataracts are a common condition, especially for older people. Cataracts typically begin developing in people age 40 years and older but…

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18 Jun 21
Can I Watch TV After Cataract Surgery?

Can I Watch TV After Cataract Surgery?

Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure completed in less than one 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 weeks of recovery.  Your cataract surgery recovery begins immediately following your procedure. A light shield will be placed over your eye immediately after surgery to keep you from accidentally rubbing it. Most patients are able to go home within a few hours of the procedure. You will be required to have a friend or family member drive you home following surgery.  During…

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11 Jun 21
Is LASEK Expensive?

Is LASEK Expensive?

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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04 Jun 21
Does Everyone Get Cataracts Eventually?

Does Everyone Get Cataracts Eventually?

A cataract is a common condition in which a normally clear eye lens becomes cloudy, causing blurry vision similar to looking through a foggy window. A cataract occurs when there is a buildup of proteins in the lens, creating protein clumps. These clumps, or deposits, prevent light from passing clearly through the lens, thus disrupting normal vision.  Cataracts are a part of the natural aging process. If you live long enough, you will eventually develop cataracts. The eyes mainly consist of water and protein. As we grow older, some of the protein may form chunks and cloud a certain area…

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25 May 21
Things To Avoid After Laser Eye Surgery

Things to Avoid After Laser Eye Surgery

Laser eye surgery provides many people with the option to get rid of their contact lenses and glasses and improve their quality of life with better vision. When considering laser eye surgery, it is important to understand what to expect with recovery.  Following surgery, there will be certain restrictions on the patient's activities for a period of time after the procedure. Understanding the recovery process will help a patient to avoid making mistakes which can be detrimental to the recovery process or otherwise put the patient and their vision at risk. Below are some tips of what to avoid after…

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18 May 21
How Long Does Blepharoplasty Surgery Take?

How Long Does Blepharoplasty Surgery Take?

One of the first things noticed about a person is their eyes. During the aging process wrinkles, lines and puffiness can contribute to a tired or aged appearance. Eyelid surgery (known as blepharoplasty) is a corrective procedure that can reduce sagging lids, dark circles or bags under the eyes, remove excess wrinkles and provide a more youthful appearance to the eye area. Blepharoplasty is often performed in conjunction with other facial procedures such as a face lift or rhinoplasty. For upper eyelid surgery, incisions are generally hidden within the natural fold of the upper eyelid and extend slightly beyond the…

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11 May 21
Preparing For LASIK Surgery

Preparing for LASIK Surgery

Even though LASEK surgery is a relatively safe procedure, it is normal to experience uneasiness or nervousness prior to surgery. If you are scheduled for LASEK eye surgery in Rogers, properly preparing for LASEK will help you feel more at ease and increase your chances of a positive outcome. Here are some tips to help you prepare for LASEK: On the day before surgery stop using makeup, lotions, perfumes or creams. These substances may cause debris to get into your eyes.  Arrange for transportation. You'll need to have someone drive you to and from your place of surgery. It may…

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04 May 21
Do I Qualify For LASEK?

Do I Qualify for LASEK?

Want to know if you qualify for LASEK vision correction? There are several factors that our doctors look 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…

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25 Apr 21
Can I Drive After A LASEK Consultation?

Can I Drive After a LASEK Consultation?

A LASEK consultation at BoozmanHof includes several steps to determine if you are a suitable candidate for LASEK surgery. This appointment will last approximately 2-3 hours, during which time you will have your vision, eyes and overall health thoroughly evaluated.  During the visit in Rogers, our doctors is creating a thorough assessment and highly detailed measurements of your entire eye and its capabilities. This information determines 3 very important things: The overall health of your eyes. If LASEK is recommended (or not recommended) for your eyes, your vision and your lifestyle. If LASEK is recommended, and you decide to move forward,…

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18 Apr 21
What Are LASEK Doctors Called?

What are LASEK Doctors Called?

LASEK doctors are eye doctors called 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 a 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 4 or more years of college premedical education, 4 or more years of medical school, 1 year of internship, and 3 or more years of specialized medical, surgical and refractive training in eye care.…

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