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25 Apr 20
Will I Need To Wear Contacts After LASEK?

Will I Need to Wear Contacts After LASEK?

LASEK is a highly successful refractive surgery, helping thousands of patients eliminate their need for glasses and contacts. In fact, around 95% of people who have had LASEK vision correction surgery are pleased with their results. Of course, LASEK procedures don't produce perfect vision for everyone. Individual results depend on several factors including the unique way your corneas respond to laser energy and how your eyes heal after surgery. LASEK and other laser vision correction procedures reshape your eye's front surface by removing microscopic amounts of tissue from the cornea. Occasionally, this can cause irregularities in the shape of the…

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18 Apr 20
How Are You Kept Still During LASEK?

How are You Kept Still During LASEK?

A common concern among LASEK patients is if 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 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 open, so…

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11 Apr 20
Should I Use My Tax Refund For LASEK?

Should I Use My Tax Refund for LASEK?

Are you daydreaming of a more carefree lifestyle? Do you want to be spontaneous? Do you wish you could wake each day with clear vision? Have you considered having LASEK eye surgery to give you the freedom you want and more? There are many reasons why people use their tax return to have LASEK surgery in Rogers. Advantages of LASEK include: Clearer visionImproved self-esteemLess eye strainMore freedomComfortThe chance to do what you want when you wantNo more broken glasses, lost contacts and cleaning solutionsThe ability to work and live as actively as you wishCost saving in the long run Unfortunately,…

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04 Apr 20
How Long After LASEK Can I Rub My Eye?

How Long After LASEK Can I Rub My Eye?

Immediately following your LASEK procedure in Rogers, you will be sent home wearing an eye shield meant to protect your eyes as they heal. Eye protection is especially important at this time, as the flap created in your cornea during surgery is now re-attaching as part of the body’s natural healing process. Rubbing or touching the eyes at this time could cause the flap to become dislodged, interrupting the healing process.  So how long should you avoid rubbing your eyes after LASEK? As a general rule, you should completely avoid rubbing the eyes for the first two weeks post-op. After…

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25 Mar 20
How Long Does A LASEK Procedure Take?

How Long Does a LASEK Procedure Take?

LASEK is the most commonly performed laser eye surgery used to correct myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. LASEK, which stands for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, 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.   In most cases, laser eye surgery is…

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18 Mar 20
Should I Avoid Cheap LASEK?

Should I Avoid Cheap LASEK?

You may be tempted by cheap LASIK surgery prices you see advertised. These low cost rates may seem appealing until you realize what you are really being offered. The Top 3 Reason You Should Avoid Cheap LASEK: 1. Technology: Most cheap LASEK eye surgery fees do not include the use of cutting-edge technology. When you see cut-rate prices for LASEK, you are often witnessing the charge for LASEK without the newest and most advanced lasers. These procedures often use less precise measuring techniques, too. This means that your surgery will be a one-size-fits-all treatment instead of being more customized for…

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11 Mar 20
What Kind Of Sedation Is Used For Cataract Surgery?

What Kind of Sedation is Used for 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 2 hours from check-in to heading home! The procedure itself usually lasts less than 15 minutes and is virtually painless.  Typically, patients are awake during cataract surgery. This eliminates risks…

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04 Mar 20
What Is The Average Age For Cataract Surgery?

What is the 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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