BoozmanHof Blog

05 Oct 16

LASEK Candidate

LASEK eye surgery can be very successful when performed on the right patient. LASEK can treat severe degrees of nearsightedness, moderate amounts of farsightedness and astigmatism, but LASEK is not right for everyone. While the goal of LASEK surgery is to reduce dependency on glasses or contact lenses, having LASEK cannot guarantee 20/20 vision. Fortunately, most cases are successful in improving visual acuity. To be eligible for LASEK surgery, potential candidates must meet the following criteria: Age: Candidates must be at least 18 years old. General health: LASEK candidates must be in good general health, and should not have certain…

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01 Sep 15

How Old Do You Have To Be To Have LASEK?

Growing eyes are changing eyes.  LASEK, commonly referred to as laser vision correction, is a procedure meant for those who have a stable prescription.  A patient's eye prescription should be stable for at least one year prior to surgery. Until you’ve stopped growing and changing, you aren’t a good candidate for LASEK. In fact, the FDA has approved LASEK only for age 18 and over.  Some eye surgery centers prefer to operate only on patients 21 and over, to ensure stability.  Appropriate education is given to the patient prior to the procedure. For more information on LASEK, please contact the…

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01 Sep 15

5 Tips on Choosing a LASEK Surgeon

If you’re looking for a LASEK surgeon, the staff at BoozmanHof in Arkansas recommends that you take the time to consider these five factors before making a decision. Recommendations.  Did your friends, family or co-workers recommend him or her?  If not, see if you can find a surgeon recommended by someone you trust or check online sources for strong, authentic reviews. Professional qualifications. Check the qualifications of your surgeon.  How many procedures has he or she performed?  What is the success rate?  How often is a correction needed? Friendliness.  This goes for the staff as well as the surgeon.  If…

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