BoozmanHof Blog

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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