BoozmanHof Blog

01 Jul 19
What Are Some Signs Of Cataracts?

What are Some Signs of Cataracts?

A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens of the eye. In most cases, cataracts develop slowly and may not significantly affect eyesight. However, if left untreated, they can quickly begin impacting vision and may even cause blindness. If cataracts are detected in the early stages, adequate measures can be taken to prevent worsening of the condition. For this reason, it is helpful to be aware of the signs and symptoms associated with cataracts. Some signs of cataracts include: Blurred Vision – The cloudy film that develops over the lens causes a gradual blurring of one’s vision. This blurring…

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24 Jun 19
Cataract Lens Options

Cataract Lens Options

A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens of the eye that typically occurs with age. During cataract surgery, the natural lens of the eye is replaced with an artificial lens, known as an intraocular lens (IOL). These artificial lenses are made of clear plastic, silicone or acrylic materials, and are coated with UV blocking substances. At BoozmanHof in Rogers, we offer several cataract lens options to suit the different needs of our patients. These options can do more than just treat cataracts. They can drastically improve vision, making you less dependent on glasses or contacts. Monofocal Intraocular Lens…

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17 Jun 19
Will Insurance Pay For LASEK Surgery?

Will Insurance Pay for LASEK Surgery?

Unfortunately, most insurance companies don’t cover LASEK because laser eye surgery is nearly always considered an elective procedure. Elective procedures are typically procedures that are optional, nice to have done, but not medically necessary.  Although insurance does not often cover the cost of LASEK, certain people may be able to get their laser eye surgery covered due to special circumstances. People with certain safety requirements (police or firefighters) or medical conditions—such as contact lens intolerance, severe dry eyes or severe allergies—might qualify for insurance-covered LASEK. Either of these conditions can make wearing glasses and contacts dangerous or impossible, leading to…

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10 Jun 19
What Will Happen If A Cataract Is Left Untreated?

What Will Happen if a Cataract is Left Untreated?

Cataracts occur when changes in the lens of the eye cause it to become less transparent, resulting in cloudy or blurry vision. Cataracts interfere with the passage of light through the lens of the eye. The lens is a crystalline structure that sits just behind the pupil - the black circle in the center of the eye through which light enters. The light is focused by the cornea and the lens on the retina, a layer of light-sensitive cells at the back of the eye which creates electrical impulses of the image then transmitted to the brain, enabling us to…

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03 Jun 19
How Do I Choose A LASEK Doctor?

How Do I Choose a LASEK Doctor?

Choosing a LASEK doctor is one of the most important decisions to make once you have decided to have LASEK surgery. But how do you know who the best person is for such a task? When choosing a LASEK doctor, consider the following key factors: Credentials – One should make sure that their LASEK doctor is board-certified, meaning that an entity recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties has certified the surgeon to practice their specialty. Also, make sure that the surgeon is licensed in the state they are performing the procedure. Technology – Understanding the type of technology…

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26 May 19
What Is The Best Age To Get LASEK?

What is the Best Age to Get LASEK?

LASEK is a great option for many people who suffer from poor eyesight. But one question many people have before considering this procedure is what the best age is to get LASEK? There is a right and wrong age for LASEK. The Best Age For LASEK Generally, the perfect candidate for LASEK is someone between the ages of 20 and 40. This is because a major determining factor in LASEK candidacy is a stable eye prescription for at least two years. Just as your body grows and matures through adolescence, so do your eyes. Research shows that your eyes begin…

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19 May 19
Are You Awake During Cataract Surgery?

Are You Awake During 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 two hours from check-in to heading home! The procedure itself usually lasts less than fifteen minutes and is virtually painless. Typically, patients are awake during cataract surgery. This eliminates risks…

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12 May 19
Corrective Eye Surgery

Corrective Eye Surgery

Corrective eye surgery, also called refractive and laser eye surgery, refers to any surgical procedure used to fix vision problems. Safe and effective corrective eye surgery is a commonly performed method of vision correction to reduce or even eliminate your dependence on glasses or contact lenses. If you would like to be less dependent on corrective lenses, BoozmanHof offers several corrective eye surgery options in Rogers. LASIK, laser in-situ keratomileusis, works for people who are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism. Your surgeon uses a laser to create a flap in the outer layer of the cornea and then reshapes the…

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05 May 19
Vision Correction Methods

Vision Correction Methods

Correcting refractive vision problems such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia has advanced beyond simple eyeglasses and contacts. Today, there are several vision correction methods for patients to consider. In Rogers, your doctor can help you to understand your options and help to select the best vision correction solution based on your individual needs. The following are common vision correction methods: Eyeglasses: Wearing eyeglasses is an easy way to correct refractive errors. Improving your vision with eyeglasses offers the opportunity to select from different types of lens options, frame designs and even lens coatings for various lifestyles, occupations…

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28 Apr 19
Do You Wear An Eye Patch After Cataract Surgery?

Do You Wear an Eye Patch After Cataract Surgery?

Cataract surgery is the removal of the natural lens of your eye when it has become opaque or cloudy, typically due to age. There are many bad habits that can cause cataracts, however, it is generally related to age. During cataract surgery in Rogers, the cloudy lens is replaced with an artificial clear lens to restore crystal clear vision. It is the most common and quick eye surgery when performed by a skilled surgeon. Upon completion of your cataract surgery, a clear, plastic shield will be placed over your eye. It is important that you wear the shield as instructed…

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