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25 Feb 21
How Is LASEK Performed?

How is LASEK Performed?

LASEK is a vision correction procedure that aims at permanently altering the focusing power of the eye by reshaping the cornea with a precise excimer laser. LASEK is performed as an outpatient procedure while the patient is awake. Usually both eyes are operated on at the same time, but if you prefer, it can be done one eye at a time.  LASEK is performed in the following steps:  Eye Preparation – A few minutes prior to your LASEK procedure in Rogers, anesthetic eye drops will be placed in the eye to be treated. A special solution is used to clean…

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18 Feb 21
Can I Use My Phone After LASEK?

Can I Use My Phone After LASEK?

Following LASEK surgery, it’s important to understand that your eyes are in a recovery process and you need to take special care to ensure they heal properly. Since your eyes are still healing, they will be especially sensitive in the first 24 hours after the LASEK procedure. Because of this, it’s recommended to wait at least 24 hours before using your phone, computer, tablet or watching TV. Using your phone immediately after the procedure can cause your eyes to strain, and that may negatively affect the healing process. Keeping eyes away from the screen will prevent them from straining, getting…

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11 Feb 21
Can You Have LASEK After Cataract Surgery?

Can You Have LASEK After Cataract Surgery?

LASEK surgery can be performed 3-6 months after cataract surgery, however, it may not be necessary. Modern cataract surgery can help to reduce a person's need for glasses. In fact, depending on the intraocular lens that you choose to have implanted in your eye during cataract surgery, you might even eliminate the need for glasses.  During cataract surgery in Rogers, Our Doctors can also correct your nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism with the use of a premium intraocular lens (IOL) customized to correct your specific refractive errors and reduce or eliminate your need for eyeglasses after surgery. There are even multifocal…

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04 Feb 21
Is LASEK Effective Long Term?

Is LASEK Effective Long Term?

Thousands of people across the globe have experienced the lasting benefits of laser eye surgery. Laser eye surgery has proven highly effective in most people with common vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. In fact, as many as 70% of patients will experience better than 20/20 vision once they’ve had the procedure. So, what makes laser eye surgery such an effective option for vision correction? The most effective form of laser eye surgery utilizes the latest technology available to LASEK surgeons.  In the early years of LASEK surgery, the procedure required the use of a mechanical cutting tool to…

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25 Jan 21
How Long Does It Take To Heal From LASEK?

How Long Does it Take to Heal from LASEK?

As soon as your LASEK surgery is complete, your eyes will have already begun the healing process. The initial healing period after LASEK occurs rather quickly. Long-term LASEK healing can last from several weeks to several months. It's normal to experience some fluctuations in your vision and other side effects during your LASEK healing time. The First Few Days of Healing: You will need someone to drive you home following you LASEK procedure in Rogers. During the first few days following LASEK, you may feel some eye pain, along with irritation and watering. Some patients experience a gritty feeling as…

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18 Jan 21
How Much Is LASEK?

How Much is LASEK?

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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11 Jan 21
LASEK Surgery Risks

LASEK Surgery Risks

Most LASEK patients are highly satisfied with the results of their refractive surgery. However, like any other medical procedure, there are certain risks to be considered. Before undergoing a refractive procedure like LASEK, you should carefully weigh the risks and benefits. Potential LASEK surgery risks include: Loss of Visual Acuity: Visual acuity is the sharpness of your vision. Vision that is at least 20/20 is considered ideal visual acuity. But LASEK surgery does not guarantee perfectly sharp visual acuity – like some of the ads promise – and you might not be able to completely ditch your glasses and contacts…

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04 Jan 21
Options To LASEK

Options to LASEK

Although LASEK has greatly improved the vision of tens of thousands of patients, it’s not the best option for everyone. There are several options to LASEK to consider if you are interested in vision correction and are not a good candidate for the LASEK procedure.  Because Our Doctors in Rogers are committed to providing the best possible outcome for each of their patients, LASEK will only be recommended if they believe it’s the best option for you. A variety of preexisting conditions and variables, such as having thin corneas or certain corneal diseases, may prevent you from having LASEK. Our Doctors will…

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25 Dec 20
Does LASEK Wear Off?

Does LASEK Wear Off?

In general, LASEK eye surgery is considered to be a permanent way to correct vision. Given that the procedure takes roughly 30 minutes total to complete, this is pretty impressive. Over the last several decades, LASEK results have proven to be very stable. After the initial healing period of 3 to 6 months, your distance visual acuity should remain the same for the rest of your life (provided, of course, that you don't develop cataracts or some other age-related eye disease). Rarely, a small percentage of patients will experience regression - a return of some nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. If…

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18 Dec 20
Is LASEK A Good Investment?

Is LASEK a Good Investment?

LASEK is an investment in your vision. Based on patient experience, it’s also an experience that adds valued benefits and satisfaction to a person’s life. Having LASEK eye surgery is a better solution for many people that have nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism than other visual aids. Using a prescription product in close contact with the eye is a perfectly acceptable solution, but LASEK surgery offers many benefits compared to contacts and eyeglasses.  LASEK surgery benefits you may experience include: No worry of infection from prolonged contact lens use Fewer infections in general No lens cleaning solution fees No contact refills…

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