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11 Dec 19
Why Should I Have Cataract Surgery?

Why Should I Have Cataract Surgery?

Millions of Americans have cataract surgery each year, with an overall success rate of 98% or higher, and the positive impact on patient vision is obvious. Many patients who choose laser-assisted cataract surgery report improved vision before even leaving the recovery room. What you may not realize, however, is just how much cataract surgery can benefit you in all areas of life.  Improved Mood: Vision loss has been linked to depression because patients are no longer able to do the things they were used to doing. Some lose their independence because they are no longer able to see properly to…

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04 Dec 19
Who Is NOT A Candidate For LASEK?

Who is NOT a Candidate for LASEK?

Not everyone is a good candidate for LASEK eye surgery. There are several reasons why LASEK may not be a good choice of vision correction for some patients. Below is some information about who should not get LASEK: Those who are younger than 18 years old. LASEK results are permanent. However, a person's eye can change throughout life. Because vision can change dramatically during the adolescent years, LASEK is not recommended for anyone under the age of 18. Those who are pregnant or nursing. Hormone fluctuations during pregnancy and nursing can cause changes to a woman's vision and corrective prescription.…

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25 Nov 19
Who Is Eligible For LASEK?

Who is Eligible for LASEK?

Do you suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism? Do you find glasses or contacts cumbersome or uncomfortable and wish you could minimize their use or eliminate them? If you answered YES to either of these questions, you may be a suitable candidate for LASEK or other vision correction surgery in Rogers. To find out if you are eligible for LASEK, you must first have a consultation and exam with Our Doctors. During this visit, Our Doctors will ask questions about your medical history and perform a thorough eye exam designed to determine if the LASEK procedure is appropriate for your…

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18 Nov 19
Is LASEK Surgery Painful?

Is LASEK Surgery Painful?

LASEK eye surgery is a very popular procedure in part because it is patient-friendly in many ways. The procedure only takes about 15 minutes for both eyes, and the healing process begins immediately with little to no discomfort. Another perk is that it doesn’t take long to start seeing positive results and getting back to most of your favorite activities. Although the results of LASEK surgery are very consistent, there are still questions to be answered. One of the most common questions is: does LASEK hurt? The short answer is no, for most people, it doesn’t. In order to explain…

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11 Nov 19
How Safe Is LASEK?

How Safe is LASEK?

People who struggle with vision issues often wonder if a laser vision correction procedure such as LASEK might be a better option for them than glasses or contact lenses. For those who take the next step to consider LASEK eye surgery, frequently the first question that comes to mind is: How Safe is LASEK? By every scientific and clinical standard, LASEK is among the safest elective procedures available today. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t any risks and it isn’t necessarily right for every person. A few basic facts that many patients find comforting include: LASEK has been around for…

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04 Nov 19
How Long Is Cataract Surgery?

How Long is Cataract Surgery?

A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens. As this normally clear lens gets cloudy, it decreases your ability to see well. A cataract can make objects appear blurry. It can also make colors seem less bright. When a cataract first develops, visual aids like contacts or glasses may help improve your vision. However once the cataract begins to interfere with daily tasks such as reading and driving, cataract surgery is the only viable treatment option. Cataract surgery is a relatively straightforward outpatient procedure performed under local anesthetic, which means you'll be awake during the procedure and can…

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25 Oct 19
Can I Watch TV After LASEK?

Can I Watch TV 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 watching TV. Watching TV 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 tired and drying out. After the first…

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18 Oct 19
Why Should I Have LASEK?

Why Should I Have LASEK?

If you are struggling with vision problems because of a refractive error, LASEK surgery may be the right tool to improve your eyesight. By correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, LASEK can truly change your life. Some reasons why you may consider LASEK surgery are: Convenience – One of the most positive reasons to have LASEK is the convenience of life without glasses and contact lenses. Imagine waking up in the morning and being able to read the clock without first searching for glasses or putting contacts in. Comfort – Glasses and contact lenses cause many people to experience regular discomfort…

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11 Oct 19
When Should You Have Cataracts Removed?

When Should You Have Cataracts Removed?

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. Incoming 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 an electrical impulse of the image which is transmitted to the brain, enabling…

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04 Oct 19
Doctors Who Perform LASEK

Doctors Who Perform LASEK

LASEK surgeons are eye doctors who are ophthalmologists. When it comes to eye care, the most trained and skilled professionals in the field are ophthalmologists. An ophthalmologist is a physician, either a doctor of medicine (MD) or doctor of osteopathy (DO), who specializes in the medical and surgical care of the eyes and visual system and in the prevention of eye disease and injury. Ophthalmologists complete four or more years of college premedical education, four or more years of medical school, one year of internship, and three or more years of specialized medical, surgical and refractive training in eye care.…

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