BoozmanHof Blog

29 Apr 18

Common Vision Problems that LASEK Treats

Your eye shape and cornea are keys to better vision. When light enters the eye it is bent, refracted, by a clear tissue on the front of the eye called the cornea. The cornea, in effect, acts like a lens to focus incoming light onto the retina on the back of the eye. If you wear glasses or contacts, these bend the light as needed to adjust for your eye prescription. LASEK vision correction surgery in Rogers can reduce and/or eliminate your dependence on glasses and contact lenses if you suffer from the following common vision problems: Myopia Myopia, called…

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22 Apr 18

What is the Day of LASEK Surgery Like? – Part Two

Upon arrival at our office, your eyes will be numbed with anesthetic eye drops and an eyelid holder will be positioned to keep your eyelids open during surgery. You will remain awake and comfortable throughout the procedure. A laser is used to gently create a corneal flap. Dr. Cole then folds this flap back to prepare the eye for the treatment. Based on preliminary measurements taken by Dr. Cole during the pre–operative examination, a sophisticated computer program controls the amount of laser pulses needed to reshape the cornea. This portion of the procedure only lasts a few minutes. Following the…

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15 Apr 18

What is the Day of LASEK Surgery Like? – Part One

Many patients wonder what will happen on the day of their LASEK surgery. It’s natural to feel a bit anxious or nervous about having a procedure like LASEK and knowing what to expect can help ease a patient’s emotions. Here is an overview of what happens on the day you have LASEK, including details about preparing for your procedure, as well as recovering from it: Prior to Your Surgery While preparation for LASEK surgery is significantly less intensive compared to other surgical procedures, there are a few things you’ll need to do to ensure that all goes well. Here’s a…

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08 Apr 18

Your Tax Refund and LASEK

Are you daydreaming of a more carefree lifestyle? Do you want to be spontaneous? Do you wish you could wake each day with clear vision? Have you considered having LASEK eye surgery to give you the freedom you want and more? There are many reasons why people use their tax return to have LASEK surgery in Rogers. Advantages of LASEK include: Clearer vision Improved self-esteem Less eye strain More freedom Comfort The chance to do what you want when you want No more broken glasses, lost contacts and cleaning solutions The ability to work and live as actively as you…

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01 Apr 18

What Are the Risks of LASEK?

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 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 after…

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25 Mar 18

How to Choose a LASEK Surgeon

Choosing a LASEK surgeon 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 surgeon, consider the following key factors: Surgeon’s experience and qualifications Technology Patient reviews Number of surgeries performed Credentials – One should make sure that their LASEK surgeon 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…

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18 Mar 18

Cheap LASEK (Why You Should Be Wary)

The average cost of LASEK eye surgery is more than $2,000 per eye. You may be tempted by cheap LASEK surgery prices that are advertised. These low cost rates may seem appealing until you realize what you are really being offered. The Top 3 Reason to Avoid Cheap LASEK: Technology: Most cheap LASEK eye surgery fees do not include the use of cutting-edge technology. When you see cut-rate prices for LASEK, you are often witnessing the charge for LASEK without the newest and most advanced lasers. These procedures often use less precise measuring techniques, too. This means that your surgery…

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11 Mar 18

Vision Conditions LASEK Corrects

LASEK laser vision correction in Rogers with Dr. Cole could be the path to better vision for you. LASEK not only improves your vision; it improves your quality of life. There are four general vision conditions that LASEK corrects. Myopia: Myopia is also called nearsightedness and is a condition where you can see objects close-up much clearer than objects at a distance. If you have myopia, it is because your eye shape is longer than normal and/or you have an excessively steep cornea. Because of this, light entering your eyes does not focus on the retina as it should, but…

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04 Mar 18

How Long Does Cataract Surgery Take?

Cataract surgery is a procedure used to treat cataracts where changes in the lens of the eye cause cloudy, blurry or misty vision. The lens is the crystalline structure that sits just behind your pupil, which is the black circle in the center of your eye. Cataracts occur when changes in the lens of the eye cause it to become less transparent, making it difficult to see clearly. Cataracts sometimes start to develop in a person's eye lens as they get older (age-related cataracts), stopping some of the light from reaching the retina. Although cataracts are often associated with age, in…

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25 Feb 18

Dry Eye Treatments

Dry eyes are no fun: They itch, sting and tear up. Many LASEK patients, approximately 50%, experience dry eye symptoms following their LASEK surgery. The reason so many people experience dry eye after LASEK is that the creation of the corneal flap affects the nerves that regulate the production of tears. If you have developed dry eye after undergoing LASEK, you are not alone. The symptoms are usually mild, and they typically don’t last long. However, in some cases dry eye can persist for months or years. Thankfully, there are several dry eye treatments available. Remedies to Treat Mild Dry…

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