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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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11 Dec 20
Can You Have LASEK If You Have Dry Eyes?

Can You Have LASEK if You Have Dry Eyes?

The LASEK procedure may cause many patients to experience dry eye symptoms after their surgery. This is especially true if the patient experienced dry eyes before LASEK. But why do so many patients experience LASEK and dry eyes?  The first step of the LASEK procedure in Location is the creation of a thin, corneal flap. This flap allow Our Doctors to apply laser pulses to the underlying corneal tissue to reshape it in order to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. When the flap is created, the very fine corneal nerves may be severed. These nerves detect how wet the eye is…

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04 Dec 20
LASEK Doctor

LASEK Doctor

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 4 or more years of college premedical education, 4 or more years of medical school, 1 year of internship, and 3 or more years of specialized medical, surgical and refractive training in eye care. This education and training allows them to handle…

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25 Nov 20
Advancements In LASEK

Advancements in LASEK

In general, medical procedures evolve and improve over time. This is especially true with LASEK eye surgery. The latest LASEK technology hardly resembles the original procedure first introduced decades ago.  LASEK Then Although LASEK eye surgery formally began being performed in the 1990s, its roots date back to the 1960s. During the early days of LASEK-type procedures, the surgeon would use a mechanized tool with a blade to create the corneal flap and a somewhat crude (by today’s standard) laser to reshape the corneal surface. With the introduction of the excimer laser, the procedure became more precise and resulted in…

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18 Nov 20
Who Is Not Suitable For Laser Eye Surgery?

Who is Not Suitable for Laser Eye Surgery?

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

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