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21 Apr 19
Cataract Surgery Recovery

Cataract Surgery Recovery

Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure completed in less than one hour. Cataract surgery has a high success rate for improving your eyesight and should allow you to return to your normal activities, like driving, following a few weeks of recovery. Your cataract surgery recovery begins immediately following your procedure. A light shield will be placed over your eye immediately after surgery to keep you from accidentally rubbing it. Most patients are able to go home within a few hours of the procedure. You will be required to have a friend or family member drive you home following surgery. During…

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19 Apr 19
How Vision Works Test

How Vision Works Test

Anatomy of the Eye The eye is a complex organ that works much like a camera, focusing light rays and forming an image. On the surface of the eye is the cornea: a thin, spherical layer of tissue that provides a clear window for light to pass through. In a healthy eye, the cornea bends or refracts light rays so they focus precisely on the retina in the back of the eye. Beneath the cornea is the iris, the colored part of the eye we refer to when we say a person has brown or blue eyes. In the center…

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14 Apr 19
What Eye Conditions Does LASEK Treat?

What Eye Conditions Does LASEK Treat?

LASEK surgery uses the latest technology to correct a number of refractive errors that cause blurry vision. LASEK stands for laser in-situ keratomileusis and has proven to be highly effective in correcting and reducing the refractive eye conditions that it is used to treat. This surgical procedure makes use of a highly precise laser to carefully reshape the cornea to the desired results. LASEK surgery can correct three types of refractive errors: Myopia (Nearsightedness) – Myopia occurs when the eyeball is slightly longer than usual. This causes light rays to focus at a point in front of the retina, rather…

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07 Apr 19
How Do You Keep Your Eyes Healthy?

How Do You Keep Your Eyes Healthy?

There are many things you can do to keep your eyes healthy and make sure you are seeing your best. The following simple tips can help keep your vision as clear as possible for many years to come: Maintain Routine Vision Care: You might think your vision is fine or that your eyes are healthy but visiting your eye care professional for a comprehensive dilated eye exam is the only way to really be sure. Your eye doctor is the only one who can determine if your eyes are healthy and if you’re seeing your best. Know Your Family’s Eye Health…

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31 Mar 19

How Successful is LASEK?

During LASEK in Rogers, your surgeon uses the latest laser technology to carefully and effectively reshape your cornea to improve vision. LASEK has proven to be an incredibly safe procedure. Studies show that 55% of all LASEK patients achieve vision of 20/20 or better and 93% of patients achieve 20/40 or better. While LASEK is considered to be highly successful, not every patient experiences the crisp vision they desire. Up to 10% of those that have a LASEK procedure will need to undergo a second surgery in order to get the results that they were hoping for. LASEK success may…

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24 Mar 19

How Long Do You Have to Wear Sunglasses After LASEK?

Caring for your eyes after your LASEK procedure is vitally important. Your eyes will be extra sensitive to light for the first month after the LASEK surgery and you will be required to wear protective goggles and sunglasses following the procedure. On the day of your LASEK surgery, you will need to keep your eyes in the dark for the rest of the day. Immediately following your procedure you will be given dark goggles to wear home and for the first few days of recovery. In addition to protecting your eyes from harmful light, these goggles also protect from rubbing…

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17 Mar 19

Can You Blink During LASEK?

Many people who are considering LASEK eye surgery express various concerns. One of the most common questions we hear is, “What if I blink during my procedure?” The prospect of blinking or moving the eyes during LASEK or any other laser vision correction procedure is one of the most common concerns potential candidates have. Fortunately, the use of advanced technology and other precautions taken during treatment should alleviate these concerns. There is nothing that a patient can do to mess up their LASEK procedure. Our laser uses a sophisticated tracking system that measures the position of your eye a thousand…

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10 Mar 19

What is Astigmatism?

Astigmatism is a common condition caused by an imperfection in the curvature of the cornea or lens of the eye. The cornea is the clear, round dome covering the eye's iris and pupil. The lens of the eye is a transparent structure behind the cornea. Normally, the cornea and lens are smooth and curved equally in all directions, helping to focus light rays sharply onto the retina at the back of your eye. However, if your cornea or lens isn't smooth and evenly curved, light rays aren't refracted properly. This is called a refractive error. When the cornea has an…

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03 Mar 19

How to Find the Best LASEK Surgeon

If you are thinking about correcting your vision with LASEK eye surgery, perhaps the most important decision you will make is your choice of surgeon. With so many LASEK surgeons in the Rogers area, it can be difficult to know how to choose the best one for you and your needs. Choosing the right LASEK surgeon can make a significant difference in the ultimate quality of your vision. If you are considering LASEK surgery, consider the following: Experience: Experience is the key to a safe and successful LASEK surgery. Don’t feel shy about asking your potential surgeon how many times…

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24 Feb 19

Can You Be Too Old for LASEK?

If you have considered vision correction surgery, you may have wondered how old you have to be to have LASEK. LASEK has been FDA approved for patients 18 or older. You may also wonder if you can be too old for LASEK surgery. There is no ideal age to have the procedure, but it is important to have a stable prescription and, of course, healthy eyes. One benefit of having LASEK performed when you are younger is that there are more years to enjoy the benefit of improved vision, the eyes tend to heal quicker and stabilize faster, and there…

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