BoozmanHof Blog

11 Sep 20

What Causes Cataracts?

A cataract is a common condition in which a normally clear eye lens becomes cloudy, causing blurry vision similar to looking through a foggy window. A cataract occurs when there is a buildup of proteins in the lens, creating protein clumps. These clumps or deposits prevent light from passing clearly through the lens, thus disrupting normal vision.  There are several reasons why a cataract may form, including: Aging – The eyes mainly consist of water and protein. As we grow older, some of the protein may form chunks and cloud a certain area of the eyes lens. This phenomenon is…

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04 Sep 20
Will I Still Need Glasses After LASEK?

Will I Still Need Glasses After LASEK?

Patients typically undergo laser eye surgery to reduce or completely eliminate their need for visual aids such as contact lenses and glasses. The truth is that most patients will eventually require reading glasses at some point in their future. Laser eye surgery effectively treats farsightedness, a refractive error that results in blurry near vision and the need for reading glasses. It also treats nearsightedness, a condition which causes distance vision to be blurry. Traditional laser eye surgery does not treat presbyopia, an age-related condition that also causes blurry near vision and the need for reading glasses.  Laser eye surgery makes…

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25 Aug 20
What Kind Of Doctor Performs Cataract Surgery?

What Kind of Doctor Performs Cataract Surgery?

Cataracts are a cloudiness that forms in the normally clear lens of the eye, leading to decreased vision. Although cataracts are a leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 40, cataract surgery options offer an easy solution to clear vision for the millions that suffer from the condition. Cataract surgery can only be performed by a specific type of eye doctor, an ophthalmologist.  When it comes to eye care, ophthalmologists are the most trained and skilled professionals in the field. An ophthalmologist is a physician, either a doctor of medicine (MD) or doctor of osteopathy (DO),…

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18 Aug 20
Are Patients Satisfied With LASIK?

Are Patients Satisfied with LASIK?

LASEK surgery is one of the most commonly performed elective procedures in medicine today. At BoozmanHof, your LASEK satisfaction is our goal. Our Doctors are committed to providing our patients with superior service and vision care. LASEK has quickly become the go-to refractive procedure for those who want to improve their vision and be rid of their contact or glasses. The latest LASEK technology is incredibly precise, the procedure is quick, and most patients are highly satisfied with their results.  An ideal candidate for LASEK is someone with healthy eyes, age 21 or older, who has not had recent significant…

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11 Aug 20
Do The Benefits Outweigh The Costs Of LASIK?

Do the Benefits Outweigh the Costs of LASIK?

LASEK surgery offers a wealth of benefits for most patients. If you’ve been considering LASEK, consider just a few of the benefits of LASEK listed below.  Improved Vision: The primary LASEK benefit is that 95% of patients who undergo the procedure achieve 20/40 vision, the vast majority of those achieving 20/20 vision or better.  Although each patient is different, the statistics show that a significant number of those who undergo LASEK surgery vastly improve their vision.    Long-lasting Results: Following a stabilization period of about 3 months for the eye to adjust, LASEK results are expected to be permanent. Some…

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04 Aug 20
Options For Vision Correction

Options for Vision Correction

Correcting refractive vision problems such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia (difficulty reading small print) has advanced beyond simple eyeglasses and contacts. Today, there are several vision correction methods for patients to consider. In Rogers, Our Doctors can help you to understand your options and help to select the best vision correction solution based on your individual needs. The following are common vision correction methods: Eyeglasses: Wearing eyeglasses is an easy way to correct refractive errors. Improving your vision with eyeglasses offers the opportunity to select from different types of lens options, frame designs and even lens coatings for various lifestyles,…

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25 Jul 20
The Importance Of Eye Exams

The Importance of Eye Exams

Eye exams aren’t just for people who have vision problems. An annual eye exam is important for everyone—no matter age or physical health—to maintain healthy eyes, prevent vision problems and diagnose diseases early. At BoozmanHof, Our Doctors recommend a yearly comprehensive eye exam to all patients. The frequency of appointments may increase based on age, physical health and cases of hereditary eye conditions. Eye examinations are an important part of health maintenance for everyone. Adults should have their eyes tested to keep their prescriptions current and to check for early signs of eye disease. For children, eye exams can play…

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18 Jul 20
What Is LASEK Recovery Like?

What is LASEK Recovery Like?

LASEK surgery is one of the most popular forms of vision correction. Recovery from LASEK can vary from person to person, however most people see 20/20 by the next morning after their LASEK procedure. Although the patient’s vision is usually very good, that does not mean that healing is complete. It is common for healing to go on for weeks to months after the procedure. During this healing period, most patients can go about their usual work and recreational activities. After a LASEK procedure there is customarily 3-4 follow-up visits over the first year.  Immediately after LASEK surgery, patients should…

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11 Jul 20
Yearly Costs Of Glasses And Contacts

Yearly Costs of Glasses and Contacts

The average eyeglass wearer will buy a new pair of glasses every 1-2 years and spend an average of $200 to $600 per pair. Eyeglass prices vary tremendously, depending upon the type of frame and type of lenses. You may also need to have more than one pair of glasses. Many people have separate glasses for computer use, prescription sunglasses, or just a spare pair as a backup.  Contact lenses are typically even more expensive than glasses. The average amount spent annually on contact lenses is around $250, but this price can fluctuate quite a bit depending on the type…

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04 Jul 20
The Invention Of LASEK

The Invention of LASEK

While LASEK is now a household term and common form of eye surgery, just a couple of decades ago it was a brand-new procedure that intrigued many people who were inconvenienced daily by their contacts and eyeglasses. Further back, researchers experimented with rudimentary techniques of surgical vision correction that involved freezing the cornea before removing connective tissue – a far cry from today’s advanced and precise methods. The Early Years of LASEK In 1978, doctors in the United States began performing a procedure called Radial Keratotomy, RK. This technique entailed several corneal incisions to shape and correct refractive errors. It…

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