LASIK Consultation Preparation

In order to determine if you are a candidate for LASIK, you must first have a thorough, dilated eye exam with a qualified ophthalmologist. This exam is often referred to as a LASIK consultation. Here are a few things to consider for your LASIK consultation preparation: Discontinue Contact Use: It is important…

Published: April 10, 2017 Read Post

LASIK

LASIK, which stands for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, also commonly referred to as laser eye surgery or laser vision correction, is the most popular form of refractive surgery for the correction of myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. For clear vision, the eye’s cornea and lens must bend (refract) light…

Published: April 6, 2017 Read Post

Is LASIK Covered by Insurance?

Many health insurance companies consider LASIK an elective procedure. Elective procedures are typically procedures that are optional, nice to have done, but not medically necessary. While LASIK is often considered an elective procedure, there are times when it may be medically necessary. These include: Surgery to correct vision problems caused…

Published: March 28, 2017 Read Post

Is LASIK Covered by Insurance?

Many health insurance companies consider LASIK an elective procedure. Elective procedures are typically procedures that are optional, nice to have done, but not medically necessary. While LASIK is often considered an elective procedure, there are times when it may be medically necessary. These include: Surgery to correct vision problems…

Published: March 22, 2017 Read Post

LASIK for Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a common condition in which the cornea of the eye has a shape similar to that of a football, rather than a normal corneal shape resembling a baseball. Because the cornea is oddly shaped, light bends unequally as it enters the eye, causing vision distortion or blurriness. Many…

Published: March 14, 2017 Read Post

LASIK Pros and Cons

LASIK is a refractive surgery that uses a laser on one or both eyes to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. LASIK corrects your vision by reshaping your cornea to improve how your eye focuses. As with any surgical procedure, it is important to consider the potential benefits and risks. Carefully…

Published: March 7, 2017 Read Post

Choosing a LASIK Surgeon

With so many LASIK surgeons in the Ft. Collins area, it can be difficult to know how to choose the right one for you and your needs. Choosing a LASIK surgeon can be difficult. Choosing the right LASIK surgeon can make a significant difference in the ultimate quality of…

Published: March 1, 2017 Read Post

Vision Conditions LASIK Corrects

LASIK laser vision correction in Greeley with one of the doctors at Eye Center of Northern Colorado could be the path to better vision for you. LASIK not only improves your vision; it improves your quality of life. There are four general vision conditions that LASIK corrects. Myopia: Myopia is…

Published: February 21, 2017 Read Post

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…

Published: February 14, 2017 Read Post

Laser Eye Surgery: Procedure Time

LASIK is the most commonly performed laser eye surgery used to correct myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. Like other types of refractive surgery such as PRK and LASEK, the LASIK procedure reshapes the cornea to enable light entering the eye to be properly focused onto the retina for…

Published: February 9, 2017 Read Post