LASIK for Presbyopia

Presbyopia is a normal and expected consequence of the aging process. Presbyopia occurs when the natural lens inside the eye gradually loses its flexibility. The crystalline lens within your eyes is composed of proteins. When you are young, these proteins are soft and flexible. As you begin to approach your…

Published: March 18, 2018 Read Post

Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis

Laser in Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) is a popular refractive surgery technique used to correct vision in people who have myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism (a condition in which the front surface of the cornea of the eye is not spherical). During LASIK surgery in Ft. Collins, your surgeon…

Published: March 11, 2018 Read Post

Cortical Cataract

A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye. As you age, proteins in your lens begin to break down and the lens becomes cloudy. You may not even realize you have a cataract because it usually grows very slowly and may not impede vision early on. While…

Published: March 4, 2018 Read Post

When is the Best Time to have LASIK?

For many glasses or contact lens wearers, there comes a time when they say enough is enough and decide to have LASIK. So, when is the best time to have LASIK? When your eyes and prescription are stable: Teenagers and many young adults often experience changes in their contact…

Published: February 25, 2018 Read Post

Advancements in LASIK

LASIK surgery is the most popular laser vision correction procedure performed today, and for good reason. Ongoing advancements in laser technology and ophthalmology have made way for successful surgeries and better visual outcomes. At Eye Center of Northern Colorado in Greeley, our doctors utilize the latest advancements in LASIK surgery to offer…

Published: February 18, 2018 Read Post

When LASIK May Have to Wait

If you have made the decision to undergo LASIK laser vision correction surgery, you may be anxious to schedule your procedure as soon as possible. Millions of patients have benefited from LASIK, but there are times when LASIK may have to wait. During Pregnancy – Due to hormone fluctuations…

Published: February 11, 2018 Read Post

Why is Some LASIK Cheap?

If you are considering LASIK, you’ve probably noticed advertisements for low-cost, discount LASIK. While discount LASIK eye surgery may sound enticing, there are numerous reasons to be wary of these so-called “deals.” Let’s review why some LASIK is cheap: Discount LASIK advertisements usually contain fine print regarding the actual cost…

Published: February 4, 2018 Read Post

Vision Correction

If you’ve thought about vision correction surgery, also called refractive eye surgery, you should know that there are many options available which are different types of laser surgery. There’s the popular and well-known LASIK (laser in situ keratomileusis), but also wavefront-guided LASIK and Epi-Lasik, PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) and LASEK…

Published: January 28, 2018 Read Post

Can LASIK Fix Astigmatism?

In a perfect world, all eyes would have a nice spherical shape and be perfect optical lenses. In the real world, the eye is usually not perfectly shaped and visual clarity is compromised. When astigmatism is present, the eye has a shape like a football set on one end. This…

Published: January 21, 2018 Read Post

What Does LASIK Treat?

LASIK is a popular and advanced treatment for improving vision. LASIK is used to treat refractive errors of the eye. In most cases, these errors happen because the shape of the eye isn’t quite right and, as a result, light doesn’t focus on the retina the way it should. In…

Published: January 16, 2018 Read Post