Is LASIK Better Than Contacts?

A recent study has measured patient satisfaction with LASIK compared to contact lenses for vision correction. The study found that LASIK results in fewer vision problems with night driving both with former contact lens wearers and former glasses wearers. However, complaints about dry eye were common among people who had…

Published: May 28, 2014 Read Post

Stay Away from Cheap LASIK

You may have seen advertisements for LASIK at incredibly low prices. In 2013, the average price for laser vision correction was $2,073 per eye. So how can some centers advertise LASIK for $299, $499 or $699? What sounds like a great deal on the surface may be cancelled out by…

Published: May 22, 2014 Read Post

The Princess and the Laser

Once upon a time, there was a young and very imaginative blonde-haired girl who couldn’t see the white board at school. So her parents took her to the eye doctor and she got glasses to help her nearsightedness. When she wore her glasses, she pretended she was beautiful Princess Ivy…

Published: May 14, 2014 Read Post

Give Mom What She Really Wants

Mother’s Day is May 11, 2014. If you are searching for the perfect gift for Mom, one that will really make a difference in her life, consider LASIK vision correction in Fort Collins, Colorado. Let’s face it. Moms work harder than anyone in the family. They are the…

Published: May 7, 2014 Read Post

Driving After LASIK

LASIK vision correction in Fort Collins is a very quick procedure that is performed to correct a patient’s myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism with the ultimate goal of 20/20 vision without lenses. While most patients do not experience pain during the procedure, it is not uncommon for patients to…

Published: April 30, 2014 Read Post

How Do You Handle Visual Information Overload?

Have you ever experienced information overload…on your eyes? There is a real condition called Load-Induced Blindness that occurs when you have too much visual information coming at you. A new study showed that when you are faced with a lot of visual data at once, your ability to see critical…

Published: April 23, 2014 Read Post

Spring into Allergy Eye Relief

Beautiful springtime weather inevitably brings scratchy eyes, swollen eyes and itchy eyes in Fort Collins. If you wear contact lenses, it’s virtually impossible to keep them in your eyes when you are constantly rubbing them. Here are a couple of tips to help you through the allergy season: If you’re…

Published: April 16, 2014 Read Post

How Does LASIK Correct Myopia?

Myopia, also called nearsightedness, is a vision condition that affects approximately 30% of people in the United States. This condition makes it difficult to see objects that are far away, so corrective lenses are often prescribed to see things like white boards/SMART boards in school, televisions, movie screens or road…

Published: April 9, 2014 Read Post

Is LASIK Safer than Contacts?

Some studies have shown that LASIK can be up to five times safer than contacts* due to lens-related eye infections over long-term use. There are quite a few “human” errors that may account for many of the complications from contact lenses. If you wear contacts, you were probably instructed by…

Published: April 2, 2014 Read Post

How Alcohol Affects Vision

Researchers in Canada recently studied how drinking a “legal” amount of alcohol affects vision. What they discovered is that up to 30% of vision is impaired even before participants hit the legal blood alcohol concentration limit, which is 0.08% in most states. The researchers used a process called the Hermann…

Published: March 26, 2014 Read Post