How is Laser Eye Surgery Performed?

LASIK laser eye surgery is a vision correction procedure that aims at permanently altering the focusing power of the eye by reshaping the cornea with a precise excimer laser. Laser eye surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure while the patient is awake. Usually both eyes are operated on at the same…

Published: October 29, 2017 Read Post

Is LASIK Right for You?

LASIK has successfully improved the vision of millions of people, but it isn’t for everyone. Before you sign up for LASIK surgery, here are a few things to help you determine if LASIK is right for you: LASIK is surgery to a very delicate part of your eye, and…

Published: October 22, 2017 Read Post

Understanding Refractive Errors

To see clearly, the cornea and the lens of the eye must bend (refract) light rays so they focus on the retina. The retina, a layer of light-sensing cells that line the back of the eye, converts the light rays into impulses that are sent to the brain where they…

Published: October 15, 2017 Read Post

Preparing for LASIK Surgery

LASIK surgery requires considerable preparation. Prior to LASIK in Ft. Collins, you’ll need a complete eye examination by your refractive surgeon including the following tests and evaluation: Your surgeon will dilate your pupils to fine-tune your prescription. Examination of your eyes to make sure they’re healthy, including testing for glaucoma,…

Published: October 8, 2017 Read Post

Wearing Contacts Before a LASIK Consultation

If you are a contact lens wearer who is interested in LASIK eye surgery for vision correction and to reduce your dependency on contacts, it’s important to be aware of the restrictions surrounding wearing contact lenses before your LASIK consultation. Prior to a LASIK consultation and surgery, it is vital…

Published: October 1, 2017 Read Post

How Effective is Laser Eye Surgery?

Thousands of people across the globe have experienced the lasting benefits of laser eye surgery. Laser eye surgery has proven highly effective in most people with common vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. In fact, as many as 70% of patients will experience better than 20/20 vision once they’ve…

Published: September 24, 2017 Read Post

Is LASIK Covered by Insurance?

Unfortunately, most insurance companies don’t cover LASIK because laser eye surgery is nearly always considered an elective procedure and not medically necessary. Although insurance does not often cover the cost of LASIK, certain people can get their laser eye surgery covered due to special circumstances. The first way LASIK may…

Published: September 17, 2017 Read Post

How to Find the Best LASIK Surgeon

If you are considering LASIK surgery, one of the most important things to consider is how to find the best LASIK surgeon. LASIK surgery is an extremely popular vision correction method and while you may be excited to have clear vision, it is important to take your time and…

Published: September 10, 2017 Read Post

LASIK and LASEK

Today there are several refractive surgery options to correct myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. LASIK and LASEK are popular forms of refractive laser eye surgery. Although these procedures are similar and have the same goal of correcting refractive errors to achieve clear vision, they do have some differences and…

Published: September 5, 2017 Read Post

Vision Correction Methods

Correcting refractive vision problems such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia has advanced beyond simple eyeglasses and contacts. Today, there are several vision correction methods for patients to consider. In Ft. Collins, your doctor can help you to understand your options and help to select the best vision correction solution based…

Published: August 28, 2017 Read Post