Can LASIK Fix Astigmatism?

Astigmatism is an eye condition where the eye is irregularly shaped, looking like a football in shape instead of being round as an eye should be.  The astigmatism causes distortion of light rays and interferes with vision. At one point, astigmatism was difficult to treat through laser…

Published: April 25, 2016 Read Post

Eye Surgery for Farsightedness

Tired of wearing contacts lenses or eyeglasses for your farsightedness?  Have you considered LASIK eye surgery for farsightedness? Eye surgery for farsightedness continues to grow in popularity and is a frequently requested procedure.  LASIK reshapes the cornea and changes the way light rays enter your eye,…

Published: April 18, 2016 Read Post

Corrective Eye Surgery

Corrective eye surgery, also known as laser eye surgery or refractive surgery, is a surgical procedure that corrects vision problems.  There are different types of correction eye surgeries available to today’s patient.  Two popular procedures are: LASIK:  LASIK stands for laser in-situ keratomileusis.  LASIK eye surgery is…

Published: April 14, 2016 Read Post

LASIK and Tax Refunds

Tax refund time is one of the best times of the year for many people.  The extra money often finds its way to purchases for new home furnishings, clothing and….LASIK?   Yes, LASIK.  Why not? If you have a tax refund coming, LASIK might be a great…

Published: April 4, 2016 Read Post

Types of Cataracts

There are three main types of cataracts.  These three are: Subcapsular cataract. This type of cataract occurs at the back of the eye’s natural lens.  Those most at risk for this type of cataract includes people who suffer from diabetes or take high doses of steroid…

Published: March 28, 2016 Read Post

LASIK in One Eye Only

Are you considering LASIK but only want to try it in one eye just in case it comes out bad?  That’s a common concern.  In years past, refractive surgery was often performed one eye at a time. Modern LASIK surgical techniques have advanced a great deal. …

Published: March 22, 2016 Read Post

LASIK and Diabetes

Are you a diabetic and interested in LASIK?  While diabetes isn’t necessarily going to prevent you from having a LASIK procedure, it does raise concerns. According to the FDA, diabetes may be a contraindication to LASIK for several reasons.  These reasons include: Delayed or poor healing…

Published: March 16, 2016 Read Post

Cataracts Under 40

Think cataracts only happen to seniors?  That is not always the case. Cataracts can occur in people under the age of 40 and are not uncommon for people in their thirties.  A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye which lies between the…

Published: March 7, 2016 Read Post

LASIK or Laser Eye Surgery: Is There A Difference?

Laser-assisted in Situ Keratomileusis, otherwise known as LASIK, is a procedure that permanently changes the shape of the cornea, the clear covering of the front of the eye, using an excimer laser.  A mechanical microkeratome (a blade device) or a laser device is used to cut a flap in the…

Published: February 29, 2016 Read Post

LASIK for Farsightedness

Are you farsighted (see better at a distance) and wondering if LASIK will help?  The answer is yes, in most cases.  LASIK is approved by FDA for treatment for farsightedness. LASIK is a form of eye surgery that changes the curvature of the cornea with the…

Published: February 22, 2016 Read Post