LASIK Healing Time

One of the great advantages of LASIK eye surgery is the quick healing time. Once the procedure is complete, you will typically notice an immediate improvement in vision.  This changes within an hour or so, as your eye begins to heal and your vision becomes blurry.

Published: February 16, 2016 Read Post

What is Refractive Surgery?

Refractive surgery is any eye surgery used to improve the refractive state of the eye and decrease or eliminate dependency on glasses or contact lenses. This can include various methods of surgical remodeling of the cornea or cataract surgery. The most common methods of refractive surgery…

Published: February 7, 2016 Read Post

Vision Correction Implants Often Used for Cataract Surgery

Contact lenses are an excellent option for most people seeking vision correction.  Contacts rest on top of the eye temporarily and can be removed at will. For those seeking a more permanent solution, vision correction implants are available.  Vision correction implants, also called Intraocular Lens Implants, involve…

Published: February 1, 2016 Read Post

LASIK for Cataracts?

Cataracts are a natural clouding of the crystalline lens of the eye.  Many people with cataracts complain of poor distance vision, which is especially noticeable while driving. Modern cataract surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis.  Anesthetic is used to minimize discomfort and a sedative may be…

Published: January 24, 2016 Read Post

LASIK Consultation Preparation

Here at Eye Center of Northern Colorado in Ft. Collins, we believe preparation is the key to any successful treatment.  If you’re scheduled for a LASIK procedure, we advise you to do all you can to research the procedure, recovery and results in order to be as informed and…

Published: January 17, 2016 Read Post

LASIK for Presbyopia

Are you over 40 and wear reading glasses?  Chances are you have presbyopia.  Presbyopia is an age-related process where people find they need to hold reading materials at arm’s length in order to read them properly.  You might remember your parents or grandparents doing this and are dismayed that you…

Published: January 11, 2016 Read Post

Contacts after LASIK

LASIK and other laser eye procedures have great records for successfully improving vision.  However, it doesn’t always improve vision to the point where prescription corrective lenses are no longer needed. Wearing contacts after LASIK is sometimes necessary.  While a follow-up procedure or enhancement may be able to solve…

Published: January 3, 2016 Read Post

LASIK versus Contacts: Which is Better for You?

Some contact lens wearers eagerly wait for the day when they can afford or qualify for LASIK surgery.  But is LASIK right for every contact lens wearer? Not every contact lens patient is suitable for LASIK surgery.  Some of the reasons that you may not qualify (or want) LASIK include…

Published: December 28, 2015 Read Post

Dry Eye and LASIK Questions Answered

Prior to LASIK surgery, your doctor will check your medical history and look for a variety of conditions, including dry eyes. It is important to let your doctor know if you suffer from dry eye prior to surgery, as your surgeon may want to treat it before surgery.

Published: December 22, 2015 Read Post

Questions About LASIK Healing

One of the most popular questions we are asked is: How long does it take to heal after LASIK surgery? Our answer is:  In most cases, the healing process is remarkably quick.  In fact, often by the next day, patients report an improvement in vision although there may…

Published: December 17, 2015 Read Post