Custom LASIK vs. Traditional LASIK

Traditional LASIK has been around since the 1990s and has been performed on thousands of people around the world.  It has produced excellent results for the majority of people who have utilized this life-changing procedure. Custom LASIK is a more recent form of laser eye surgery that uses a 3-D…

Published: October 21, 2016 Read Post

Questions to Ask a LASIK Surgeon

If you are considering LASIK, it is important to discuss the benefits and risks that could result from correcting vision with surgery rather than eyeglasses or contact lenses. Each LASIK candidate has a unique set of general and eye health circumstances and lifestyle goals that need to be carefully assessed…

Published: October 10, 2016 Read Post

LASIK Candidate

LASIK eye surgery can be very successful when performed on the right patient. LASIK can treat severe degrees of nearsightedness, moderate amounts of farsightedness and astigmatism, but LASIK is not right for everyone. While the goal of LASIK surgery is to reduce dependency on glasses or contact lenses, having LASIK…

Published: October 4, 2016 Read Post

Cataracts in Ancient Egypt

Have you ever wondered how vision problems were treated hundreds or thousands of years ago?  If you thought there weren’t any treatments before modern day medicine, you may be surprised. Each year, cataract surgery permits millions of people to improve and recover their vision.  This eye surgery has been conducted…

Published: September 25, 2016 Read Post

Cataracts Types

A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, which can make it harder for you to see. Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 40 and is the principal cause of blindness in the world. Cataracts develop when protein builds up in…

Published: September 21, 2016 Read Post

How Does LASIK Work?

LASIK surgery is the most common laser vision correction procedure, and has helped millions of people around the world see better every day. The procedure can be broken down in just a few easy steps. Numbing Drops: In Greeley, your LASIK surgeon administers numbing drops that take effect…

Published: September 14, 2016 Read Post

What Does Refractive Surgery Mean?

Refractive surgery is eye surgery that is performed to eliminate or reduce dependency on contact lenses or glasses, although some people still need prescription eye glasses or contacts after the procedure. It is used to improve the refractive state of the eye which improves natural vision. Refractive…

Published: September 6, 2016 Read Post

LASIK Surgery Recovery Time

The vast majority of patients see very well after LASIK surgery and are happy with their vision. LASIK recovery is often minimal and very little time passes between surgery and when patients achieve very clear vision. In Ft. Collins, our doctors are dedicated to helping all patients…

Published: August 29, 2016 Read Post

What Can LASIK Correct?

LASIK is a surgical procedure that uses a laser to change the shape of the cornea to correct refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism. In Greeley, your LASIK surgeon creates a thin flap in the cornea, folds back the flap, then removes some corneal tissue underneath using an excimer…

Published: August 22, 2016 Read Post

What is Laser Eye Surgery?

Laser eye surgery is an umbrella term for several eye surgeries used to correct refractive errors. The most common types of laser eye surgery include LASIK, PRK, LASEK and EpiLASIK. Each of the four laser eye surgery procedures below use the same special laser, called an excimer…

Published: August 15, 2016 Read Post