Does LASIK Hurt?

Your LASIK procedure should be a pain-free experience.  Before your eye surgery begins, numbing eye drops will be put into your eye to eliminate any pain or discomfort during the procedure.  You may also request or receive a prescription for a medication to help you relax before the surgery. …

Published: September 28, 2015 Read Post

LASIK Pros and Cons

As with anything in life, LASIK has its pros and cons.  Here are 3 pros and cons to consider before the procedure at Eye Center of Northern Colorado in Greeley. Pro: Improved visual acuity.  Most patients notice an immediate improvement in vision. Con: Some…

Published: September 20, 2015 Read Post

How long is LASIK Recovery?

With an experienced surgeon, LASIK is relatively safe and your doctor will discuss the risks before the procedure.  After your LASIK procedure, you may notice some blurry vision and your eyes may be teary, itchy or dry.  Be sure not to rub them, Starbursts,…

Published: September 13, 2015 Read Post

Types of Laser Eye Surgery

Everybody’s heard of LASIK right?  But did you know there are actually different types of laser eye surgery? LASIK (laser-assisted-in-situ-keratomileusis) is often referred to as laser vision correction or refractive surgery.  It uses a microkeratome metal blade to cut the cornea flap and an excimer laser to reshape the…

Published: September 7, 2015 Read Post

How Old Do You Have To Be To Have LASIK?

Growing eyes are changing eyes.  LASIK, commonly referred to as laser vision correction, is a procedure meant for those who have a stable prescription.  A patient’s eye prescription should be stable for at least one year prior to surgery. Until you’ve stopped growing…

Published: August 30, 2015 Read Post

Can LASIK Eliminate the Need for Reading Glasses?

The answer to this question is “yes” and “no.” LASIK vision correction in Greeley is typically performed to correct a refractive error that has been present since childhood or acquired later in life: Myopia (nearsightedness), which results in blurry distance vision Hyperopia (farsightedness),…

Published: August 24, 2015 Read Post

Is LASIK Surgery Safe?

If you’re wishing you could wake up in the morning and not have to reach for your glasses or throw in a pair of contacts, you’re not alone.  Thousands of LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) procedures are performed each year for people who long for vision correction.  One of…

Published: August 19, 2015 Read Post

Can Contacts Cause Bacteria to Grow in the Eye?

Contacts lenses may cause bacteria to grow in the eye, according to a recent study. The lenses can change the community of bacteria living in your eyes. Results of the study, conducted by NYU Langone, point to contact lenses as causing an increase in bacteria and certain types of…

Published: August 10, 2015 Read Post

Be Sure To Follow LASIK Aftercare Instructions

Thousands of LASIK procedures are performed each day across the United States.  Most of them are performed safely and produce great results for patients.  To ensure a satisfactory result, it is important that patients follow their doctor’s aftercare instructions. LASIK aftercare instructions generally…

Published: August 2, 2015 Read Post

Questions To Ask Your LASIK Surgeon

If you’re considering corrective eye surgery in Greeley but aren’t sure what questions you should ask during your initial consultation, here are some suggestions to consider.  LASIK surgeons come in all skill levels.  You want to find one that is experienced, trusted and has a good bedside manner. How…

Published: July 26, 2015 Read Post