Laser Eye Surgery Procedure Time

After years of wearing eyeglasses or corrective lenses, you may be wondering how long it takes to have your vision corrected through LASIK.  It’s a common question patients ask when consulting with the staff at Eye Center of Northern Colorado  in Greeley. In the hands of a highly skilled…

Published: October 28, 2015 Read Post

5 Tips on Choosing a LASIK Surgeon

If you’re looking for a LASIK surgeon, Eye Center of Northern Colorado in Greeley recommends that you take the time to consider these five factors before making a decision. Recommendations.  Did your friends, family or co-workers recommend him or her?  If not, see if…

Published: October 21, 2015 Read Post

Television and Glaucoma

It may be possible to identify glaucoma and other eye diseases by observing the eye movements of people as they watch television. A team of researchers at City University London put this idea to the test by comparing 44 patients with glaucoma against 32 elderly patients who had good…

Published: October 11, 2015 Read Post

Rubbing Your Eyes is a Bad Idea

You’re tired.  Your eyes are itchy.  Naturally, you rub your eyes and they feel better. What’s wrong with that, right?  You can get dirt and germs in your eyes by rubbing them which could lead to eye infections. If you have progressive myopia, a form of short-sightedness caused when…

Published: October 4, 2015 Read Post

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