LASIK after 40

LASIK has changed the vision for the better for millions over the past decades.  For those 40 and over, LASIK may be a great option to improve or even correct vision. As the eyes age, it becomes more likely a person will need reading glasses, especially after the age…

Published: November 22, 2015 Read Post

How Does LASIK Work?

Most people are familiar with the LASIK procedure but don’t always know how LASIK actually works.  LASIK starts and ends with manipulation of your cornea. A LASIK surgeon uses an excimer laser to adjust and reshape your cornea (actually the stroma layer on your cornea).  The laser removes…

Published: November 17, 2015 Read Post

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 great improvement over traditional LASIK.  Custom LASIK uses a mapping…

Published: November 10, 2015 Read Post

LASIK for Astigmatism

If you have astigmatism, you may be wondering if LASIK will work for you. The answer to that is, it depends. In people with astigmatism, the corneal or lens shape is distorted which causes multiple images on the retina. This can make images at any distance appear blurry. LASIK can…

Published: November 2, 2015 Read Post

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