LASIK in One Eye Only

Are you considering LASIK but only want to try it in one eye just in case it comes out bad?  That’s a common concern.  In years past, refractive surgery was often performed one eye at a time. Modern LASIK surgical techniques have advanced a great deal. …

Published: March 22, 2016 Read Post

LASIK and Diabetes

Are you a diabetic and interested in LASIK?  While diabetes isn’t necessarily going to prevent you from having a LASIK procedure, it does raise concerns. According to the FDA, diabetes may be a contraindication to LASIK for several reasons.  These reasons include: Delayed or poor healing…

Published: March 16, 2016 Read Post

Cataracts Under 40

Think cataracts only happen to seniors?  That is not always the case. Cataracts can occur in people under the age of 40 and are not uncommon for people in their thirties.  A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye which lies between the…

Published: March 7, 2016 Read Post

LASIK or Laser Eye Surgery: Is There A Difference?

Laser-assisted in Situ Keratomileusis, otherwise known as LASIK, is a procedure that permanently changes the shape of the cornea, the clear covering of the front of the eye, using an excimer laser.  A mechanical microkeratome (a blade device) or a laser device is used to cut a flap in the…

Published: February 29, 2016 Read Post

LASIK for Farsightedness

Are you farsighted (see better at a distance) and wondering if LASIK will help?  The answer is yes, in most cases.  LASIK is approved by FDA for treatment for farsightedness. LASIK is a form of eye surgery that changes the curvature of the cornea with the…

Published: February 22, 2016 Read Post

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