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Contacts of the Future

Contact Lenses of the (Near and Far) Future

Wednesday, August 21 2019 9:46 PM
Categorized In LASIK
As an organization that performs LASIK surgery, contact lenses aren't always our priority. But we also know they’re an important part of our patients’ lives, whether they ever opt to have LASIK surgery or not. So when we saw a couple of articles, recently, about th… Read Article
Which eye doctor is right

Knowing the Difference Between an Ophthalmologist, Optometrist, and Optician

Wednesday, June 26 2019 8:54 PM
Categorized In LASIK
How do you know which eye care professional to schedule an appointment with – an ophthalmologist, optometrist, or optician? Is there something strange going on with your eyes? Are you having vision problems? Or you just need a checkup?  Who you gonna call? An eye d… Read Article
6 myths about contacts

Contact Lenses: 6 Myths (And Their Facts)

Wednesday, June 12 2019 8:08 PM
Categorized In LASIK
Can you wear contact lenses overnight (and other answers you need to know) Did you know 1 in 2000 contact lens wearers suffers from a sight-threatening infection? But when it comes to LASIK, just 1 in every 10,000 patients risk significant vision loss from complications. Whil… Read Article
LASIK Success

How Do I Know if LASIK Will Work For Me?

Thursday, May 16 2019 8:22 PM
Categorized In LASIK
What Is the Success Rate for LASIK? The latest research into LASIK success rates — based on visual acuity and patient satisfaction — reports that 99% of patients achieve better than 20/40 vision and more than 90% achieve 20/20 vision or better after LASIK surgery. … Read Article
Refractive Surgery Fixes

What Types Of Vision Problems Does Refractive Surgery Correct?

Thursday, April 25 2019 7:19 PM
Categorized In LASIK
Refractive surgeons perform a number of refractive surgery procedures – such as LASIK, PRK, lens implants, and cataract surgery. Each is focused on improving the focusing ability of your eyes, depending on whether you have myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, presbyopia or cata… Read Article
eye exam after LASIK?

Do You Still Need Eye Exams After LASIK?

Thursday, April 4 2019 6:52 PM
Categorized In LASIK
Do I need to keep seeing my eye doctor after LASIK? A laser vision correction procedure like LASIK can correct your prescription for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, reducing and sometimes completely eliminating your need for glasses or contacts.   LASIK … Read Article
Understanding Dry Eye

Understanding Dry Eye Symptoms After LASIK Eye Surgery

Thursday, March 21 2019 12:56 PM
Categorized In LASIK
Dry eye is extremely common and is, in fact, the most common reason patients visit an eye doctor’s office. Dry is definitely common for some LASIK patients, as well, during the healing process. But not all patients—and usually for just a short while. Some patients n… Read Article
5 LASIK research tips

5 Tips for Researching LASIK Online

Thursday, February 28 2019 10:47 AM
Categorized In LASIK
If you are interested in having LASIK, doing your homework, researching LASIK online, and finding out as much as you can about the surgery is essential to making a good decision for you and your vision. Not surprisingly, you can find a wealth of information about LASIK onl… Read Article
LASIK transform life

Can LASIK Transform Your Life?

Tuesday, January 29 2019 11:54 AM
Categorized In LASIK
You might be wondering, “Can having LASIK really transform my life?” The title of this post seems like a bit of an exaggeration, right? But LASIK really is life-changing for many. Most people who have made the choice to have LASIK will tell you it is one of the best… Read Article
10 LASIK cost questions

10 Questions to Ask Your Surgeon About the Cost of LASIK

Friday, January 11 2019 2:27 PM
Categorized In LASIK
LASIK and many other vision correction procedures are elective, meaning they are a personal choice rather than a medical necessity. That makes the cost of LASIK an important consideration when you decide to have surgery. Just as understanding the benefits and risks of the proce… Read Article
New year, new vision

Are Healthy Eyes and Vision Part of Your Goals for the New Year?

Friday, December 14 2018 3:06 PM
Categorized In LASIK
If improved vision is on your list of goals for 2019, it is a good idea to learn all you can about the variety of ways you can reach that goal. And while we’re in the LASIK business, it’s important to know there are a few things other than laser vision correction tha… Read Article
LASIK expectations

What To Do When Your LASIK Expectations Aren’t Met

Friday, November 16 2018 1:30 PM
Categorized In LASIK
You go into your LASIK surgery with the expectation of better vision. You look forward to being free from glasses or contacts. You might have even read that you’ll instantly see better after the procedure and have a relatively quick healing process. And this is the standa… Read Article

Beyond Seeing Clearly: What to Expect with LASIK Recovery

Friday, October 19 2018 11:26 AM
Categorized In LASIK
If you’re ready to have LASIK surgery, you’re probably focused on one thing: seeing better. Many people don’t realize that the vast majority of LASIK patients have improved vision almost immediately after their procedure. They sit up seeing the world in a whol… Read Article
Don't flush your lenses!

Think Twice Before You Flush Your Contact Lenses Down the Drain

Tuesday, September 25 2018 2:20 PM
Categorized In LASIK
The amount of plastic in our oceans and landfills is a growing concern for many. It is estimated that 8 million metric tons of large plastics find their way in oceans each year. And while conversations, lately, revolve around reducing the use of disposable water bottles, straws… Read Article
Contact Problems

The Problem With Contact Lenses

Tuesday, August 14 2018 2:47 PM
Categorized In LASIK
  If you’re one of the millions of contact wearers who enjoys the freedom of disposables, you might be contributing to the further decline of your eye health and not even realize it.   A more cavalier attitude about eyecare brings with it serious consequence f… Read Article
red flags

Finding Red Flags: Signs a LASIK Surgeon Is Not Right for You

Friday, July 20 2018 3:23 PM
Categorized In LASIK
While there are thousands of highly-qualified eye surgeons across the country who perform LASIK, how do you decide which one is the best for you? Depending on where you live, you might be limited to just one or two surgeons in your area. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn&r… Read Article
The cost of LASIK

Weighing The Cost of LASIK: 4 Questions To Ask Yourself

Thursday, June 21 2018 11:18 AM
Categorized In LASIK
What is the best money you have ever spent on yourself? Was it a vacation? An outfit or pair of shoes? Maybe it was a gadget like a drone or something bigger like an ATV.   Consider your answer for a minute. What made it so worth it? The delight of the experience? The… Read Article
New research

New Research: LASIK Safety and Performance Continue To Impress

Friday, June 1 2018 4:44 PM
Categorized In LASIK
Several updated studies, presented by the medical organization of surgeons who specialize in vision correction and cataract surgeries, gave LASIK surgery high marks for safety, outcomes, and patient satisfaction. These studies show that LASIK is more likely to ease symptoms of … Read Article
Digital Devices

How Digital Devices Are Affecting Your Eyes

Tuesday, May 15 2018 11:58 AM
Categorized In LASIK
We wake and check our phones, turn on the TV, go to work to sit in front of a laptop or monitor, then go home to Netflix and chill.  We spend the majority of our days looking at screens, big and small. Research from The Vision Council shows more than 83 percent of American… Read Article
Glasses prescription

Does My Glasses Prescription Qualify Me for LASIK?

Wednesday, April 25 2018 5:38 PM
Categorized In LASIK
If it’s time to get new glasses—and you’re tired of breaking, bending, crushing or losing your current pair—it might be time to start thinking about other options… like LASIK. Today, LASIK works to correct a variety of common vision problems for g… Read Article
Kristen Lingg
"Even with contacts correcting my poor vision I still had problems with halos around runway lights at night. Immediately after surgery I could see better than I ever had. My vision is better than perfect and halo free."
Kristen Lingg, Pilot - Wichita, KS

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