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A Popular Financing Option For LASIK: FSAs and HSAs

Thursday, November 30 2017 11:37 AM
Categorized In LASIK
For the tax year 2017, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service announced new contribution limits for Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA) and Health Savings Accounts (HSA). This year, an individual can set aside up to $2,600 in a health FSA and up to $3,400 in an HSA. In… Read Article
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Are You Wondering: Should I get LASIK?

Friday, November 17 2017 12:56 PM
Categorized In LASIK
Should I get LASIK? If you struggle with glasses or contact lenses in order to see well, you may be asking yourself this very question.  Asking questions – a lot of questions –  is the best way to determine if it’s right for you. Because, frankl… Read Article
Dr. Burke

20/15 Vision Twelve Years After LASIK

Thursday, June 29 2017 12:02 PM
Categorized In LASIK
As a 22-year-old wrestling coach, John Burke hadn’t given much thought to his eyesight. Whether it was good or bad never really occurred to him. That is, until one of his wrestlers asked him to hold his glasses during practice. “I decided to put them on, as a joke, … Read Article

How Failing to Qualify for LASIK Saved One Patient's Eyesight

Wednesday, May 31 2017 2:21 PM
Categorized In LASIK
Natalee Schalk had worn glasses and contacts for years. Yet, every time she had a vision check-up at Grene Vision, she couldn’t help but notice the sign advertising free LASIK consultations at Grene Laser.   “I asked about it and my doctor said, "Yeah, you'd pr… Read Article

Ten Reasons Why Glasses Are the Worst

Thursday, April 13 2017 10:08 AM
Categorized In LASIK
  For most of modern history, wearing glasses was the only solution to poor eyesight. A game changer back in the thirteenth century, monks or scholars would balance spectacles on the bridge of their nose in order to read ancient scrolls. But that was 800 years ago. Times h… Read Article

Can 20/20 Vision Make You a Better Basketball Player?

Monday, March 6 2017 10:47 AM
Categorized In LASIK
March means one thing: March Madness, especially here in Kansas where we have our pick of three great teams to root for. Whether you’ve got an intricate strategy for your bracket or you’re rooting for your underdog team, it’s a month filled with great games pla… Read Article

In Good Company: 4 Celebrities & Athletes Who Got LASIK in 2016

Tuesday, November 29 2016 12:25 PM
Categorized In LASIK
For a group of people who are frequently in the spotlight AND have to be at the top of their game, it’s no wonder so many athletes and celebrities have elected to have LASIK surgery. From Friends star Courtney Cox to golfer Tiger Woods to actor Brad Pitt, you might be surp… Read Article

You Can Use Your Flexible Spending Account for LASIK!

Tuesday, November 15 2016 9:50 AM
Categorized In LASIK
If you’re lucky enough to have an employer who offers a flexible spending account (FSA) as part of your health insurance, you probably already know about the great tax advantages you get with it. One of the rules governing the use of a flexible spending account is that yo… Read Article

Jeepers Creepers, Where’d Ya Get Those Peepers?

Friday, October 7 2016 12:06 PM
Categorized In LASIK
  As people who help others see better, we have to say...we love eyeballs. And with Halloween just around the corner (one of our favorites holidays!), we thought we’d share some of the best eyeball recipes floating around the web. This Halloween, whether you’r… Read Article

How Long Does LASIK Last?

Friday, September 16 2016 3:37 PM
Categorized In LASIK
One of the major concerns we hear from potential LASIK candidates is that their corrected vision won’t last. While each patient brings his or her own set of specific criteria, there’s mounting evidence that LASIK techniques of all kinds are not only providing lastin… Read Article

“Can I use my HSA for Lasik?” and Other Financing Questions

Friday, September 9 2016 1:23 PM
Categorized In LASIK
One of the biggest concerns people have about LASIK isn’t about the procedure itself (which you can learn about here). It’s about how they’re going to pay for it. We’ll be the first to admit that LASIK can seem like an expensive procedure. But when you t… Read Article

How LASIK Surgery Can Make You a Calmer Parent

Friday, August 19 2016 4:24 PM
Categorized In LASIK
As parents with babies know, getting up in the middle of the night to check on your children – whether for your own comfort or to console them when they’re crying – is a frequent occurrence. The dizzying, disorientation of stumbling through a dark house at 2AM … Read Article

7 More Common Myths About LASIK

Wednesday, August 3 2016 11:08 AM
Categorized In LASIK
In a previous post, we addressed some of the most common myths regarding LASIK surgery. You know we’re big fans of giving it to you straight. Turns out, we only scratched the surface with our first post. So we’re back to clear up seven more.  Because after all,… Read Article

7 Common Myths About LASIK

Monday, July 25 2016 1:56 PM
Categorized In LASIK
We have written before about some of the most common questions we get from our patients (you can read posts here and here). But what about some of the misinformation about LASIK that people just accept as fact? There are more than a few myths floating around out there. Unless y… Read Article

Who Gets LASIK Eye Surgery?

Thursday, June 16 2016 3:15 PM
Categorized In LASIK
If you’ve ever wondered if LASIK is right for your vision health, you might have lots of unanswered questions before you even begin. Do you need to have a certain prescription to qualify? How bad do your eyes have to be? Can your vision be too bad? What if you have other v… Read Article

Is LASIK Safer Than Contacts?

Wednesday, May 25 2016 8:54 AM
Categorized In LASIK
Contact lenses, although widely used with few complications, can carry risks. It’s important to understand that every time you put your contacts in, you introduce a foreign object onto the ocular surface. This creates an opportunity to contract infection-causing pathogens,… Read Article

Finding a LASIK Practice That’s Right For You

Monday, May 2 2016 4:03 PM
Categorized In LASIK
As with most things in life, you’ll have choices when it comes to choosing a LASIK practice. We think this is a good thing. But that’s not to say all practices are the same. Here are a few things to consider as you decide which practice is best for you.   Expe… Read Article

Be a “Laser Day” Hero. A Walkthrough of Your LASIK Procedure.

Monday, May 2 2016 2:58 PM
Categorized In LASIK
We’ve walked you through a typical consultation here at Grene Laser and you know all about the machines we use to determine your eligibility for surgery. But what about the actual surgery? What does that day look like? We’ve put together a detailed walkthrough… Read Article

What To Expect At Your LASIK Consultation

Monday, May 2 2016 2:51 PM
Categorized In LASIK
Because your eyes must meet certain specifications to qualify for LASIK, it’s important that we gain a deep understanding of you, your lifestyle, and your eyes before we schedule your surgery. Our laser consultations are free of charge and take about forty-five minutes to… Read Article

5 Ways To Know If You're a Good LASIK Candidate

Saturday, April 30 2016 8:44 PM
Categorized In LASIK
Before you can have refractive surgery - the surgical procedures that correct common issues like astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness - you must qualify. We use a series of five tests for this. In an effort to take some of the anxiety and mystery away from this proc… Read Article
Shalee Lehning
"Playing sports is hard enough without worrying about your contacts. The inconvenience of losing contacts during practice and competition was frustrating for me. The decision to have the surgery was the best decision I have made!"
Shalee Lehning, K-State Women's Assistant Coach / Former WNBA and K-State Player - Manhattan, KS

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