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5 Tips for Talking to Your LASIK Doctor

Tuesday, March 13 2018 11:12 AM
Categorized In LASIK
More than 16 million people have benefited from having LASIK eye surgery over the last 20 years. However, according to an American Refractive Surgery Council survey, of the 80 percent of people who need vision correction and are thinking about LASIK, only two percent actually ma… Read Article
Winter athletes

Why Excellent Vision Matters for Winter Athletes

Wednesday, February 21 2018 2:04 PM
Categorized In LASIK
For winter sports athletes with Olympic-sized dreams, it’s easy to see why competitive athletes choose vision correction procedures to boost their competitive edge. However, athletes – especially those training in sports such as hockey, skiing, snowbo… Read Article
LASIK complications

The LASIK Complications Facts: Should You Worry?

Wednesday, January 31 2018 2:21 PM
Categorized In LASIK
If you are thinking about having your vision improved with a laser vision correction procedure such as LASIK, you are naturally going to want to know about the potential for LASIK complications. It is natural to worry, and healthy to investigate the risks, along with the be… Read Article
How does LASIK work?

How Does LASIK Work? Everything You Need to Know About LASIK Eye Surgery

Friday, January 5 2018 2:54 PM
Categorized In LASIK
Approved by the FDA nearly 20 years ago, LASIK is a household name around the conversation of vision. Need glasses? You better get LASIK eye surgery. Did the ref make a bad call? He definitely needs LASIK. Want to be a superhero and shoot lasers from your eyes? Get LASIK. But, … Read Article
LASIK Bargains

Evaluating A LASIK Bargain: 4 Facts You Need To Know

Wednesday, December 20 2017 4:34 PM
Categorized In LASIK
You likely have seen a low LASIK price or heard a LASIK ad with offers as low as $99. Offers such as these may sound too good to be true and leave you feeling confused and uneasy. Here are four facts about the cost of LASIK to help you deconstruct these low price deals and eval… Read Article

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
Should I Get LASIK

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 have chan… 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
Justin Best
"After having to wear contacts for 20 years, I knew it was time to throw them away when I became a firefighter. I now wake up to respond to an alarm with clear vision and I don't have to worry about my eyes. It truly was an amazing and life changing experience."
Justin Best, Newton Fire / EMS - Newton, KS

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