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How to Find the Right LASIK Practice For You

Thursday, April 15 2021 9:31 PM
Categorized In LASIK
Not all practices are the same When you start looking into LASIK, you’ll find plenty of options. We think this is a good thing. But that’s not to say all practices are the same. So to help you figure out the difference between your local LASIK surgeon and one at a … Read Article
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Three Things You Can Do Right Now To Improve Your Eye Health

Monday, April 12 2021 9:57 PM
Categorized In LASIK
Practice these simple tips to keep your eyes and vision healthy From books and websites to the magazines we see in the checkout line at the grocery store, there are plenty of resources devoted to the health of our minds and bodies.  But how often do you think about your e… Read Article
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Getting Back To Your Regular Life After LASIK

Monday, March 22 2021 7:27 PM
Categorized In LASIK
Rediscover the little joys of life with your new vision We love hearing from our patients about how much LASIK has changed their lives.  Whether it’s trying a new activity or sport for the first time or rediscovering the simple pleasure of a walk or watching a sunse… Read Article
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Five Tests We Use To Determine If You’re a Good Candidate for LASIK

Wednesday, March 3 2021 5:32 PM
Categorized In LASIK
Before you can have the LASIK procedure to correct common vision issues like astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness, you must qualify.  We use five tests to determine if you’re a good candidate for LASIK. Relax — there’s no studying required.&nb… Read Article
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Part 4: Your Vision After LASIK

Monday, January 18 2021 10:40 PM
Categorized In LASIK
Part 4 of our LASIK experience guide In our final installment, we look at the LASIK success rate and what your options will be if your goals and expectations aren’t met after the initial procedure. Missed the first three parts of the guide? Read Part 1, Part 2, and Part … Read Article
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Part 3: Recovery, Healing, and Life After LASIK

Tuesday, January 12 2021 6:26 PM
Categorized In LASIK
Part 3 of our LASIK experience guide In Part 1 of our LASIK experience guide, we walked you through what you can expect from your LASIK consultation. In Part 2, we took a look at the LASIK procedure and the technology Grene Laser uses to correct your vision. Now, in Part 3, we… Read Article
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Part 2: What to Expect the Day of Your LASIK Procedure

Wednesday, December 9 2020 11:05 PM
Categorized In LASIK
Part 2 of our LASIK experience guide In Part 1 of this guide, we covered what you can expect at your initial LASIK consultation. Now, we’ll look at the LASIK procedure itself and the technology Dr. Wellemeyer will use to correct your vision. We’ll also answer some … Read Article
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Part 1: What to Expect at Your LASIK Consultation

Wednesday, December 2 2020 10:55 PM
Categorized In LASIK
Part 1 of our LASIK experience guide Have you decided you want to transform your life through LASIK, but still have questions about the process? We understand. LASIK is a big decision for most patients, and it’s natural to want to be informed and at ease going into the … Read Article
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Why Most Insurance Companies Consider LASIK An Elective Procedure

Thursday, November 12 2020 4:52 PM
Categorized In LASIK
Is LASIK an elective procedure? When you’re considering LASIK, it’s common to wonder why it isn’t covered by your medical or vision insurance plans. The short answer: LASIK is not considered medically necessary (i.e. life-saving) so most insurance providers h… Read Article
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The Bottom Line About LASIK Pricing

Tuesday, November 3 2020 4:09 PM
Categorized In LASIK
What's the difference between affordable and cheap? You may have seen or heard ads for LASIK offering extremely low pricing like $99 per eye, “as low as” base prices, or even “pay for one eye get one free.” Sound too good to be true? It probably is&hell… Read Article
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Good Riddance To Glasses

Wednesday, October 14 2020 5:02 PM
Categorized In LASIK
It’s time to picture a lens-free life If glasses are an increasing source of frustration in your life, you’re not alone. It’s a story we’ve heard before, even more lately. Whether it’s the inconvenience of having to reach for them first thing in t… Read Article
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LASIK vs Lenses: Factoring Cost and Value

Wednesday, September 30 2020 10:08 PM
Categorized In LASIK
Glasses vs. Contacts vs. LASIK At first glance, contact lenses or glasses seem like less expensive options compared to the price tag of LASIK corrective surgery. But when you really start to break down the long-term costs associated with glasses and contacts the math is pretty… Read Article
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Does LASIK Count As An Eligible Expense for FSAs or HSAs?

Friday, July 3 2020 8:43 PM
Categorized In LASIK
You can use your FSA or HSA for LASIK surgery? By far, the most common question we get from potential LASIK patients is, “How much does LASIK cost?”  It’s a question we expect. And it’s one you should ask, especially since there are lots of LASIK p… Read Article
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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"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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