LASIK

4
Dec

ZEISS SMILE and LASIK What’s the Difference?

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How is ZEISS SMILE different from LASIK The technology surrounding laser vision correction surgery has made great strides in the past years and continues to move forward at an advanced pace. Many people the world over have experienced the life-changing effects of these procedures. Recently, a new milestone has been reached. The medical technology business group,...

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18
Jul

Contact Lens Risks

Contact Lens Risks

Are Contacts Safer Than LASIK? When worn and cared for properly, contact lenses are a very safe option for vision correction. However, failing to use and care for your contacts as directed can lead to some frightening risks. Corneal Ulcers Few things sound scarier than an ulcer on your eye. A corneal ulcer is an...

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11
Apr

ZEISS SMILE, LASIK or PRK Surgery: Which is Best?

3 Generations of Laser Eye Surgery

Which is Right for Me: ZEISS SMILE, LASIK or PRK Surgery? If you’re ready to live your life free from glasses and contacts, you’ve probably decided that laser eye surgery is the best option for you. Knowing which procedure is the best for you can be a bit more difficult. Those who have chosen laser eye...

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31
Mar

How to Use Eye Drops Properly After Laser Eye Surgery

How to Use Eye Drops Properly

Aftercare Best Practices and How to Avoid Contamination Almost every laser eye surgery procedure at your local eye center will include aftercare with a prescription for medicated eye drops or ointments from your ophthalmologist. This is an essential part of the aftercare process and the instructions for use should not be overlooked. First, Your Doctor’s...

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27
Dec

ZEISS SMILE Laser Eye Surgery: Explained

The Next Revolution in Laser Eye Surgery: ZEISS SMILE Laser Eye Surgery Explained The ZEISS SMILE procedure is the newest and most advanced form of refractive eye surgery.  First came PRK, then the LASIK revolution, now ZEISS SMILE is set to revolutionize laser vision correction once more. Surface ablation surgery Subepithelial ablation Excimer laser treatment Extended visual...

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24
Aug

LASIK Preferred to Contact Lenses Over Time

Why is LASIK Now Preferred to Contact Lenses? A new study found that contact lens users who chose to have LASIK were more satisfied with their vision a year after the surgery, and even more satisfied after two and even three years, according to the study conducted by the Cornea Research Foundation of America. Contact lens...

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8
Aug

A Closer Look at LASIK

Millions Worldwide Ditching Glasses and Contacts If would like to reclaim your vision and are curious to see a detailed look at our safe and effective LASIK procedure, click the link below to sit in on a full surgery at the LaserVue Eye Center! In this video you will see safest LASIK procedure performed by...

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3
Jun

Your First Internship and 4 Ways Your Contact Lenses Could Blow It

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The Hidden Cost of Contact Lenses Welcome to the real world, fam. It’s a world where working 9-to-5 really means 8-to-6:30, where coffee > blood in sustaining life and where your eyes and back (maintain good posture!!) are often unhappy. If you’re getting ready to start your first internship, you’ll understand soon enough. Yes, internships...

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6
May

I’ve Got Astigmatism, Can I Get LASIK? (Spoiler alert: yes)

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LASIK Surgery and Astigmatisms For those of you impatient types who like to skip to the end of an article before reading the beginning, we’ve taken the liberty of answering your most pressing question up front [SPOILERS AHEAD]: Yes, for those of you with mild to moderate astigmatism, LASIK can probably help. With that out...

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29
Apr

Am I A Good Candidate for LASIK?

"Am I A Good Candidate for Lasik?"

Is LASIK Right For Me? When you know you want to get LASIK, there are a million questions swimming in your head. What’s the process? Who do I talk to to get the ball rolling? What movies are opening this Friday that I can watch with my new, incredibly cool LASIK vision? (You may be...

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22
Apr

I’ve Decided to Get LASIK. Now What?

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So you’ve made the decision to get LASIK surgery. Right on! The first step is admitting you have a problem. A vision problem. Now what? Step 1: Find a Surgeon The first thing you need to do is to talk with a doctor that can provide LASIK — called an ophthalmologist — to find out...

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15
Apr

Can I Use an FSA for LASIK? How to Plan for LASIK Next Year

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The end of the year can be a super confusing time of year for medical planning, especially if you’re in the middle of your employer’s open enrollment period. You’re asked to think 12 months ahead and handcuff yourself to a plan and level of coverage. This is also when you can make allowances in your...

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12
Apr

Why We Use All-Laser LASIK

Blue Eye with All-Laser LASIK Targeting Graphical Representation

In your research on LASIK, you may have come across the terms “blade” and “bladeless” LASIK. Below, we explore why we use bladeless LASIK. Blade LASIK is the original version of LASIK, wherein a microkeratome—a tool with an oscillating blade—is used for the first step of the LASIK procedure, the corneal flap creation. Bladeless LASIK...

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8
Apr

How Long Will My LASIK Procedure Take?

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How Long Does LASIK Eye Surgery Take? We get it. You’re sick of the hassles of glasses and/or contacts, but that doesn’t mean you’re without reservations about getting LASIK. Any kind of medical procedure is a little scary, especially when it involves your eye. The quicker you can be in and out and onto recovery,...

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1
Apr

Does LASIK Hurt? Your Questions Answered

man comtemplating whether LASIK eye surgery hurts

Does LASIK Eye Surgery Actually Hurt? And How Much? You’ve been thinking about LASIK surgery for years, but something is holding you back: the fear. Guess what? You’re not alone. So does LASIK hurt? Let us give you some peace of mind. Does the actual LASIK eye surgery procedure hurt? In all honesty, it can...

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