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Why Choose Woolfson Eye Institute for Your LASIK Surgery?

Many reasons to choose Woolfson Eye Institute for LASIK If you’re exploring LASIK surgery, you’ve likely encountered the question: “What makes Woolfson Eye Institute stand out?” As Clinical Director, with 25 years of experience working alongside Dr. Jonathan Woolfson, I’m excited to delve into why selecting us for your LASIK procedure is the optimal choice. Unparalleled Expertise Jonathan Woolfson, the...

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How Long Does the LASIK Procedure Last?

Hello, I’m Dr. Jonathan Woolfson, and one of the frequently asked questions we receive revolves around the longevity of the results of a LASIK procedure. Many patients mistakenly believe that following an initial LASIK procedure, they need to undergo repeat LASIK every few years. The fact is that most of our patients undergo LASIK a single time, with results that...

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Diabetic Retinopathy: Everything you need to know

Diabetes can cause detrimental effects on many organs of the body, including the eyes (i.e. diabetic retinopathy). When patients have elevated hemoglobin A1c or blood sugar levels and the disease is uncontrolled, it can present in a form of eye disease called diabetic retinopathy. Even long-term diabetic patients with controlled disease that have no visual symptoms can still be affected,...

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Here’s What Diabetic Macular Edema Means

Diabetes can affect many parts of the body, including the eyes (i.e. diabetic macular edema). When diabetes is uncontrolled, the disease may start to affect a patient’s retina, the tissue in the back of the eye. The retinal blood vessels weaken and leak, releasing fluid that can cause retinal swelling. When the retina swells up in the area that’s responsible...

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Can you have better than 20/20 vision?

LASIK candidates and patients almost always ask, “Will I be able to see 20/20 after eye surgery?” or “What is the best vision you can have?”. The ability to see 20/20 vision is based on the anatomy of your eyes, with both genetic and environmental influences. 20/20 vision refers to “average” or “normal” eyesight, but it is definitely possible to...

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Get the Facts: Laser-assisted Cataract Surgery Versus Standard Cataracts Surgery

There are two safe and effective methods to perform cataract surgery: laser-assisted cataract surgery and standard cataract surgery. What is Traditional/Standard Cataracts Surgery? Traditional cataract surgery is the most commonly performed eye surgery in the world. It involves the surgeon using special tools to manually create tiny incisions through the cornea, the clear dome covering the front part of the...

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How Much is LASIK?

Tired of glasses or contacts? Do you want to see clearly all the time every day?  You might have heard about something called LASIK, but thought it was not an option for you because it might be too expensive. You are not alone in wondering about the price. So how much is LASIK? This is one of the most common...

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What is presbyopia and how do you correct it?

In the early to mid-forties, patients typically begin to notice difficulty with near vision as they develop a condition known as presbyopia. This problem can interfere with viewing a computer screen, a smart phone or when reading a book or magazine. These changes in near vision are a normal part of aging and result from the stiffening of the lens...

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Is cataract surgery painful?

Wondering, “Is cataract surgery painful?” You’ve come to the right place! Most patients do not report that their cataract surgery was painful. Precautions are taken before, during and after the surgery to ensure you are comfortable, typically including a mild sedative administered through an IV to relax you for the surgery. Numbing drops are instilled in order to allow for...

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What Types of Eye Surgeries are Performed at Woolfson Eye Institute?

At Woolfson Eye Institute we have multiple eye surgeons specializing in diagnosing, treating, and managing a variety of conditions affecting various parts of the eye. Let’s look at some of these conditions (along with eye surgeries) starting with the front of the eye: Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) The eyelids protect and cover the eye and can develop extra skin or lose...

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