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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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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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The 3 Cs to Consider When It Comes to LASIK

As with any surgery, there are several factors to consider before deciding to undergo LASIK. We like to think of these factors as the 3 Cs–comfort, cost, and consistency. Maybe your decision-making process will be easier after covering these topics: Comfort It’s natural to assume that a surgical procedure on your eyes will be uncomfortable or even painful, but that’s...

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Dry Eye and LASIK

One common fear among the patients I see at Woolfson Eye Institute is of severely dry eyes after surgery, and it’s a question patients are smart to ask. The short answer is that, yes, your eyes will most likely be a little drier for at least a few weeks or even months following LASIK. On the positive side, surprisingly few...

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Having LASIK in Your 30s

Updated July 2021 One of the most frequently asked questions regarding LASIK surgery is at what age is LASIK recommended. While the answer to this question varies from person to person, most providers agree that the ideal LASIK candidate is between the ages of 20 and 40. Our eyes change all the time, but especially during our developmental years and...

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Lights, Camera, LASIK

Perfect face, gorgeous hair, beautiful garments, and Red Carpet appearances – celebrities seem to have it all. But is what we see natural beauty, or did they get a little help? Celebrities often undergo procedures to improve their appearance, and LASIK is a regular on the list. (Even the most talented among us need help from time to time.) Here...

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4 Things to Think About When Considering LASIK

Millions of people consider LASIK eye surgery to correct their vision problems, but a much smaller percentage actually schedule time with a surgeon to see if they are strong candidates for the procedure. If you’ve considered having LASIK, but just can’t seem to make up your mind, here are a few things to think about when considering LASIK: 1. Do...

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The Myth of $299 LASIK

Are you scouring the Internet reading every LASIK article you can find, looking for the best price? Like anyone, you want a good deal. Learn about the Myth of $299 LASIK. LASIK is an elective procedure, and while it is affordable for most patients who are serious about improving their vision, it’s not exactly cheap. The question is, do you...

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Can I Play Sports After LASIK Surgery?

Some of the most common questions we get from patients interested in LASIK is, “Can I still play sports after my surgery?” and “When can I run after LASIK?” It’s a great question, and since it’s important to many patients, we wrote this short article explaining what you can expect when it comes to sports and LASIK surgery. I wish...

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LASIK in One Eye Only: Should I Have LASIK On One or Both Eyes?

We have a lot of patients come to us who are completely gung-ho about LASIK— they’re excited about having the procedure done in both eyes and are looking forward to seeing more clearly. However, for some patients it isn’t quite that simple. In fact, patients often ask us if it is safe to get LASIK in both eyes at the...

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