Archive for September, 2011

September 24th, 2011  Posted at   Uncategorized
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Before laser eye surgery, I could not clearly see the large letter at the top of the eye chart. I had worn glasses since the third grade and my eyes had been plagued by infections ever since converting to contacts. My doctor consulted me on the two options of laser surgery that were available. I chose Photorefractive Keratectomy over Lasik because I did not want the slightest possibility of my active lifestyle leading to a dislocation of the cornea flap.

PRK is an older and more painful form of laser eye surgery. The cornea (more…)

September 22nd, 2011  Posted at   Uncategorized
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If you are tired of the inconvenience and chronic expenses associated with wearing glasses or contact lenses, laser vision surgery may be the solution you have been seeking. Laser vision therapy offers the potential of a permanent vision correction and the end of the inconvenience and expense of vision appliances.

Your eyes are unique and require a treatment tailed specifically for them. There are several forms of laser vision surgery. A knowledgeable and experienced surgeon will be able to determine which type of surgery would be most appropriate for (more…)

September 21st, 2011  Posted at   Uncategorized
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There are many pros and cons to consider when deciding if laser eye surgery is right for you.
The benefits include saving money on glasses, contacts, exams and solution, and the convenience of not wearing glasses or contacts while participating in activities. Applying make-up or shaving would be less complicated, and surgery would eliminate the problem of misplaced or lost glasses.
There is also the advantage of avoiding complications associated with long term use of contact lenses.

There are a variety of risks that need to be evaluated before deciding on surgery.
Over-correction and under-correction (more…)

September 17th, 2011  Posted at   Uncategorized
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If you have desired to have Lasik surgery, it is important that you be open with the surgeon about all you physical issues with your eyes. If your eyes seem dryer than normal and you often experience irritated eyes, there may be a medical problem that needs to be addressed. The same is true is you are plagued by double vision.

Dry eyes can be a complication caused by several different issues. Dry eyes can be caused by your tear ducts releasing insufficient (more…)