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If your optometrist has diagnosed you with vision problems such as myopia, astigmatism, or hyperopia then you might want to consider having laser eye surgery. Basically this type of surgery realigns the retina with the cornea. During the last few years laser eye surgery has advanced to such a degree that the procedure has become [...]
When it comes to PRK vs. LASIK, it’s best to do your research so that you can become educated about the benefits and drawbacks of each procedure. Both vision improvement procedures involve minimal pain. This makes both LASIK and PRK comfortable for patients to endure. Out of the two procedures, the most commonly used method [...]
PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) was the common choice for vision correction before the development of Lasik came along. Both of these procedures are laser eye surgeries, although they do differ slightly when comparing the pros and cons. PRK takes longer for vision improvement and is a gradual process compared to Lasik surgery, but when patients are [...]
Many people who are planning to have PRK surgery may think that post-op recovery is the same as Lasik recovery. This is not true, as PRK recovery time is longer and there are other important post-op instructions that must be followed. Most eye surgeons will require numerous follow-up office examinations. The usual schedule for office [...]
Every year, millions of people have corrective surgery done on their eyes. With businesses and insurance companies starting to chip in on the cost, many people are finding laser surgery to be an affordable and effective way to clear up vision problems and remove cataracts. While complications from laser eye surgery arise in only about [...]
After you’ve found a reliable doctor with solid references and recommendations from friends and family, you should begin to make some preparations for your laser eye procedure. Laser eye surgery is a very common procedure today and 80% of those who undergo it never have to wear corrective lenses again. Following a few tips can [...]
Refractive eye surgery is a type of corrective surgery for the eyes in which a surgeon attempts to change the focusing characteristics of the eye by altering the shape of the cornea, implanting artificial lenses, or by changing the eye in other ways thereby achieving a clearer image. There are three forms of refractive surgeries [...]
Vision problems are a concern for nearly everyone. Even if your vision is perfect, very likely there is a family member or friend that has vision problems. People not only wear glasses because of vision concerns. Safety glasses are used to protect eyes in different types of jobs. Sunglasses protect eyes from harmful rays of [...]
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