While LASIK has more than an overall 95% satisfaction rate, additional corrective vision options such as contacts or glasses are sometimes necessary. Learn about the reasons some LASIK patients may have additional corrective vision needs post-LASIK, here.
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Learning how to prepare for LASIK eye surgery is an important step towards correcting your vision, whether you and your doctor have decided LASIK is the right procedure for you, or even if you’re still researching your options. We’ve outlined some of the key steps you can take to best prepare for your LASIK surgery.
Astigmatism—sounds pretty serious, doesn’t it? Despite the alarming name, astigmatism is an extremely common condition. Not only that, but people diagnosed with astigmatism have strong, reliable treatment options, including LASIK laser eye surgery. Here’s what you need to know about astigmatism correction using LASIK surgery. What is Astigmatism? The key to learning about astigmatism correction using LASIK is to first understand astigmatism. Astigmatism is a condition caused by a refractive error affecting one or both eyes. In eyes without astigmatism, the cornea is evenly rounded across all areas; in eyes with astigmatism, the corneas are curved unevenly, in a shape…
One of our patients recently asked us, “Can you get LASIK if you wear bifocals?” It’s an interesting question. Many people must wear bifocals to help correct deteriorating vision brought on by aging. These bifocals help correct a condition called presbyopia (meaning “old eye” in Greek) that causes blurred close-range vision, especially within low light. With the onset of presbyopia, even those who have never before needed glasses may find themselves in need of bifocals—a frustrating occurrence at best.
Is my cell phone harmful to my health? It’s a question that none us wants to think about but everyone needs to consider. Known health risks caused by smartphone use include neck issues, thumb strain, and the dangers of distracted driving (done either by you or someone else). But does looking at your phone hurt your eyes?