If you’re tired of your glasses or contacts, you’re probably wondering, “Can I afford LASIK?” LASIK may seem expensive, but it’s important to consider the long-term costs of the alternatives: glasses and contacts. If you’re considering LASIK, here are a few cost factors to think about.
If you wear glasses or contacts, you know how difficult poor vision makes everyday life. Eventually, you get used to the routine of constantly replacing and maintaining your glasses and contacts, but you don’t have to live that way anymore. Today, there are vision correction procedures that will not only treat your vision but cure it. But how do you know which vision correction procedure is right for you? An ophthalmologist will need to be consulted to make a decision, but this resource can help you get started.
Have you had glasses or contacts for as long as you can remember? By now, you’re probably used to the inconveniences they pose, but you have options to improve your vision for good. So, is it worth it to have a vision corrective surgery like LASIK? Imagine driving to work, walking to class, spending time with friends, or just going about your day without your usual dependence on glasses or contacts. Sounds pretty great, right? In this blog post, we’ll cover five key reasons you should consider a vision corrective procedure with a trusted, experienced ophthalmologist.
If you’ve had cataract surgery, you most likely haven’t had any vision issues since then. However, about 20 percent of those who have undergone cataract surgery develop a condition called posterior capsular opacification (PCO), which clouds your vision. If you have PCO, there is an option to treat it: a procedure called YAG laser capsulotomy. In this blog, we’ll talk about what PCO and YAG laser capsulotomy are, why you might need this procedure, and what you can expect from the surgery.
Everyone has cried, whether as a baby or just last night. Our eyes are amazingly in tune to our emotions and our thoughts, and they do so much without us even blinking an eye (pun intended). We often think of tears related only to crying, to times of emotional distress or extreme happiness (or while cutting up an onion). But what we don’t think of as often is that tears are always necessary for the nourishment of our eyes. There may not be tears streaming down our cheeks, but there should always be tears and water in our eye sockets to keep them lubricated and for you to have clear vision. And, unfortunately, there are times when this isn’t the case, when something called dry eye develops.
Making the decision to undergo LASIK can be a big one – there are many factors to consider. One of those factors is the price: the cost for LASIK can add up to thousands of dollars per eye. For an investment like that, you want to be sure that LASIK is right for you. Read on to find out about the cost benefits that LASIK can offer.
One of the most commonly performed eye surgical procedures is the insertion of an intraocular lens to treat cataracts. A cataract is the clouding of the lens inside the eye, which causes severe vision impairment. During cataract surgery, the eye’s natural lens is removed and replaced by an artificial lens called an intraocular lens (IOL). Before IOLs were available, cataract patients were forced to wear exceptionally thick eyeglasses after surgery. Now, with advanced technology, the use of IOLs has shown to significantly reduce the need for eyeglasses and become a well-known treatment for cataracts.
For people who suffer from chronic issues of itchy or dry eyes, the winter months can be especially difficult. And even if you don’t suffer from eye pain during the majority of the year, the cold and snow can bring on new problems that may hinder your sight and make your eyes uncomfortable.
Fortunately, however, there are several easy techniques you can use to combat dry eyes and keep your sight healthy during the winter months. Use the tips below to keep your eyes happy and healthy this winter.
Our vision is important to our everyday life and, unfortunately, it’s something that’s very hard to regain once lost. That’s why it is essential to recognize and treat eye disorders early on, before irreversible damage occurs. Glaucoma is an eye disorder that affects about 2.2 million people in the United States. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, this number is expected to increase to 3.3 million by 2020. But because few know how to recognize it, about half of those who have it do not even know.