Are you tired of dealing with contact lenses and glasses to correct your vision? If so, it may be time to look into other options to help you see clearly. Many people find relief from poor vision through corrective eye surgery. Although the most popular of these surgeries is LASIK, LASIK isn’t the perfect surgery for everyone. One alternative to LASIK is called Photorefractive Keratectomy, or PRK for short. In this blog, we’ll outline what PRK is, how it works, who can undergo PRK surgery, and how to prepare for your PRK procedure.
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.
Any medical procedure is a big decision, and it is understandable to want the peace of mind that comes with doing your research on the operation. Check out these five things to think about when considering LASIK surgery.
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.
Conductive Keratoplasty, or CK for short, is a non-laser eye surgery that reduces farsightedness. During the procedure, the surface of the eye — the cornea — is reshaped, allowing light to be refocused on the retina. Radio waves are used to heat and shrink the corneal tissue, which allows more light to be directed onto the retina. With CK
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.
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.
If you’re tired of dealing with contact lenses and glasses to correct your vision, it may be time to look into other options to help you see clearly. There are many benefits of laser eye surgery and you can read those benefits in our previous blog. One type of corrective eye surgery is called Photorefractive Keratectomy, or PRK for short. In this blog, we’ll outline what PRK is, how it works, who can undergo PRK surgery, and how to prepare for your PRK procedure.