PRK Testimonials | Williamson Eye Institute | Laser Eye Surgery | Vision Correction Surgery | Lafayette, Indiana

One of the Most Relatable PRK Testimonials You’re Ever Going to Hear

As someone considering PRK, researching the procedure is a good way to decide if corrective eye surgery is right for you. PRK, or Photorefractive Keratectomy, is a vision correction procedure that uses a laser to sculpt the surface of the cornea. PRK is similar to LASIK, but LASIK uses the laser to sculpt tissue deeper in the eye, under the corneal flap.

 

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Is There an Alternative to LASIK?

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.

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What You Need to Know About Intraocular Lenses (IOLs)

If you have cataracts, you may be looking into getting intraocular lenses, or IOLs. You probably have a lot of questions and are wondering what the different kinds of intraocular lenses are, how they’re made, how they’re inserted, potential risks, etc. In this blog post, we’ll discuss what you need to know about intraocular lenses (IOLs) to help you decide what kind is right for you.

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Clear as Day: Should I Have a Vision Corrective 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.

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YAG Laser Capsulotomy: Sight for Sore Eyes

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.

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Dry Eye | Williamson

The Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments of Dry Eye

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.

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Eye Allergies

Did you know that one in five Americans suffer from eye allergies? We’re used to treating nasal allergies with nasal spray and decongestants, but sometimes we forget that allergies can affect our eyes, too. While itchy, red, watery eyes can be harmless, they can also harbor infections, so you should, well, keep an eye on them. Fortunately, many over-the-counter solutions and self-help strategies exist to keep your eye allergies at bay.

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Winter Eye Care Tips | Williamson Eye Institute | Lafayette, IN Doctor

Winter Eye Health Tips

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.

 

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