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

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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Conductive Keratoplasty

Conductive Keratoplasty: Make Farsightedness Feel Far Away

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

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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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cost for LASIK

LASIK: Saving Your Eyes and Wallet

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.

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2015 Readers’ Choice Award Winner

 

The excellent doctors and staff from the Williamson Eye Institute were excited to accept the J&C’s 2015 Readers’ Choice Award for Best Ophthalmologist in Lafayette. We strive to provide top-quality care and the latest technologies for our patients.

This photo was taken at the Readers Choice Awards on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at Bob Rohrman Toyota in Lafayette, Indiana.


 

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Intraocular Lenses | Williamson Eye Institute

Intraocular Lenses – IOLs

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.

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