Learn everything you need to know about LASIK with Williamson Eye Institute.

Everything You Need to Know about LASIK

We know using contact lenses and glasses to correct your vision isn’t always ideal. They can be inconvenient, uncomfortable, and even expensive. If you’re feeling frustrated with your dependence on glasses or contacts, it may be time to look into other options to help you see clearly and take control of your vision.

One of those options is a corrective surgery called LASIK. In this blog, we’ll outline everything you need to know about LASIK, including what it is, how it can help you, and what makes a good candidate for the procedure.

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Age-related macular degeneration causes permanent vision loss in people over age 50, but it is treatable.

Five Things You Need to Know about Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related eye conditions are frustrating, especially when they interfere with your daily life. If you’re straining to watch the game on TV or having trouble distinguishing faces, it may be time for a visit to the eye doctor. A variety of eye health issues can cause vision problems (like the inability to see faces or TV screens clearly), and catching them early can help prevent further damage.  

Read on for five things to know about age-related macular degeneration (AMD), including the risk factors and symptoms to watch out for.

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Woman contemplating the common fears about LASIK.

Four Common Fears about LASIK

When it comes to eye procedures like LASIK, it’s normal for many to have an eye-related fear, or ommetaphobia. This fear is mostly caused by patients’ lack of knowledge, but learning about this vision correction will allow you to leave any fears behind you.

A few common fears you may have about LASIK are:

  • You don’t know what to expect.
  • You’ll feel pain.
  • Your procedure will go wrong.
  • You’ll be kept away from activities you love.

Although having some fear about a medical procedure is understandable, you have nothing to worry about! Here are four of the most common fears about LASIK, as well as a few words from patients whose lives have changed for the better because of their vision correction.

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Learn the difference between an ophthalmologist and an optometrist to choose an eye care professional.

What’s the difference between an ophthalmologist and an optometrist?

When looking for an eye care specialist, most people just search for an eye doctor. But did you know that could mean two different things?

Optometrists and ophthalmologists are both eye care professionals who can help patients like you with a variety of needs. With different educational backgrounds, they may serve different patients. To choose the best option for you, you should first know what the differences are between the two eye care professionals.

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Williamson Eye Institute provides winter eye care do’s and don’ts to help you protect your vision.

Winter Eye Care Do’s and Don’ts

As the temperatures continue to drop outside, you may feel the effects of cold weather. For example, getting out of your warm bed in the morning can be a struggle, even with all the holiday excitement you have to look forward to! Your eyes may feel a little uncomfortable during this time of year as well. But, the good news is that you can care for your vision in the winter with a few simple tips.

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How soon can you travel after LASIK? You can usually drive, fly, and return to work within a day or two of your procedure.

How soon can I travel after LASIK?

Whether you’re driving or flying to a holiday destination or heading back to work after your corrective eye surgery, you may be asking yourself, “How soon can I travel after LASIK?” This is a valid question because you want to have the freedom to get yourself from point A to point B, but you also need to protect yourself and others while traveling.

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Williamson Eye Institute provides five fall recipes that are great for your eyes.

Five Fall Recipes That Are Great For Your Eyes

Eating a well-balanced diet of vegetables, fruits, and healthy fats does more than just help you maintain your weight — it’s also essential for promoting eye health and keeping your vision sharp. Foods such as fish, eggs, nuts, and vegetables (particularly orange ones) are packed full of vitamins, antioxidants, and fatty acids that have the power to fight against a wide variety of degenerative eye conditions.

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Knowing what to expect with LASIK recovery can help the healing process.

What to Expect with LASIK Recovery

What will your improved eyesight be? Will your eyes hurt? Can you return to your favorite activities shortly after your procedure? These are just a few of the common questions people ask when they want to know what to expect with LASIK recovery.

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Know your finance option, so you don’t have to ask “does insurance cover LASIK?”

Does Insurance Cover LASIK?: Ways to Pay for Corrective Eye Procedures

If you’re one of the over 60% of adults in the U.S. relying on prescription glasses to help you see clearly and adjust your vision, you may have considered the possibility of corrective eye surgery only to be intimidated by the cost. With insurance companies denying coverage, it’s not uncommon to abandon the idea of corrective eye procedures like LASIK and remain reliant on prescription eyewear.

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Five Biggest Benefits of Investing in LASIK

Deciding if LASIK is right for you is no simple task. There are a list of costs and benefits you should go through to make sure you’re ready to undergo the procedure. The biggest burden for many patients is the financial cost of LASIK.

It’s easy to let the cost sway your decision to undergo the procedure. However, the benefits far outweigh the costs and there are so many financing options available to reduce the sticker shock. Here are the five biggest benefits of investing in LASIK.

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