Williamson Eye Institute optometrist explaining cataracts to patients for cataracts awareness month.

What You Need to Know About Cataracts

Did you know that June is Cataract Awareness Month? That’s right, there’s a whole month devoted to making sure that you are knowledgeable on the world’s leading cause of blindness.

51% of blindness in the world today has been caused by cataracts, totalling about 95 million individuals. That’s why it’s important that you’re aware of what a cataract is, how to identify it, and how to avoid and treat it. The more you recognize early signs and stages, the more likely you are to catch the disease and stop it in its tracks.

Here’s what you need to know about cataracts.

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LASIK Testimonials: Life After My LASIK Eye Procedure

If you’re considering vision correction, you’ve probably heard of LASIK. LASIK is a vision correction procedure that uses a laser to reshape your cornea according to your eyes’ unique prescription. After undergoing LASIK surgery, many patients find that their quality of life improves dramatically. Check out one of our amazing LASIK testimonials to see if the procedure might be right for you.

 

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Flex Spending Plan for LASIK | Can You Use an HSA to Pay for LASIK and Other Corrective Vision Surgeries? | Can You Use an FSA to Pay for LASIK and Other Corrective Vision Surgeries? | PRK | Does Insurance Cover LASIK? | Williamson Eye Institute | Lafayette, Indiana

Can You Use a Health Savings or Flex Spending Plan for LASIK?

If you’re considering vision correction surgery, you may be intimidated by the cost, especially since most health insurance companies don’t cover vision correction surgery. Fortunately, you can use a health savings or flex spending plan to pay for LASIK, PRK, or other vision correction surgeries.

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What to Expect During PRK | Williamson Eye Institute | Laser Eye Surgery | Vision Correction Surgery | Lafayette, Indiana

What to Expect During PRK

 

Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) was the first laser procedure used to correct vision. Because of its effectiveness, it remains a viable option for patients today and serves as a useful alternative to LASIK. If you’ve committed to taking the next step to better vision, it’s important to stay educated about what each procedure entails. Here’s what to expect during your PRK procedure.

 

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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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