LASIK is the New Standard in Ophthalmology

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LASIK surgery refines the shape of your cornea to correct hyperopia, myopia, and astigmatism. It is important to have a thorough understanding of LASIK before choosing to undergo the procedure, and we have compiled answers to frequently asked questions for patients to explore. During a consultation, we will take ample time to answer all of your questions regarding LASIK. Learn More

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Visual Errors LASIK Can Correct

LASIK surgery corrects a variety of visual errors, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. If you are nearsighted, you can only see things clearly up close, but not at a distance. If you are farsighted, you can see things more clearly at a distance than close up. If you have an astigmatism, objects will appear blurry to you, whether they are within close or distant range. These vision errors occur as a result of an improperly shaped cornea. LASIK can permanently reshape the cornea for improved vision. Learn More

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LASIK Surgery

LASIK surgery is a procedure that reshapes your cornea using an excimer laser. If you have a misshapen cornea, you may be nearsighted, farsighted, or have an astigmatism. A laser will create a flap in your cornea, granting access to its inner layers. The excimer laser will then reshape the cornea to correct your vision. Within less than 24 hours, you can experience dramatically improved vision. Learn More

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LASIK Results

LASIK results vary from patient to patient. However, thanks to advanced technology, and computer-driven tools, your eye surgeon can plan extremely precise, customized treatment. Because LASIK creates a permanent change in the shape of your eye, the results are typically long-lasting. Patients enjoy increased freedom - or complete independence - from their glasses and contact lenses. Learn More

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LASIK eye surgery requires a greater immediate investment than a pair of glasses or a set of contacts. However, the benefits of LASIK outweigh the cost. Keep in mind that over the course of 20 years, you will spend thousands of dollars on glasses or contacts, which do not actually correct your vision. LASIK pays for itself over the years, and offers the gift of greater reliance on your own eyes. Learn More

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LASIK Benefits

LASIK allows 99 percent of patients to live free of contacts and glasses for distance vision after surgery. In addition, many patients achieve 20/20 vision following surgery. You can potentially say goodbye to glasses and contacts, and enjoy long-term improved vision. Recovery is fast, so you can begin enjoying enhanced vision and freedom from glasses and contact lenses shortly after leaving our office. Learn More

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LASIK Candidates

If you are 18 years of age or older, your eyes are healthy, you are in good overall health, and you are not pregnant or nursing, you may be a candidate for LASIK. Your eye surgeon, Dr. Holcomb, will need to examine your eyes to determine whether your corneas are thick enough for LASIK. He offers PRK for patients who are not good candidates for LASIK. Learn More

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