For three decades, LASIK eye surgery has been the gold standard for patients under 45 who want to correct refractive errors without spectacles or contact lenses. For even longer, cataract surgery has been the best option for people over 65 who want clear vision restored. But what about patients between 45 and 65 who want… Read More
Ophthalmologists have performed LASIK surgeries for more than 20 years with FDA approval, and the procedure has a satisfaction rate of nearly 100 percent. Yet doctors still hear the same questions from patients beforehand — and, most of the time, the same positive comments afterward. If you’re thinking of getting this cornea-reshaping procedure, you may… Read More
Whether you golf on weekends or aspire to a mixed martial arts title, distorted vision may hold you back. Glasses can break or shift around on the face, while contact lenses might pop out after a sudden jolt or get coated with grit or dirt by the wind. So, if you’re planning to spend time… Read More
Over the last 22 years, laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis – known everywhere as LASIK – has become an alternative to contact lenses and eyeglasses for patients of all ages. Yet surgeons now perform the procedure with more skill and understanding, and it offers a new measure of clarity. Instead of working toward a 20-20 standard,… Read More
That’s what happens with LASIK, an acronym for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis: The ophthalmologist reshapes your cornea, so your eye sees as well unassisted as if you wore glasses or contact lenses.