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What is the difference between SMILE and LASIK surgery

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What is the difference between SMILE and LASIK surgery? SMILE and LASIK are two common surgical procedures used to correct vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Both procedures use laser technology to reshape the cornea and correct refractive errors, but there are several key differences between the two. In this article, we will […]

Best Gear For LASIK Patients

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After the LASIK, or laser assisted in situ keratomileusis, procedure is performed, and LASIK patients say goodbye to their glasses and contact lenses once and for all, I get asked what medical and other gear these patients should get in the long term. Here is my summary. Best Eye Drops for LASIK Patients Optimizing dry […]

Different Lasik Patients: What to Know by Age Groups & Existing Conditions

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I frequently get asked questions about LASIK, or Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, by patients who want to know specifics based on their specific conditions. Below, I will address risks and benefits of the LASIK procedure as reported by the food and drug administration, based on different co-existing conditions of patients The “Average” LASIK Patient While […]

Corneal Cross-Linking FAQs

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We see many patients in the office who need corneal collagen cross linking procedure from two reasons: progressive keratoconus and corneal ectasia following refractive surgery. Here are some other frequent questions asked by patients about CXL procedure: What is Corneal Cross Linking? Corneal Collagen cross linking is an FDA approved procedure that strengthens the collagen […]

Is Lasik Safe?

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I get asked this question all the time by LASIK patients and wanted to address this in this post about whether LASIK, or laser assisted in situ keratomileusis,  is safe, what the risks and benefits are, and what the long term patient satisfaction and chance of 20/20 vision are. In a nutshell, yes, LASIK, the […]

LASIK FAQs Answered

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Are there any health benefits to laser eye surgery, aside from vision improvements? Yes. The main health benefits have to do with no longer wearing contact lenses and eliminating the risks that are associated with contact lens wear. Even with perfect use of daily contact lenses (which allow more oxygen to permeate to the cornea […]

Does Insurance Cover LASIK?

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One question that is frequently asked over and over is “Does Insurance Cover LASIK.” Unfortunately, there is no medical insurance plan that covers LASIK, since it is considered completely elective. Similarly to how insurance plans do not cover glasses, contacts, or cosmetic procedures, LASIK is considered an elective procedure. While there are certain instances in […]

LASIK During the Time Of COVID

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Many patients have been asking me about LASIK and PRK and whether now is a good time given the COVID-19 epidemic. While it is theoretically possible for COVID-19 to transmit via the mucus membranes of the eye, there has not yet been 1 case of COVID-19 transmission reported this way. Overall, it is a great […]

Can You Have LASIK Twice?

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LASIK, or Laser Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis, can be formed more than once if needed. Reasons for Multiple LASIK Surgeries There are several reasons why LASIK will be performed more than once. If you have LASIK performed when you are pre-presbyopic, typically in your 30s through early 40s, by the time you become presbyopic, or […]

Can I Get LASIK If I Have A Stye?

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The answer is both yes and no. A stye is temporary, and it is a good idea to wait for an active stye to resolve before proceeding with LASIK. That being said, you can come in for a preliminary evaluation for LASIK, or Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, even while you have a stye, to see […]

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