Category: LASIK

How LASIK Improves Your Everyday Life 

People who require corrective eyewear to see clearly have often worn glasses or contact lenses since childhood or puberty. LASIK eye surgery offers these patients the opportunity to start every day with sharp vision from the second they open their eyes. Good eyesight is necessary for every facet of one’s day to day, and LASIK […]

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Are You Ready for LASIK? Questions to Ask Yourself

You’d love to ditch your glasses and contact lenses and benefit from LASIK. Maybe you are ready for LASIK right away, maybe you need to wait until specific issues are resolved, or perhaps you are not a LASIK candidate at all. The top eye specialists at Austin Eye discuss how to know whether you’re ready […]

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What are the Vision Parameters of LASIK Eye Surgery?

  Refractive surgeries such as LASIK eye surgery have given millions of people a clearer view of life worldwide. However, LASIK (like other procedures) has limitations. An estimated 15 to 20 percent of people interested in LASIK do not qualify for laser eye surgery, and for some, that may be due to very high prescriptions. […]

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Ways to Treat Astigmatism

Good eyesight relies on matching round curvatures in two eye areas: The surface layer of your eye (cornea) and the internal lens that adapts to focus like a camera lens. These parts work together to focus light onto the retina, which sends messages to your brain through the optic nerve that become images. When the […]

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What to Expect in the First 24 Hours After LASIK

In LASIK surgery, the surgeon creates a flap via a computer-guided laser on the clear tissue of the cornea. Once reshaping of the corneal tissue is complete, the surgeon puts the flap back in place. After LASIK surgery, you can say goodbye to eyeglasses and contact lenses. Even though you can see clearly, it’s important […]

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How Quick Is LASIK Recovery?

Patients who choose LASIK often marvel at the brevity of the procedure. The surgical laser is in contact with the cornea for 40 seconds or less, and the entire procedure is over in about a half hour. The recovery period is also brief, and typically free of complications. Below, the experienced vision care professionals of […]

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What Is the Best Age for LASIK?

You are an excellent candidate for LASIK if you are in good health, have a stable prescription, and do not suffer from an eye condition that could affect the ophthalmologist’s ability to reshape the cornea. But is there an optimal time to undergo the procedure? Here, the experienced vision care professionals of Austin Eye discuss […]

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Comparing LASIK and PRK

Changes in the shape of the cornea are what cause farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism. By reshaping the cornea with a cool-to-the-touch surgical laser, ophthalmologists can ensure that images received by the eye are focused on the retina with maximum clarity. Two of the ways to do this are LASIK and PRK. Below, the experienced vision […]

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SMILE vs. LASIK: Weighing the Benefits

SMILE, which is short-hand for Small Incision Lenticule Extraction, is a great new way to correct nearsighted vision using advanced laser technology. In the hands of the skilled surgeons of Austin Eye, this innovative technique promises improved comfort, safety and satisfaction for patients who’ve decided to free themselves from a lifetime of lenses.

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What Will I Feel During My LASIK Procedure?

As new technology continues to sharpen the precision of modern LASIK, it also greatly improves the comfort and convenience of this popular procedure. When you trust your LASIK surgery to the skilled vision care professionals of Austin Eye, you can be confident that your experience will be simple, satisfying and pain-free. That is because you […]

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