LASIK Surgery


Well over 10 million people have had LASIK surgery as reported by Market Scope in midyear 2018. An elective surgery, its rate of success remains over 96 percent. More importantly, ophthalmologists continue to improve on techniques and equipment, so more patients with complicated eye issues can become candidates for laser eye surgery. Patients often report high levels of satisfaction with the procedure. For the 3 or 4 percent, some...

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As educators and the American Optometric Association reports, the foundation of reading issues stems from a combination of problems. One of the first items doctors and educators will recommend becomes a vision test. Most schools provide a school vision screening as part of the regular school calendar activities. It catches many vision issues early, but not all vision issues. Reading requires an array of skills that involve the eye,...

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Any surgery has its consequences positive or negative. Surgery on the eyes with its delicate tissues makes it a bit more anxiety filled. LASIK practitioners understand that the mishandling of a laser incision can cause more issues has set up a system to pick only those candidates that have the possibility of a good outcome. Not everyone can have a LASIK procedure. A doctor must choose a patient. Lasers used cold laser technology, so...

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Surgery that involves high-tech equipment such as a laser and performed on such a sensitive vital structure as the eye needs a high-quality doctor. Laser eye surgery, better known as LASIK, involves precise measurements, accurate diagnosis of an eye condition, and stellar procedures to assure the best sight possible after surgery. Most states classify it as an elective surgery, which means insurance may or may not pay for it. Choosing...

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Before the 1980s if a person could not have a successful treatment with glasses, contacts, or medicine, low vision and blindness became inevitable. Many scientists and doctors refused to accept that mandate. Surgical tools of the time could cause scars and do not have the precision desired to ensure a highly successful eye operation that resulted in better eyesight. At IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center near New York, a series of...

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You notice things during the holiday. As family and friends gather those that wear contacts or glasses let everyone know how inconvenient it all is. As relatives age hunting for glasses or finding that lost contact lens takes up energy that could become used for something else. Over the years even with gift-giving of eyewear necklaces, special contact lenses, or the Bluetooth technology app on the smartphone to find glasses...

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