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LASIK PROWL Studies: Outcomes, Side Effects, Expectations & More

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been studying patients’ experiences with LASIK. PROWL stands for Patient-Reported Outcomes with LASIK. What Are the LASIK PROWL Studies? The PROWL studies offer insight into how patients experience their vision before and after the corrective eye surgery. The project sought to use a scientifically validated questionnaire to […]

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Ortho-K vs. LASIK Eye Surgery: Benefits, Risks & How to Decide

Ortho-K stands for orthokeratology, a unique approach for fitting special contact lenses to alter the shape of the cornea. The breathable lenses are worn only overnight, freeing the wearer from relying on corrective eyewear during the day. Ortho-K is sometimes called CRT, which stands for corneal refractive contact lenses. It is intended to help people […]

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Questions to Ask Your Surgeon When Considering LASIK

If you’re considering LASIK, you’ll start with a consultation with a surgeon. They’ll assess the health of your eyes and your candidacy for LASIK. This consultation is also your chance to ask any questions you have about LASIK and your case. We’ve outlined questions to make sure you ask your surgeon when considering LASIK. Questions […]

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Does LASIK Hurt?

LASIK is a laser eye surgery that is typically considered to be a painless procedure.  Some people experience minor discomfort following the surgery, such as eye dryness or itchiness, but LASIK generally doesn’t hurt. Steps to Ensure That LASIK Eye Surgery Is Not Painful With LASIK eye surgery, your doctor and health care team will […]

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How Long Does LASIK Last?

One of the big questions about LASIK eye surgery is, “How long does it last?” According to the Flaum Eye Institute at UR Medicine, laser vision correction is permanent. For many people, this corrective surgery lasts a lifetime.  LASIK is an effective surgery for fixing the conditions that exist at the time of the surgery. […]

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Minimum Age for LASIK: What Is It & Why?

The minimum age for LASIK is 18 years old, but many LASIK providers recommend that patients wait until their mid-20s. At that point, most people’s vision has stabilized, which decreases the likelihood of vision changes after LASIK. Why Does Age Matter for LASIK? The FDA has only approved LASIK for those who are at least […]

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Wavefront-LASIK (Custom LASIK): Uses, the Procedure & Who Is a Candidate

Wavefront LASIK is considered the most advanced type of LASIK technique available. This is a custom method that helps your surgeon correct individual vision issues with personalized effectiveness. Wavefront enables surgeons to measure the specific imperfections of each person’s eye to a degree that was previously impossible. These precise measurements are translated into a 3-D […]

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Monovision LASIK: Benefits, the Procedure & Who Is a Candidate?

Monovision LASIK is a special vision corrective procedure that helps to reduce or end the need for reading glasses. It works by correcting the vision in each eye differently. One eye is corrected for distance vision and the other is corrected for near vision.  It may take the brain a little time to adjust to […]

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LASIK Lasers: Which Is Best & Why?

LASIK is a form of eye surgery that uses a special excimer laser. This is a revolutionary technology that has made corneal surgery effective, predictable, and safe. Excimer lasers are precision instruments that enable a surgeon to remove microscopic portions of tissue from the cornea. The process is called ablation. Due to its precise nature, […]

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Eye Drops After LASIK: Types, Uses & Best Options

Your doctor may prescribe antibiotic or steroid eye drops to be used after LASIK. They may also recommend lubricating eye drops to ease eye dryness and discomfort. Depending on the type of drop, you may need to use eye drops for a few days to a couple weeks after the surgery. What Types of Eye […]

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Will You Still Need Glasses After LASIK?

While the majority of people who undergo LASIK treatment will not need glasses after surgery, some individuals may still require glasses for optimum vision. LASIK also does not protect against age-related vision changes, so it’s likely you may eventually need reading glasses. If your vision is not clear enough after your LASIK treatment, you can […]

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Zyoptix Custom LASIK: Personalized Vision Correction

Detailed measurements of your eye’s wavefront gives ophthalmologists a more accurate picture of your vision issues. That allows them to make the necessary corrections, leading to a higher rate of successful outcomes (91.5 percent). Breastfeeding women or pregnant women are discouraged from having the surgery. What Is the Zyoptix Custom LASIK Procedure? Zyoptix is an […]