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  • Good LASIK Surgery Provider

    Successful LASIK Eye Surgery: What a Good LASIK Eye Surgery Provider Does Before and During LASIK

    “Would you recommend your LASIK eye surgery provider to me?” The answer to this question is one of the most common ways to measure the success rate of LASIK eye surgery providers. This percentage can approach nearly 100 percent in surveys at experienced providers, such as ...

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  • What Happens at a Laser Eye Surgery Consultation?

    What Happens at a Laser Eye Surgery Consultation?

    The first step in having laser eye surgery is not, sadly, picking out non-prescription sunglasses. It’s scheduling an evaluation, also called a consultation, during which a trained eye doctor evaluates your candidacy for laser eye surgery, such as LASIK. After a thorough dis...

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  • LASIK vs. PRK: What is the Difference?

    LASIK vs. PRK: What is the Difference?

    Photo refractive keratectomy (PRK) is a type of laser eye surgery designed to correct vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. PRK came before another laser procedure called laser-assisted-in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK), but PRK is still performed ...

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  • Everything You Need to Know about LASIK Eye Surgery

    Everything You Need to Know about LASIK Eye Surgery

    LASIK eye surgery is a type of vision correction many adults consider if they already use glasses and contact lenses for distance vision. But what is it, who is it for, how much does it cost, and how safe is it? In a nutshell, what is everything you need to know about this sur...

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  • What is LASEK?

    What is LASEK?

    You might think we misspelled “LASIK,” but LASEK is a sister laser eye surgery that corrects vision to yield similar results. In LASEK, the surgeon will keep the outer layers (“epithelium”) of the cornea off the eye while he reshapes the mid-layer (stroma) underneath. ...

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  • What is PRK?

    What is PRK?

    Photorefractive kerectomy remains a common eye surgery today, especially for people who have thin or irregular corneas or who have additional conditions that reduce their candidacy for other types of vision correction.

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  • LASIK Eye Surgery: How Does It Work?

    LASIK Eye Surgery: How Does It Work?

    LASIK eye surgery starts and ends with your corneas and with a skilled eye surgeon (e.g., an ophthalmologist). Here’s how LASIK eye surgery works.

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  • What Is LASIK?

    What Is LASIK?

    Of the 57 percent of Americans who wear glasses, Gallup estimates 40 percent have considered LASIK. But just a fraction move beyond consideration to actually researching, "What is LASIK?"

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  • ICL: Implantable Collamer Lenses Explained

    ICL: Implantable Collamer Lenses Explained

    Implantable collamer lenses (ICLs) are perhaps best explained by their better-known alias: implantable contact lenses. This is because ICLs are surgically embedded films of collagen placed beneath the iris, the colored part of your eye. You could think of ICLs, as many do, as ...

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