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Can I Get LASIK If I Have Astigmatism?

A popular LASIK myth is that a patient can not get LASIK if they have astigmatism, but because of technology advancements, many patients with astigmatism are good candidates for LASIK. What Is Astigmatism? When a patient has astigmatism, their cornea is shaped like a football instead of being rounded. This causes distortion to both distance […]

LASIK Safety

LASIK was approved by the FDA in 1996, and over the last two decades, there have been numerous advancements in technology. These advancements include the types of lasers used during the procedure and even how the LASIK flap is created. LASIK is a very safe procedure with minimal risks and temporary side effects. Here are […]

What to Expect During LASIK/PRK Recovery

When looking into vision correction surgery, some prospective patients worry about going through the recovery. But, believe it or not, LASIK, PRK and other procedures we offer actually have very limited recovery time and minimal discomfort, allowing patients to return to work and other regular activities within a day or so. Here is a breakdown […]

Risks of Contact Lenses

 According to the CDC, nearly 45 million people wear contacts in the U.S. While contact lenses are chosen as an alternative to wearing glasses all the time, there are actually a lot of risks and side effects associated with contact use, especially when compared to the side effects and risks of LASIK. Infection The most […]

Can I Get LASIK If I’m in the Military?

A question we hear often is, “Can I have LASIK if I’m in the military?”  We also have patients ask if they can have LASIK if they are pilots or first responders.  Most people think the answer is no, but actually, most military personnel, pilots and first responders are able to have LASIK.   LASIK […]

Can I Use My HSA or FSA for LASIK?

LASIK can seem like a big expense, but it doesn’t have to be! Insurance typically does not cover a LASIK procedure, but if you have a Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flex Spending Account (FSA), those funds can be used to cover the cost of LASIK.   What is HSA and FSA? A Health Savings […]