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Clearing Up Common LASIK Myths

LASIK surgery has been proven to be safe and effective after several decades of use around the world. However, some myths about laser eye surgery continue to persist. In this post, the team at The 20/20 Institute clears up some common LASIK myths. Myth #1: Getting LASIK Is Painful A topical anesthetic is used to numb […]

Can Cataracts Be Prevented?

Cataracts are a clouding of the eye’s natural lens that causes blurry or hazy vision and other visual symptoms. They are one of the most common causes of blindness and visual impairment worldwide. Aging is the biggest risk factor for cataracts, and most cases of cataracts are due to the natural effects of the aging process. […]

Real LASIK Stories from Real People

We recently spent some time with several individuals who recently elected to have LASIK or another laser vision correction procedure. These individuals – who live all over the U.S. and hail from all walks of life – talk about their decision to have laser vision correction. You can read about their experiences below and we […]

Benefits of LASIK for Athletes

Whether you’re a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, clear vision is critical to your performance. And while glasses and contacts are adequate visual aids, LASIK laser vision correction can give you the leg up on your competition. Some of the most prolific athletes of our time, including LeBron James, Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn, […]

What Causes Dry Eyes?

Having dry eyes can be frustrating. Dry eyes can affect your vision, cause burning and stinging, excessive watering, and even make it feel like you have something in your eye. But what causes your eyes to get dry in the first place? Dry eyes are caused by a lack of oil or tear production in […]

Can I Afford LASIK?

For some patients, the cost of the LASIK procedure can deter them from moving forward with it. But believe it or not, LASIK is affordable, especially when compared to the cost of glasses, contacts and accessories. In your lifetime, you could spend nearly $36,000 on contacts, and you could spend over $5,000 on solution and […]

LASIK Success

Contrary to popular belief, LASIK is a safe, proven and effective procedure that can be life-changing for patients. Here at 20/20 Institute, about 98% of our patients achieve 20/20 vision or better after their procedure.   Why LASIK is Successful LASIK is a quick and safe procedure. With bladeless LASIK, only cool lasers are used […]