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Are you a LASIK Candidate?

Who can get LASIK? If you need glasses or contacts to see well, it is likely you have imagined what life would be like to be able to see without them. You have probably thought: Should I get LASIK? And, you may have wondered if you could be a good candidate. It is an important […]

Questions About LASIK in Myrtle Beach

Does LASIK eye surgery hurt? LASIK eye surgery is relatively painless because numbing drops are used to anesthetize the eye before and during the procedure. Patients generally experience some pressure from the eyelid holder used to prevent blinking, but otherwise, they are made comfortable with the numbing and lubricating drops. After the procedure, some patients […]

LASIK Can Fix Astigmatism

Can LASIK Fix Astigmatism?

Many ask: Can LASIK fix astigmatism?  The short answer is YES! Astigmatism affects 1 in 3 people in the U.S. with blurry vision, eye strain, and the potential lifetime dependence on glasses or contacts. However, advances in laser vision correction technology make it possible for those with astigmatism prescriptions to reduce or eliminate their need […]

Cataract Questions for Your Eye Doctor

If your world is getting a little cloudy, it may not be the weather. You could be developing cataracts, which means the lens in one of your eyes – or both eyes – has becomes partly or completely cloudy. The lens plays a vital role in helping us see clearly. When you look at something, […]

LASIK Deall

Evaluating a LASIK Deal

If you Google “LASIK deals” online, you’ll find dozens of coupons offering hundreds of dollars in discount off the price of the surgery. But are LASIK deals a good thing? When you consider that having LASIK surgery can cost between $4,000-$5,000, finding a way to make it cheaper can seem like a good idea. But […]

What are Cataracts?

What are cataracts? The simplest explanation is the lens of the eye is no longer clear. The lens is the clear part of the eye that helps to focus light into the eye that then signals the brain to “see” images. The lens must be clear to visualize a sharp image. With age, the lens […]

Is LASIK Expensive?

Is LASIK expensive? Not counting discounts, the average price of LASIK today is about $4,400. That represents a significant investment for most of us, making it difficult to believe that LASIK is less expensive today than ever before. But, it turns out, that is the truth. In fact, the price of LASIK has remained relatively […]

What is Cataract Surgery with an Intraocular Lens?

Cataract surgery removes the clouded natural lens and replaces it with an artificial plastic lens. Today’s lens technology enables cataract patients to not only replace their clouded lens with a clear plastic lens, but also correct other vision issues such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Working with your ophthalmologist, you can customize the procedure to […]

LASIK Worth it

Is LASIK Worth the Cost?

What is the best money you have ever spent on yourself? Was it a vacation? An outfit or pair of shoes? Maybe it was a gadget or “toy” such as a jet ski or an ATV.  But if you ask someone who has had LASIK, they will likely tell you that having great vision — […]

Here are ten reasons why LASIK is a procedure you can trust:

The LASIK information is provided by the Refractive Surgery Council. It is extremely safe. Safer, in fact, than long-term contact lens wear where the risk of infection is actually pretty high. The computer-guided lasers used in LASIK are extremely precise and accurate. The femtosecond laser pulses at one quadrillionth of a second to create microscopic cavities […]