Tag archives for: Laser Vision Correction

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Options in Laser Vision Correction

Options in Laser Vision Correction Conventional LASIK – This is the oldest form of LASIK which uses a microkeratome blade to create a flap in the cornea. The flap is folded back and an excimer laser is used to reshape the cornea under the flap to address your vision prescription.  The flap is gently placed back […]

Most Googled Questions About LASIK Answered

Today we wanted to take some time to answer some of the most-Googled questions about LASIK. With so many options in laser vision correction today, having an in-person conversation with a highly qualified surgeon is the best way to get the information you need. However, we thought you would find it helpful if we put […]

LASIK Safety and Performance Continue to Impress

At the May 2016 annual meeting of the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery – the medical organization of surgeons specializing in vision correction and cataract surgeries – updates of several high-profile research studies of LASIK safety and performance, including the FDA PROWL study, were presented showing impressively and consistently high marks for safety, outcomes, as well as […]