The Lowdown on LASIK

 

How does LASIK work?

LASIK (laser in-situ keratomileusis) is an eye surgery designed to improve vision. Refractive errors that LASIK can improve include nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism.

Although LASIK only takes a few minutes to complete, the results of the procedure should last a lifetime. Most people enjoy clear vision as early as the next day.

But what happens during LASIK? How can a laser change your vision in just a few short minutes? 

Healthy Vision Month

This month marks Healthy Vision Month, a yearly celebration of eye health and a reminder to take proper care of your vision. During this month, the National Eye Institute (NEI) recommends following these five eye health guidelines.

The Facts About Cataracts 2015

By Dr. James P. Tweeten

Cataracts affect an estimated 20.5 million people-about one in six Americans. If you are over seventy you have a greater then fifty percent chance you have cataracts, the leading cause of vision loss in people over age forty.