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Reasons to Have LASIK

Reasons to Have LASIK

If you are struggling with vision problems because of a refractive error, LASIK surgery may be the right tool to improve your eyesight. By correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, LASIK can truly change your life. Here are just a few reasons to have LASIK: To Offer Convenience – One of the most positive reasons to […]

Early Signs of Cataracts

Early Signs of Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding of the lens that normally occurs due to advancing age. A young, healthy lens is clear and flexible which allows it to focus images onto the retina. But starting around the age of 40, the lens begins to yellow and harden. Cataracts start small but gradually worsen. Their effects on […]

The Basics of LASIK

The Basics of LASIK

LASIK is a type of eye surgery that uses a laser to reshape your inner cornea to improve your vision by enabling light to properly focus on the retina. It’s an alternative to traditional eyeglasses and contact lenses and is the most commonly performed eye surgery to correct astigmatism, nearsightedness (myopia) and farsightedness (hyperopia). To […]

Finding a LASIK Surgeon

Finding a LASIK Surgeon

If you are considering a vision correction procedure such as LASIK, one of the most important decisions you will make is the choice of a surgeon. But what should you look for when choosing a LASIK surgeon? Here are several qualifications to consider when choosing a LASIK surgeon for your vision correction needs: Board Certification: […]

Understanding LASIK Risks

Understanding LASIK Risks

While LASIK surgery is extremely safe and incredibly effective, as with any surgical procedure, there is still some risk involved. The truth is, LASIK risks are rare and typically mild when they do occur. When LASIK risks do occur, the majority of side effects either go away on their own or are easily fixed through […]

Eye Exam for LASIK

Eye Exam for LASIK

Before you can safely undergo LASIK vision correction surgery, your eyes need to be examined by a qualified LASIK professional. This exam helps your doctor determine whether or not LASIK surgery is the right vision correction procedure for you. During an eye exam for LASIK in Rancho Cucamonga, Dr. Blanton will analyze the current state […]

Diagram of the Eye

Diagram of the Eye

Even though the eye is small, only about 1 inch in diameter, it serves a very important function – the sense of sight. The eye is one of the most complex organs in the human body. It is made up of many distinct parts working in unison together and in order for the eye to […]

Cataract Surgery Options

Cataract Surgery Options

Cataracts are a cloudiness that forms in the normally clear lens of the eye, leading to decreased vision. Although cataracts are a leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 40, cataract surgery options offer an easy solution to clear vision for the millions that suffer from the condition. Depending on your […]

What to Expect Before, During and Aft...

What to Expect Before, During and After LASIK – Part Two

After LASIK Immediately following the procedure, you may experience mild burning or itching in your eye. It could also feel as if something is stuck in your eye. Your vision may be hazy or slightly blurry, and some tears are common. It’s extremely important that you refrain from rubbing your eyes as they heal because […]

What to Expect Before, During and Aft...

What to Expect Before, During and After LASIK – Part One

Before LASIK Prior to a LASIK procedure in Rancho Cugamonga, you will need a thorough consultation and complete eye examination by Dr. Blanton to determine if you are a good candidate for the surgery. During your pre-surgery examination, Dr. Blanton will: Dilate your pupils to fine-tune your prescription Examine your eyes to make sure they’re […]