What Is the History Behind LASIK and How Long Has It Been Performed? 

LASIK is a laser eye surgery performed with precise and controlled removal of corneal tissue with a special laser to correct refractive errors such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism. The cornea is the part of the eye that helps focus light on the retina; this bending and focusing of light is known as […]

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Does the Quality of LASIK Procedures Differ With Pricing?

Advertisements for LASIK and other corrective surgeries can be found just about anywhere. However, consumers are encouraged to exercise caution when LASIK procedures are offered at a significant discount especially on well-known price reduction sites such as Groupon. While not necessarily a red flag, because who doesn’t want the best price possible, your criteria for […]

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Will I Be Able To See Better At Night With LASIK

If LASIK improves vision it stands to reason that one would have better night vision as a result of the procedure. LASIK is perhaps the most well-known laser eye surgery performed that corrects myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism that leaves the majority of patients with better vision and, in many cases, 20/20 or even […]

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Is LASIK Eye Surgery Worth It?

The high costs of prescriptions eyeglasses and contacts continues to add up year over year, far outpacing a one-time investment in laser eye surgery. Correcting your vision once and for all is not only more economical than spending money on glasses or contacts that only improve vision when worn, but most patients would agree that […]

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Does LASIK Correct Astigmatism?

Astigmatism is a very common condition that refers to the imperfection of the curvature of the eye wherein either the lens or cornea is curved differently in one direction or the other. The most common symptoms of astigmatism are blurred vision, distorted vision, eyestrain, discomfort in the eye, headaches, difficulty seeing at night and forced […]

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Are You Put to Sleep For LASIK?

One of the top questions we receive here at Inland Eye LASIK when it comes to the anticipation of LASIK surgery is “are you put to sleep for LASIK?” Some patients are hopeful they will be awake for the procedure and can avoid sedation of any kind; others are unsure about keeping their eyes open […]

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What is a LASIK Doctor Called?

LASIK is a laser vision surgery for the correction of myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. When considering LASIK surgery, finding a trusted, highly trained LASIK surgeon will be your primary goal. When looking for a qualified eye doctor to help improve your vision and walk you through the process of LASIK surgery, you will want to […]

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Who is Not a Good Candidate for LASIK?

While laser eye surgery can be a one-stop shop for many patients, LASIK is not one size fits all. You may think because you require prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses that you are automatically a good candidate for LASIK surgery. But first things first, only ophthalmologists who are specialists in refractive eye surgery can determine […]

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What is the Recommended Age for LASIK?

Of the many qualifications necessary to be a good candidate for LASIK surgery, the number one factor is maintaining a stable prescription for at least 12 months. The reason stability is necessary is to ensure that you will have good results long-term. During a consultation for LASIK, the surgeon will perform pre-operative tests including a […]

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What Does LASIK Feel Like?

Knowing what to expect helps alleviate some of the anxiety about LASIK eye surgery and helps patients feel more comfortable. Patients often have a list of questions about the LASIK procedure, with most answers being straightforward about what they can anticipate. One of the most commonly asked questions that does not necessarily have a simple […]

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