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Cataracts Types

Cataracts Types

A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, which can make it harder for you to see. Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 40 and is the principal cause of blindness in the world. Cataracts develop when protein builds up in the lens of your eye, […]

Is LASIK Surgery Safe?

Is LASIK Surgery Safe?

Although LASIK eye surgery results have continued to improve since the early days of the procedure, some potential LASIK candidates still wonder if LASIK surgery is safe. LASIK eye surgery is one of the most popular elective procedures performed today, and it offers many benefits that can improve your overall quality of life. Due to […]

What is Laser Eye Surgery?

What is Laser Eye Surgery?

Laser eye surgery is an umbrella term for several eye surgeries used to correct refractive errors. The most common types of laser eye surgery include LASIK, PRK, LASEK and EpiLASIK. Each of the four laser eye surgery procedures below use the same special laser, called an excimer laser, to reshape the cornea. This is what […]

How Does LASIK Work?

How Does LASIK Work?

LASIK surgery is the most common laser vision correction procedure, and has helped millions of people around the world see better every day. The procedure can be broken down in just a few easy steps. Numbing Drops: In Colton, Dr. Blanton administers numbing drops that take effect in seconds and last throughout the procedure. Flap: […]

LASIK Aftercare Instructions

LASIK Aftercare Instructions

LASIK eye surgery provides many people with the option to get rid of their contact lenses and glasses and improve their quality of life with better vision. When considering LASIK, it is important to understand what to expect with recovery. Below are some LASIK aftercare instructions to help you have the best possible outcome. Take […]

LASIK Recovery Tips

LASIK Recovery Tips

LASIK is one of the most popular forms of vision correction in the world today. The ability to experience the world around you without the daily dependence on glasses or contacts to perform functions such as driving and working leads to a deeper enjoyment of your day. One of the many benefits of LASIK is […]

How Long Does LASIK Last?

How Long Does LASIK Last?

In general, LASIK eye surgery is considered to be a permanent way to correct vision. Given that the procedure takes roughly 30 minutes total to complete, this is pretty impressive. Over the last several decades, LASIK results have proven to be very stable. After the initial healing period of 3 to 6 months, your distance […]

LASIK in One Eye Only

LASIK in One Eye Only

In the early days of LASIK surgery, the procedure was performed on one eye at a time. Today, most patients have treatment on both eyes during one safe and easy procedure. Although today it is common practice to treat both eyes together, some patients opt to only have LASIK in one eye for various reasons. […]

LASIK vs Contacts

LASIK vs Contacts

For some people, making the decision to have LASIK is not as straightforward as it is for others. Misunderstandings about the safety and cost of laser eye surgery can sometimes cause patients to hesitate to move forward. It’s important to understand the record of LASIK vs contact lenses, over both the short and long term. […]

Preparing for LASIK

Preparing for LASIK

Even though LASIK is a relatively safe procedure, it is normal to experience uneasiness or nervousness prior to surgery. If you are scheduled for LASIK eye surgery in Colton, properly preparing for LASIK will help you feel more at ease and increase your chances of a positive outcome. Here are some tips to help you […]