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Can I still have LASIK in my 50s and 60s?

Posted on Friday December 30, 2022 inLASIK, Latest News

While the minimum age for LASIK surgery is 18 years old, there is technically no age limit for laser vision correction. Candidacy for LASIK surgery is typically not dependent upon age, but upon the stability and health of the eye. However, there are certain requirements that any patient must meet in order to be determined…

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Visual Field Testing

Posted on Friday December 30, 2022 inGlaucoma

Authored By Kristin Bretz, MD Humphrey visual field (HVF) testing is an important tool to measure the degrees of functional vision for a patient. It helps to diagnose and follow glaucoma progression, find patterns of visual field loss to pinpoint anatomic lesions with masses or strokes, assess for optic nerve compression with thyroid eye disease, assess…

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Can You Get Cataract Surgery After Having LASIK?

Posted on Wednesday October 26, 2022 inLASIK

For people with eye disorders who have spent their lives squinting at signs, misplacing glasses, or feeling mistreated, vision surgery can be life-changing. This is why LASIK surgery has been increasingly popular over the last decade — the procedure can correct many common vision issues that require patients to rely on glasses and contact lenses. …

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LASIK Recovery Timeline: What To Expect After Eye Surgery

Posted on Monday October 24, 2022 inLASIK

LASIK corrective eye surgery is often thought of as a very quick procedure with an equally fast recovery time. While it is true that the surgery itself only takes a matter of minutes, and you will likely see some immediate improvement in your vision, it’s essential to understand that full recovery from LASIK can take…

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After ICL Surgery: Do’s and Don’ts During Recovery Time

Posted on Thursday October 20, 2022 inVisian ICL

Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) Surgery, sometimes called Implantable Contact Lens surgery, is a vision correction procedure in which an artificial lens also known as a phakic IOL is implanted behind a patient’s iris and in front of the natural lens. Eye surgeons can use ICL surgery to treat refractive errors such as nearsightedness or astigmatism. …

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ICL vs. IOL Surgeries: Is There a Difference?

Posted on Tuesday October 18, 2022 inIOLs, Visian ICL

Eye surgery can change many people’s lives, but the idea can seem daunting without an understanding of the different kinds of procedures and their risks. Two common procedures — IOL and ICL surgery — are used to treat a variety of vision conditions. ICL, short for implantable contact lens, is an artificial collamer lens implanted…

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Is LASIK Right for Me? What Makes a Good LASIK Candidate

Posted on Friday October 14, 2022 inLASIK

LASIK surgery is a popular corrective vision option for many people. It helps create clearer vision while negating the need for contacts or glasses. For virtually all patients, LASIK is a permanent solution that improves nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. Several factors help determine whether you’re a good candidate for LASIK surgery. We’ll explore the most…

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Tips for Breaking Out of a Career Rut

Posted on Wednesday October 12, 2022 inLatest News

If you’ve felt unproductive, exhausted, or complacent at work, you might be in a career rut — feeling stuck in your career without the satisfaction you need. Many people fall into a career rut during their working lives, particularly if they’ve spent years in the same position or fulfilled the same tasks. Career ruts can…

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Hidden Causes of Stress That Could Be Impacting Your Mental Health

Posted on Saturday October 1, 2022 inLatest News

Stress, particularly chronic stress, can impact mental and physical health in a variety of ways. Long-term stress is known to contribute to depression, anxiety, muscle tension, and other concerns. In some cases, stress can disturb sleep or even change the structure of the brain. Some stress factors are easily identifiable. For example, you might experience…

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8 New Technologies That Are Turning Sci-fi Into Reality

Posted on Saturday September 24, 2022 inLatest News

Science fiction has a way of becoming a reality. What was once relegated to the pages of novels and comic books is now being developed in laboratories and workshops worldwide. As the understanding of the universe expands and technology improves, everyone is discovering that many things once thought impossible are now within reach. Here are…

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