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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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Ophthalmologists exchanging instruments during cataract surgery.

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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A person wearing glasses with polarized lenses speaking to their ophthalmologist after LASIK surgery.

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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A person sitting down for an eye exam while an optometrist points to a line on a Snellen eye chart in the background.

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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Why Now is the Perfect Time to Get LASIK

Posted on Friday December 10, 2021 inLASIK

Here at The Eye Institute of Utah, we are always eager to share our knowledge and insight with members of the community. Recently, we contributed a blog to KSL.com entitled “5 reasons now is the perfect time to get LASIK surgery.” This article highlights some of the most dramatic benefits our patients enjoy after having…

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The Eye Institute of Utah Featured in KSL.com Article

Posted on Thursday July 22, 2021 inIn The Media, LASIK

Recently, the experts at The Eye Institute of Utah chimed in on an issue that has been plaguing glasses wearers since the mask mandate went into effect: fogging lenses. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the many steps we can take to stop the spread of the coronavirus is to wear double-layered…

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Comparing Vision Correction Options

Posted on Thursday July 8, 2021 inImplantable Contact Lens, LASIK, Latest News, PRK, Visian ICL

Vision Correction Options: What is Right for Me? When most patients begin to consider vision correction surgery, LASIK is the procedure that typically comes to mind. However, while LASIK is extremely effective at reducing visual refractive errors, this laser procedure is not always best for every patient. Fortunately, at The Eye Institute of Utah, we…

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LASIK Success Rates: How Safe is LASIK

Posted on Thursday October 31, 2019 inLASIK

LASIK Eye Surgery Safety and Success Rates Patients who are considering LASIK at The Eye Institute of Utah often have questions about the safety and success of vision correction surgery. We welcome these questions because we are committed to patient education; we believe that you are more likely to take care of your eye health…

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Recovery After PRK

Posted on Wednesday February 15, 2017 inImplantable Contact Lens, LASIK, Latest News, PRK, Visian ICL

PRK (photo refractive keratectomy) is a very successful type of laser vision correction surgery that is similar to LASIK, but may be better suited for some patients that have thinner corneas or dry eyes. During LASIK surgery, the surgeon uses a femtosecond laser to create a corneal flap on the surface of the eye. During…

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Does LASIK Hurt?

Posted on Wednesday July 13, 2016 inLASIK, Latest News

With all of the recent advancements in LASIK technology, laser vision correction is more precise and more efficient than ever before. Prior to the procedure, the eyes are numbed using anesthetic eye drops, and patients are offered an oral sedative such as valium to help them relax. During the procedure itself, you should experience little…

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