The simple mention of the word “surgery” raises concern among many people, and coupled with the word “eye,” images of pain and discomfort comes to mind for most. Fortunately, LASIK eye surgery is nothing to be concerned about, with patients who have had the vision correction service done expressing how the quick and virtually painless procedure debunked all of their pre-surgery worries. Below is part one of a list of the 6 most common concerns about LASIK surgery and explanations on why patients have nothing to worry about when they get LASIK surgery from one of our precise, expert surgeons at Eye LASIK Midland.
1. Keeping eyes open for a long period of time
LASIK surgery is known to be a very advanced and precise surgery, and because of this, it is commonly associated with being a very lengthy procedure. In reality, while there are (painless) eye tests that must be taken before surgery to decide if a patient is a good candidate for LASIK, the actual procedure only lasts a few seconds per eye. Successful candidates will receive a sedative to help relax and numbing drops to the eye for a comfortable and quick procedure. Please see this video on what to expect before, after, and during LASIK eye surgery.
2. Procedure resulting in damaged eyesight
A common concern with any surgery is the risk of something going wrong during the procedure. With our advanced VISX STAR S4 system and experienced, professional surgeons, accuracy, preciseness, and safety is what we are known for at Eye LASIK Midland. We provide some of the best treatment options for our patients and our resident ophthalmologists Dr. Tschoepe and surgeon Dr. Walters offer a combined expertise that provides patients with the security of knowing that they will be getting the best treatment there is.
3. Cost of Procedure
Financial concerns are one of the top reasons why people choose not to elect LASIK to fix their vision concerns. While, unfortunately, most insurance companies see LASIK as an elective procedure, there are a variety of other ways to pay for the cost of LASIK, including loans, health savings accounts, and financing offered through us. See our post titled, “Ways to Pay for LASIK” for more options and details.
As shown from these 3 concerns, there is really nothing to fear when Eye LASIK Midland is the top choice in Texas for LASIK eye surgery. Don’t see another top concern about LASIK surgery on the list? Continue to part 2 for more reasons why patients should not fear getting LASIK.
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February is the month of love, and with Valentine’s Day tomorrow, it’s time to get that perfect gift to give to your loved one. If your partner has poor vision, one of the most thoughtful presents to give them this holiday is clear eyesight through LASIK surgery. Skeptical about LASIK as a Valentine’s gift? Here is a list of reasons why clear vision is the best decision for you or your loved one:
1. No more glasses/contacts
- Glasses are easily scratched and broken and constantly need cleaning, while contacts expire quickly and are easy to lose. With LASIK these problems disappear. Your partner will never have to search around for missing glasses or contacts again, and instead, will see the world with perfect vision with no worries about falling asleep with them or having them dry out.
2. It’s a gift that will last
- LASIK is the gift that keeps on giving: it’s both sweet and practical. Cards and flowers are great gifts and will be appreciated, and dinners make great memories but material things often are misplaced or don’t last, and even with some of the greatest memories, details become forgotten or mixed in with others. Clear vision is something that your partner will be able to appreciate and benefit from every day, whether it be from seeing your face clearly in the morning after they wake up, reading signs from far away or anything in between.
3. It’s quick
- Since LASIK is a medical procedure, you may be under the impression that it may take too long or be too invasive to be a good Valentine’s Day gift. Contrary to popular thought, LASIK actually only takes a few seconds per eye to get done. Your partner will need to come back for a few quick check-ups after, but LASIK is not nearly as long or invasive as surgery done on other parts of the body. After the quick and painless procedure and checkups, your partner will be able to go out and enjoy life with clear vision.
Give your partner the best gift there is this Valentine’s Day with LASIK; of course, you want them to have the very best on that special day, and the very best starts at Eye LASIK Midland where our expert surgeons and advanced technology combine to provide the best vision correction services in Texas. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation
We realize that children are too young to enjoy the benefits of LASIK vision correction. However, the medical team at Eye LASIK Midland wants to share the importance of protecting our little ones’ eyes. That’s why we’re sharing some tips to benefit your kiddos’ vision during Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month.
Schedule Annual Eye Exams
Just like adults, children can experience vision problems. That’s why it’s important to schedule annual eye examinations for your children. Not only will an optometrist check his or her vision for impairments that may require correction, he or she can also identify other conditions. Your eye doctor is trained to spot ocular pediatric disorders such as:
- Refractive errors (most commonly near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism)
- Color blindness
- Crossed eyes (Strabismus)
- Lazy eye (Amblyopia)
- Droopy eyelid(s) (Ptosis)
Practice Eye Safety
Teaching your children eye safety tips is just as important as hand washing and making healthy food choices. Lead through example by using protective eyewear when taking care of household chores or making repairs. An easy way to encourage them to implement eye safety is to allow them to choose a pair of safety glasses that belong specifically to them. Keep them in a place where children can access them easily. Other ways you can protect your child’s eyes:
- Make eye protection mandatory when they are playing sports.
- Teach children about animal safety, as many children are injured each year due to bites and scratches.
- Practice firework safety. Do not allow small children to handle fireworks, particularly ones with lit fuses.
- Supervise activities with sharp objects, such as pencils and scissors.
- Avoid projectile toys. Additionally, be sure to purchase age-appropriate games and play items.
Implementing annual exams and safety measures into your family routine can make a difference in your children’s eye health. All of us at EyeLASIK wish you a very safe and happy upcoming school year!
Your August calendar is probably already filling up quickly. School is about to start, so that leaves you with plenty of to-dos to check off of your list. However, August is also National Eye Exam Month. The staff at Eye LASIK Midland wants to share the reasons why you should add one extra thing to your busy schedule.
Why Eye Exam Month is Important to you
You need an Update Prescription
Approximately 75% of adults in the United States need vision correction of some sort. Therefore, it’s no surprise why you might need to get your eyes examined annually. The majority of patients who visit an eye doctor each year do so in order to get their prescriptions updated.
Your Family History Changed
Changes in your family history are another important reason to get your eyes examined once a year. If a family member is diagnosed with conditions, such as glaucoma, diabetes, or cataracts, it’s important to let your optometrist know. Many of these conditions are hereditary. Keeping your annual eye doctor appointment can help to diagnose these conditions early, which helps with the success rate of treatment.
It’s Part of your Regular Health Plan
There is an adage about the eyes being the window to your soul. However, it is true that your eyes can also be the window to your health. Many diseases are expressed through symptoms in your eyes. These diseases include lupus, diabetes, heart conditions, cancer, and more. Your eye doctor might see something in your next eye exam that could save your life.
You need a Specialist
Though a brief vision test is conducted during annual physical appointments, your family practitioner is not an ocular specialist. While all physicians are trained to examine your eyes, only optometrist and ophthalmologists received specialty education related specifically to your eye health.
Even though you’re extremely busy in August, Eye LASIK Midland wants to remind you that your overall eye health is important. While LASIK is a great way to improve your vision, regular eye exams should be included as part of your annual wellness plan.