Get Rid Of Your Reading Glasses – Choose LASIK and Free Your Vision

Get Rid Of Your Reading Glasses – Choose LASIK and Free Your Vision

If you’ve visited your Optometrist because you are suffering from fuzzy or blurred vision, and have been diagnosed with near or far-sightedness, you have several options for vision correction. Eyeglasses and LASIK (laser eye surgery) are two of these options. Here’s how they measure up. • Cost: In the short-term, LASIK costs are much higher than glasses because it is a once-off surgical procedure. However, in the long-term, LASIK is the more cost-effective choice. This is because your glasses will have to be updated at least once a year and frames carry a significant cost. Even if you choose to keep the same frames, your lenses can become very expensive according to the types and thickness you require. In the Florida climate, it’s also best to have a second pair in the form of prescription sunglasses to preserve and protect your eyes. • Comfort: While the surgery does include some discomfort and a few days of recovery time, this is a minor and temporary issue for many patients. Eyeglasses on the other hand can become very uncomfortable and inconvenient for patients, especially if they are finding themselves having to go for multiple adjustments. • Personal style: This is where personal choice becomes important. Many people love their glasses because they are a great way to accessorize and add character to their style, but others prefer to have the advantages of naturally perfect vision that LASIK delivers. • Safety: LASIK and other laser eye surgery procedures have an incredibly low risk of complications, and results are often above what patients expect. In fact, it is the recommended procedure for astronauts, professional athletes and celebrities who suffer with vision impairment because it is so safe. Get A Free Eye Exam Today And Talk About Your Options At The Laser Center of Coral Gables in Miami, all of our clients qualify for a free eye exam and consultation about LASIK vision correction at our laser eye clinic. We will give you a full assessment, answer any questions you have about LASIK, our state-of-the-art vision correction equipment and the cost of LASIK eye surgery. We also have various affordable financing plans in place to help make perfect, natural vision more affordable and accessible to everyone. If you have any questions or want to find out more about our clinic or LASIK, please contact us...

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Tips For Making Your LASIK Recovery More Comfortable

Tips For Making Your LASIK Recovery More Comfortable

LASIK eye surgery is a popular procedure, and it’s not difficult to see why. Not only is it more affordable than other long-term vision correction solutions like eye glasses and contact lenses, it delivers completely natural sight and peace of mind. As rewarding as LASIK is, it’s important to remember that it is a surgical procedure and you will need to take a few days to let your eyes recover and heal. Here is some advice for making this time more comfortable. • Don’t rub your eyes: Some irritation and discomfort should be expected as your eyes heal, but rubbing or touching your eyes in any way can hurt your eyes. This can cause damage to your eyes, pain and a follow up procedure with your doctor, so be sure to keep your hands and anything else far away from your eyes. • Use your medication: Your eye surgeon will prescribe medication in the form of eye drops for you to use during your recovery. These will help the eye heal faster as well as reduce discomfort. • Sleep: Immediately after your procedure, the best possible thing to do is relax and sleep in a dark room. You will be wearing protective eyewear as your eyes will feel very sensitive and by resting and sleeping through to the next morning, you will see and feel a great improvement. • Stay in a clean, healthy environment: After laser eye surgery, your eyes will be sensitive to contaminants in the air, so it’s best to stay away from smoky rooms, dusty environments and areas with chemical vapors in the air. While your eyes will become less sensitive after the initial 3-4 days after surgery, they can continue healing for up to 3 months after the procedure. • Take it easy: While this surgery allows you to return to work and normal life after just a few days, it’s recommended that you take it easy for the following few weeks. Things to avoid include gym saunas and pools as they are a bacteria risk, contact and extreme sports. You should also wear UVA/UVB protective sunglasses at all times while outdoors. Visit Our Laser Eye Clinic For A Free Eye Exam And Find Out More About LASIK At The Laser Center of Coral Gables, we offer a wide range of attractive financing plans that will help you afford LASIK or any other eye surgery. By partnering with TruVision and Wells Fargo Health Advantage redit card holders, we allow participating health plan members to receive significant discounts and special financing on their LASIK or laser eye surgery procedure. If you have any questions about our laser eye surgery procedures, our doctors, our financing plans or the state-of-the-art technology we use, please contact us today and book your free eye exam at our laser eye...

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How To Finance LASIK Eye Surgery

How To Finance LASIK Eye Surgery

Although LASIK eye surgery is more affordable in the long-term than eyeglasses or contact lenses, the single cost of the procedure can put many potential candidates off from achieving near perfect vision. Here are some ways to consider in financing your LASIK procedure: • Use your tax refund: State and federal tax refunds can be a great help in affording LASIK. What better use for your refund than investing in yourself. • Personal savings: While this is the simplest way to get laser eye surgery, it is often a good way to save over time in small amounts. However, this also means that you may have to put off surgery for months. • Credit card: We also offer Wells Fargo Health Advantage® credit card, which provides special payment terms through approved credit. • Medical insurance: While most health plan providers do not cover LASIK, The Laser Center of Coral Gables is able to offer significant benefits to TruVision members, which allows you to have LASIK at a significant discount. Affordable LASIK Eye Surgery From Leading Surgeons In Miami At The Laser Center of Coral Gables, we offer a wide range of attractive financing plans that will help you afford LASIK or any other eye surgery. By partnering with TruVision and Wells Fargo Health Advantage credit card holders, we allow participating health plan members to receive significant discounts and special financing on their LASIK procedure. If you have any questions about our laser eye surgery procedures, our doctors, our financing plans or the state-of-the-art technology we use, please contact us today and book your free eye...

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What Health Conditions Can Disqualify You From LASIK Eye Surgery?

What Health Conditions Can Disqualify You From LASIK Eye Surgery?

Enjoying the best results from LASIK eye surgery is only possible if you meet the criteria needed to qualify for this procedure.  Some health conditions can compromise your results and exclude you as a candidate.  Here is some insight into these conditions from eye surgeons at The Laser Center of Coral Gables. Autoimmune diseases: Generally, people with autoimmune diseases like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and Addison’s disease, face greater risk when undergoing any surgery, including LASIK.  Due to their compromised immune system, they face a more likely chance of developing infections and dry eye, as well as taking a longer time to heal.  While this will not disqualify you automatically, surgeons will take it into account on a case by case basis and make their expert recommendation on what is best for each patient. Diabetes: This health condition can create complications within the eye, resulting in weakened and leaking blood vessels, a weakened immune system, poor healing and the risk of operative and postoperative complications.  As with autoimmune patients, surgeons will examine each case individually to decide if LASK will be safe and successful for you. Glaucoma: This is an eye condition where increased pressure in the eye affects the shape of the eye, thereby affecting your vision.  Changes in this pressure can distort the readings and measurements that surgeons require in order to accurately perform the LASIK surgery. Pregnancy or breastfeeding: While this is not a health condition in the traditional sense, it is important to know that this will likely disqualify you for LASIK temporarily.  Hormones released during this time can affect your vision, making measurements and readings for the procedure inaccurate.  However, your doctor can advise you as to when your hormone levels will return to pre-pregnancy levels so that you can qualify for the procedure. Speak to a LASIK eye surgeon for a free eye exam and more insight into your treatment options At The Laser Center of Coral Gables, we offer a wide range of attractive financing plans that will help you afford LASIK or any other eye surgery.  By partnering with TruVision and Wells Fargo Health Advantage, we allow participating health plan members to receive significant discounts and special financing on their LASIK or laser eye surgery procedure. If you have any questions about our laser eye surgery procedures, our doctors, our financing plans or the state-of-the-art technology we use, please contact us today and book your free eye...

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Keeping Your Eyes Healthy After LASIK Eye Surgery

Keeping Your Eyes Healthy After LASIK Eye Surgery

After your eyes have recovered from LASIK eye surgery, it’s important to keep them healthy in order to preserve your eyesight. Here are some tips : Have regular eye exams: You should visit your optometrist once a year to have a comprehensive eye exam. Although the LASIK will have corrected your vision, it does not make your eyes immune to other vision conditions. Your optometrist will be able to give you peace of mind and spot any possible issues in their early stages. 1. A healthy diet: Just like organs in the rest of your body, eye health is directly linked to our diets. Certain foods like dark, leafy greens, carrots and oily fish like salmon or tuna contain nutrients essential to the function of the eye, keeping nerves healthy. 2. Maintaining a healthy weight: Being overweight increases your risk of developing certain health problems that can affect your vision. Diabetes, for example, can lead to vision loss through glaucoma or diabetic eye disease. If you are having a difficult time maintaining a healthy weight, your doctor can check for underlying conditions. 3. Protect your eyes: Sunglasses that block out 99 to 100% of UVA and UVB rays are essential to your eye health, especially in sunny Miami. Protective eyewear should be used in sports like racquetball, baseball, basketball and hockey. 4. Quit smoking: The perfect time to quit smoking is right now. Linked to many health issues, this habit can negatively affect your vision. Smokers are at increased risk of developing age-related macular degeneration as well as cataracts, which can lead to severe vision loss. 5. Rest your eyes: Do you work all day at a computer? This can quickly lead to eye strain, causing headaches, eye fatigue and more. A good rule to follow for people who do, is the 20-20-20 rule where essentially, you work 20 minutes, then spend 20 seconds looking at an object 20 feet away, helping your eye muscles relax and rest. Free eye exams from Miami’s leading LASIK eye surgeons At The Laser Center of Coral Gables, we offer a wide range of attractive financing plans that will help you afford LASIK or any other eye surgery. By partnering with TruVision and Wells Fargo Health Advantage, we allow participating health plan members to receive significant discounts and special financing on their LASIK or laser eye surgery procedure. If you have any questions about our laser eye surgery procedures, our doctors, our financing plans or the state-of-the-art technology we use, please contact us today and book your free eye...

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