Four Myths About LASIK busted By Miami Eye Specialists

Four Myths About LASIK busted By Miami Eye Specialists

Are you considering having LASIK in Coral Gables but are confused by the amount of information on the procedure?  Our doctors are here to separate fact from fiction.  At The Laser Center of Coral Gables we have helped thousands of people achieve great vision and become free from contact lenses and glasses permanently.  Millions of people across the world enjoy a more convenient and hassle-free lifestyle thanks to LASIK and if you want to find out if you’re a candidate, our eye specialists are happy to help.  Here are four common myths about LASIK: You can go blind from LASIK surgery.  During the LASIK procedure only the front surface of the eye is affected and serious complications are extremely rare.  No one has ever gone blind from LASIK surgery. LASIK is painful.  Before the procedure starts you’ll be given numbing eye drops that keep your eyes comfortable.  The procedure lasts an average of fifteen minutes and if you’re feeling a little nervous, your doctor may be able to give you a mild sedative to help you relax. LASIK is expensive and unaffordable.  Talk to your eye doctor about the cost of LASIK and compare it with the cost of constantly purchasing contact lenses and replacing your glasses.  LASIK proves to be a more affordable option over time and at The Laser Center of Coral Gables, we offer many payment plans. LASIK only corrects nearsightedness and is not suitable for people with astigmatism or farsightedness.  Actually, LASIK can correct all three of these refractive errors. Schedule a LASIK consultation at our eye surgery clinic today For more information about LASIK, to book a consultation, if you would like information about the cost of laser eye surgery, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us today.  Discover why so many people in Coral Gables come to us for LASIK.  We look forward to hearing from...

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Allergy Awareness and How to Care for Your Eyes This Spring-Summer

Allergy Awareness and How to Care for Your Eyes This Spring-Summer

At The Laser Center of Coral Gables, we know exactly how much discomfort spring can bring for people who suffer from eye allergies.  Knowing what causes these allergies and how to treat them effectively is important to maintaining good eye health and it can help you get a little more enjoyment out of this season. What Causes Eye Allergies? The symptoms you experience as allergies are a response by your immune system to contact with various triggers known as allergens, such as pollen, grasses, dust and pet dander.  When allergens are in your closed environment and they come into contact with your breathing passages and eyes, the body sends out a chemical called histamine to protect itself.  This chemical causes irritation, especially in the eyes.  Other symptoms include: Itching sensation in the eyes, nose, mouth and throat Red, swollen eyes Headaches Sneezing Coughing Excessive tearing, runny nose How to Treat Eye Allergies Be sure that it is an allergic reaction that you are experiencing.  Allergies can be seasonal or triggered by certain substances, but if you continually suffer from allergy-like symptoms, you may have dry eye syndrome.  Speak to your eye doctor about your symptoms to ensure that you are getting targeted treatment for the correct condition. Antihistamine drops:  After an eye exam, your doctor will likely prescribe antihistamine drops, which are very effective and fast acting.  Using them every day during the spring will help keep symptoms at bay. Start early:  The key to properly managing eye allergies is to treat them before they start rather than trying to play catch-up.  Spring starts earlier than many people think and pollens can travel for miles on winds from warmer areas, so it’s best to speak to your eye doctor in advance and prepare your eyes before the first allergens arrive. The Laser Center of Coral Gables is a leading center for technologically advanced eye surgery, including LASIK, implantable contact lenses, refractive lens exchange and corneal collagen cross-linking.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us today for more information or book an appointment to have your vision...

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