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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How Long Do The Effects Of LASIK Eye Surgery Last?

How Long Do The Effects Of LASIK Eye Surgery Last?

One of the most frequently asked questions by patients at The Laser Center of Coral Gables is about the permanence of Lasik surgery. The answer is that in the vast majority of cases, the results of LASIK eye surgery are permanent, allowing patients to enjoy all the benefits of relatively perfect vision. Certain factors can, however compromise the results of LASIK surgery, which is why it is important to answer all your doctor’s questions to find out if you are a suitable candidate. One of the most important factors is the stability of your vision itself. Surgeons can correct your exact prescription at the time of the surgery, but if your eyes have been steadily getting worse over the years rather than remaining stable, they may continue to deteriorate after the surgery. This is because the surgery corrects the changes that have occurred in the lens, but cannot cure the condition behind deteriorating eyesight. For most candidates who have been studied for post-LASIK eyesight degeneration, however, any changes in eyesight have been fairly minor and have not resulted in the need for glasses or contact lenses. Any more significant changes in eyesight are usually dealt with by the surgeons themselves in a follow-up LASIK procedure. Laser surgery clinics are so confident in the results that this procedure is usually free to any patient requiring it. Vision Correction From Miami’s Best LASIK Surgeons Is More Affordable Than Ever 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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