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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Inside The LASIK Eye Surgery Procedure

Inside The LASIK Eye Surgery Procedure

If you’re a candidate for LASIK eye surgery, you’re probably wondering exactly how the procedure works and what to expect from the laser surgery process. Here’s a guide from Miami’s best eye doctors. Numbing your eye: Before surgery, you’ll receive some eye drops that will numb your eye. This is the only form of anesthetic you will need for this procedure. Preparing your eye: In order for the procedure to work, your eye has to stay fully open and focused. Your eyelids will be gently held back. Creating the flap: In order to access the location for your surgery, a corneal flap must be created. Cornea correction: Now that the location of your surgery is accessible, your surgeon will use a laser to reshape your cornea and correct your vision. The laser is able to remove (or ‘ablate’) microscopic parts of tissue in order to allow your cornea to focus light correctly onto the retina.       For nearsightedness, the cornea needs to be flattened, while for farsightedness, the cornea needs to be curved more steeply. If you have astigmatism, the laser is able to smooth out your cornea to give you better vision. Replacing the flap: Once your surgeon is happy with the shape of your cornea, the flap will be put back into place to heal naturally. No stitches or bandages are needed and this healing process should take 2-3 days.       Patients can expect minor discomfort for a few days that will be treated with eye drops and rest. The entire surgical procedure will take just 10-15 minutes per eye and patients report exceptional results, quickly after surgery. Get A Free Eye Exam And See If You Qualify For LASIK At The Laser Center of Coral Gables, all of our clients qualify for a free eye exam and consultation with Miami’s leading eye doctors. We will give you a full assessment, answer any questions you have about LASIK eye surgery, our advanced vision correction center and talk to you about affordable financing options. If you require treatment or surgery, our eye surgeons can offer you the most advanced procedures to treat your eye condition, helping to restore your vision and your quality of life. For more information on LASIK, please contact us...

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The Difference Between LASIK And PRK Eye Surgery

The Difference Between LASIK And PRK Eye Surgery

There are a few different types of laser eye surgery, each focusing on different eye conditions that affect your sight. LASIK eye surgery and PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) are two of them. The main difference between the two procedures is that in LASIK, a thin flap is created on the outer epithelial layer of the cornea in order to expose the treatment area, while in PRK the cornea’s entire epithelial layer is removed. Due to the removal of the outer epithelial layer of the cornea, recovery from PRK surgery is slightly slower as it takes a few days for the layer to regenerate and cover the eye fully. Patients may also experience blurry vision for a few days and some minor discomfort that will be treated with steroidal eye drops. Recovery from LASIK is much faster, with vision stabilizing more quickly and patient’s experiencing little discomfort. In both cases, results are similar with patients experiencing a dramatic increase in the quality of their eyesight. Both procedures are considered to be exceptionally safe and your eye surgeon will take into account your eye conditions and your specific needs before recommending the procedure that will bring you the best possible results. Considering Laser Eye Surgery? Speak To Our Miami LASIK And PRK Specialists At The Laser Center of Coral Gables, all of our clients qualify for a free eye exam and consultation for vision correction. We will give you a full assessment, answer any questions you have about LASIK eye surgery, our state-of-the-art vision correction equipment and the surgery cost. We will also consult with you about our affordable financing options. If you require treatment or surgery, our eye surgeons can offer you the most advanced procedures to treat your eye conditions. If you have any questions or want to find out more about our services, please contact us...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Get LASIK This New Year!

5 Reasons Why You Should Get LASIK This New Year!

It’s more affordable than ever before: While LASIK eye surgery is a significant financial investment, the cost of the procedure has steadily decreased even as the technology has continued to become even more effective. Set against the cost of having to regularly purchase new glasses and contact lenses, this cost makes even more financial sense.   More financial assistance is available: Medical aid programs have started to realize that LASIK just makes more sense, both financially and health-wise. In addition, leading eye surgery clinics like The Laser Center of Coral Gables offer very affordable financing solutions as well as limited time financing specials to make this procedure even more accessible to you.   Achieve beyond 20/20 vision: The state-of-the-art technology used in LASIK procedures is so effective that each and every procedure is fully customized to each patient’s needs. Through custom-designed LASIK flaps and precise levels of ablation frequency, we can help our patients get the best possible results.   This means that the majority of our patients see 20/20 or better after their treatment.   Reduce your risks to eye health: Other vision solutions, most notably contact lenses, carry a risk to your eye health. If stored incorrectly, you can easily contract serious eye infections through your contacts and the FDA has increasingly posted advisories linked to concerns over long-term contact lens wear. With LASIK, your eyes require a far less regular level of care that doesn’t carry the same risks.   See naturally: For many people, the most important reason for choosing contact lenses over glasses is that you get more natural vision.       LASIK takes this even further.       You can see when you wake up, you can live a more active lifestyle and never have to worry about losing a contact ever again.   Get A Free Eye Exam And See If You Qualify At The Laser Center of Coral Gables, all of our clients qualify for a free eye exam and consultation. We will give you a full assessment, answer any questions you have about LASIK eye surgery, and talk to you about our extremely affordable financing options. If you require treatment or surgery, our eye surgeons can offer you the most advanced procedures to treat your eye condition, helping to restore your vision and your quality of...

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