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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LASIK Surgery: Why It’s Not For Everyone

LASIK Surgery: Why It’s Not For Everyone

LASIK surgery is an incredibly common procedure that enables people to live without glasses or contact lenses, making their lives more convenient and enjoyable.  This is especially true in Florida, where the abundance of outdoor activities such as golfing, swimming, cycling and going to the beach are made less enjoyable when you have to worry about glasses or contact lenses. Although most people are candidates for LASIK surgery, the doctors at The Laser Center of Coral Gables will meet with you for a complimentary consultation to determine which procedure is right for you.  The type of eye surgery you have will determine on your vision, the health of your eyes and several other factors. LASIK surgery may not be right for you if: Your vision has not been stable for a certain period of time.  If your prescription continues to get stronger year after year, LASIK may not be right for you. You have certain health conditions such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis.  Some advanced autoimmune diseases may prevent you from getting LASIK. You are too old or too young.  It’s rare for people under the age of 18 to have stable enough vision to qualify for LASIK surgery and older people who have cataracts or other eye issues may also not be good candidates. A doctor should determine whether or not your eyes are healthy enough to undergo LASIK. At The Laser Center of Coral Gables, our doctors will meet with you one-on-one and perform an examination as well as answer any questions or address any concerns you might have.  Don’t trust your eyes to just anyone trust the South Florida leaders in Lasik surgery.    Contact The Laser Center of Coral Gables today and come in for more information about LASIK surgery.  We look forward to hearing from...

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Will You Have Blurry Vision After Surgery?

Will You Have Blurry Vision After Surgery?

People often have many questions about LASIK surgery and one of the most common questions asked is “Will by vision be blurry after the procedure?”  There is no straight-forward answer to this question, as each patient’s experience is different.  However, blurred vision immediately following a LASIK procedure is quite common.  But not to worry, it is only temporary. At The Laser Center of Coral Gables LASIK surgery is our specialty.  We’re proud to have helped thousands of patients discover the convenience of living life without contact lenses or glasses and in a state like Florida, with an abundance of outdoor activities to enjoy, LASIK can certainly make your life more, hassle-free. It’s important to remember that everyone’s LASIK surgery experience is different but this quick and simple surgery is quite simple and most patients can’t believe how simple it is.  With that being said, immediately following your procedure, your eyes may feel itchy and watery and your vision may be blurry, however most patients awake to find that they can already see exceptionally better. Your recovery will depend upon the type of procedure you have and also on the strength of your prescription.  Patients with higher prescrptions may experience a slightly slower recovery and your surgeon can advise you regarding what you can expect.  It’s important to choose a surgeon who is not only experienced but well-respected in the community and at The Laser Center of Coral Gables we’re proud to have some of the most sought-after doctors in their field. For more information about LASIK surgery from The Laser Center of Coral Gables or to book a consultation, please contact us today.  We look forward to hearing from...

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