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Can Laser Eye Surgery Cause Cataracts? 

No, LASIK does not cause cataracts. Cataracts can be treated for a person who has had LASIK in the past.  If a patient currently has cataracts that are affecting vision, then LASIK is not recommended, and the patient should have cataract surgery instead. If you are considering LASIK and have questions or concerns related to cataracts you may be looking for a more in-depth explanation.  If so, great!  That’s what this post will be all…

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What Are The Side Effects of LASIK?

Of all the questions that are commonly asked about LASIK, the most popular one is this: “What are the side effects?” It’s a good question to ask.  When patients visit 20/20 Institute for their complimentary LASIK Consultation and Evaluation, our experienced staff and LASIK surgeons bring this subject up even when it isn't asked. These are things that are important to understand before having LASIK. First of all, it is important to understand that LASIK is surgery and, as such, should…

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What To Expect During And After LASIK

If you’re hoping to ditch your glasses and contact lenses by having LASIK, the thought of actually having the procedure may have you both excited and nervous at the same time. For many of us, it is really helpful to know what to expect. After all, surprises are great on birthdays and anniversaries, but not so much when it comes to our eyes, right? So, this post will be dedicated to giving you some helpful…

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Is LASIK Covered by Insurance?

If you’re here because it is time to sincerely pursue having LASIK, you may be asking yourself a very common question: “Is LASIK covered by my insurance?” So, in this post, we’ll explain how insurance works with LASIK, so that you can know how that all works and make the most of your vision insurance when you have LASIK. Generally speaking, health insurance works this way: you visit the doctor, you pay some sort of…

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How do ICLs compare to LASIK?

One of the more recent advancements in Refractive Surgery is a procedure where a special lens is inserted into the eye to correct a person’s vision. This procedure uses what is called an Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL), and it is growing in its awareness amongst patients who are seeking options to get them out of glasses and contact lenses. With this innovation of technology and surgical procedure, the field of refractive surgery has effectively widened…

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Costume Contact Lenses: What You Need To Know

It’s almost Halloween. Have you decided what you’re going to be this year? Well, whatever you decide your costume will be, we hope you have an enjoyable and safe Halloween! Naturally, at 20/20 Institute, we are passionate about helping people be happy and healthy with their vision, and this is the time of year that costume or theatrical contacts become pretty popular with folks using them as a finishing touch on their Halloween costumes. There…

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You can’t see clearly. What are your options?

Your eyes are healthy and all, it’s just that you don’t see well. Maybe you can thank one or both of your parents, as most eyeglass prescriptions are passed from parents to their children. It is not ideal, but it is the reality. Of course, if given the choice, you would have chosen differently, however, we get what we get. Or do we? Actually, you have four vision correction options. Option one: Just be blurry…

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5 Things To Consider Before Your LASIK Surgery

LASIK (Laser in Situ Keratomileusis) is the most popular form of Laser Vision Correction (LVC) in the world today. If you or a loved one are considering LASIK, there are five primary questions you should be asking. How happy or unhappy are you with your current form(s) of vision correction? Eyeglasses and contact lenses are effective forms of vision correction. Glasses have almost no eye health risk, so they are the most conservative form of…

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Dry Eye and LASIK

If you are considering LASIK and have questions about dry eye, you may be asking yourself about whether LASIK is right for you.   (more…)

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Summer Tips for Healthy Eyes

Ah, summertime. A season many regard as the best one, complete with vacations and summer sports. And what do all those activities have in common? Why the sun, of course! Most of us can’t get enough of that summer sun. It makes our skin darker, our hair lighter, and the days longer. What more could you ask for? But, sunshine isn’t all… sunshine. It’s illuminating rays are filled with all sorts of UV rays, completely…

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