LASIK Complications: How likely are they?

The risk of complications exists with any surgical procedure. Fortunately, the LASIK technology and technique have advanced to a point where complications are exceedingly rare, and are typically quite manageable if they occur. Infection tends to be the most serious complication, but modern antibiotics used after refractive surgery are so effective that infection from contact lens wear…

Read Ahead

How Permanent is LASIK?

A common question we get at Restore Vision Centers is, “How long do LASIK results last?”  With modern technology, the answer is, “forever”, but with a few important exceptions: A patient’s prescription must be stable at the time of LASIK.  Patients must be at least 18 years old to have laser vision correction, but some…

Read Ahead

David’s LASIK Story

Meet David, he recently won a free LASIK procedure with Restore Vision Centers at the Bloomsday Run Expo.  We asked David a few questions about his laser vision correction procedure. Occupation:  Service Manager for Monaco Enterprises Hobbies:  Shooting  How long have you been thinking about LASIK? For some time but was afraid! What held you back? Cost What…

Read Ahead

LASIK Recovery: Resuming Activities

Patients typically want to know at what point during their LASIK Recovery can they resume different activities. A LASIK flap does need time to heal in the immediate post-operative period, so patients will need to wait a bit before resuming various activities. After laser vision correction, patients can return to work the next day, but we usually recommend waiting…

Read Ahead

Refractive Surgery and Allergies

Spring has sprung, and with it comes the seasonal allergies that affect so many of us this time of year.  At Restore Vision Centers, LASIK patients will often ask about their eye allergies, since we are constantly asking them not to rub their eyes after laser vision correction surgery.  Surprisingly, eye allergies tend to be less of…

Read Ahead

Can I have LASIK surgery?

“Can I have LASIK?” A large majority of people who wear glasses or contacts to correct their distance vision are a candidate, but sometimes patients will assume they are not a candidate for the procedure. Advances in both technology and techniques in recent years have allowed patients to have LASIK who may not have been candidates for…

Read Ahead

LASIK Stories: Joanna

Joanna is the receptionist/office manager for Vision Plus Optical Outlet and recently had LASIK at Restore Vision Centers.  She was willing to share how laser vision correction impacted her life! Occupation:  Receptionist/Office Manager for Vision Plus Optical Outlet Hobbies:  Playing and teaching violin, reading, and enjoying the outdoors. How long have you been thinking about…

Read Ahead

LASIK and Presbyopia

When I discuss LASIK results and expectations with patients, the concept of presbyopia is critical. Presbyopia is the natural loss of one’s near vision that occurs after about 40 years of age (the so-called “aging” of the eye). It occurs because the lens inside the eye hardens and will no longer “flex” to focus up…

Read Ahead

Destination LASIK: Seattle

Have you been thinking about getting LASIK? If you are considering refractive surgery you probably have done all the research and found the closest laser eye center. Do not let locations narrow your search! LASIK does not have to be just going into an office for a medical procedure, why not turn it into a…

Read Ahead