Those Who Keep Us Safe Need Excellent Vision To Do Their Job—LASIK Can Help

For emergency first responders—police officers, firefighters, paramedics, the military, and emergency medical technicians—good vision can be a matter of life and death. First responders who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses often find them a hindrance, or even a hazard, that can interfere with their ability to do their job. A police officer can lose his…

LASIK Surgery: Three Things It’s Normal To Worry About

Are you considering LASIK, but worried about the surgery? If you are, take positive steps to address your worries, such as doing research and sharing your questions and concerns with your refractive surgeon. This will help give you a clear understanding of what the procedure involves and what your recovery will be like. The American…

Are You An Informed LASIK Patient? Questions To Ask Yourself

By Kerry Solomon, MD LASIK is so common these days, it seems like everyone who wants it has it done. But the fact is, not everyone is a good candidate for refractive surgery—what we often call vision correction surgery. I can tell you in my practice, about 20 percent of patients I see who come…

Good Vision For Winter Sports

Enthusiasts of downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiles and ice skating are now beginning to tune up their gear to ensure a safe and successful winter of fun. But in the rush to the slopes they often overlook one vital piece of equipment – their vision. Sporting activities require fast reflexes, which are made possible…

Your LASIK Consultation: What To Expect

Congratulations! You are taking the next – and very important step — in your LASIK experience: Getting a consult with a qualified ophthalmologist specializing in refractive surgery. Your consultation with a refractive surgeon should be balanced, detailed and personalized to you and your vision. The American Refractive Surgery Council offers this advice about what to…

A Popular Financing Option For LASIK: Flexible Spending Accounts

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service recently increased the amount an individual can set aside in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), up to $3,350 for the tax year 2015. The new limit went into effect on January 1, 2015, and people considering medical procedures like LASIK can rest assured that their FSAs can still be used…

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