Are Your Contact Lenses Uncomfortable?

Contact lenses are a very popular option for vision correction – particularly for those who can’t or don’t want to wear eyeglasses. The latest estimates place the number of contact lens wearers at about 30 million. But for some, they may find that their contact lenses become uncomfortable over time.  It may be that you…

Spring Clean Your Medicine Cabinet

Spring cleaning is an excellent motivation for taking a thorough look at what is in the medicine cabinet, which stores the many products, over-the-counter and prescription medications, and other items we rely on to keep us healthy and help us take care of ourselves, and that includes our eyes and vision. (Fun Fact: the third…

Talking About Digital Eye Strain: One Patient’s Story

After a lifetime of wearing glasses and contacts, Katrina R. always expected to have laser vision correction: “I was one of those people who woke up not being able to see,” said the digital content creator who had her vision corrected with PRK in 2019. She spoke to us about her reasons for choosing laser…

LASIK Giving NBA Players an Edge in the 2020-2021 Season

With the 2020-2021 NBA season ready for tip-off, knowing vision is essential to player performance is why LASIK and other laser vision correction procedures are part of an elite athlete’s arsenal.  Eye-hand coordination is limited by poor vision and, so, the better an athlete can see, the better he or she performs. Consider the lightning-fast…

How to Use Your FSA and HSA for LASIK Surgery: 2021 Update

For the tax year 2021, the IRS has announced new contribution limits for both the Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and the Health Savings Accounts (HSA).  Those who have access to these accounts may be interested to learn that laser vision correction procedures such as LASIK are an eligible expense according to the IRS. Importantly, the…

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Does Insurance Cover LASIK? The Update for 2021

Many of those weighing options for vision correction naturally wonder: does insurance cover LASIK and other laser vision correction procedures like SMILE, PRK, LASEK or epi-LASEK?  The good news is some insurance policies do offer benefits that can help with the cost of laser vision correction, but, as with most things, the details matter. Does…

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