What Is A Refractive Surgeon?

A refractive surgeon is an ophthalmologist who specializes in performing vision correction, or refractive, procedures to either decrease or eliminate the need for glasses or contacts. Refractive surgeons are board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and have completed additional training in vision correction procedures, technologies and techniques. Some have advanced certifications and degrees,…

What Types Of Vision Problems Does Refractive Surgery Correct?

Refractive surgeons perform refractive surgery procedures – such as LASIK, PRK, lens implants and cataract surgery – to improve the focusing ability of their patients’ eyes. They can reshape the cornea or implant a lens inside the eye to correct a variety of common vision problems, such as myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, presbyopia or cataracts. For…

Does Insurance Cover LASIK? The Update for 2020

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…

Protecting Your Eyes During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The science around COVID-19 – a.k.a coronavirus – is developing rapidly. As more is learned about the transmission of the virus, new and updated recommendations have come out on what people can do to help protect themselves and others from the disease. Recently, the question as to whether you can catch coronavirus through your eyes…

NFL Players and Pro Athletes Opt for LASIK in the Offseason

The NFL will hold its first-ever virtual draft this week. One story capturing fan interest and a lot of buzz during the off-season was New Orleans Saints’ (formerly Tampa Bay Buccaneers) QB Jameis Winston’s decision to have LASIK. He joins other prominent NFL players (think Tiki Barber, Carson Wentz, Kirk Cousins) and other pro athletes…

What To Expect During Your Next Eye Doctor Visit

Your next eye doctor visit will look and feel different in the post-COVID-19 world. There is no denying an eye exam is an up-close and personal experience, which may feel like it’s going against the need for social distancing in the era of COVID-19.  In response, eye doctors across the country are adopting measures to…

Pin It on Pinterest

Our doctor finder is on our Eye You site – we’ll take you there now