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…

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…

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…

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…

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