LASIK + Astigmatism-Can it be Fixed?
Posted by: Dakota Eye Institute in Uncategorized on May 18, 2023
Astigmatism is a visual imperfection that occurs when the cornea, the clear front layer of the eye (the lens, the inner part of the eye responsible for focusing) has an abnormal curvature. These 2 types are known as corneal astigmatism and lenticular astigmatism. A normal eye is evenly rounded but with astigmatism the eye can… Read More
Can You Use Your FSA/HSA for LASIK?
Posted by: Dakota Eye Institute in Uncategorized on May 4, 2023
Everything these days is more expensive than it used to be. Common household items and every day necessities continue to rise in price. As you manage your finances, inevitably some sort of cost will arise that makes you question whether you will have to pay for the service out of pocket or if there are… Read More
What are the vision requirements for LASIK
Posted by: Dakota Eye Institute in Uncategorized on April 18, 2023
Considering LASIK eye surgery? LASIK is a corrective surgery for refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. An increasingly popular procedure for people who want to improve their vision without the use of glasses or contacts, it’s estimated that over 700,000 people undergo LASIK annually. With a success rate over 95%, LASIK is an… Read More
What age is best for LASIK
Posted by: Dakota Eye Institute in Uncategorized on April 4, 2023
Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, LASIK for short, is a laser-assisted procedure to correct common refractive errors of the eye. For those who cannot or would prefer not to wear glasses or contacts, LASIK is a life-altering surgery that returns vision impairments to normal. What age is best for LASIK? LASIK is a surgical procedure to… Read More
Will Post Cataract Surgery Be Painful and Require Further Treatment?
Posted by: Dakota Eye Institute in Uncategorized on March 18, 2023
While every surgical recovery differs, most patients do not feel any discomfort or pain post cataract surgery. However, minimal swelling and redness after surgery is normal. Although many patients have concerns if post cataract surgery will be painful and require further treatment, it is often the do’s and don’ts of the necessary rest required after… Read More
Four Ways to Relax Before Your LASIK Procedure
Posted by: Dakota Eye Institute in Uncategorized on March 4, 2023
Dakota Eye Institute strives to provide a relaxing atmosphere for our patients. From your consultation to the day of surgery, we want to help our patients feel confident in their LASIK procedure as we provide all the necessary answers to your questions to give you peace of mind. Having some anxiety about LASIK is not… Read More
What Conditions Does LASIK Correct?
Posted by: Dakota Eye Institute in Uncategorized on February 18, 2023
If you have ever strained your eyes in an attempt to see better or struggle to see clearly without needing prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses, you may have considered laser eye surgery. Those who rely on corrective eyewear can become frustrated by the constant cost of replacing lenses, changing frames, and ordering contacts, especially those… Read More
What are the Possible Complications for LASIK Surgery?
Posted by: Dakota Eye Institute in Uncategorized on February 4, 2023
When considering the surgeon you will entrust your vision to with LASIK surgery, it is important to select a board-certified surgeon along with other discernible criteria to reduce your risk. You can find more details on how to select your LASIK surgeon here at WEBSITE. Although LASIK eye surgery has a 99% success rate, with… Read More
Am I Too Old for LASIK?
Posted by: Dakota Eye Institute in Uncategorized on January 18, 2023
Along with the rest of the body, eyes will continue to age. Although research concludes that eating nutritious foods supports eye health, there are many factors that contribute to age-related vision changes. Some of these include genetics, climate, smoking, high blood pressure, UV radiation exposure, and significant computer or digital screen time. Regardless of contributing… Read More
What is the Difference Between Lasik and Lasek?
Posted by: Dakota Eye Institute in Uncategorized on January 4, 2023
LASIK and LASEK are both common and popular forms of refractive corrective eye surgery. While their objective is the same, the primary difference between LASIK and LASEK is whether a corneal flap is created during the reshaping process. Refractive eye surgeries have different techniques, but they are all designed to treat myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. … Read More