Does LASIK Correct Astigmatism?
Astigmatism is a very common condition that refers to the imperfection of the curvature of the eye wherein either the lens or cornea is curved differently in one direction or the other. The most common symptoms of astigmatism are blurred vision, distorted vision, eyestrain, discomfort in the eye, headaches, difficulty seeing at night and forced… Read More
Are You Put to Sleep For LASIK?
One of the top questions we receive here at Dakota Eye Institute when it comes to the anticipation of LASIK surgery is “are you put to sleep for LASIK?” Some patients are hopeful they will be awake for the procedure and can avoid sedation of any kind; others are unsure about keeping their eyes open… Read More
What is a LASIK Doctor Called?
LASIK is a laser vision surgery for the correction of myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. When considering LASIK surgery, finding a trusted, highly trained LASIK surgeon will be your primary goal. When looking for a qualified eye doctor to help improve your vision and walk you through the process of LASIK surgery, you will want to… Read More
Will Cataracts Return After Surgery?
After successful cataract surgery, cataracts will not return. There is a condition known as secondary cataracts that is often confused with the return of cataracts after surgery, but they are not the same. To better understand the difference, it is important to know what cataracts are, how they develop and the outcome of cataract surgery. … Read More
What Does LASIK Feel Like?
Knowing what to expect helps alleviate some of the anxiety about LASIK eye surgery and helps patients feel more comfortable. Patients often have a list of questions about the LASIK procedure, with most answers being straightforward about what they can anticipate. One of the most commonly asked questions that does not necessarily have a simple… Read More
Will LASIK Work for Me?
For many, the thought of anyone or anything touching their eyes induces anxiety or at least some degree of uncomfortableness. With the image of a laser pointed directly into your eye with your cornea being flapped back, patients may wonder “will LASIK work for me?” The reality is that not everyone is an ideal candidate… Read More
Can You Prevent from Getting Cataracts?
Most cataracts develop due to the natural aging process or from an eye injury. Inherited genetic disorders, eye health conditions and medications such as long-term use of steroid medications can also lead to cataract development. Cataracts form when protein builds up in the lens keeping light from passing through the eye resulting in cloudy vision…. Read More
What Will Happen if Cataracts are Left Untreated?
Cataracts form when protein builds up over the lens of a normally clear eye causing cloudiness or blurry vision. Light passes through the lens located behind the iris (colored part of the eye) sending a signal to your brain of the image you are trying to see. When cataracts cover the lens, the image is… Read More
What is the Main Cause of a Cataract?
Many eye diseases not only progress with age, but age is often the root cause behind the onset of serious eye conditions, including cataracts. The main cause of a cataract is due to age with 90% of people developing a cataract by age 65. Other cataract risk factors that may speed up cataract development include… Read More
LASIK For Nearsightedness
Seeing clearly has never been easier. Go beyond prescription glasses and contacts with LASIK, the most common vision correction procedure that provides you with nearly perfect vision in less than 30 minutes. If you are among the 40% of Americans diagnosed with myopia, LASIK for nearsightedness is a great option for you. LASIK has been… Read More