Debunking 7 Myths About LASIK

Debunking 7 Myths About LASIK

LASIK has successfully helped to improve the quality of life for millions of people with clearer vision. Since the inception of LASIK, there have been many myths and a ton of false information being spread. Here are the 7 biggest myths about LASIK: 1. LASIK is painful The truth is that LASIK is a painless procedure. Numbing eye drops are used to keep patients comfortable and there is only some slight pressure felt when the corneal flap is created. 2. You can go to any doctor for LASIK The...

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Athletes and Celebrities That Have Had LASIK

Athletes and Celebrities That Have Had LASIK

LASIK is a fast, safe, and effective procedure toresolve impaired vision due to refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. This procedure uses a precise laser to fix issues such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. While athletes and celebrities seem to be more than human to many people, they deal with the same common issues as normal people and impaired vision is no exception. While glasses and contact lenses are effective, nothing beats the freedom of opening...

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LASIK vs SMILE vs PRK

LASIK vs SMILE vs PRK

In the past, you had no choice but to wear glasses or contact lenses if you suffered from less than perfect vision. Laser vision correction has advanced significantly over time with a variety of safe, effective, and long-lasting solutions. The three most popular types of laser vision correction procedures are LASIK, PRK, and SMILE. Depending on the type of refractive error and the condition of the eyes, your laser vision correction specialist can make a recommendation that is ideal for you. LAS...

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Are 3D Movies Bad For Your Eyes?

Although there are no long-term studies, ophthalmologists say there is no reason to be concerned that 3-D movies. Generally, you are a good distance from the screen, therefore your eyes are not strained while trying to look at the image or movie. Though, as cool as 3D film technology is, some people don’t get to enjoy it. For someone whose eyes don’t work together as an effective team, those 3D glasses won’t do anything, except maybe leave them with a headache, dizziness, or nausea, which ...

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The Purpose of Eye Brows and Eye Lashes

Eyebrows are one of the most distinctive features on our face. You may think eyebrows are just for expressions – however they do have a very important role in protecting our eyes! The main function of eyebrows is to help preserve vision by keeping sweat and moisture away from our eyes. The arch shape as well as the direction of the hairs is to help direct moisture towards the sides of our faces, keeping it away from our eyes. Like eyebrows, eyelashes have be regarded as a source of beauty i...

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What is PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy)

The original LASIK procedure was called PRK, or Photorefractive Keratectomy. It differs from modern LASIK in that PRK would try to preserve the epithelium of the eye. PRK was the first surgical procedure developed to reshape the cornea, by sculpting, using a laser. Later, modern LASIK was developed, but the same type of laser is used for LASIK and PRK. Often the exact same laser is used for the two types of surgery. The major difference between the two surgeries is the way that the stroma, t...

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Stop the Spread of Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)

Conjunctivitis, also known as pinkeye, is an inflammation of the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is the thin clear tissue that lies over the white part of the eye and lines the inside of the eyelid. Most people do not know there are three different kinds of conjunctivitis: Viral conjunctivitisis the most common type of pink eye. This conjunctivitis is very contagious and often spreads through schools and other crowded places. It usually causes burning, red eyes with a watery discharge. Conjuncti...

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Is Eye Make Up Safe?

Did you know some makeup can cause dry eyes, irritate eyes, increase the risk of an infection or cause scratching to your cornea? Eyeliner, false eyelashes or eyelash extensions, as well as mascara can cause irritation to the eyes or the chance of developing infection or bacteria. Be sure to always use caution when applying makeup on/around the eyes and remove all make up off your eyes each night (the buildup of makeup on/around the eyes can cause irritation, redness and swelling). Below are a f...

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Is Eyelash and Eyebrow Tinting Safe?

Having long, thick lashes can make a world of difference to your look for women. There are new treatments on the rise; such as eyelash lift, eyelash tint, and eyebrow tinting, these low maintenance ways are to make your brows and lashes appear fuller and darker without the need of make-up. If you’re unfamiliar with brow and lash tinting, a dye is brushed directly onto the eyebrows and eyelashes to darken them. With an eyelash lift is a lash perm that curls your lashes. Both eyebrow and eyelash...

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HaveLASIKLive And Why We Stream Our Procedures

Since 2012, Millennium Laser Eye Centers has been streaming LASIK procedures live from our operating room! Many patients ask, “Why do you do that? Aren’t you worried it will scare people seeing the procedure beforehand?” The answer is, no! We believe that everyone should see how quick, easy and painless the procedure is. The most common patient reactions we see every week are “Wow, I should have done this sooner,” “I can see,” and “I am so happy!” Check out our YouTube channel ...

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