Mar 24th, 2014 - Blog
Decide When to Get Lasik! Lasik is a procedure that is performed on the cornea of the eye to correct the focusing imperfections of the eyes. It is an outpatient medical procedure that is used to treat farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism. However, LASIK cannot reverse presbyopia which is the loss of close up vision which happens due to aging of the natural lenses inside the eyes. An individual who has undergone laser eye surgery in both eyes would typically not
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Mar 20th, 2014 - Blog
Lasik: An Alternative Choice for Contacts and Glasses LASIK is a common surgical procedure that has impressed many patients around the world. Even so, there has been great concern as to whether the procedure is safe and if it’s a good idea. The surgery, which was approved in 1998 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has become quite popular although it has its advantages and risks. That being said, it is vital for you as a patient to
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Mar 18th, 2014 - Blog
Vision Recovery After Lasik Side Effects for Laser Eye Surgery Fluctuating Vision. After LASIK, the eye can continue to heal for up to 3 months after the date of surgery. A small number of patients may notice vision fluctuations during this healing process. New LASIK technologies that we offer have greatly decreased the amount of time it takes for the eyes to heal. This, in turn, has decreased the vision fluctuations noticed during that time frame. Dry eyes. LASIK involved removing and
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Mar 18th, 2014 - Blog
What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is an insidious disease that can usually manifest little to no actual symptoms. In fact, it is estimated that over 2.2 million people in the United States have Glaucoma, while only half of those people know they have the disease (1). Glaucoma affects nearly 2% of the population in the United States, which is over 2.7 million people. The number of patients diagnosed with glaucoma increased by half a million people between 2000 and 2010. (2).
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Mar 17th, 2014 - Blog
Olympic Athletes Get Laser Eye Surgery The 2014 Winter Olympics are just a memory, but the laser eye surgery that the athletes have utilized to improve their performance continues to change their lives every day! Many of the star athletes at this year's Olympics have utilized laser surgery to help them recover their eyesight and perform at their peak levels. You may not be an Olympic athlete, but you can also benefit from laser surgery at Global Laser Vision. Our professional
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Mar 14th, 2014 - Blog
Hyperopia You have probably heard someone complain about blurry "near vision" and use the term "farsighted." Farsightedness is one of the situations that may be treated with laser surgery. Global Laser Vision can help you understand how farsightedness can be treated and how laser surgery fixes this problem. What Is Farsightedness? Farsightedness is also known as hyperopia. It is a condition in which people can see objects far away but have trouble seeing things when they are close. Farsightedness is caused by
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Mar 13th, 2014 - Blog
Myopia You may have heard someone refer to being "nearsighted." What does this term mean? Can nearsightedness be treated with laser surgery? Global Laser Vision answers these questions to help you understand how laser surgery fits in with nearsightedness. What Is Nearsightedness? The technical terms for nearsightedness is myopia. This is a condition in which objects that are relatively close are seen clearly, while those that are far away are blurry. Nearsightedness is caused by an eyeball that is misshapen. The eyeball
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Mar 12th, 2014 - Blog
You May Encounter Side Effects After Lasik Laser eye surgery is one of the safest medical procedures known to man, but there are occasions where there are problems after a surgery is completed. In the vast majority of cases, these problems are correctable, but many of them stem from a simple misunderstanding of what laser surgery does and what you should do afterwards to protect your eyes. The professionals at Global Laser Vision are dedicated to helping you understand LASIK
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Mar 10th, 2014 - Blog
Glaucoma: Disease That Can Lead to Permanent Blindness You may have heard of glaucoma but think it is a disease that only affects the very old. Actually, glaucoma can strike at any age and it can lead to permanent blindness or even loss of the eyeball itself. It pays to educate yourself on glaucoma, which is easily detected with yearly checkups and can be treated successfully in most cases. What Is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is actually not a single disease. It is a
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Mar 10th, 2014 - Blog
Cataract Surgery Are there any limitations? As technology advances there are no limitations to getting cataract surgery after LASIK.  The typical LASIK patient that develops cataracts later in life, also happen to be a great cataract surgery patient.   A previous good experience with LASIK makes one more willing to pursue surgical options.  The advances in lens implant technology further allow for similar results to LASIK.  However, there are subtle differences in visual outcome from cataract surgery and that outcome is dependent
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