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Guide to Lens Replacement Surgery: Costs, Risks, and Process

What Is Lens Replacement Surgery? Lens replacement surgery is an umbrella term for a few different procedures, most notably refractive lens exchange (RLE) and cataract surgery. Despite the different naming conventions, they are very similar in approach. During a lens replacement procedure, the eye’s natural lens is removed and replaced with an artificial intraocular lens… Continue Reading →

LASIK vs. Contact Lenses: What Is the Best Choice?

The need for vision correction is highly prevalent worldwide. In fact, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, more than 150 million people use corrective eyewear to compensate for refractive errors in just the United States alone. Additionally, Americans spend more than $15 billion each year on eyewear to correct their vision deficiencies. Although contact… Continue Reading →

LASIK vs. PRK: Differences, Costs, and Which Is Better

LASIK and Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) are vision correction procedures with similar goals in mind: to improve vision and reduce one’s reliance on glasses and contact lenses. Before going into the differences between the two laser eye surgeries, it’s important to understand the similarities that PRK and LASIK share. Both procedures reshape the cornea to correct… Continue Reading →

SMILE Eye Surgery vs. LASIK: A Detailed Comparison

What Is SMILE Eye Surgery? SMILE (small incision lenticule extraction) is a laser eye surgery intended to correct nearsightedness (often in higher degrees of severity) astigmatism to improve the patient’s overall vision. SMILE is the most recently developed mainstream laser eye surgery to earn consideration for widespread treatment. Although it is relatively new, refractive errors… Continue Reading →

Understanding Blepharoplasty Eyelid Surgery

What Is a Blepharoplasty? A blepharoplasty (or eye lift) is a surgical repair or reconstruction of an eyelid. This procedure is used to correct deformities, disfigurations, and defects of the eyelids. It is also commonly used as a cosmetic procedure to help patients reverse some signs of aging that have developed over time around their… Continue Reading →