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 →

Understanding Cross Linking and Other Theories of Aging

When it comes to the process of aging, there are many opinions and theories as to what factors have the biggest impact on age-related changes in the body. In addition to physiological changes, there are mental, societal, and cultural shifts that can play an influential role in aging and how people respond to their advancing… Continue Reading →

Getting a Liquid Facelift? The Facts You Need to Know About

What Is a Liquid Facelift? A liquid facelift is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that utilizes injectables (or fillers) to achieve a more youthful appearance. These fillers are intended to help soften the appearance of wrinkles and lines on the face, plump up the skin, and reduce sagging. As we age, our skin’s connective tissues… Continue Reading →