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 →

The Limitations of LASIK

LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is a time-tested refractive surgery that has improved the vision and quality of life for more than 40 million people globally since 1991. LASIK utilizes a laser to reshape the eye’s cornea to correct refractive error. With this method visual acuity can be drastically improved, with some results exceeding 20/20… Continue Reading →

A Clear Look at the LASIK Flap

LASIK (laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis) is a popular refractive surgery that involves reshaping the cornea to correct instances of nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism and improve overall visual acuity. Since its approval from the FDA more than two decades ago, more than 30 million LASIK procedures have been performed worldwide with a high degree of… Continue Reading →