2 birds with 1 stone (cataracts & astigmatism)

by The Rochester Eye & Laser Team on Nov 5, 2019, 3:06:31 PM

If you aren't seeing the color in your flowers or your birds, you probably have cataracts.

If you have always had an astigmatism, the good news is now you can take care of both during cataract surgery. It's the smart choice because if you only choose to deal with your cataracts, you'll still have to wear glasses to deal with your astigmatism.

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Cataract Surgery: Blade vs. Blade-free?

by The Rochester Eye & Laser Team on Oct 28, 2019, 1:24:12 PM

Blade-free laser cataract surgery costs more, but offers the potential for better results and less inflammation than the traditional procedure.

Traditional cataract surgery, by comparison, hasn’t changed much in more than 30 years—it’s still performed by using a small blade held by a human hand. 

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Should you add an HSA or an FSA to your health benefits for 2020?

by The Rochester Eye & Laser Team on Oct 21, 2019, 3:26:45 PM

It's almost open enrollment season for healthcare benefits. If you're looking for opportunities to save money on your vision and eye health in 2020, adding a Health Savings Account (HSA) or a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) through your employer is a good way to do it. There are significant differences between these two types of accounts and in general, you're only allowed to enroll in one or the other. Although they both use pre-tax dollars, understanding how they differ will help you select which option is right for you.

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