How LASIK can free you from the restraints of bifocals

by The Rochester Eye & Laser Team on Feb 6, 2023 11:37:51 AM

Bifocals are eyeglasses that feature two lens powers, allowing wearers to see both near and far objects. In the past, individuals with bifocal vision had no choice but to wear special glasses or contact lenses in order to correct their vision. However, LASIK (Laser-Assisted in situ Keratomileusis) can now free them from this dependence on eyewear. This procedure uses a laser beam combined with sophisticated computer technology to reshape the cornea of the eye, correcting refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. It is important for patients considering LASIK who use bifocals to understand what they should expect before and after undergoing surgery as there are certain factors that need to be taken into account during evaluation for eligibility for this procedure.

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What is Monovision LASIK?

by The Rochester Eye & Laser Team on Jul 12, 2022 12:18:16 PM

Are you considering LASIK surgery OVER age 45? Do you currently wear reading glasses, bifocals, or readers over your contact lenses for near work?

Many patients don't realize they will still need reading glasses after surgery. There is a way to reduce your dependence on near-vision glasses.

Monovision involves one eye laser-corrected for distance viewing, and the other eye is corrected for near viewing. Monovision is actually a misnomer since both eyes still work together when viewing distance and near.

What is presbyopia?

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You Can Afford LASIK! Here’s How

by The Rochester Eye & Laser Team on Oct 6, 2021 1:26:00 PM

If you've worn glasses or contacts for the majority of your life, chances are you’re aware of LASIK Laser Vision Correction. If you’re like me, you’ve imagined the convenience of having 20/20 vision, without reaching for your glasses the moment you open your eyes in the morning, (or worse, remembering you left your contacts in), or choosing any new sunglasses you want without an Rx! 

So what’s stopping you? 

I asked this question of some friends, over dinner. Their overwhelming response? Cost. They’d love to have the procedure! The problem is, LASIK is rarely covered by insurance, which means it's a substantial, out-of-pocket expense. The money for LASIK just isn’t in their budgets.

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