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Why You Should Invest in Your Eyesight

by The Rochester Eye & Laser Team on Jan 11, 2023 12:15:00 PM

How much would a blind man pay to restore his sight? I think for almost anyone, that answer would be: “everything I have.” It’s my mission, and the sacred pledge of every ophthalmologist, to preserve and protect the vision of our patients. When I have a patient who has lost vision due to something they could have avoided, it’s tragic and it saddens me. So let’s talk about how to keep any damage to your eyes from happening

Vision is without a doubt our most treasured sense. Protecting your vision is infinitely cheaper than trying to restore it. Preserving and protecting your vision requires some care, but fortunately, it’s not burdensome.

Care of Your Eyes 

One of the biggest risks of wearing contact lenses is corneal infection. Over 1 million emergency room visits in the ...

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Can I blink during LASIK surgery?

by The Rochester Eye & Laser Team on Jan 4, 2023 1:30:00 PM

LASIK eye surgery is a quick and simple procedure that typically results in patients having 20/20 vision immediately following the surgery. For ...

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What Kind of LASIK Results Can I Expect?

by The Rochester Eye & Laser Team on Dec 27, 2022 12:49:00 PM

LASIK, also known as laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, is a very popular vision corrective surgery that permanently changes the shape of the cornea using an excimer laser. While every patient is unique, there are certain standards necessary for qualifying as a LASIK candidate. These parameters will help ensure significant correction to refractive errors that include myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. Good candidate qualifications include prescriptions within a treatable range according to FDA-approved requirements, ocular maturity, prescription stability, overall health including the eyes' health, corneal shape and thickness, and realistic expectations. Because LASIK has a 96% success rate, the kind of results one can expect are a significant ...

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