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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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The Difference Between LASIK and ASA

by The Rochester Eye & Laser Team on Nov 21, 2022 11:50:59 AM

If you’re considering laser eye surgery, you may not realize that there is more than one option to improve your vision. Sometimes LASIK is used as a blanket term used to describe any procedure that corrects common vision problems including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. And while LASIK is an excellent option for many, ASA (or Advanced Surface Ablation) can act as a great alternative to LASIK while still giving patients the same long-term results.

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