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Eye Surgery Types

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on November 26, 2017

From LASIK to PRK, there are several types of eye surgery available today to correct less than perfect vision. While each one has the same goal of improved eyesight, every eye surgery procedure is unique. To help you understand which type of eye surgery is right for you, here’s an overview of some of the…Read More→

LASIK Complications

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on November 19, 2017

LASIK eye surgery is one of the safest procedures of its kind, with an excellent success rate. Like any medical procedure, refractive surgery carries some risk. Major complications after LASIK are extremely rare, occurring in less than 1% of all patients. Most side effects are minor and can be easily resolved. After LASIK, you may experience…Read More→

How is Laser Eye Surgery Performed?

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on November 12, 2017

LASIK laser eye surgery is a vision correction procedure that aims at permanently altering the focusing power of the eye by reshaping the cornea with a precise excimer laser. Laser eye surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure while the patient is awake. Usually both eyes are operated on at the same time, but if you prefer,…Read More→

Is LASIK Right for You?

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on November 5, 2017

LASIK has successfully improved the vision of millions of people, but it isn’t for everyone. Before you sign up for LASIK surgery, here are a few things to help you determine if LASIK is right for you: LASIK is surgery to a very delicate part of your eye, and cannot be reversed. You must be at least…Read More→

Understanding Refractive Errors

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on October 29, 2017

To see clearly, the cornea and the lens of the eye must bend (refract) light rays so they focus on the retina. The retina, a layer of light-sensing cells that line the back of the eye, converts the light rays into impulses that are sent to the brain where they are recognized as images. If…Read More→

Preparing for LASIK Surgery

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on October 22, 2017

LASIK surgery requires considerable preparation. Prior to LASIK in Atlanta, you’ll need a complete eye examination by your refractive surgeon including the following tests and evaluation: Dr. Achiron will dilate your pupils to fine-tune your prescription. Examination of your eyes to make sure they’re healthy, including testing for glaucoma, performing a retinal exam and assessing for dry…Read More→

Wearing Contacts Before a LASIK Consultation

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on October 15, 2017

If you are a contact lens wearer who is interested in LASIK eye surgery for vision correction and to reduce your dependency on contacts, it’s important to be aware of the restrictions surrounding wearing contact lenses before your LASIK consultation. Prior to a LASIK consultation and surgery, it is vital that contact lenses not be…Read More→

How Effective is Laser Eye Surgery?

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on October 8, 2017

Thousands of people across the globe have experienced the lasting benefits of laser eye surgery. Laser eye surgery has proven highly effective in most people with common vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. In fact, as many as 70% of patients will experience better than 20/20 vision once they’ve had the procedure. So, what…Read More→

Is LASIK Covered by Insurance?

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on October 1, 2017

Unfortunately, most insurance companies don’t cover LASIK because laser eye surgery is nearly always considered an elective procedure and not medically necessary. Although insurance does not often cover the cost of LASIK, certain people can get their laser eye surgery covered due to special circumstances. The first way LASIK may be covered by insurance is…Read More→

How to Find the Best LASIK Surgeon

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on September 24, 2017

If you are considering LASIK surgery, one of the most important things to consider is how to find the best LASIK surgeon. LASIK surgery is an extremely popular vision correction method and while you may be excited to have clear vision, it is important to take your time and do your research before going through…Read More→