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Cataract Surgery Options

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on March 13, 2017

Cataracts are a cloudiness that forms in the normally clear lens of the eye, leading to decreased vision. Although cataracts are a leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 40, cataract surgery options offer easy solutions to clear vision for the millions that suffer from this condition. Depending on your pre-operative…Read More→

LASIK

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

LASIK, which stands for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, also commonly referred to as laser eye surgery or laser vision correction, is the most popular form of refractive surgery for the correction of myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. For clear vision, the eye’s cornea and lens must bend (refract) light rays properly. This allows images to be…Read More→

Is LASIK Covered by Insurance?

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on February 28, 2017

Many health insurance companies consider LASIK an elective procedure. Elective procedures are typically procedures that are optional, nice to have done, but not medically necessary.   While LASIK is often considered an elective procedure, there are times when it may be medically necessary. These include: Surgery to correct vision problems caused by an injury. LASIK for patients…Read More→

LASIK Healing Time

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on February 20, 2017

As soon as your LASIK surgery is complete, your eyes will have already begun the healing process. The initial healing period after LASIK occurs rather quickly. Long-term LASIK healing can last from several weeks to several months. It’s normal to experience some fluctuations in your vision and other side effects during your LASIK healing time….Read More→

Age for LASIK

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

LASIK is a great option for many people who suffer from poor eyesight. But one question many people have before considering this procedure is when is the best time to get LASIK? There is a right and wrong age for LASIK. The Right Age For LASIK Generally, the perfect candidate for LASIK is someone between…Read More→

LASIK Pros and Con

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

LASIK is a refractive surgery that uses a laser on one or both eyes to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. LASIK corrects your vision by reshaping your cornea to improve how your eye focuses. As with any surgical procedure, it is important to consider the potential benefits and risks. Carefully weigh the LASIK pros and cons listed below. …Read More→

Cataracts Under 40

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

A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens of the eye. As a lens becomes cloudy, vision is impaired. Although most cataracts develop from the natural aging process, cataracts can affect younger people, including those under the age of 40. Even children and young people can develop cataracts. Several factors can cause or contribute to cataracts…Read More→

LASIK Candidate

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on January 25, 2017

LASIK eye surgery can be very successful when performed on the right patient. LASIK can treat severe degrees of nearsightedness, moderate amounts of farsightedness and astigmatism, but LASIK is not right for everyone. While the goal of LASIK surgery is to reduce dependency on glasses or contact lenses, having LASIK cannot guarantee 20/20 vision. Fortunately, most…Read More→

Understanding Pterygium

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on October 27, 2016

A pterygium is an abnormal tissue growth that protrudes from the eye’s conjunctiva (membrane covering whites of the eyes) onto the cornea. Pterygia usually develop in the inner corner of the eye and can either be small or grow big enough in size to cause irritation and ultimately interfere with normal vision. Causes It’s not…Read More→

Blepharoplasty

Submitted by Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center on October 27, 2016

Blepharoplasty refers to a surgical procedure that repairs droopy eyelids involving the removal of excess skin, fat, and muscle. As you grow older, your eyelids inevitably start to stretch and the key muscles that support them begin to weaken over time as well. Eventually, excess fat may start to gather below and above the eyelids,…Read More→