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Learning About Cataracts

A Cataract is a medical condition that slowly clouds the eyes lens, which causes blurred vision. This can ether severely reduce your vision or just cause some blurriness. An example would be looking through a fogged up windshield. This can make it hard to do daily activities like driving, playing sports and reading. Most of the time cataracts will develop slowly and you won’t notice it right away. As time goes on you might notice your vision getting weaker/blurry. You might even get some cheater glasses (readers) and this will help for a little bit. But, again time will not be on your side with cataracts.

Once your vision affects daily life, it might be time to go see an eye doctor. The good news is cataracts can be treated by a medical professional! The bad news is it won’t go away on its own and you will need surgery. This is generally a safe and effective procedure.

Cataract surgery consists of removing the clouded cataract and replacing it with a clear lens, called an intraocular lens (IOL). The IOL stays permanently in your eye. About 95% of all patients get an IOL, the other 5% will need to wear glasses or contacts. Overall this is a short and painless procedure that usually takes around an hour. You do not need to stay at the hospital when this is done, but you would want someone to drive you home. If both eyes have a cataract, it is recommended to wait at least one month between surgeries.

As we get older this increases our risk for cataracts, here are some other risk including:

  • Diabetes
  • Excessive sunlight
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure
  • Prolonged use of corticosteroid medications
  • Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol

 

If you are looking to reduce or even get rid of your eye glasses and/or contacts let us at Rohr Eye & Laser Center help you! We offer several types of LASIK eye surgery including PRK, AK, CK, Cataracts surgery and more. We perform all these eye laser treatments with state of the art equipment. We are a leader in laser vision correction, and our goal is to help you achieve superior vision. Contact us today or view our website http://www.michiganlasik.com/  to schedule an appointment.

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5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD INVEST IN LASIK

LASIK is a fascinating subject of discussion, and for some time now you’ve probably carried a lot of investigations to understand the entire process of correcting your vision through laser eye surgery. If you are still contemplating on whether to invest in LASIK and you’re still probably coming up with different excuses why not too – like fear or finance. Instead of focusing on these endless excuses, what you need to concentrate on is the benefits you would derive from your investment.

I believe that this article will give you the push you have always needed. Below are the top five reasons why you should invest in LASIK.

It Is Cost-Effective

The primary reason why you may not have to opt in for LASIK eye surgery is the finance. To be honest with you, with the advancement of technology, the cost is steadily decreasing – LASIK saves your money in the long run if compared to the cost of purchasing other glasses and contact lenses. If you have a flex savings account (FSA) or health savings account (HSA) through your company, you may not have to pay a dime, or even if you have to pay, it will be very little because LASIK is one of FSA or HAS approved expenses.  There are also flexible payment options for you.

Rapid Recovery

Recovery from LASIK is speedy. Regardless of what is at the top of your list of priorities, you don’t have to save a bunch of time before going in for LASIK. Although the healing process varies from person to person, nonetheless, for the first couple of hours after a successful completion of the surgery, you may feel a little eye irritation, dryness, and blurriness, but you will notice some improvement the following day, and you can return to your office or business (usually the next day).

Healthy and Sporty Lifestyle

Investing in Lasik means you’ll never have to worry about the serious eye infections, or the effects of the weather on your corrective lenses. Swimming isn’t fun with glasses or contacts – not being able to see under water without huge investment of prescription goggles. Playing volleyball on a windy day can result in sand behind the contact. But with LASIK, you’ll live an athletic lifestyle and enjoy the life you have always wanted.

Safe Surgical Process

People become fearful when they hear about surgery – who will blame them anyway? There are risks attached with certain surgical procedures but not with LASIK. LASIK started its journey more than 25 years ago, and successful surgeries have been carried out on millions of people around the world. With more than 25 years of advancement, there has been a lot of improvement in the surgical process which reduces the risks involved.

With laser eye surgery, potential complications are at the minimal level. Eye irritation and dryness are so far the most common complications experienced by patients.

Boost Your Self Confidence

Wearing glasses can be inconvenient for almost everybody. Who likes wearing glasses? – expect for fashion purposes. The simple truth is that, if you’ve have been wearing glasses because of eye defects, investing in LASIK eye surgery will give a whole new look – and you’ll love yourself.

Ask yourself right now, why are you still holding back? LASIK is the one and only way to achieve perfect vision beside great genetics.

At Rohr Eye & Laser Center we offer the most advanced technology available to suit your lifestyle and visual needs. As leader in laser vision correction and cataract surgery, our goal is to help you achieve the best vision possible without glasses or contact lenses. If you are interested in learning more information please view our website at michiganlasik.com or call us at 877-579-0202

How to Prepare For Lasik Eye Surgery

If you are preparing for your LASIK eye surgery, there are a few things to keep in mind to have the best experience possible. Although nothing can replace the consultation of your eye surgeon, listed below are some items that can help you before and after your operation. The Lasik procedure is extremely precise, and it removes a small amount of corneal tissue to help provide you with the best vision possible.

Knowing both of the surgery’s advantages and disadvantages and getting a comprehensive evaluation, it is also necessary to know some details of the surgery itself. Getting ready for any surgery is a tedious process and preparing for LASIK is no different. One must ensure that everything is ready and that you look good. While preparing for laser eye surgery isn’t as difficult as with some other surgeries, there are still a few things you need to take care of before you go in for eye surgery.

However, if you are toying with the idea of getting this surgery done, then here are a couple of things you need to know.

  1. Stop using contacts

Abstain from wearing your contacts: For at least three days before the LASIK surgery, you should not wear your contacts. Depending on the types of lenses you wear, however, the period could be longer. It is best to ask your doctor what he feels is an ample amount of time.

  1. Do not eat too much

Usually, before bodily operations, you are required to refrain from eating for about one day (a full 24 hours). However, before this procedure, it is recommended to have a light meal before coming into the office, as well as any prescribed medications that you may be taking. Again, ask your eye doctor what he/she recommends.

  1. No more makeup

Yes, you will need to stop using perfume or makeup or even cream bases the day before LASIK surgery. With these products, debris can cause inflammation, which can lead to haze or scarring. It is best not to wear any mascara, foundation, or any other make-up that may descend into the eyes or obstruct the doctor’s movements.

  1. Avoid caffeine.

Another thing you should take note before going for your Lasik is to stop drinking/taking soda or caffeine instead try and drink water. Taking caffeine will make your eyes feel dry, and this will make it hard for you to fully relax after receiving your LASIK surgery. Caffeine also makes some people jittery; we want you to be fully relaxed during the eye surgery.

  1. Come with a responsible driver.

Overall, you will feel normal after your LASIK procedure is complete. However, you will not be able to drive yourself home. Before LASIK, ask a responsible friend or family member to be your post-op chauffeur and help you to bed after getting home.

These are the five steps that will surely assist you with preparing for your corrective eye surgery. Preparation is necessary to have a successful operation. Always remember that those who are well prepared will have a better possibility of success.

If you are looking to reduce or even get rid of your eye glasses and/or contacts let us at Rohr Eye & Laser Center help you! We offer several types of LASIK eye surgery including PRK, AK, CK, Cataracts surgery and more. We perform all these eye laser treatments with state of the art equipment. We are a leader in laser vision correction, and our goal is to help you achieve superior vision. Contact us today or view our website http://www.michiganlasik.com/  to schedule an appointment.

Lasik Eye Surgery Over 40

The laser assisted in situ keratomileusis surgery, also known as LASIK surgery is a laser eye surgery employed in the treatment of astigmatism (blurred vision), hyperopia (farsightedness) and myopia (nearsightedness)

It is a type of refractive surgery and the procedure entails the reshaping of the cornea with a laser or microkeratome for better positioning. This ensures that light entering the eye correctly focuses on the retina and the result is an improved and clearer vision. It is an outpatient procedure that takes about 10 minutes for each eye. Results are often visible within the next 24 hours after surgery while vision takes between few days and several weeks to stabilize.

LASIK is much preferred because it reduces and in many cases eliminates the need for glasses or contact lenses. But, the LASIK eye surgery is not for everyone. Your optometrist will examine you and decide this based on certain factors that will determine if you are a good candidate or not.

A lasik candidate needs to be at least 18 or 21 years old, depending on the laser to be used. The age limit is a necessary precaution because for candidates younger than 18 years of age, growth is still occurring in different parts of the body as well as the eye. It is only in extreme cases that candidates below 18 are considered for the lasik eye surgery. This rarely occurs though as there is an increasing necessity for this surgery by candidates aged 40 years and above due to eye-related problems associated with middle age or developments due to lifestyle.

The older a patient is with any of the listed eye problems, particularly farsightedness, the higher the tendency for worsening if nothing is done about it. Lasik eye surgery offers men and women over 40, a chance to see better without having to depend on contact lens or glasses for their daily activities.

In fact, once you are over 40, you need to see your doctor for periodic tests as some of the considerations for the surgery, such as presbyopia, hyperopia and myopia, crop up with age and are true even for those who have had seemingly perfect vision all their life.

This is to be expected though because certain features of the eye such as the lens, change with age and cannot be expected to function optimally as in the past.

The lasik eye surgery is a painless and safe procedure with immediate results. It is a selective procedure and may not be the go to option if you have any eye defect other than loss of reading and distance vision

It is however prospect to be expected and okay to consider it as a better option and permanent solution than glasses and contact lens once you’re over 40. You however need to see your doctor first or a Lasik surgeon before you decide and once you reach a decision, go through the options and processes available for you together.

Thanks to an advance research and technology, high tech lasik technology is in use today with remarkable results to show for it.

Learn more about laser vision surgery from our professional ophthalmologists including correction for glaucoma, cataracts, astigmatism, dry eyes, and more.  To contact an eye doctor near you to discuss corrective eye surgery visit our website at http://www.michiganlasik.com/ or call us to make an appointment at 877.579.0202.

Mistakes to Avoid After Laser Vision Correction

Immediately after laser vision correction surgery, your eyes will feel gritty and watery for about three or four hours. During this time, while you are conscious of your eyes, it’s easy to remember that you have just come out of surgery and you should be taking extra care of them.

You will have been told to go home and rest your eyes during this period, and you will probably have been given anesthetic eye drops to administer should you feel any discomfort.

The eyes recover quickly, however, and it becomes easy to forget that they are still in the healing stage. Once a few hours have passed your vision will be starting to improve, and you will be able to return to work within the week, if not the next day.

Even though it may feel like your eyes are fully recovered, they are still healing, so it’s important you don’t make the following mistakes during this period.

During the first 48 hours after eye surgery, you should avoid touching your face, and also avoid getting water on them so as to prevent infection.  You are at greater risk of rubbing the eyes during sleep. be sure to wear protective eyewear when sleeping or napping.

The bright light of outdoors can be painful for a few days after eye surgery so always have a quality pair of sunglasses on hand for a few weeks.

The first week is critical to the healing process so all forms of sport should be avoided (especially swimming). Once the first week has safely passed, you are now good to go and can safely return to all of your normal activities.

It is advisable that over the next four weeks you use goggles for swimming and avoid steam rooms and saunas. More than a few surgeries will recommend that you avoid swimming altogether for the first four weeks.

Learn more about laser vision surgery from our professional ophthalmologists including correction for glaucoma, cataracts, astigmatism, dry eyes, and more.  To contact an eye doctor near you to discuss corrective eye surgery visit our website at http://www.michiganlasik.com/ or call us to make an appointment at 877.579.0202.

A Guide To Understanding Your Eyes

To understand the LASIK procedure it is crucial to understand your eyes.  How do we see?  What takes place within your eye to allow it to process images and give us the gift sight?  They eye is made up of several different parts, one being the cornea.  The cornea, together with the lens refracts light rays so that they focus on the retina.  The retina is a layer of light-sensing cells that line the back part of the eye.  It is the job of the retina to take the light rays and convert them into little impulses that are sent to the brain to create images. Any light rays that don’t focus on the retina give you blurry vision and are known as refractive errors.  This refractive error is what is corrected to bring you better sight with glasses, contacts or eye surgery.

When the eye has imperfections to the shape within the eyeball itself, the cornea or the lens a refractive error will occur.  The four basic refractive errors are:

1)      Myopia:  The term that is commonly used for Myopia is nearsightedness.  This means that only objects that are close are clear.

2)      Hyperopia: The term that is commonly used for Hyperopia is farsightedness.  This means that only objects that are far are clear.

3)      Astigmatism: Astigmatism causes the images to be blurry no matter if they are close or far away.

4)      Presbyopia: The term that is commonly used for Presbyopia is aging eye.  This usually occurs to the adult population between forty and fifty making it difficult to see things that are close.  Reading glasses help.  This is a condition that cannot be treated using LASIK.

Now that you know more about the eye and the different ailments that can affect them it is time to consider if you are a candidate for LASIK.

  • LASIK can only be performed on patients over eighteen years old.  People younger than eighteen still have changing vision.  Some ophthalmologists prefer to operate on patients over twenty one.
  • Patients that are pregnant or nursing are not candidates for LASIK. Pregnancy changes some women’s vision.
  • Check out the list of medications that you cannot take if you are considering LASIK eye surgery.  Some drugs like Accutane and oral Prednisone are not to be taken if you are considering eye surgery.
  • You must have good eye health and your eye prescription should have been stable for awhile.
  • Your personal health should be good.  If you have diabetes, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, cataracts, retinal diseases or cornea disorders your eye doctor may recommend that you don’t have Laser eye surgery.
  • If you have dry eye from wearing contact lenses, medications or some other reason your eye doctor may also recommend that you forgo LASIK eye surgery.

To better understand your vision issues as well as the risks and rewards involved in LASIK it is important that you meet with a local eye surgeon.  They will provide valuable information that can help you determine if you are a proper candidate for LASIK.

 

Rohr Eye & Laser Center out of Grand Blanc, Michigan offers the most advanced technology in eye surgery available to suit your lifestyle.  To see what the leader in laser vision correction and cataract surgery has to offer you can find more information at http://www.michiganlasik.com.

Considering Lasik Eye Surgery

Perfect vision is something we all wish for.  Wearing contacts and eye glasses are an inconvenience.  They tend to get in the way while pursuing sports and many recreational activities.  This is the reason many people seek LASIK treatment.  With LASIK eye surgery the patient has surgery using a laser to reshape the eyes cornea.  The cornea is the clear dome that makes up the front of your eye.  The cornea is shaped to improve your focus of light rays sent to the retina.

With any surgery there are risks to way in connection with the rewards that you will receive.  Before you meet with a LASIK eye doctor here are some things to consider.  When initially meeting with your ophthalmologist make sure to get clear answers to all of your questions and concerns.  This list of things to think about before LASIK surgery will hopefully lead to meaningful conversation between you and your eye surgeon.

  • LASIK eye surgery is not reversible.  It is also surgery to a very sensitive part of you, your eyes.
  • With LASIK there are serious risks and complications involved.  This is true for any surgery no matter how minor it may seem.
  • LASIK is not for everyone.  It is however a surgery that offers freedom from eye glasses and contacts to millions of people.
  • It is a misconception that LASIK provides perfect vision for everyone.  Nine out of ten patients have vision ranging between twenty-twenty and twenty-forty.  Twenty-forty may not always be crisp enough for detailed work or recreational activities.  Be sure to ask what type of results are expected for you personally.
  • After LASIK eye surgery that corrects distance vision, reading glasses could still be needed.  Age-related loss of sight cannot prevent further aging of the eye.  It corrects the vision problems that you are dealing with currently.  The loss of focusing within the eye happens as we age.  This is not something that we can correct with LASIK.
  • Another thing to consider is needing reading glasses sooner that you may have after LASIK.  This is a possible side effect of using laser eye surgery to correct nearsightedness.  This could be the case even if you previously did not have to wear reading glasses.
  • Again, as you age your eyes will age as well.  There is nothing that can be done to cure the aging process.  Even after LASIK eye surgery is performed your eyesight and focus may start to decrease.  The thing to think about is that it is now decreasing from perfection.  Without LASIK your eyes continue to diminish from the sight point where you are at.
  • It should also be noted that laser eye vision surgery is not covered by most major insurance plans.  The procedure is seen as elective and therefore as something that does not have to be done but rather is done as a convenience. For you this means that the expense will be out of pocket.  You will want to talk with your LASIK provider about the costs associated with the surgery as a whole including care before and after the surgery.

Rohr Eye & Laser Center out of Grand Blanc, Michigan offers the most advanced technology in eye surgery available to suit your lifestyle.  To see what the leader in laser vision correction and cataract surgery has to offer you can find more information at http://www.michiganlasik.com.