How is Laser Eye Surgery Performed?

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…

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Is LASIK Right for You?

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…

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Cataract Surgery in the 21st Century

We are incredibly fortunate to live in a remarkable period of medical miracles. Procedures are being done these days that were unimaginable when I graduated medical school back in the 1980s. Technological innovation affects every aspect of our daily lives.…

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Visual Dangers of Mobile Devices

By Howard Greene, M.D Mobile devices have become ubiquitous. It has been estimated that 90% of Americans have cell phones; smartphones account for 70%. Overall, 4 billion cell phones were used worldwide in 2013, with up to 5.0 billion expected…

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THE EFFECT OF DRY EYE

By Vivek P. Vasuki, M.D. According to the National Institute of Health, dry eye affects close to five million Americans over the age of 50 as well as many younger patients.  Are you one of them?  Here are some of…

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Preparing for LASIK Surgery

LASIK surgery requires considerable preparation. Prior to LASIK in Florence, you’ll need a complete eye examination by your refractive surgeon including the following tests and evaluation: Your surgeon will dilate your pupils to fine-tune your prescription. Examination of your eyes…

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