Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Can SMILE Eye Surgery Treat short-sightedness?

Advice from years ago or treatments that are long past their heyday are simply not good enough.  When it comes to our health, we’re better off with only the newest, shiniest, and most cutting-edge solutions. At least that’s what all the marketing tells us. The thing is, when it comes to correcting your vision, this statement is actually true — at least for some people. What I’m talking about is Small Incision Lenticule Extraction surgery, commonly known as SMILE. This procedure, through a… Read more

Can SMILE Eye Surgery Treat short-sightedness?

Laser surgery for long sight

I often wish I was long-sighted rather than short-sighted. If I could only see well at a distance, for one, I could look in the mirror in the morning with a smile on my face, none the wiser to the ever darker bags under my eyes, the new spots on my forehead, or the deepening wrinkles. But best of all I could zone out of boring conversations, block out distractions around me, and generally be more at ease with everyday situations like… Read more

Laser surgery for long sight

Laser Eye Surgery for long sight

I don’t know about you, but I always struggle to remember if I am short or long-sighted. Like many people, I know for sure that I’m one or the other, but the terms are so easily confused with each other — not to mention their numerous other names and medical terms — that I very often forget. If you’re like me, here’s a little reminder to jog your memory: If you’re better at seeing objects in the distance but have trouble seeing… Read more

Laser Eye Surgery for long sight

Understanding your prescription

You’ve just had an eye exam, and your optometrist or ophthalmologist has given you a new glasses prescription, full of all the measurements you need to attain clear and comfortable vision. They may have told you you’re short or long-sighted, or that you have astigmatism, but when you look at your prescription, it doesn’t simply say “long-sighted”. Rather, there are an array of abbreviations with decimal numbers, pluses and minuses, and strange symbols underneath. Little did you know, you need to be… Read more

Understanding your prescription