LASIK: WHAT TO EXPECT FROM SURGERY

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LASIK: WHAT TO EXPECT FROM SURGERY

If you’ve worn glasses or contact lenses for most of your life, you probably can’t wait to get rid of them. Imagine never having to push your glasses up onto your nose again and never having the weight of them sitting on the bridge of your nose or squeezing your temples. Think of how nice […]

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LASIK — WHAT IS IT AND IS IT FOR ME?

If you are tired of wearing prescription glasses or contact lenses, Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomeileusis surgery (LASIK) may be a vision correction option to consider. Most people who undergo LASIK surgery have greatly improved vision and are able to stop using glasses or contact lenses.

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PUPIL SIZE AND CATARACT SURGERY

Since cataracts are located just behind your pupil, the size of your pupils is an important factor in the success of cataract surgery. Our experienced Kansas City cataract surgeons will use eyedrops to dilate your pupils before the procedure. Once dilated, we will be able to see the clouded natural lens and other structures within […]

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RESULTS AFTER CATARACT SURGERY

Patients in Kansas City considering cataract surgery frequently ask their eye doctors about the recovery process and the quality of results they can expect after the procedure. While cataract surgery is common and boasts an overwhelming success rate, these questions are still reasonable. The eye doctors at Silverstein Eye Center understand the importance of clear […]

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LASERS AND LASIK

Many Kansas City residents who are candidates for LASIK tell their ophthalmologist that they are worried about having a laser near their eyes. This is understandable: we are rightly protective of our eyes. But exciting new LASIK technology in Kansas City is making the procedure even simpler, and the hands of a skilled ophthalmologist with […]

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CATARACT SURGERY: EXPECTATIONS

Cataract surgery is a safe, efficient and effective solution for improving vision and reducing your future dependence on glasses when cataracts cause vision loss.

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RESTOR® Multifocal Lenses

RESTOR® is an exciting advancement in visual technology that allows many people to experience life after cataract surgery that is completely or nearly glasses-free.

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LASIK CANDIDACY

LASIK laser vision correction is one of the marvels of modern medicine. With just one short procedure, people who have long relied on glasses and contacts can suddenly be glasses and contacts free for decades. If you’ve looked at the procedure and you think it might be for you, you should take a moment to […]

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LASIK VS PRK

LASIK and PRK are two types of laser vision correction. They share many of the same characteristics but with one vital difference. LASIK and PRK operate on the same basic principles of laser vision correction. Because the shape of the cornea remains fixed for most people once it achieves its final shape in your late […]

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CUSTOM LASIK PROCEDURES

Custom LASIK is a little bit of a silly name because of course all LASIK procedures are customized to your eyes and your particular vision problems. LASIK is always designed to correct your particular vision problems, but custom LASIK is designed to correct different types of vision problems.

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HOW GOOD WILL MY VISION BE WITH ReSTOR®?

ReSTOR® is a very successful and popular intraocular lens implant that can be used to give you a full range of functional vision after cataract surgery. In the past, most people still had to wear reading glasses or bifocals after cataract surgery. With lens options like ReSTOR®, most people can experience a life without glasses […]

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DOES LASIK HURT?

A common question asked of our eye surgeons is does LASIK hurt? This is understandable, but the long and short answer is no, LASIK does not hurt. Generally considered a painless procedure, LASIK is performed under local anesthesia, eliminating any discomfort and allowing you to fully relax during this incredibly quick procedure.

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WHEN WILL I BE ABLE TO SEE AFTER LASIK?

Your ability to see without prescription eyewear following your LASIK procedure will depend on the type of refractive error you are having corrected. In many cases, patients are able to see more clearly several hours after their LASIK procedure. Most patients experience improved vision 24 to 48 hours after LASIK; however, it will take a […]

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HOW LONG IS THE LASIK PROCEDURE?

The entire LASIK procedure, performed on both eyes, generally takes less than 15 minutes. The length of time your procedure takes depends on the LASIK technique being utilized and the extent of vision correction you require.

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WHAT WILL THE LASIK RECOVERY PROCESS BE?

Recovery from LASIK is incredibly fast. Immediately after the procedure, you may experience blurry or hazy vision. In several hours, you will begin to notice improvement. Most patients are able to see clearly and return to work within 24 to 48 hours.

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