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How to Choose the Right IOL for You It’s time for you to say goodbye to your cataracts and hello to intraocular lenses (IOL).  This means saying goodbye to cloudy vision and hello to renewed, clear vision. But how do you decide which IOL is…

It’s common for people to hear the words ‘laser eye surgery’ and think only ‘LASIK’. While LASIK is by far ‘king’ of laser eye surgery as we know it, there are a multitude of other extremely safe and effective options available today. Before we get…

How do humans see color? Dr. Paul Dougherty of Dougherty Laser Vision explains how humans perceive and interpret color. Did you know some women have the ability to see 100 times more color than the average human? Why does colorblindness occur? Learn the answers to…

For those looking to correct their vision with laser eye surgery, your three best options are LASIK, SMILE or PRK.  All three procedures are safe and effective ways to correct your vision and result in similar visual outcomes, but which one is right for you?…

Additional refractive surgery after LASIK is more challenging than other circumstances, but is still extremely effective. Because RK was done routinely from the early 1980s to the mid-1990s and weakens the cornea, many of these patients come in with farsighted prescriptions and early cataracts because they are age…

Should you wait for the newest technology to have laser eye surgery? In our technology-crazed culture, where today’s “it” product everybody has to have is tomorrow’s “boat anchor,” it is sometimes prudent to wait and see if that gadget you’re salivating over has staying power. However,…

Can I still have eye surgery even though I am nursing? While nursing mothers were excluded from LASIK and ICL FDA trials because of the theoretical risk of change in prescription after hormones change when nursing is discontinued, I have performed countless vision correction procedures…

Have you been told you can’t have vision correction surgery because you have an Astigmatism? This is simply not true. Virtually any level of astigmatism can safely and effectively be corrected with multiple vision correction technologies including LASIK surgery, PRK, Vista Vision ICL with limbal…

High prescription doesn’t count you out as a candidate for laser eye surgery. With modern technology, virtually any prescription can be corrected, including extremely high prescriptions. The average patient (meaning nearsighted) I perform LASIK on is 3.00 diopters. For high prescriptions, lens surgery (ICL or…

My prescription is too low to have surgery This is another common misnomer. Any patient with any prescription who is dependent on glasses or contacts to see is a candidate for surgery. Just because the prescription is low does not eliminate you as a candidate. Only you can…

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