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A Humorous Take on LASIK

Millions of people have LASIKeach year. The people that choose to have this life changing procedure come from all walks of life. Each person has a different story to share as to why they decided…

When Your Eyes are Dry Should You Have LASIK?

Millions of people each year undergo LASIK to improve their vision, many without knowing if they have normal tear function. Tears provide constant lubrication to the eye to maintain adequate vision and comfort. Tears are…

The Importance of the Patient Story

Over the past 25 years, millions of Americans have enjoyed the benefits of laser vision correction procedures such as LASIK and PRK. Its widespread popularity has helped ease the mind of many who were hesitant…

Don’t Gamble on Your Eyes

Laser vision correction continues to liberate millions of Americans from their glasses and contact lenses. LASIK and PRK treatment plans and outcomes are as unique as the person who is having their eyes corrected. Several…

What Makes a Good LASIK Patient?

As the most popular corrective procedure performed in the U.S., LASIK has helped more than 14 million Americans see clearly. Due to its’ popularity, it is easy to see why many myopic, astigmatic and hyperopic…

Giving Thanks & Clear Vision

The best part about working in a refractive surgery center is that as a team, we improve the sight and lives of many individuals. From students to military personnel to mom’s and dad’s, we help…

Diabetic Eye Disease

The most common cause of blindness in the U.S. is not what most would expect. Diabetes is a chronic disease in which there is too much sugar in the blood. High blood sugar can cause…

How to be a Smart LASIK Patient

There are a lot of news articles recently about LASIK technology. It can become confusing knowing what is truly best. Raleigh Eye Center wants to help shed some light on the topic. In this article…

Pink Eye – The Gift that Keeps on Giving

We teach our children that sharing is important. We want them to become adults who are giving. There is one exception to the sharing rule: sharing illness. This includes pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis….

Get Active With LASIK!

For many of us, spring and summer mean outdoor fun! But if you wear glasses or contacts, it can be hard to get involved in your favorite sports or other outdoor activities for fear of…

LASIK & Contacts: A Financial Comparison

LASIK eye surgery is something that many people are considering for a variety of reasons. The joy of waking with clear vision, enjoying outdoor activities without corrective lenses and the freedom of being able to…

LASIK Questions You Were Afraid to Ask

There are many websites that provide frequently asked questions and answers about LASIK. In this week’s blog we decided to go a step further and provide some of the tough questions we get from patients…

Summertime Contact Lens Safety

This summer, as you get ready to hit the beach, the park, the pool, or other favorite daytime activity, you may find yourself ditching your cumbersome eyeglasses in favor of contact lenses. The glare of…

Don’t Burn Those Peepers

During the long, hot weeks of July, many of us take a break from the everyday and hit the outdoors for summer vacation. Whether you are planning a trip to the beach, the amusement park,…

Protecting Your Eyes From Fireworks

This Monday is Independence Day, which means picnics, beach trips, and parties for many families across the country. But like many Americans, when you think of July Fourth, you probably think about fireworks. Fireworks are…

June Is Cataract Awareness Month

Cataracts develop when the lens of the eye grows more and more opaque. As the buildup of cloudiness increases, it becomes harder for the eyes to process and focus light. We discussed last week that…

Is LASIK Safer Than Contact Lenses

It has long been debated whether contact lenses are safer than LASIK. According to a study published in the Archives of Ophthalmology (2006), researchers have confirmed that LASIK surgery as performed this year is safer…