LASIK

LASIK: Right and Wrong Things To Worry About

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Are you considering LASIK, but worried about it?  It’s understandable, but you may not be worried about the right things.   We all know that worry can be a pointless exercise.  When we worry about the wrong things – that’s a waste of energy.  But when we worry about the right things, it can be...  read more

Cedar Fever and Your Vision

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

For many Austinites, there’s an impending sense of doom about the pollen in the air as Cedar Fever hits.  Allergies to our beloved Mountain Cedar (which, for the arborists among you, is actually from the Juniper family) are pretty common – otherwise we wouldn’t hear about it so much this time of year.  There is...  read more

What’s a “Clinical Study” – and What Does It Mean to You?

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

If you’re thinking about LASIK – or if you’ve taken the next step and started researching the procedure in earnest – you’ve probably come across “clinical studies” reporting that LASIK is safe and effective.  But what are those studies?  How are they conducted?  What do they really mean for you?   If you watch the...  read more

Am I A Good Candidate For LASIK?

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

It’s one of the best questions to ask when considering LASIK.  In fact, approximately 10 percent of my patients are not eligible for LASIK.   Your first step in determining if you’re a candidate for LASIK is completing a thorough, diagnostic evaluation of your eyes.  You can expect an exam to take typically 1-2 hours...  read more

What Formula 1 Racing Tells Us About LASIK

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Formula 1 – the elite international level of automobile racing – is coming to Austin, TX this weekend.   It’s a big deal.  Formula 1 hasn’t raced on U.S. soil since 2007.  And its real glory days in the U.S. were decades ago.  But worldwide, Formula 1 has the biggest viewership of any sport –...  read more

Make Your Photography Hassle-Free With LASIK

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

LASIK can transform the way you see the world.  So can photography.  And the two together can be a perfect marriage.   LASIK has been a tremendous benefit to many photographers, whether they’re professionals, dedicated amateurs, or simply parents trying to snap every moment of family life.  By eliminating the hassle of glasses or contacts,...  read more

Could LASIK Be A Smart Investment?

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Many people are intrigued by LASIK but find that they’re intimidated by the cost.  If you’re one of those people, here’s something you may want to consider:  Although the initial cost of LASIK may be significant, it could actually save you money in the long run. Keep in mind that you will be wearing, and...  read more

Parents Considering LASIK: What Questions Should You Ask The Surgeon?

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

There’s a lot to think about when you’re considering LASIK – and even more when you’re a parent.  How will it affect your children, and your ability to take care of them?  Especially if your children are young, you’ll want to plan your surgery so that there’s minimal disruption, and talk to your kids so...  read more

LASIK On The Job: Emergency First Responders

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

It’s always rewarding when I perform LASIK and the result is that it makes a tremendous difference in the patient’s job.  It’s even more rewarding when the job in question is a matter of life and death.   Many of the people who come to me for LASIK are emergency first responders – police officers,...  read more

Why Elite Athletes Turn To Laser Vision Correction

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Laser vision correction procedures, like LASIK, are all about high performance – achieving excellent vision that, unlike eyeglasses or contact lenses, is more precise, always in place and that stands up to extreme conditions.  Many people in demanding professions – pilots and emergency first responders come to mind – have been quick to recognize and take...  read more