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There have been numerous studies over the past 10+ years about the effect of pupil size on LASIK outcomes. While there is no conclusive evidence, researchers have found some correlations in the size of the surgical ablation zone (the section of the cornea that is reshaped by the laser), the follow-up period and night vision problems.
No Night Vision Problems
Some Night Vision Problems
The advanced LASIK technologies we use at Atwal Eye Care in Buffalo may reduce the chance of night vision problems for many patients. However, if you are considering LASIK and are concerned about night vision problems, it’s best to schedule a free LASIK Consultation to first find out if your eyes are right for LASIK. During the Consultation you can ask the doctor specific questions about LASIK side effects and inquire about the results of past LASIK patients.
Once upon a time, there was a young and very imaginative blonde-haired girl who couldn’t see the white board at school. So her parents took her to the eye doctor in Buffalo, New York and she got glasses to help her nearsightedness. When she wore her glasses, she pretended she was beautiful Princess Ivy who had x-ray vision. Sometimes she pretended her dog was a fire-breathing dragon, sent by the evil Queen Matilda to steal her spectacles.
As she got older, she realized that she had become pretty athletic after fighting all of those dragons. She joined the basketball team, the swim team and went skiing every chance she got. With all of these activities, she began to realize the adoration for her glasses was waning. They didn’t really give her x-ray vision, they slid down her nose in the heat and were impossible to wear during certain sports. Her contact lenses weren’t much better. Her eyes got irritated and the contacts often got lost. She guessed she could fill an entire castle with all of her lost contacts!
Finally, in her mid-twenties, she had had enough. She had LASIK laser vision correction (all of the grown-up princesses were doing it) and now she calls her Buffalo ophthalmologist her Knight in Shining Armor. Her athletic ability is through the roof and her beautiful, uncovered eyes make her the Fairest of them All.
She found true love with her new vision. And so she lived happily ever after.
We’ve spun this little yarn in honor of “Tell a Fairy Tale Day” on February 26. Even though it’s fictional, you might find a little bit of yourself in Princess Ivy. If you’re tired of wearing glasses, your Vision Knight in Shining Armor might just be waiting for you at Atwal Eye Care. We provide LASIK vision correction using advanced techniques worthy of a King…or Queen. Call 716-892-2020 or visit atwaleye.com to schedule your free LASIK Consultation in Buffalo or to take a free online LASIK Self-Evaluation.
One minute may not seem like a long time, but here are just a few things you can do in this short timeframe:
It may seem unbelievable, but it’s true that the actual laser vision correction aspect of LASIK only takes approximately one minute for most patients. That’s one minute to reshape your cornea to correct for imperfections that cause nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. That’s one minute toward the possibility of a lens-free life after LASIK.
The entire LASIK process (the amount of time patients are in the LASIK suite) typically takes about 15 minutes per eye. The surgeon uses this time to prepare the eyes for surgery, create the corneal flap, perform the vision correction and replace the flap back into position. Additional pre- and post-surgery time at the office is also suggested to help you relax before and after the surgery and allow the doctor to perform last minute tests, so you should schedule approximately 90 minutes for the entire process.
Learn more about LASIK by contacting Atwal Eye Care at atwaleye.com or 716-892-2020. We’re ready to schedule your free LASIK Consultation in Buffalo, New York so you can get all of the details about how LASIK might work for you.
Most people associate the month of February with Valentine’s Day, love, romance, roses and chocolate. But did you know that February is also International Boost Self-Esteem Month? This is a great time to take a moment to think about how you feel about yourself. If you feel negative thoughts creeping in, stop those toxic thoughts and focus on something that is positive in your life. Or you can also take action to improve your current situation.
Sometimes a negative self-image can stem from a physical trait that causes you either physical or mental discomfort. Take, for example, bad vision. Some of the Buffalo, New York vision correction patients we see at Atwal Eye Care are simply fed up with not being able to see clearly when they wake up in the morning. Some become frustrated because they can’t excel in sports (like water or snow skiing, basketball or football) because their glasses make it too difficult. Others find that the hassles of keeping track of glasses and contacts make their lives too stressful. And some just don’t like the way they look in glasses.
If your poor vision is lowering your self-esteem, LASIK eye surgery in Buffalo may be the magic boost you need. LASIK corrects the refractive errors that cause nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Of course, not everyone’s vision problems can be corrected with LASIK. A specially-trained ophthalmologist must examine your eyes to determine if your corneas are thick enough, if you have the right medical history to support LASIK, and more.
If this type of self-esteem boost sounds too expensive, research your Buffalo LASIK financing options. At Atwal Eye Care we help make LASIK affordable for a variety of budgets.
Don’t let poor vision bring down your self-image. Take the first step in the LASIK process by completing our free online LASIK Self-Evaluation. If you are ready to start the process, contact us at Atwal Eye Care today to schedule your free LASIK Consultation in Buffalo. Call 716-892-2020 or visit atwaleye.com to schedule an appointment online.
February is the time for sports fans to really get their game on! The month kicked off with SuperBowl XLVII, and we are now headed into the 2014 Winter Olympics from Feb. 7-23, and the NBA All-Star game on Feb. 16. There is even “Curling is Cool” Day on Feb. 23.
If these events motivate you to get moving, but you feel held back because you have to wear glasses or contact lenses, this might be the extra nudge you need to pursue LASIK vision correction. Having LASIK in Buffalo, New York can make outdoor and indoor winter activities much more enjoyable. It’s nearly impossible to wear glasses when you ski, snowboard or play basketball and wearing contact lenses can make your eyes become very dry and irritated.
Even if you aren’t ready to tackle the half-pipe or master the perfect slam-dunk, Buffalo LASIK may have you enjoying life without lenses. LASIK corrects the vision impairments of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism by correcting the shape of the cornea. These minute corneal corrections can allow light to focus properly on the retina (the back of the eye) to reduce or even eliminate your need for corrective lenses.
At Atwal Eye Care, Buffalo ophthalmologist Dr. Atwal offers LASIK financing to help patients afford to achieve Olympic-style, All-Star vision. Contact us today to schedule your free LASIK Consultation in Buffalo, New York by calling 716-892-2020 or visiting atwaleye.com.