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The Difference Between PRK and LASIK

The results of LASIK and PRK are both excellent. Most vision correction surgery patients experience equal outcomes with LASIK or PRK, and six months out, there is little to no variation between the results. Both PRK and LASIK reshape the cornea to correct common refractive errors. The reason PRK recovery ...
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Common Myths About PRK

When patients expecting to be candidates for LASIK surgery are recommended PRK for vision correction instead, they may be caught by surprise. As I outlined in my last blog post, there are many reasons why PRK might be the better choice for certain individuals. While some patients have concerns about ...
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When Should I Choose PRK Over LASIK?

Although LASIK surgery is considered our primary procedure for laser vision correction at Gordon Schanzlin New Vision Institute Institute, there are some instances in which one of our experienced eye surgeons might recommend PRK: PRK is preferred over LASIK in the presence of certain corneal findings. For example, if your ...
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Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes and Diabetic Retinopathy Awareness Month. It has special significance to GWSVI because as eye doctors, we see the effects of diabetes on our patients’ vision and one of our team has lived with diabetes for over 20 years. Craig is Director of Co-Management for GWSVI and recently ...
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Norma is a Senior Citizen who was experiencing dim vision and was having trouble driving at night and seeing road signs. She says the change was so gradual, she didn’t even realize how bad her vision had become. After 55 years as an RN, she is an avid reader and ...
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While LASIK is a popular option for vision correction surgery, not everyone is an ideal candidate for the procedure. As I detailed in my previous blog post, implantable contact lenses (ICLs) can often be a great alternative for patients who are tired of dealing with glasses and standard contact lenses ...
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Many people think of implantable contact lenses in conjunction with cataract surgery, though they are also used in vision correction procedures for patients who do not have cataracts. More and more of our patients at Gordon-Weiss- Schanzlin Vision Institute are motivated to get rid of their glasses and contact lenses; ...
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