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How To Choose The Best LASIK Surgeon For You

If you’re considering LASIK, it’s extremely important to choose the right LASIK surgeon for you. Not sure what you should be looking for? Keep reading to learn more about how to pick the right LASIK surgeon for you! Are They Board Certified? If you’re looking for a LASIK surgeon, make sure they are board certified. […]

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What Life Is Like After LASIK

Life after LASIK surgery means freedom from prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses, but is it the right decision for you? LASIK, or laser assisted in situ keratomileusis, is a refractive eye surgery that can help patients potentially achieve 20/20 (or better) vision. However, patients may still rely on glasses for night driving or reading as […]

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5 Things To Do In San Antonio This Summer

When it comes to summer in San Antonio, there are a million different things you could do. In a city as lively and energetic as San Antonio, it can be overwhelming to find just the right activity. Whether you’re a local or a tourist looking for something fun, check out these 5 things to do […]

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Am I Too Old For LASIK?

LASIK is a fantastic way to feel young by reclaiming the sight that you may have lost over the years. However, because it is a surgery, LASIK does have certain restrictions and may not be safe for everybody. One of the biggest restrictions is age. It is a common misconception to believe that you can […]

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5 Questions You Should Be Asking Your Doctor About LASIK

As LASIK surgery has becomes more popular, more precise and incredibly safe, many patients think that they can just walk in and get LASIK eye surgery by any doctor with any surgical equipment. Our response is no, no and no. Yes, LASIK is a popular and trusted way to improve your vision and reduce or […]

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6 Myths About LASIK

Even though LASIK has been successfully performed for decades, substantial misinformation—LASIK myths—persist. They continue to be passed along via social media, word of mouth and the internet. We are never surprised to hear these fears and myths from our patients, but sometimes patients are too afraid to ask us about them. They become the elephant […]

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The Importance Of Timing: When Should You Get LASIK?

“Timing is everything” is a familiar axiom. Timing is important in relationships, buying stocks or a new home, starting a family, or acquiring the absolute latest technology. Too soon or too late can make all the difference. When it comes to having LASIK surgery, there are only a few caveats, but ultimately it really comes […]

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LASIK: Is It Worth It?

Obviously we think LASIK is well worth it; it’s one of the surgeries we perform here at South Texas Eye Institute. We see how it changes patients’ lives on a daily basis. We can objectively answer this question from two perspectives: the qualitative and the quantitative. Not to make this confusing, we will simplify it […]

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Does LASIK Eye Surgery Make Your Eyes Weaker?

The simple answer is no. If LASIK eye surgery is performed by an experienced LASIK eye surgeon using state-of- the-art technology, and the patient has had a thorough pre-operative eye exam, such a result would be extremely rare. LASIK has been performed for decades with reliable results. Doctors, astronauts, first responders, and sports figures are […]

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Is LASIK Eye Surgery Right For Me?

The quick answer to this question is MAYBE. Unfortunately, not everyone is a good candidate for LASIK. There are some factors or situations that may disqualify you from having LASIK eye surgery. For those patients who cannot safely have LASIK performed, the good news is they might be able to have a different surgical procedure […]

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