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5 Questions to Ask at a Lasik Consultation

5 QUESTIONS TO ASK AT YOUR LASIK CONSULTATION Below is a list of common LASIK questions we receive at South Texas Eye Institute that may help you make an informed decision. Be prepared for your LASIK consultation by checking out our infographic and blog post below on questions to ask during a LASIK consultation. 1. WHAT LASIK TECHNOLOGY DO YOU USE? We use STAR S4 IR Excimer Laser System and WaveScan Wavefront system, which is FDA approved for our lasik technology. 2. WHAT’S THE LASIK COST? It depends on the procedure and what type of financing you use. You can normally use flex spending and HSA and other corporate plan accounts too. Often their are specials such as, “South Texas Eye Institute […]

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How Much Does LASIK Surgery Cost?

Patients wanting to improve their vision with LASIK surgery or PRK usually have two issues that worry them and can cause hesitation. Some patients are anxious about the safety of the procedure. Once they find out how precise and effective LASIK surgery really is, and how it will improve their life, those worries dissipate. The […]

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How To Choose The Best LASIK Surgeon

When you’re looking for the best LASIK surgeons to help improve and repair your vision, it makes sense that you don’t want to compromise. When it comes to your eyesight, don’t settle for less. The most qualified surgeons will have a very high success rate, one that’s worth boasting about. Additionally, you should be able […]

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The Relationship Between LASIK And PRK

No doubt you have heard of both LASIK and PRK. Maybe you wondered about the difference and why some patients have one or the other. What is more important is how they are similar! Let’s investigate. LASIK and PRK Similarities LASIK and PRK have many similarities. Those similarities are, in fact, the most important factors […]

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LASIK Eye Surgery: How It Works

LASIK eye surgery or (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) uses an excimer laser to correct the common refractive errors of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism by changing the shape of the cornea. The goal of LASIK surgery is to safely reduce or eliminate the need for glasses and contact lenses. In the last several decades millions of […]

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7 Tips To Strengthen Your Cornea And Eyes

If you wear glasses or contact lenses, or even if you have had LASIK, there are always ways to strengthen your cornea and eyes. Consider them best practices to keep your vision sharp and your eyes healthy. Some of these tips may be familiar to you and others will be brand new. If you are […]

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10 Signs You’re A Good LASIK Candidate

Our goal at South Texas Eye Institute is safe, complication free, successful LASIK surgery for every patient. In order to attain this goal, each patient must be a good LASIK candidate. Not everyone is. Let’s review 10 signs you’re a good LASIK candidate. What makes someone a likely LASIK Candidate? A good candidate for LASIK […]

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You Have Questions, We Have Answers: Our Staff Answers Some Of Your Most Common FAQs

South Texas Eye Institute has been performing laser vision correction for many years, and we have heard it all, so don’t ever be afraid to ask questions. Let us provide a few answers to some of the universal questions we hear from our patients. Does LASIK Hurt? The most a patient feels with LASIK is […]

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Tax Returns And LASIK

Whether you fall into the category of habitual procrastinator or a diligent planner, everyone wants to keep more of their hard earned money. It’s possible to pay for LASIK surgery and save a significant amount of money on your taxes at the same time. The bottom line is that on your next tax returns could […]

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Do I Have Dry Eye Or Allergies?

It’s that time of year again. During the Fall and Spring, many of us experience itchy, watery red eyes. Others may suffer from burning and a gritty feeling. Wearing contact lenses becomes almost unbearable as we wonder: Do I have dry eye or allergies? The confusion arises as many symptoms from dry eye and allergies […]

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