All articles https://www.lasikexperts.com/ en Eye Problems That May be More Serious Than They Seem https://www.lasikexperts.com/blog/eye-problems-that-may-be-more-serious-than-they-seem <span>Eye Problems That May be More Serious Than They Seem</span> <div class="item-image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2021-03/lex-header-blog--10-Eye-Problems-That-May-be-More-Serious-Than-They-Seem.jpg" alt="Eye Problems That May be More Serious Than They Seem" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/22" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">egajan</span></span> <span>Tue, 08/28/2018 - 15:43</span> <div style="background-color: #FFFFFF"> <div class="gbb-row text-body-para gsc-heading" > <div class="bb-inner default paraPad"> <div class="bb-container container "> <div class="row row-wrapper"> <div class="gsc-column col-xl-12 col-lg-12 col-md-12 col-sm-12 col-12"> <p>We hear things like "take care of your heart" and "take care of your lungs" every day. But when was the last time you were told to focus on eye health? Despite the fact that good vision is needed to do everything from driving to work to picking out clothes in the morning, eyes are often left out of the health conversation.</p> <p>In addition to yearly eye exams, you should contact your doctor right away if you experience any of the following:</p> <p> </p> <h2>Floating Spots of Light</h2> <p>Have you ever had your picture taken with a bright flash and suddenly you see spots of light the next time you blink? Because it just came from a camera flash, that’s totally normal. If, however, you’re seeing these lights all day, every day, it could be a sign that the back chamber of your eye has changed from a gel-like consistency to a liquid.</p> <p> </p> <h2>Your Eyes Burn</h2> <p>Unlike dryness, which is normal to experience occasionally, your eyes should never feel like they burn. If your eyes burn once in a while or all the time, you may have a condition known as blepharitis. Blepharitis can be caused by bacteria or — wait for it — microscopic mites living on your eyeball. But take a deep breath! While you should still see a doctor right away, you can temporarily get rid of the burning sensation by washing your face with baby shampoo and warm water.</p> <p> </p> <h2>You Have a Freckle on Your Eye</h2> <p>Think of a freckle on your eye the same way you would a freckle on your skin — if it’s been there since you were born, you have nothing to worry about. If it just appeared overnight or is getting larger, you should speak with your ophthalmologist right away, as this could be melanoma.</p> <p> </p> <h2>You’re Seeing Double</h2> <p>This is probably one of the more obvious ones, but you have to see a doctor if you’re seeing double. Double vision could be a sign that your eye muscles aren’t properly aligned.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div><a href="/blog" hreflang="en">All articles</a><section> </section> <div class="item-image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2021-03/header----page-ABOUT_14.jpg" alt="lorem" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> Tue, 28 Aug 2018 15:43:03 +0000 egajan 40 at https://www.lasikexperts.com Natural Ways to Boost Your Vision https://www.lasikexperts.com/blog/natural-ways-to-boost-your-vision <span>Natural Ways to Boost Your Vision</span> <div class="item-image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2021-03/lex-header-blog--9-Natural-Ways-to-Boost-Your-Vision.jpg" alt="Natural Ways to Boost Your Vision" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/22" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">egajan</span></span> <span>Fri, 08/24/2018 - 15:35</span> <div style="background-color: #FFFFFF"> <div class="gbb-row text-body-para gsc-heading" > <div class="bb-inner default paraPad"> <div class="bb-container container "> <div class="row row-wrapper"> <div class="gsc-column col-xl-12 col-lg-12 col-md-12 col-sm-12 col-12"> <p>Try naming one thing you do every day that doesn’t involve using your eyes. Pretty hard, right? From picking out clothes in the morning to driving a car, vision is one of the most important senses we have. So it’s only natural that people want the best vision possible.</p> <p>Though the best way to improve your eyesight is with glasses or, our personal favorite, <a href="/lasik">LASIK</a>, you can also try these natural methods.</p> <p> </p> <h2>Diet</h2> <p>Remember when mom told you to eat your carrots — mom knows best! Certain foods, like carrots, leafy greens, and whole grains have been known to slow your eyes’ rate of deterioration as you age and even ward off inflammation.</p> <p> </p> <h2>Exercise</h2> <p> </p> <h3>Your Body</h3> <p>It’s no surprise that exercise is good for your body, nearly every healthcare professional will tell you that it’s important to exercise every day. While most people think of exercise as a way of improving their heart and lungs, it also has a great impact on your eye health. Exercise also increases blood flow and oxygen — two things your eyes need to stay healthy!</p> <h3>Your Eyes</h3> <p>Eye yoga — it’s real and it’s beneficial! “Yoga for your eyes” is the practice of strengthening your eyes. The stronger and healthier your eyes are, the better your vision will be. Visit our blog for a full list of detailed eye exercises you can do at home or in the office.</p> <p> </p> <h2>Rest and Relaxation</h2> <p>Your eyes are muscles, so while they need to be worked out from time to time, they also need to rest and recover. If you stare at a computer screen all day, take frequent walks around the office to give your eyes a break. While watching TV, get up during the commercials and look at something other than a screen.</p> <p><em>Dr. Wasserman is an accomplished LASIK surgeon, pediatric ophthalmologist, and educator. As a certified AMO/VISX Excimer Laser surgeon, he performs LASIK refractive surgery for the correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. He is also a board certified ophthalmologist and the Medical Director of New Jersey Eye Laser Centers at Princeton.</em></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div><a href="/blog" hreflang="en">All articles</a><section> </section> Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:35:44 +0000 egajan 39 at https://www.lasikexperts.com Summer Review Roundup https://www.lasikexperts.com/blog/summer-review-roundup <span>Summer Review Roundup</span> <div class="item-image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2021-03/lex-header-blog--8-Summer-Review-Roundup.jpg" alt="Summer Review Roundup" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/22" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">egajan</span></span> <span>Fri, 08/24/2018 - 15:27</span> <div style="background-color: #FFFFFF"> <div class="gbb-row text-body-para gsc-heading" > <div class="bb-inner default paraPad"> <div class="bb-container container "> <div class="row row-wrapper"> <div class="gsc-column col-xl-12 col-lg-12 col-md-12 col-sm-12 col-12"> <p>As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. Sure, the weather will soon get cooler and the days shorter, but we still have plenty to smile about here at Dr. Wasserman’s!</p> <p>Over the past few months, patients young and old, near and far shared their experience at Dr. Wasserman’s with us and, to be honest, we couldn’t be more honored! Below are just a few of the reviews we got this summer, from patients who just had their LASIK procedure to some that are still seeing clearly more than a decade later!</p> <hr /> <p>"I should have done this decades ago! An easy pleasure experience with a comforting staff. Looking for a doctor that knows his craft, call Dr. Wasserman.” – <strong>Sherri A</strong>.</p> <p>"After 35+ years of contacts and 40 years of glasses, I finally did it! I have been apprehensive about LASIK for years and I could not take being unable to see any longer. I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my eyes….Dr. Barry Wasserman was completely correct when he told me this was going to be an easy procedure. He talked me through the whole thing and I was completely blown away when the procedure was exactly how he said quick, painless and the results were immediate! I sat up from the LASIK and could actually see the clock on the wall! There wasn’t downtime, except for the 4-hour nap I took after I got home. I had no pain and could see right away!” – <strong>Nikki G</strong>.</p> <p>"Dr. Wasserman is the best. It’s been almost 13 years since I had LASIK. Two kids later, I’m extra glad I did. No glasses for those midnight feedings made life easier.” – <strong>Jennifer A</strong>.</p> <p>"I have worn glasses since I was 6 years old. I was so nervous to have the procedure done, but I knew I was in the best hands. I will never forget waking up from my 4 hour nap and being able to see without glasses or contacts for the first time in 18 years. Three years later, my eyesight is still perfect. Thank you, Dr. Wasserman, for giving me the ability to see clearly!” – <strong>Courtney L</strong>.</p> <p>"3 1/2 months out, it’s the best decision I ever made. I wish I would have done it sooner!” – <strong>Allison M</strong>.</p> <p>"I’d had Lasik with Dr. Wasserman and it could not have gone more smoothly. He was kind and professional and experienced. 10/10 would recommend!” – <strong>Kim S</strong>.</p> <p>"My 2-year-old son Mason needed a corrective surgery of the muscle on his left eye. Prior to taking him to see Dr. Wasserman, I took him to another hospital in the city where multiple residents spent nearly 9 months trying things that didn’t work. I was very much afraid of complications and trusting anyone with operating on my son’s eyes. My first appointment at Will’s Eye, Barry introduced himself and explained every detail and risk involved. The surgery went down exactly how he said it would, just as the recovery and expected outcome. I don’t typically write recommendations online, but he deserves it 100%.” – <strong>Marr D</strong>.</p> <p>"Dr. Barry has an extensive background in lazy eye and strabismus so I was able to have LASIK. I am awaiting further treatment but the results so far are remarkable!!!” – <strong>Maddy R</strong>.</p> <p>"[It’s been] 4 years now and I still have perfect sight!” – <strong>Jennifer Y</strong>.</p> <p>"Dr. Wasserman did my LASIK ten years ago, and I still wake up every morning thrilled with the decision. Couldn’t be happier!” – <strong>Linda L</strong>.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div><a href="/blog" hreflang="en">All articles</a><section> </section> <div class="item-image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2021-03/header----page-ABOUT_11.jpg" alt="lorem" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:27:12 +0000 egajan 38 at https://www.lasikexperts.com How Diabetes Affects Eye Health https://www.lasikexperts.com/blog/how-diabetes-affects-eye-health <span>How Diabetes Affects Eye Health</span> <div class="item-image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2021-03/lex-header-blog--7-How-Diabetes-Affects-Eye-Health.jpg" alt="How Diabetes Affects Eye Health" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/22" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">egajan</span></span> <span>Fri, 08/17/2018 - 15:18</span> <div style="background-color: #FFFFFF"> <div class="gbb-row text-body-para gsc-heading" > <div class="bb-inner default paraPad"> <div class="bb-container container "> <div class="row row-wrapper"> <div class="gsc-column col-xl-12 col-lg-12 col-md-12 col-sm-12 col-12"> <p>Most people know that diabetes can have a major effect on your sugar levels, kidney, and heart, but even many diabetics don’t know the impact it can have your eyes and vision.</p> <p> </p> <h2>What is Diabetes?</h2> <p>Diabetes is a relatively common disease that affects the body’s ability to produce or respond to insulin, a hormone produced by your pancreas. As a result, diabetics tend to have high levels of glucose (sugar) in their blood and urine.</p> <ul> <li><strong>Type 1 diabetes:</strong> A condition in which the pancreas produces little to no insulin.</li> <li><strong>Type 2 diabetes:</strong> A condition that affects the way your body processes blood sugar.</li> </ul> <p> </p> <h2>Diabetes and Your Eyes</h2> <p>As the leading cause of new vision loss among adults age 20 – 75, diabetes can have a major effect on a person’s vision.</p> <p>People with diabetes:</p> <ul> <li>Are 60 percent more likely to develop cataracts.</li> <li>Are more likely to develop cataracts at a young age.</li> <li>Typically have a faster progression of cataracts.</li> </ul> <p> </p> <h2>Protecting Your Eyes and Vision</h2> <p>Thankfully, roughly 90 percent of diabetes-related illnesses are treatable. Studies show that people who get regular eye exams are more likely to avoid serious problems, brought on by diabetes because doctors are able to catch and treat many diseases at an early stage.</p> <p>If you have diabetes, you can keep your vision and overall health in tip-top shape by:</p> <ul> <li>Keeping your blood sugar levels as close to normal as possible at all times.</li> <li>Keeping an eye out for high blood pressure.</li> <li>Getting annual eye exams.</li> <li>Reaching out to your doctor or optometrist the moment you suspect something is wrong with your health.</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div><a href="/blog" hreflang="en">All articles</a><section> </section> <div class="item-image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2021-03/header----page-ABOUT_10.jpg" alt="lorem" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:18:14 +0000 egajan 37 at https://www.lasikexperts.com Parents Can (and Should) Do More to Protect Their Children’s Eyes from UV Rays https://www.lasikexperts.com/blog/parents-can-do-more-to-protect-their-childrens-eyes-from-uv-rays <span>Parents Can (and Should) Do More to Protect Their Children’s Eyes from UV Rays</span> <div class="item-image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2021-03/lex-header-blog--6-Parents-Can-%28and-Should%29-Do-More-to-Protect.jpg" alt="Parents Can (and Should) Do More to Protect" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/22" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">egajan</span></span> <span>Tue, 08/14/2018 - 15:09</span> <div style="background-color: #FFFFFF"> <div class="gbb-row text-body-para gsc-heading" > <div class="bb-inner default paraPad"> <div class="bb-container container "> <div class="row row-wrapper"> <div class="gsc-column col-xl-12 col-lg-12 col-md-12 col-sm-12 col-12"> <p>Most parents would never bring their little one to the park on a sunny day without sunscreen. But did you know that you should be protecting your child’s eyes just as much (if not more) than their skin? Most parents don’t!</p> <p>A child’s eyes are 10 times more sensitive to the sun’s UV rays than their skin, but eye care remains an afterthought for most parents.</p> <p> </p> <h2>How too Much Sun Affects Your Eyes</h2> <p>Long-term exposure to the sun’s UV rays has been connected to some serious eye problems, including eye burn (think a sunburn, but on your eyes — ouch!), cataracts, muscular degeneration, and photokeratitis.</p> <p> </p> <h2>Protecting Your Child’s Eyes</h2> <p>In reality, everyone should be protecting their eyes while outside, but because your eyes don’t fully develop until age 12, children are at an increased risk for sun-related eye damage. Little eyes also tend to have larger pupils and clearer lenses, meaning they’re able to absorb more light (and therefore UV rays) than adult eyes.</p> <p>The next time you’re at the beach or park, keep your little one’s peepers safe by:</p> <ul> <li>Teaching them to never look directly at the sun.</li> <li>Putting a wide-brimmed hat on them.<br /> <i>Not only will this protect their eyes, it will also shade their face and neck.</i></li> <li>Fitting them with sunglasses that offer UV protection.<br /> <i>If your child is really little, consider having a band placed around the sunglasses to help keep them in place.</i></li> <li>Always choosing impact-resistant and shatterproof lenses.<br /> <i>Should your little one take a tumble, these lenses won’t shatter and potentially harm their eyes.</i></li> </ul> <p>Since 1 in 4 children have vision problems that can impact their learning and behavior, it’s important to check their eyes regularly.</p> <p>Schedule an eye exam with Dr. Wasserman to learn more!</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div><a href="/blog" hreflang="en">All articles</a><section> </section> Tue, 14 Aug 2018 15:09:46 +0000 egajan 36 at https://www.lasikexperts.com Are Strabismus and a Lazy Eye the Same Thing? https://www.lasikexperts.com/blog/are-strabismus-and-a-lazy-eye-the-same-thing <span>Are Strabismus and a Lazy Eye the Same Thing?</span> <div class="item-image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2021-03/lex-header-blog--5-Are-Strabismus-and-a-Lazy-Eye-the-Same.jpg" alt="Are Strabismus and a Lazy Eye the Same Thing?" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/22" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">egajan</span></span> <span>Mon, 07/23/2018 - 15:01</span> <div style="background-color: #FFFFFF"> <div class="gbb-row text-body-para gsc-heading" > <div class="bb-inner default paraPad"> <div class="bb-container container "> <div class="row row-wrapper"> <div class="gsc-column col-xl-12 col-lg-12 col-md-12 col-sm-12 col-12"> <p>Because strabismus can sometimes cause a lazy eye, the two terms are often used interchangeably. However, they are very different conditions. Luckily, one of the similarities they do share is that they’re both treatable!</p> <p> </p> <h2>What is Strabismus?</h2> <p>Commonly known as being “cross-eyed,” <a href="/our-services/retinal-diseases">strabismus</a> is a condition that affects how your eyes are aligned. When this happens, it affects your eye’s ability to look at the same place at the same time. Strabismus can cause one or both of your eyes to turn in, out, up, or down either occasionally or all the time.</p> <p> </p> <h2>What Does it Mean to Have a "Lazy Eye?"</h2> <p><a href="/our-services/retinal-diseases">Amblyopia</a> is a condition that affects your eye and causes it to have poor vision. Over time, the weak eye may begin to droop or hang. This is why it’s commonly referred to as a lazy eye.</p> <p> </p> <h2>The Similarities and Difference Shared Between Strabismus and a Lazy Eye</h2> <p> </p> <h3>Similarities</h3> <ul> <li>Both conditions are functional vision problems.</li> <li>Both conditions result from the poor development of eye teaming (the ability for your eyes to work together).</li> <li>Both conditions can cause someone to have poor depth perception, eye strain, headaches, and/or general eye fatigue.</li> </ul> <h3>Differences</h3> <ul> <li>While strabismus is often easy to spot, amblyopia doesn’t always present with noticeable symptoms.</li> <li>A person can have amblyopia without a noticeable lazy eye, however, strabismus can usually be seen by the naked eye.</li> <li>Strabismus has to do with the turn of your eye while amblyopia affects the vision in one or both of your eyes.</li> </ul> <p> </p> <h2>Treating Strabismus and Amblyopia</h2> <p>Treatment varies from person to person and case by case. For some turns and vision problems, surgery may be required. For others with vision problems, patching may be required.</p> <p>Once a person is diagnosed with amblyopia or strabismus, Dr. Wasserman will prescribe a plan that is specific to his or her individual needs. Dr. Wasserman will also carefully follows the patient over time to be sure there is an improvement!</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div><a href="/blog" hreflang="en">All articles</a><section> </section> <div class="item-image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2021-03/header----page-ABOUT_8.jpg" alt="lorem" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> Mon, 23 Jul 2018 15:01:45 +0000 egajan 35 at https://www.lasikexperts.com Q&A With Dr. Wasserman https://www.lasikexperts.com/blog/qa-with-dr-wasserman <span>Q&amp;A With Dr. Wasserman</span> <div class="item-image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2021-03/lex-header-blog--4-QA-With-Dr.-Wasserman.jpg" alt="Q&amp;A With Dr. Wasserman" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/22" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">egajan</span></span> <span>Thu, 07/19/2018 - 14:46</span> <div style="background-color: #FFFFFF"> <div class="gbb-row text-body-para gsc-heading" > <div class="bb-inner default paraPad"> <div class="bb-container container "> <div class="row row-wrapper"> <div class="gsc-column col-xl-12 col-lg-12 col-md-12 col-sm-12 col-12"> <p>Who needs Google when you have <a href="/about-us/dr-barry-wasserman">Dr. Wasserman</a> ready and willing to answer all the questions you’ve ever wanted to ask about LASIK, eye care, and what it’s like working as an ophthalmologist!</p> <p style="color:#3b73b9 !important; font-weight:600;">How did you get interested in LASIK surgery and ophthalmology?</p> <p><strong>Dr. Wasserman:</strong> I wanted to be in a happy field and be able to help people at the same time.</p> <p style="color:#3b73b9 !important; font-weight:600;">If you had to guess, how many LASIK procedures have you performed in your life?</p> <p><strong>Dr. Wasserman:</strong> I’ve probably performed over 17,000 LASIK procedures.</p> <p style="color:#3b73b9 !important; font-weight:600;">What’s the most common question you get from patients?</p> <p><strong>Dr. Wasserman:</strong> The question everyone here gets is ‘does LASIK wear off?’<br /> For more info on this question (and more importantly, it’s wonderful answer” head on over to our blog!</p> <p style="color:#3b73b9 !important; font-weight:600;">What’s the most common phrase you hear from patients during a follow-up appointment for LASIK Surgery?</p> <p><strong>Dr. Wasserman:</strong> Wow, I wish I had done this sooner!</p> <p style="color:#3b73b9 !important; font-weight:600;">What advice would you give to someone who is nervous about having LASIK surgery?</p> <p><strong>Dr. Wasserman:</strong> People say it all the time but there really is nothing to worry about. LASIK is the easiest, most painless, quickest, and safest surgery there is!</p> <p style="color:#3b73b9 !important; font-weight:600;">We’ve seen pictures of you volunteering in countries like Haiti, what made you want to do that?</p> <p><strong>Dr. Wasserman:</strong> Reasons like that are the whole reason why I got into this practice. I loved that I had the chance to help the underprivileged. More importantly, I felt like I had a duty to help those who needed surgery but couldn’t get it.</p> <p style="color:#3b73b9 !important; font-weight:600;">What are a few things that would make someone not qualify for LASIK?</p> <p><strong>Dr. Wasserman:</strong> Some of the very few things that would make someone not qualify for LASIK are cataracts and corneal abnormalities.</p> <p style="color:#3b73b9 !important; font-weight:600;">What’s the most important thing to remember when it comes to eye health?</p> <p><strong>Dr. Wasserman:</strong>: Routine eye exams are so important! They’re the best way to keep up to date on the health of your eyes.</p> <p style="color:#3b73b9 !important; font-weight:600;">Is there one case in particular that sticks out in your mind as being memorable or special?</p> <p><strong>Dr. Wasserman:</strong> I once performed LASIK on a patient who once had a medical condition. Just a few months after her surgery, she learned how to scuba dive and couldn’t be more excited about it!</p> <p style="color:#3b73b9 !important; font-weight:600;">What do you like most about your job?</p> <p><strong>Dr. Wasserman:</strong> Definitely my patients. Patients who are excited about LASIK and the opportunities it will provide for them and little kids are some of the best people to work with.</p> <p style="color:#3b73b9 !important; font-weight:600;">What do you like most about the people you work with?</p> <p><strong>Dr. Wasserman:</strong> Not only are they dedicated to their job but they’re wonderful people in and out of the office. I honestly can say that I wouldn’t be able to get through the day without them.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div><a href="/blog" hreflang="en">All articles</a><section> </section> Thu, 19 Jul 2018 14:46:37 +0000 egajan 34 at https://www.lasikexperts.com Do Your Eyes Hurt After LASIK Eye Surgery? https://www.lasikexperts.com/blog/do-your-eyes-hurt-after-lasik-eye-surgery <span>Do Your Eyes Hurt After LASIK Eye Surgery?</span> <div class="item-image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2021-03/lex-header-blog--3-Do-Your-Eyes-Hurt-After-LASIK-Eye-Surgery.jpg" alt="Do Your Eyes Hurt After LASIK Eye Surgery?" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">administrator</span></span> <span>Tue, 07/17/2018 - 17:31</span> <div style="background-color: #FFFFFF"> <div class="gbb-row text-body-para gsc-heading" > <div class="bb-inner default paraPad"> <div class="bb-container container "> <div class="row row-wrapper"> <div class="gsc-column col-xl-12 col-lg-12 col-md-12 col-sm-12 col-12"> <p>When it comes to myths surrounding LASIK surgery, this is one we hear all too often — LASIK surgery and/ or the recovery is painful. We couldn’t be more delighted to tell you that, that is anything but true!</p> <p> </p> <h2>Does the LASIK Procedure Hurt?</h2> <p>In short — no! Before the procedure begins, your doctor will place a few numbing drops in your eye. This will alleviate any pain or discomfort you could feel during the procedure. You can also talk to your doctor about taking an oral medication before the procedure to help you relax.</p> <p> </p> <h2>Is LASIK Recovery Painful?</h2> <p>Once again, the answer is no! LASIK surgery requires no stitches or real downtime. While some patients have experienced blurry vision, mild itching, or dry eyes for a few hours following the procedure, almost no one has experienced pain during their roughly one day recovery period.</p> <p>Because your cornea acts as a natural bandage, Dr. Wasserman is able to lay the flap he created down on your eye, thus speeding up the healing process. Most patients are able to go back to their normal lives and activities within as little as one to two days.</p> <p> </p> <h2>LASIK Recovery Tips</h2> <p>To enjoy the most comfortable and effective recovery after LASIK surgery, it’s important that patients:</p> <ul> <li>Get plenty of rest the day of their surgery.</li> <li>Use prescription eye drops as instructed.</li> <li>Wear eye shields or sunglasses as instructed.</li> <li>Not wear eye makeup for a few days.</li> <li>Attend all follow-up appointments with their surgeon.</li> <li>LASIK — The Safest and Most Popular Elective Procedure Performed Today</li> <li>LASIK has been <a href="https://www.fda.gov/">FDA-approved</a> since 1995 and performed over 20 million times. Having been declared a safe and effective method for treating astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness by the FDA, we can definitively say that LASIK is, overall, safe and painless.</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>If you want more information about LASIK surgery and the recovery period, or are ready to schedule a free consultation, <a href="/contact-us">contact us</a> today!</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div><a href="/blog" hreflang="en">All articles</a><section> </section> Tue, 17 Jul 2018 17:31:31 +0000 administrator 1 at https://www.lasikexperts.com Can I Afford LASIK Eye Surgery? https://www.lasikexperts.com/blog/can-i-afford-lasik-eye-surgery <span>Can I Afford LASIK Eye Surgery?</span> <div class="item-image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2021-03/lex-header-blog--2-Can-I-Afford-LASIK-Eye-Surgery.jpg" alt="Can I Afford LASIK Eye Surgery?" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/22" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">egajan</span></span> <span>Tue, 07/17/2018 - 14:33</span> <div style="background-color: #FFFFFF"> <div class="gbb-row text-body-para gsc-heading" > <div class="bb-inner default paraPad"> <div class="bb-container container "> <div class="row row-wrapper"> <div class="gsc-column col-xl-12 col-lg-12 col-md-12 col-sm-12 col-12"> <p>One of the most common questions we get here at Barry Wasserman’s is, "How much does LASIK cost?" Unfortunately, it’s not exactly a question we can give a straight-forward answer to. The cost of a LASIK procedure depends on a few things, like your eye health, current vision, and follow up needs.</p> <p><i>But</i>, what we can definitively say is that we work hard to make LASIK affordable for everyone!</p> <p> </p> <h2>The Cost of LASIK</h2> <p>LASIK typically costs between $2,000 and $4,000 per eye. But before you let those number send you running for your glasses, remember that this is a one-time procedure. Plus, you won’t have to worry about buying glasses or contacts ever again or at least for a decade or two.</p> <p> </p> <h2>LASIK Financing, Courtesy of Dr. Barry Wasserman</h2> <p>Our goal is to make LASIK as affordable as possible so that everyone can enjoy the life-changing benefits of this surgery. That’s why Dr. Wasserman partnered with <a href="https://www.wellsfargo.com/" target="_blank">Wells Fargo</a> to offer his patients some of the best <a href="/cost">LASIK financing</a> options in the industry.</p> <p>What does this mean for you? It means you don’t have to put any money down before the procedure and you can pay as little as $138 per eye, per month.</p> <p> </p> <h2>No Interest if Paid in Full</h2> <p>Though we have multiple plans to choose from, one of our most popular is the <em>No Interest if Paid in Full </em>promotion. Just like its name suggests, you don’t have to pay any interest if your balance is paid off in full within a previously agreed upon time period.</p> <p> </p> <h2>Even More Ways to Save</h2> <p>If all of that wasn’t good enough, we also educate people on additional ways to save that are unaffiliated with our office. A few things to consider if you’re saving for LASIK are:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA):</strong> By putting pre-taxed dollars into this account, you can use money that would have otherwise gone to taxes. But it’s important to remember that the money put in this account has to be used in full before the end of the calendar year (because you either use it or lose it) and it can only be spent on certain medical procedures.</li> <li><strong>Health Savings Account:</strong> Similar to an FSA, a Health Savings Account lets you save pre-taxed dollars and use them for certain medical expenses not covered by insurance.</li> <li><strong>Third Party Vision Plans: </strong>Many insurance and vision plans offer special benefits and discounts for LASIK surgery. However, if you’d like to take advantage of these benefits, you must choose a provider who has been deemed a preferred provider. Luckily for you, Dr. Wasserman is a preferred provider!</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div><a href="/blog" hreflang="en">All articles</a><section> </section> Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:33:47 +0000 egajan 33 at https://www.lasikexperts.com Does Insurance Cover LASIK Surgery? https://www.lasikexperts.com/blog/does-insurance-cover-lasik-surgery <span>Does Insurance Cover LASIK Surgery?</span> <div class="item-image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2021-03/lex-header-blog--1-Does-Insurance-Cover-LASIK-Surgery.jpg" alt="Does Insurance Cover LASIK Surgery" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">administrator</span></span> <span>Tue, 07/17/2018 - 14:01</span> <div style="background-color: #FFFFFF"> <div class="gbb-row text-body-para gsc-heading" > <div class="bb-inner default paraPad"> <div class="bb-container container "> <div class="row row-wrapper"> <div class="gsc-column col-xl-12 col-lg-12 col-md-12 col-sm-12 col-12"> <p>We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but LASIK is considered an elective or cosmetic surgery, which means it’s not fully covered by most insurance plans.</p> <p>But fear not! Many insurance agencies do offer a courtesy discount to their customers who want to get LASIK, so the overall cost may be lower than the sticker price. There are also a few special cases in which insurance will cover most, if not all, of the cost.</p> <p> </p> <h2>Military Men and Women</h2> <p>If you work in the military or special forces, you may qualify for LASIK coverage. If you can adequately prove that your job requires you to have near perfect eyesight without the help of glasses or contacts, you may qualify.</p> <p> </p> <h2>Entertainers</h2> <p>Actors, athletes, and other entertainers may also be able to file a claim that perfect eyesight is required for their job. But be warned — these are typically the toughest cases to win and require a lot of paperwork from both yourself and your employer.</p> <p> </p> <h2>Public Servants</h2> <p>Firemen, policemen, and other civil servants may also qualify for insurance-covered LASIK. Similar to those in the military, public servants can claim they need near perfect vision in order to do their job properly or that poor vision could put someone (including themselves) at risk for severe bodily harm or even death.</p> <p> </p> <h2>People with a Medical Condition</h2> <p>Those with severe dry eyes, contact lens intolerance, or crippling allergies may also qualify. It’s important to remember that this reasoning shouldn’t be abused. In order to qualify, you would also have to prove a lifetime of irritation and a true effort to use glasses or contact.</p> <p> </p> <h2>Financing Through Dr. Wasserman</h2> <p>Though insurance agencies have occasionally covered the cost of LASIK for the people mentioned above, it’s still pretty rare. Not to mention, it can take lots of paperwork and several years to be approved for full coverage.</p> <p> </p> <p>That’s why we suggest inquiring about a payment plan through Dr. Wasserman’s office and <a href="https://www.wellsfargo.com/" target="_blank">Wells Fargo</a>. In an effort to help everyone see clear, Dr. Wasserman partnered with Wells Fargo to offer his patients top-notch <a href="/cost">financing options</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div><a href="/blog" hreflang="en">All articles</a><section> </section> Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:01:12 +0000 administrator 2 at https://www.lasikexperts.com