Posts by IQ Laser Vision

Are SMILE and LASIK Eye Surgery The Same?

You may think that if you’ve heard of one vision correction procedure, you’ve heard of them all, especially when it comes to SMILE and LASIK. But that’s actually not even close to true! The truth is, there may be some similarities between LASIK and SMILE, but they are not the same thing. Keep reading to…

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Is SMILE Eye Surgery Permanent?

Are you considering a vision correction procedure? Of course, the first step is finding out if you’re a good candidate for one. But what about the results? After all, you don’t want to get a procedure like SMILE and then have your eyes revert back to how they were a year later. Keep reading to…

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Why You Shouldn’t Wait To Get LASIK This Summer

Do you tell yourself this is going to be your best summer every year? You mean well: going sailing, exploring downtown San Francisco, and spending plenty of time at the beach soaking in the sun’s rays. But there’s always something holding you back. If you wear glasses or contacts, these visual aids are a temporary…

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Understanding Autoimmune Disorders and Your Vision

Autoimmune disorders are on the rise. A 2017 estimate from the National Institute of Health (NIH) reports 23.5 million Americans are affected by one of many autoimmune disorders. Another report suggests 50 million. And about 4% of the global population is affected by an autoimmune disorder. Regardless of which number hits closer, suffice it to…

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3 Reasons Millennials Should Consider LASIK or SMILE

Hey Millennials! Yep, you know who you are (and if you don’t know where you fit on the Millennial spectrum, yours is the generation born between 1981 and 1996.  It’s no joke that today’s Millennials are busy. Between college classes, part-time or full-time jobs, starting out a career or moving up in your professional careers,…

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Coronavirus, Contact Lenses and Your Eyes

With the recent spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the world, people are racing for hand sanitizer, masks and adding to their emergency home kits. But many people are overlooking a very important risk-factor simply because they never even thought about it, and few organizations have announced it.  Could your contact lenses be putting you at…

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SMILE Eye Surgery vs LASIK: What Sets Them Apart (Cost, etc.)?

(Originally published on June 7, 2019) You may have heard about the latest SMILE eye surgery that offers an alternative to LASIK eye surgery. What separates these two procedures, though? Why would you want to choose SMILE instead of LASIK? Which procedure is safest, or gives the best results? These are excellent questions, so let’s…

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Can I Have LASIK If I Have Diabetes?

We’ve been in the business of helping patients improve their vision for more than 20 years. Over the decades, we’ve received many questions and helped clear up many fallacies and myths about laser vision correction. Many questions arise again and again.  One such question we hear from patients is this: “Can I have LASIK if…

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Use it or Lose it – Does Your Workplace Offer LASIK Benefits?

The end of the year is approaching fast! We’re already nearly through December! In that vein, have you checked out the perks your company offers toward vision care (specifically, if they offer discounts toward laser vision correction procedures like LASIK or SMILE)? If they do (and more and more companies are now offering these perks)…

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