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Can I Use an FSA or HSA to Pay For SMILE?

Tired of wearing glasses that fall down your face and contacts that dry out your eyes? When it comes to thinking about having a vision correction procedure, one of the things that often stand in the way of potential patients is cost. After all, procedures like LASIK and SMILE are elective, meaning most insurance plans…

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Why Very Few Clinics Specialize In SMILE Vision Correction

One of the questions we get asked by a lot of our SMILE patients and others considering LASIK or other refractive surgeries is this: Why don’t other LASIK centers offer SMILE? And why do they tell me that LASIK is safer, or only tell me negative things about SMILE? First, let’s understand a bit more…

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ArcScan Insight 100: Retest Your Eyes for LASIK or SMILE Candidacy

We’re so excited to announce our newest piece of equipment that will enable us to help as many people as we can improve their vision for the long-term. We know, you’re probably wondering why you should care about a piece of equipment at an eye clinic? After all, isn’t that just something an ophthalmologist would…

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4 Signs It’s Time To Say Goodbye to Glasses and Hello To Refractive Surgery

On a good day, glasses can be annoying, frustrating, and cost you money! But on a bad day, they can seriously get in your way and may seem like a waste.  So why bother? If you’re tired of dealing with glasses getting in your way every time you turn around, there’s a better way. Keep…

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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…

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

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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7 Myths About SMILE Laser Eye Surgery & Real Patient Reviews

(Originally pubished on Apr 5, 2019) It’s not unusual to feel queasy about eye surgery – most people cringe a little when they consider anything invasive involving their eyes. That intrinsic discomfort isn’t helped by some of the pervasive myths that surround SMILE laser eye surgery and other kinds of refractive surgery. So what’s real…

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Contact Lens Complications

We’ve said it before and we will say it again…and again and again. Contact lenses are bad for your eyes. Like, really bad. We’ve got the scoop on why, as well as the many complications that can happen as a result of wearing contact lenses.  Keep reading to save your eyesight from some nasty complications…

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Dr. Lin Speaks SMILE at AAO ZEISS Event

Great eye care isn’t just about what we do in the office. It’s about constantly pushing past old limits of technology, to innovate, educate and ensure that millions of people can maintain their vision from decade to decade—with the most up-to-date treatments available. Our very own Dr. Robert T. Lin, eye doctor, laser vision correction…

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Celebrities Who Had Vision Correction Surgery

The famous often set the course for culture. From fashion tips to parenting advice and politics, we often look to them for cues. We’re excited about one of the latest trends we’re seeing in communities of the rich and famous–vision correction (for the win!). That’s because it’s a trend that actually makes a difference for…

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Get Ready to See 20/20 in 2020

The future is an interesting thing, because it’s always on the horizon, and yet before you know it, it’s become the present and the past. Well, 2020 is around the corner, and if you find yourself longing for better vision you’re not alone. About 75% of the global population uses some form of vision correction,…

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Debunking Common Fears and Myths Surrounding LASIK & SMILE (Part II)

This is Part II of our series addressing the common myths and fears surrounding LASIK and Zeiss ReLEx SMILE. Our goal? To demystify laser vision correction procedures by telling you the truth about whatever you’ve heard or thought. If you haven’t read Part I yet, you can do so here. Otherwise, let’s jump right into…

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Debunking Common Fears and Myths about LASIK & SMILE (Part I)

LASIK and SMILE eye surgeries have been improving lives and transforming vision since the 1990s. But like most things people don’t know about, people often create myths about vision correction procedures that simply aren’t true.  The fact is that more than 40 million LASIK surgeries have been performed worldwide since it arrived on the scene,…