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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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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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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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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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