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5 of the Best Things About Getting SMILE in Los Angeles This Fall

Have you ever thought about what it would be like if you could wake up every morning and see clearly? You wouldn’t need glasses or contacts. Instead, you’d have crystal clear vision. Sounds like it’s too good to be true, but what if you could make it a reality? When you have a procedure like […]

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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 learn […]

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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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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 I have diabetes?” This […]

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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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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 specialist […]

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