Common Questions About Eye Care

Are there certain myths you grew up believing about your vision? Things like, if you cross your eyes will they stay crossed forever? (Spoiler alert: NO.) There are a number of things people have commonly believed about their vision that may or may not be true. So when it comes to vision care, how do… Read More


The Top 5 Questions About Intacs

If you have certain eye conditions like astigmatism, keratoconus, or nearsightedness you may be a good candidate for something called intacs. Intacs are crescent-shaped inserts that are implanted into your cornea to improve your vision. Within 12 months of the surgery, over 95 percent of patients have 20/40 vision or better. Here are five other… Read More


4 Reasons You Should Have Yearly Eye Exams

We often see patients who come to us because they failed a vision screening at work or school. But there are many other people who rely on these types of free screenings and have never gone to the eye doctor for a yearly comprehensive eye exam. They have no family history of eye disease and… Read More


LASIK and the Importance of Corneal Thickness

If you have seriously been considering LASIK surgery, the chances are good that this is not the first article you have read on the procedure. In fact, you are probably fairly familiar with the basics of LASIK by now, including the criteria that distinguish suitable candidates from those who would be better served by PRK… Read More


What Are the Symptoms and Causes of Presbyopia?

At Atlantic Laser Vision Center, we occasionally have patients who come into our practice highly concerned over the fact that they have rapidly lost their ability to see nearby objects clearly. “It started happening around the time I turned 40,” they’ll invariably say. “One day I went to read a menu, and I couldn’t make… Read More


LASIK and Patient Age

If you are thinking about undergoing LASIK surgery, a permanent treatment for refractive errors, you may be considering a number of factors. How much does LASIK cost? Will it hurt? Is the surgery safe? But one thing that many patients don’t consider is how their age will affect their candidacy for LASIK surgery. At Atlantic… Read More


LASIK and Teens

If you are a teenager and you have refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, you may already be frustrated with your reliance on eyeglasses and contact lenses to see clearly. You may be interested in a more permanent laser vision correction option such as LASIK. LASIK is a surgical procedure in which surgeons… Read More


What Is PRK Recovery Like?

For patients who aren’t good candidates for LASIK or who wish to avoid the risk of flap complications associated with that procedure, PRK offers a potentially ideal alternative. The actual procedure differs from LASIK only in how the stromal layer of the cornea – the corneal tissue that is reshaped by the excimer laser –… Read More


Candidates for PRK Surgery

PRK is a low-risk surgery with a high success rate. The FDA approved excimer lasers, which are used to reshape the cornea, for use in PRK surgery in 1995. Since then, millions of patients have undergone laser vision correction procedures such as PRK. If you suffer from blurry vision due to nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism,… Read More


The Advantages of Custom Wavefront LASIK vs. Traditional LASIK

Patients who are looking for a safe, effective, and long-term solution for vision impairment are most likely to get the results they desire from laser vision treatment. LASIK surgery alters the shape of the cornea in order to address the most common types of vision impairment, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. While traditional LASIK surgery is… Read More