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March 7, 2013

The Rewards of LASIK Far Outweigh Any Risks

Filed under: Boothe Eye Care — Tags: — Doctor Boothe Eye @ 12:37 pm

LASIK vision correction surgery can lead to permanently clear eyesight. For those that have been suffering through contacts and glasses for many years, this can be something they’ve always dreamed of. But other people who are new to glasses or who have never needed vision correction may not understand why you would want to put yourself through surgery and the risks that go along with it.

With LASIK, it is a case of the rewards far outweighing the risks. In studies, over 95% of patients who have had LASIK in the last 15 years report that they are extremely happy with the outcome of their surgery. That makes the LASIK procedure one of the most popular surgeries available, with the least chance of complications.

And if you’ve worn glasses or contacts for more than a few years, you know what it’s like to not be able to see your alarm clock in the middle of the night, to not be able to see when you swim, or to have to turn down activities because you are worried about losing or breaking your glasses. For those people, it’s worth any risk that may be there.

You can take steps to minimize your risks by a having your LASIK procedure performed by Dr. William Boothe. He has been performing LASIK at Boothe Laser Center for 15 years, and is one of the most experienced surgeons in the world. Come in for a free consultation and to review your options for permanent vision correction.

January 17, 2013

What Makes a Good Candidate for LASIK?

Filed under: Boothe Eye Care — Tags: — Doctor Boothe Eye @ 3:03 pm

Have you ever wondered if you’re a candidate for LASIK vision surgery? There are a few criteria you must meet before you can be approved to undergo LASIK.

One thing that your surgeon will want to make sure of is that you are at least 18 years old. At this age, your eyes have finished growing, and you are old enough to have the procedure. You should also have a stable prescription. If your vision hasn’t changed in over a year, your eyes are stable enough for LASIK.

It’s also important that you not have any eye diseases, such as cataracts, diabetic eye disease, or other eye conditions. When you have your free consultation at Boothe Laser Center, your medical history and prescription will be reviewed. In addition to these factors, your vision can’t be beyond 12 diopters of nearsightedness.

If you meet these criteria, you are ready for your free consultation with Dr. William Boothe. This will give you a chance to ask questions and review the procedure. Make your appointment, today, and see if LASIK is right for you.

December 25, 2012

Is LASIK Worth It?

Filed under: Boothe Eye Care, Uncategorized — Doctor Boothe Eye @ 4:28 pm

Many people who wear glasses or contacts to correct their blurry vision find themselves wishing for a permanent way to be able to see better. There are several forms of vision correction surgery available, including LASIK. This is a simple, outpatient procedure that has successfully corrected the eyesight of millions of people over the last 15 years.

LASIK is a surgical procedure that carries a small amount of risk. For many people, it also is a major expense. Most insurance companies don’t pay much, if anything, for LASIK, because it isn’t medically necessary. Some people may wonder if LASIK is worth the expense, risk, and time it takes to heal.

If you ask the majority of patients who’ve undergone LASIK surgery to correct their vision, you’ll find that the answer overwhelmingly is yes, it is worth it. Most patients experience improved vision immediately after the procedure, or within a few hours. The procedure itself is painless, and some people find there’s minor discomfort after. Within a couple of days, however, most people experience no discomfort whatsoever.

The decision to have LASIK surgery to correct your vision is a personal one. If you are considering it, make sure you get all the information you can about the procedure. One thing you can do the schedule a free consultation at Boothe Laser Center. Dr. William Boothe can review any questions you have, as well as examine your eyes and let you know if you are a good candidate for the surgery.

December 18, 2012

Some of the Risks Involved with LASIK Eye Surgery

Filed under: Boothe Eye Care — Tags: — Doctor Boothe Eye @ 1:14 pm

LASIK vision correction is a surgical procedure. Like all surgery, there are risks involved. While the rate of complications is low, patients that undergo LASIK have a slight chance of certain complications. Some of these include:

  • Under or overcorrection – There is a chance that your vision will be corrected too much or not enough during the procedure. Either of these problems may be corrected with a second LASIK enhancement.
  • Night vision problems – Some patients have problems with night vision after their procedure. Some issues include seeing halos around lights, or double vision. Often this is temporary and will go away in a few months, after your eyes heal.
  • Dry eyes – It’s common for patients to experience dry eyes after LASIK surgery. This is a result of the healing process and will usually correct itself in time.

It’s important to know the risks involved before you undertake any type of surgery. That’s why you should talk to Dr. William Boothe at Boothe Laser Center before considering the LASIK procedure. This will also give you a chance to review your options, weigh your risks, and decide if LASIK is right for you.

December 13, 2012

Take Eye Safety Seriously – Protect Your Eyes

Filed under: Boothe Eye Care — Tags: — Doctor Boothe Eye @ 1:16 pm

Eye safety is something we all should take seriously. Yet many of us forget to take steps to protect our eyes from harm. When was the last time you wore safety glasses when doing anything that might cause damage to your eyes?

We all know about the danger that chemicals and tools pose to our eyesight. However, did you know that some basic household items could also damage your eyes? Cosmetic brushes, eyelash curlers, and mascara wands can harm your vision. Even something as simple as a grain of sand blowing in the wind can cause damage to your eyesight.

It’s important to take eye safety seriously. You should always wear safety glasses when working with yard equipment – including lawnmowers and power tools. You should also have regular eye exams by an optometrist or ophthalmologist.

In addition to protecting your eyes, you may also want to permanently correct your vision with LASIK eye surgery. Boothe Laser Center specializes in LASIK and IntraLASIK eye surgery. Dr. William Boothe is one of the most experienced eye surgeons in the world. He has personally performed over 121,000 LASIK procedures. Schedule a consultation today to review if LASIK is right for your lifestyle.

December 11, 2012

Top 10 Tips for Eye Care

Filed under: Boothe Eye Care — Tags: — Doctor Boothe Eye @ 2:25 pm

Caring for your eyes shouldn’t be something that is overlooked. Just as you’d wash up daily or do your laundry, the same attention should be paid to your eyesight. Taking care of your eyes is easy and it doesn’t take much. Other than going to the Boothe eye care center for regular checkups, you can use the following tips:

  1. Refresh your eyes regularly by rinsing them with nice cool water from your sink.
  2. Eat a nutritious diet that consists of lots of fruits and vegetables. You can also take herbal supplements that have lots of vitamins and minerals.
  3. Always protect your eyes from the sun, especially during the winter and summertime. Wear sunglasses that have UV ray protection.
  4. Wear sliced cucumbers over your closed eyes for 30 minutes to one hour. This helps get rid of bags under your eyes.
  5. Don’t smoke. Eye diseases are one of the side effects of smoking tobacco, thanks to how it damages the blood vessels.
  6. Rest your eyes from computers and televisions by walking away or closing your eyes for ten to fifteen minutes.
  7. When you have itchy eyes, massage your scalp using curd.
  8. Before going to sleep, wash your face to get rid of dirt and any makeup you have on your eyes.
  9. Don’t touch your eyes (or around your eyes) before washing your hands.
  10. Go to Dr. William Boothe to receive regular eye exams.
November 13, 2012

Summer Eye Care Tips

Filed under: Boothe Eye Care — Tags: — Doctor Boothe Eye @ 2:21 pm

At the Boothe Eye Care Center, they stress the importance of keeping your eyes healthy because it will greatly increase your ability to see clearly throughout your entire life. Even if laser eye surgery is necessary, people should still strive to keep their eyes healthy all year around. Winter can be harsh on your eyes, but summer can be just as bad. The heat and the light might be healthy for parts of your body, but too much of either will also cause damage and put your eyes in danger. To keep your eyes healthy in the sun, whether or not you have had laser eye surgery, you simply need to follow a few basic rules.

One thing you should always carry with you on bright sunny days is a pair of sunglasses that offer suitable protection against UV rays. Not all sunglasses will protect your eyes against all UV rays, so always be on the lookout for a quality pair of glasses. The day before getting laser eye surgery, Dr. Boothe provides his patients with a pair of sunglasses so that their eyes will be shielded from the light that could hurt their newly healed eyes. Following this example, people should always wear sunglasses to help shield their eyes from powerful UV rays.

Another practical bit of advice that people may not normally associate with their eyes is drinking plenty of water. If you get dehydrated, your internal organs, skin, and eyes are all affected. Drinking lots of water on hot days will help save your eyes in the long run.

October 30, 2012

LASIK vs. Intraocular Lenses

Filed under: Boothe Eye Care — Tags: — Doctor Boothe Eye @ 2:18 pm

Intraocular lenses are not another form of laser eye surgery. They are a corrective lens implant, which is an alternative to laser eye correction. The Boothe Eye Care Center provides both options for their patients, and there are reasons why someone would choose one over the other. Many people choose intraocular lenses because laser correction is not an option for them. This could be for several reasons. One is that the patient has astigmatism or vision issues that are too severe for laser surgery to correct. Another reason why someone might choose intraocular lenses over LASIK is because of cataracts. People with cataracts can’t use laser eye surgery and have to use alternative options to regain sight. The intraocular replacement lenses are uses to replace the person’s natural ones during cataract surgery.  The lens is folded and then inserted through a small incision made in the cornea.

Intraocular lenses might not work as well as laser surgery, but they greatly reduce the need for glasses of any kind. They have been used in various different patients with great success. In fact, many people have said that they would recommend them to others who are in search of an alternative to corrective laser eye surgery.

October 18, 2012

Some Facts about LASIK Surgery

Filed under: Boothe Eye Care — Doctor Boothe Eye @ 1:19 pm

When you have blurry vision, you can correct it with glasses or contacts. But these are both a hassle, with constant cleaning, storage, scratches and dry, tired eyes. If you’re tired of complaining about glasses and contacts, you can consider getting LASIK surgery.

You might be nervous about LASIK, if you don’t know much about the procedure. Here are a few things you should know, to put your mind at ease.

LASIK is a simple, outpatient procedure that takes just a few minutes per eye. You will be awake for it, but won’t feel anything, because your eyes will be numbed. After surgery, you may have some discomfort which will go away in a few hours. You will probably see significantly better the day after the procedure. Most patients report they can pass the vision test for their driver’s license shortly after surgery.

If you are thinking about LASIK eye surgery, the best thing you can do is have a consultation with Dr. Boothe at Boothe Laser Center. He will review your vision, and answer any questions you have about the procedure. Based on his findings, he can make a recommendation as to whether or not you are a good candidate for surgery. Contact the clinic for an appointment for your free consultation, today.

October 9, 2012

Protect Your Vision with a Healthy Diet

Filed under: Boothe Eye Care — Doctor Boothe Eye @ 1:16 pm

“You are what you eat.” We all remember learning this in grade school, but most of us didn’t take it seriously. Recent studies, however, are proving that maybe our third grade teachers knew what they were talking about.

Recent studies from around the world have shown that diets high in antioxidants and vitamins may reduce the risk of cataracts in some people. This includes eating colorful fruits and vegetables, as well as whole grains. Vitamins A, C and E and lutein were particularly helpful in preventing cataracts.

Eating a healthy diet is also good for your eyes, as well as your overall health. But, unfortunately, if you have blurry vision due to nearsightedness, there’s no food you can eat or supplement you can take to restore it. You can, however, permanently correct your vision with LASIK eye surgery.

LASIK is a simple procedure that is performed at clinics like Boothe Laser Center. Dr. William Boothe has performed over 121,000 LASIK procedures over the last two decades and is one of the most experienced surgeons in the world. Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Boothe to review your vision and decide if LASIK is the best way to correct your blurry vision.

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