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March 12, 2013

The Differences Between LASIK and PRK Surgeries

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There are other options besides LASIK for surgical vision correction. One alternative is a technique called PRK. PRK is very similar to LASIK in that a laser is also used to shape the cornea. However, in PRK, the outside of the cornea is shaped to correct your vision. In LASIK, a flap is cut in the cornea and the tissue underneath is shaped.

Why is it that most surgeons prefer LASIK over PRK? It has to do with the recovery time. Because PRK removes part of the exterior of the cornea, patients experience much more irritation and discomfort after the procedure. It also takes longer for it to heal, and longer to regain your eyesight.

While surgeons prefer LASIK for most of their patients, there are some cases where PRK is the better choice. For those that have thin corneas without enough tissue to cut a flap, PRK can often be another option for vision correction surgery.

When you to speak to your surgeon, you can ask any questions you have about both procedures. Dr. William Boothe will review your eye health and prescription at your LASIK consultation, and make a recommendation as to which procedure will be better for you. Come in for your free LASIK consultation at Boothe Laser Center, to see which if vision correction surgery will work to improve your eyesight.

February 21, 2013

Why LASIK is a Cost Effective Way to Correct Your Vision

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LASIK vision surgery is a quick outpatient procedure that allows you to see clearly without needing any corrective lenses. But many people who would like to get the procedure done don’t do it because it seems expensive.

But when you think about it, consider how much you spend on glasses or contact lenses every year. If you get new frames, and or have to replace your lenses, that adds up. And contact lenses are even more expensive than glasses. Between the lenses themselves, the cleaning solutions, and the supplies, you can spend hundreds of dollars every year.

Now add up how much you spend per year, and project it out for the rest of your life. When you compare that cost to the cost of LASIK surgery, you’ll realize that in several years, the surgery will pay for itself by not buying glasses and contacts anymore.

When you really look at the cost, you will see that LASIK is cost effective in the long run. Laser eye surgery performed by Dr. William Boothe is definitely one of the best things that you can do for your vision. Come in for a free consultation at Boothe Laser Center, so you can review your questions about the procedure and decide if it is right for you.

December 6, 2012

Tips for Keeping Good Vision

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Everyone wants to keep their vision, but without the right knowledge and eye doctor, you could end up losing it before you even hit old age. A lot of younger people’s eyes are diminishing because of poor lifestyle habits. Then place this on top of never visiting an eye doctor like Dr. William Boothe, and you have millions of people losing their eyesight rapidly. It doesn’t take much to care for your eyes – here are a couple of tips for you to keep good vision:

Always Wear Protective Eyewear

One way to keep your good eyesight is to protect your eyes from the sun’s UV rays. You can do this by wearing sunglasses that are designed to blog between 99% and 100% UV rays. If you work in a field that poses threat to your eyes (welding, electrician, etc.), you should wear protective eye goggles at all times while on site.

Take Breaks from Computer Screens

If you are a student or professional who has to be in front of a computer screen for many hours each day, you should take frequent breaks to give your eyes a rest. These don’t have to be long breaks, just 15 minutes every hour or so. You can also use an anti-glare screen or wear anti-glare glasses. If you feel eye pain, make sure to visit the Boothe eye care center for a checkup.

April 16, 2012

Habits For Better Eye Sight

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Bad habits like smoking and excessive alcohol consumption have a negative effect on the cardiovascular and nervous systems. As a result, you may suffer from headaches, breathing difficulties and your vision might deteriorate. You can rectify the situation by changing manners, and inclinations, which are only a bit helpful. Physicians share advice to cultivate in yourself new visual habits that will help your eyes and you will see well. Dr. William Boothe discusses what habits are needed to improve vision at Boothe Eye Care

Top Two Habits that are necessary to improve vision

We can all agree that we use our eyes of almost all the time, except when sleeping. The introduction of certain visual habits will help you relieve stress from your visual system. It does not take much time. You just need to learn how to use the eyes and mind.

Some of the visual habits will help your eyes work properly, thus preventing the accumulation of eyestrain.Others will make you alert and focused and will help you better understand what you see and feel. Make these habits part of your regular day and it will bring you immediate benefits.

Regularly blink.

When you blink the eye’s surface is cleaned and moisturized. If you are relaxed, you blink10-12 times per minute, or once every five seconds.But people with low vision, subconsciously tend to keep their eyes wide open that causes stress and fatigue in their eyes. Do not forget to blink every three to five seconds.

Of course, you will not walk for days with a stopwatch in hand to make sure you do this. Just be conscious of how much more effort you put into blinking regularly, and take note of how much better your eyes feel.Our eyelid is the only part of the body, which is regulated by only one muscle. By properly relaxing this muscle, you can achieve relaxation throughout the body.
An fluttering blink is an exercise that you can do at any time of day. For example, if you notice in yourself, that you are peering into something, or when the eyes are strained and tired. This exercise is fairly easy – you just blink 10-20 times.

Do not strain and do not force your eyes closed. On the contrary – relax your facial muscles during blinking.Then, for a while close your eyes and relax. Repeat these two or three times. Fluttering blinkswill help you keep your eyes moist and relaxed.

Use peripheral vision

When you focus on an object, your eyes just get information from the peripheral consciousness – from the side, front and rear with respect to where you look.Relaxed and balanced vision allows an organized and coordinated way use the central and peripheral vision.

People with visual impairments are often focusing too much of their eyes on one subject,thereby blocking peripheral vision.This is an artificially created scope that may cause mental fatigue and stress.
You should always try to notice everything that comes into your field of view – a table on a book that you read is laying, the space between you and optometric table or, for example, the space that surrounds you when you are driving.

November 16, 2011

Life After Visiting Boothe Eye Care

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After undergoing LASIK eye surgery at Boothe Eye Care, most patients are able to return to work one to three days. Dr. Boothe will give you instructions on how to care for your eyes after the procedure. For most patients, he recommends that they return to work only when they feel comfortable doing so. Some patients are able to resume daily activities just one day after LASIK surgery. Generally, life becomes easier and more comfortable, as LASIK procedure gives patients freedom from contact lenses and eye glasses so they can participate in physical activities without obstruction.

Immediately after surgery, however, physical activities will increase the risk of post-LASIK complications, and thus should be avoided at first. Complications that occur during the recovery period may pose adverse effects to the final outcome of the surgery, so it’s important to follow all of Dr. Boothe’s guidelines and recommendations after the procedure.

Dr. Boothe recommends that the patient wear sunglasses to protect against dangerous ultraviolet rays, as the eyes will be particular vulnerable following the procedure. The patient should protect their eyes from UV rays for a minimum of six weeks. Your doctor may recommend that you wear sunglasses for several months. Exposure to UV rays may result in the occurrence of corneal haze, which can reverse the positive effects of the LASIK procedure. In order to protect yourself against damage from UV rays, you should also avoid tanning beds and direct sunlight. Ultraviolet rays can cause retinal damage and lead to the formation of cataracts. For the first few nights, you’ll need to wear goggles at bedtime so you don’t rub your eyes while you sleep.

Patients should strictly avoid contact sports for at least one month after the procedure. Sports to be avoided include football, badminton, volleyball, racquetball, tennis, hockey, boxing, and martial arts. An injury or a blow to the eyes during the healing period can result in corneal flap complications. After the recovery period, it is advisable to wear protective glasses while playing any kind of contact sport. Avoid high altitude activities such as skiing and mountain climbing, as the absence of oxygen and pressure change will affect vision. Dry eye is a major problem at high altitudes, even for people who have not undergone LASIK eye surgery.

After the LASIK procedure, patients will be able to enjoy swimming and other water sports like never before. Initially, however, you must refrain from water sports and activities for one to two months. After LASIK eye surgery, the eyes will be especially vulnerable to inflammation or infection. Natural water usually contains bacteria and other microorganisms that can cause infections in your eyes. Saunas and swimming pools use chlorinated water, and the chlorine content of the water can cause dry, irritated eyes. Like other sports, there is a risk of flap complications if you participate in more aggressive water activities.

In order to enjoy the full benefits of your procedure, it’s very important that you follow the abovementioned guidelines after LASIK eye surgery. Dr. William Boothe will prescribe anti-inflammatory and antibiotic medications, which need to be administered regularly after returning home. Lubricating eye drops or artificial tears are also recommended by Dr. Boothe to alleviate dry eye symptoms. To learn more, please visit Boothe Eye Care.

June 22, 2011

Saved by Lasik at Boothe Laser Center

I want to tell you my vision’s sad story. I had short-sightedness since childhood. Around first grade my eyesight required me to start wearing eyeglasses. Two or three years later my prescription , based on my visits to the ophthalmologist where I read letters from a board, required new pair of eyeglasses which had very thick lenses… I did not like the way I looked nor the nicknames classmates used to call me.

This has all been in the past. I am 24 years old and three month ago I finally decided to do a Lasik procedure at the Boothe Eye Laser Center. So now I have 1.0 vision in both of my eyes. There was absolutely no pain, I was surprised how quickly my laser eye surgery was performed. I began to see well just as I came out of the operation room. After surgery I felt fine, maybe a little tired, and I had a tingling sensation in the eyes. This went away after a day. Now I have perfect vision for far but sometime it is difficult to focus my eyes on near objects. Dr. Boothe explained that it can happen but within 6 months will be naturally corrected.

Doing Lasik was the right decision for me. I feel more independent and safe without glasses and contact lenses. My advice- don’t be afraid to do Lasik and save yourselves the daily hassle of contacts.

June 20, 2011

Dr. Boothe performed my eyes correction in April 23, 2011

When I was at the Boothe Eyecare’s waiting room that day I had the opportunity to talked to patients who had the treatment before and came for a follow-up and when they told about their diagnoses I was shocked because some patients had severe eye diseases or conditions. They told about their positive results and it assured me that my -5.5 number in both of my eyes can be cured.

By the way, for 5 years prior to the lasik surgery I wore contact lenses. Lately I was troubled by dryness in my eyes. The operation was very quick and I did not have enough time to realize what is happening before it was over. Very quickly afterwards I noticed that I could see much more clearly the things around me when I was still in the recovery room.

I recommend Dr. William Boothe to everyone, he and his team were nice and professional. They gave me a kit of medications to use after surgery, clear instructions and made sure my recovery progresses well every time I came in for a follow up.

June 1, 2011

How 5 minutes at Boothe Eyecare changed my life

A few years ago I had poor vision and it affected me and my life. I was extremely protective about my eyes and always wore glasses – many times I damaged them or lost them. I felt very limited. For example, my friends freely played football, volleyball or basketball but I always was afraid that the ball will break my glasses. My friends encouraged me to go to an eye surgeon and look for a laser treatment but every time I found an excuse not to go.

During the last three months my eyesight bothered me more than usual so I seriously thought of having a laser treatment but I wanted the best eye surgeon. I turned on the computer and began looking on the internet for ‘the best Lasik eye surgeon in Dallas (I am from Texas). My search stopped when I found the Boothe Laser Center. I was surprised when I read that William Boothe was the most experienced Intralasik surgeon in the USA. I was glad that I really found a good surgeon with terrific skill. The first thing what I did the next morning was calling the Boothe Eye Care & Laser Center and booking a suitable day and time for consultation with Dr. Boothe. Having never been at this center I was a bit tense.

Dr. Boothe made on me a good initial impression. He was respectful and very careful when examining my eyes. I was nervous about the part of the surgery where the laser will touch my eyes. I was afraid that I would not be able to tolerate it. Dr. Boothe reassured me that the laser itself affects each eye for less than one minute and I will only feel a little pressure. Yet my eyes will be numbed by the anesthetic eye drops and my eyes will be ”freezed” so I will not feel any pain. I was very pleased when each member of staff respected my opinions and advised me about the different options which can be used on my eyes. I wanted to avoid some exam procedures but the nurse explained that it was very important before surgery because it showed ”vision picture” of the eyes. I went back with all results to Dr. Boothe. He said that the Lasik procedure to improve vision was the appropriate surgery for me. Before the surgery Dr. Boothe prescribed me with eye drops which he said I must use each day for two weeks.

On the surgery day I was anxious. Before the operation I talked with other patients who underwent treatment at this center and had latest follow-up visit to Dr. Boothe. They talked about their experiences and had similar feelings before surgery. Their surgery results were amazing! They read without glasses and I wanted to experience the same. When the nurse called my name I stood up and courageously came to the desk. I had a very strong desire to improve my vision and my life.

Before surgery the nurse helped me lay comfortably on the operating bed and dripped my eyes. Dr. Boothe said that I should look at the green light and try to think about something nice. Before each step he stopped for a few seconds and explained me what he will be doing next. The nurse flushed the eyes with special solutions and Dr. Boothe said that I could get up and go to rest. I could not believe my ears! Is that all? The Lasik procedure is quick and painless indeed.

After surgery I had a cloudy mist in my eyes and nurses helped me to go to postoperative room. I felt some ”plucking” in the eyes. The nurse explained that if I regularly drip eye drops the feeling will go away. Dr. Boothe looked at whether the flap is replaced properly and allowed me to go home.

The next morning was wonderful. I sat behind the wheel and went to Boothe Laser Center. Dr. Boothe to check my eyes and I had 20/15 vision. Now I am so glad that I had it done!

May 11, 2011

Dr. Boothe gave me ”new eyes”!

I want to send hugs and kisses to Dr. William Boothe. He is a great surgeon! He was able to treat a condition that other doctors I went to preferred not to help me with.

I came to the Boothe Eye Laser Center with such a poor vision and I already thought that no one would be able to help me. My friend improved her vision at this center and was very pleased with the attention and service of each member of the clinic’s staff. She offered me to only come to have a consultation with another professional surgeon and I listened to her advice, although I had no more hope. I thought that they could help my friend because she didn’t have such a serious problem with her eyesight like mine. In the right eye I had a “bouquet” of eye diseases: -7.5 vision, hole in the retina and astigmatism. In the left eye I had -4 vision & swollen cornea as a result of wearing contact lenses for eight years. Also in the left eye I had growths on the cornea. It was so uncomfortable to have a big difference between eyesight in each of my eyes. My eye muscles were very weak because my vision deteriorated at childhood.

When Dr. Boothe got the result after all of the eye tests he said that I can improve my vision. I must be very patient because it would take a long time since my vision had not been properly treated. His assistant was very detailed when telling me about my treatment, going over it step by step. It made a huge impression on me and I agreed to get treatment under his guidance. Three months ago I had a scleroplasty procedure and one month ago I had an eye correction surgery.

When some people said that miracles do not happen, I can respond that they do occur if you get treated at the Boothe Eye Care & Laser Center. I think that I had many vision problems and to realize that I could get rid of them in a couple of painless procedures is amazing. Due to the attentive and delicate execution of the surgical operations by Dr. Boothe and his well-chosen team, I recommend doing your laser eye surgery at Boothe’s Center, especially for people who have myopia that is more than average and/or a high degree.

April 26, 2011

Recommendation For Dr. William Boothe and Boothe Eyecare

About four month ago I had Lasik Surgery at Boothe Eyecare & Laser Center with Dr. Boothe, and I’m bvery satisfied withmy vision!

I am journalist. I spend much time each day working on a computer. I wanted to have good vision because it is very important for my health (I started to get headaches from staring at the screen for so many hours M-F) and my career. I looked for the best procedure to improve my vision. I found out that the IntraLASIK procedure is what I need – safe, quick, and accurate.

I went to Dr. William Boothe. I was in his Center a few times before for various eye exams and this time, after I told them I’m interested in IntraLASIK and they made sure I’ll be a good candidate, the nurse made an appointment for my surgery. Before surgery, Dr. Boothe made me feel very relaxed and tried to ease my fears. I was confident that I was in good hands. I stayed at the Center no more an hour. The surgery itself took less than 15 minutes. I did not feel a thing. It was much easier then expected.

On the next day I was able to return to work. Four months later, I am proud to say I have 20/20 vision and had no problems. Big Thank You to Boothe Laser Center and their staff!

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