Your LASIK Experience
Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 06/17/2012 - 12:38
If you decide to have LASIK eye surgery to correct your vision, what will you experience? It’s important to know that different patients mave have different perceptions of the LASIK procedure and the immediate recovery period because of differences in anxiety level or different levels of discomfort tolerance. Patients are often apprehensive about the actual… Read More »
LASIK: Not Everyone “Keeps Up With the Times”
Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 05/06/2012 - 12:37
Most patients know that today’s modern LASIK is better than conventional LASIK offered 20 years ago. But many patients don’t realize that most LASIK providers do not offer the latest, safest technology. The most common question that we field from the newly interested LASIK candidate remains ” How much does LASIK cost?” The inquirer presumes… Read More »
Avoiding LASIK Flap Complications
Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 03/18/2012 - 12:28
LASIK with the iFS IntraLase laser Most patients know that there are two steps to the LASIK procedure. The first step, and the one most likely to lead to a complication, is the creation of a LASIK flap. LASIK flap complications are basically one of two types: an irregular/inadequately sized flap or a flap that… Read More »
LASIK Alternative: The Implantable Lens
Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Wed 02/22/2012 - 12:26
For some patients, an implantable lens may have advantages over LASIK. Intraocular lenses have a long history of use in ophthalmology. Virtually all cases of cataract surgery utilize an intraocular lens. Intraocular lenses have a power, just as do contact lenses. They are placed inside the eye, so they cannot be felt by the patient. … Read More »
How Reliable are Your LASIK Information Sources?
Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Wed 02/08/2012 - 12:23
A short time ago, a patient began forwarding information he had gathered on the Internet that he had accumulated in his efforts to become informed on his LASIK options. Specifically he was comparing Z-LASIK vs IntraLase. The problem was,some of the information he gathered was from a website of a doctor who performed Z-LASIK. The… Read More »
Did Your LASIK Provider “Skip Town”?
Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sat 01/28/2012 - 12:20
We see them with some regularity. The LASIK patient who had their surgery performed a few years ago is looking for their provider to take advantage of their “lifetime guarantee”. The story goes like this: the patient gets an incredible deal on their LASIK eye surgery and the kicker? Free enhancements for life. But the… Read More »
Which is Better, One or Two?
Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 01/22/2012 - 12:06
Today we use centuries old technology to determine what eyeglasses to prescribe eyeglasses and contact lenses for patients. A series of different powered lenses are held in front of a patient’s eye and the patient is asked to judge, subjectively, which lens makes their vision clearer. “Which is better, one or two?”. The patient… Read More »
LASIK vs. Contact Lenses
Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sat 01/14/2012 - 12:03
Which is Better? LASIK or Contact Lenses? For many patients, the choice of vision correction comes down to LASIK or contact lenses. Eyeglass correction may be undesirable, impractical or impossible. But which is better? For many, the determination is one of cost and/or safety. Your assumptions about the superiority of LASIK vs contact lenses may be… Read More »
Would Your Competitors Admit Your Product is Superior?
Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 01/08/2012 - 11:59
Someone has to offer the best product. But everyone has competition. And, no one has a monopoly on products and services. So if there is always a best, how do competitors continue to stay in business? By distracting the consumer by focusing on some other factor other than quality such as price or convenience and… Read More »
LASIK Now vs LASIK Then
Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 12/18/2011 - 11:57
One truth about medical procedures is that with time, things get better. Cataract surgery used to involve a week stay in the hospital with sandbags around the head after to prevent movement. Newer technology has changed this to a 10 minute outpatient procedure with most patients returning to their normal daily routine within a day…. Read More »