Here Are Helpful Answers to Some Frequently Asked Questions That We Hear From Prospective Patients

Below, we’ve compiled a list of commonly asked questions from clients interested in our services. If you have any additional questions regarding the information you see here, call us at 936-598-8501 and a member of the Golden Eye Clinic team will be happy to assist you.

What benefits do antireflective lenses provide?

Antireflective lenses can help to improve your vision and appearance of your glasses. Antireflective lenses eliminate the normal reflections on glasses, making your lenses less visible, improving your night vision and offering a special scratch-protection treatment.

What frame shape is best for my face?

There are five basic shapes: round, oval, square, heart and triangle. Your eye care specialist can show you any style you wish and assist you in making selections that are ideal for your eyes and face.

How can I make my lenses thinner and lighter in weight?

Polycarbonate lenses are lightweight, thin lenses that are also impact-resistant. High index eyeglass lenses feature another material that is also lighter and even thinner than standard polycarbonate lenses.

Am I a good candidate for laser vision correction?

Patients who are 18 years of age or older have healthy eyes that are free from retinal problems, corneal scars or any other common eye diseases are generally good candidates. Many patients who are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism can also be potential candidates for laser vision correction.

How long does laser vision surgery take?

Laser vision correction takes approximately 15 minutes for both eyes or approximately 5 to 7 minutes for each eye.

After LASIK how soon can I return to work?

Most patients can return to work the day after surgery, depending on their particular work situation and the environment. However, resting for a couple of days after your surgery is always recommended.

What is the IntraLase Method?

The IntraLase Method is a blade-free procedure used to perform the critical initial step of the LASIK procedure, which is creating the corneal flap. The creation of the corneal flap helps prepare the eyes for the next step of the LASIK procedure, during which an excimer laser is used on the inner cornea to correct the patient’s vision.

How exactly does the IntraLase Method work?

The IntraLase Method uses minuscule but quick-moving pulses of laser light to create your corneal flap during the initial step of the LASIK procedure. Each pulse of light passes directly through the outermost layers of your cornea to form a microscopic bubble at a specific depth and position within your eye. The IntraLase laser then moves back and forth across your eye, replicating the procedure and eventually creating a uniform layer of bubbles beneath your corneal surface.

What is the difference between a corneal flap the doctor creates using the IntraLase Method and one created using a microkeratome?

The microkeratome is a handheld instrument, which houses a tiny steel blade that moves back and forth, creating the necessary incisions across the patient’s cornea. However, microkeratome is only capable of making a one-dimensional cut across the cornea. As it cuts, the blade moves back and forth and has the potential to leave a rough surface after the flap is lifted. Unfortunately, this irregular surface cut can affect the quality of your post-operative vision in some cases. Because of the unique way in which the IntraLase Method creates a precisely positioned layer of bubbles beneath the surface of your eye, it creates a smooth even surface after your flap is lifted. With the IntraLase Method, a blade never touches your eye.

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