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Do you know the difference of the two main types of eye doctors: ophthalmologists and optometrists.

Do you know the difference of the two main types of eye doctors: ophthalmologists and optometrists.

Created on: Saturday, July 29, 2017
Author: Black Hills Regional Eye Institute

There are two main types of eye doctors:ophthalmologists and optometrists. Confused about which is which and who does what ? Here's a look at how they're different.

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Cataract Awareness Month

Cataract Awareness Month

Created on: Friday, June 09, 2017
Author: Black Hills Regional Eye Institute

View our New Cataract Information Guide We talk about the following topics: Is Cataract Surgery Right For You? Facts About Cataracts, The Surgical Process and Options And Your Lens Options, and Post Operative Care

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Babys first two years of  Eye Development

Babys first two years of Eye Development

Created on: Monday, March 27, 2017
Author: Black Hills Regional Eye Institute

What parents need to know about their children's eye development for the first two years

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month

Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month

Created on: Thursday, February 23, 2017
Author: Black Hills Regional Eye Institute

The Black Hills Regional Eye Institute would like to remind you that February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month.

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How much pain is there after iLASIK surgery

How much pain is there after iLASIK surgery

Created on: Monday, February 06, 2017
Author: Black Hills Regional Eye Institute

How much pain is there after iLASIK surgery?

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Glaucoma Insights

Glaucoma Insights

Created on: Friday, February 03, 2017
Author: Black Hills Regional Eye Institute

Prevention and Treatment of Glaucoma

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Visian, Implantable Collamer Lens, Case Report Series

Visian, Implantable Collamer Lens, Case Report Series

Created on: Monday, January 09, 2017
Author: Black Hills Regional Eye Institute

Visian Implantable Collamer Lens, Case Report Series by Dr. Spencer, Dr. Khachikian and Dr. Schirber

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Dry Eye Relief

Dry Eye Relief

Created on: Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Author: Black Hills Regional Eye Institute

The Black Hills Regional Eye Institute is excited to announce our first Dry Eye focused clinic.

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July Is National Dry Eye Month

July Is National Dry Eye Month

Created on: Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Author: Black Hills Regional Eye Institute

Do you suffer from Dry Eye?

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Cataract Surgery Options

Cataract Surgery Options

Created on: Monday, June 13, 2016
Author: Black Hills Regional Eye Institute

Understand your options when it comes to Cataract Surgery at the Black Hills Regional Eye Institute.

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What\'s the difference between iLASIK and PRK Surgery ?

What's the difference between iLASIK and PRK Surgery ?

Created on: Monday, June 06, 2016
Author: Black Hills Regional Eye Institute

Which type of Laser Vision Correction is right for you and your lifestyle? Watch this short video to see the difference between iLASIK and PRK.

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Cataract Awareness Month

Cataract Awareness Month

Created on: Monday, June 06, 2016
Author: Black Hills Regional Eye Institute

Cataract Awareness Month is upon us. To help spread awareness about the most common eye disease, we’ll be discussing what it is and what we can do to help.

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Find Us On Facebook

Created on: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Black Hills Regional Eye Institute iLASIK Center has a Facebook page. Find us on Facebook to discover more about iLASIK, our center, and what our fans have to say. LASIK Vision Correction: Black Hills Regional Eye Institute

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THE LATEST TECHNOLOLGY IN BLADELESS CATARACT SURGERY

Created on: Thursday, April 03, 2014

In March of 2014 the Eye Institute will be the first facility in Western South Dakota and neighboring states to perform this customized laser cataract surgery. The FDA-approved LenSx® Laser is a computer-guided bladeless procedure. It is less invasive and provides dramatically increased prec...

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LASIK Recovery Timeline

Created on: Saturday, December 21, 2013

After coming in for a consultation at our Rapid City laser eye surgery practice, many patients decide that LASIK is the right procedure to correct their vision. Once patients have made the decision to undergo LASIK, they should become informed on what to expect from the LASIK procedure and what...

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Reducing Pain after LASIK

Created on: Thursday, November 21, 2013

What Patients Can Expect After iLASIK Surgery rnIn general, patients will experience some mild discomfort after iLASIK surgery, particularly in the first few hours. Discomfort and soreness will usually be minimal to mild and last for a day or two with noticeable reductions in pain as recovery continues.

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The LASIK Monovision Procedure

Created on: Monday, November 11, 2013

As we get older, our vision and our eyes go through a number of changes. This is particularly true in advanced age, where certain vision issues are unavoidable. Thankfully there are many different kinds of eye care treatments out there that can help you achieve excellent vision. Right ...

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Halloween Eye Safety Tips

Created on: Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Treat your eyes right this Halloween! It's fun to put on scary costumes for trick-or-treating and Halloween parties, but you don't want to end up with something truly frightening – permanent damage to your eyesight. Here are some tips to help you keep you and your kids eyes safe. 1. Do...

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ICL Prices and Payment Options

Created on: Monday, October 21, 2013

There are many different options available to patients who visit our laser eye surgery center who would like to improve the overall quality of their vision. While LASIK and similar surgeries have become some of the most popular options for vision enhancement around, there are many other...

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Advanced CustomVue® Procedure

Created on: Tuesday, October 15, 2013

In order to provide LASIK that is truly customized to the individual patient's unique eye care needs, the laser eye surgery specialists at Black Hills Regional Eye Institute in Rapid City offer CustomVue® LASIK. By utilizing the Advanced CustomVue® technology, a wide range of re...

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LASIK and Patient Age

Created on: Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Can a person's age prevent him or her from undergoing LASIK? In the majority of cases, a person's age will not be the sole reason that he or she is not a suitable candidate for LASIK. Many patients, whether they are in their early 20s or even in their 80s, may benefit from LASIK. The ov...

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What can be done about dark bags under the eye

Created on: Friday, September 20, 2013

Many people have asked if anything can be done for the unsightly bags under their eyes. These usually come on with age, and become more prominent as time passes. They are puffy especially in the morning, and appear dark gray in color due to the extra fluid they suck up overnight. Walking around...

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What Patients Should Know About LASIK Surgery and Cataracts

Created on: Wednesday, September 11, 2013

There are many different ways that our eye care specialists can help patients achieve optimal vision and excellent eye health. This can be done through different kinds of laser eye surgery treatments. During the consultation process, we will be sure to give you all of the information th...

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LASIK and Pregnancy - What Patients Should Know

Created on: Wednesday, August 21, 2013

LASIK is one the best options out there for people who would like to improve the overall quality of their vision. It's an effective treatment option for refractive errors, which you might know better as: Myopia (Nearsightedness) Hyperopia (Farsightedness) Astigmatism ...

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LASIK and Contrast Sensitivity

Created on: Tuesday, August 13, 2013

LASIK is one of the most popular options out there to address refractive errors, which you may know better by the terms myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. While corrective lenses were the norm in the past and can still prove effective for care, laser ...

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Scleral contact lens technologies offers hope for those with severe cornea and dry eye problems

Created on: Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Scleral contact lenses have been effectively utilized at the Black Hills Regional Eye Institute since 2010. They offer an alternative to traditional rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses for those with severe corneal disease such as keratoconus or those with severe dr...

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About Halos After LASIK Surgery

Created on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

One of the most popular options out there to address refractive error is LASIK. LASIK is an effective laser eye surgery option, helping millions worldwide achieve excellent vision without the aid of prescription glasses or contact lenses. Even though LASIK is very effective, LASIK is a...

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PRK Prices and Payment Options

Created on: Monday, July 15, 2013

At our laser eye surgery center, Black Hills Regional Eye Institute, we believe that everyone should be able to take advantage of the scientific breakthroughs that have revolutionized eye care. Millions of people around the globe have been able to free themselves from having to depend o...

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How to Reduce Sensitivity to Light After LASIK

Created on: Saturday, June 22, 2013

One of the most popular vision correction surgeries out there today is LASIK. By undergoing LASIK surgery, a patient is able to see clearly without the aid of glasses or contact lenses. As effective as LASIK is, many patients who come to our Rapid City laser eye surgery center do note c...

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Tiny Telescopes Restore Sight to Patients with Macular Degneration

Created on: Friday, June 21, 2013

The miniature implantable telescope (IMT) is a new technology designed to help those with vision loss from macular degeneration. The IMT helps magnify targets in central vision, approximately 2.5 times onto healthy retina so central vision is improved. The following article ...

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Dylan Yu, MD joins Black Hills Regional Eye Institute

Created on: Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Dylan Yu, MD joins us from Manhattan, KS. He has practiced for six years and performed over 4,000 oculoplastic procedures. Dr. Yu obtained his medical degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine after receiving his B.A. in Microbiology and Biology from the University of Kan...

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Glare After LASIK Surgery

Created on: Wednesday, June 12, 2013

LASIK is a great option for people suffering from refractive errors. By undergoing advanced laser eye surgery, these people will be able to see clearly without the aid of contacts or glasses. This is accomplished through the safe reshaping of the cornea using a laser, improving the way ...

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Mark Houston's Live LASIK Surgery

Created on: Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Mark Houston from KAT Country 98.7 had LASIK surgery on May 23. Check out what he had to say about his experience and vision improvement.

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Night Vision Problems after LASIK

Created on: Thursday, May 23, 2013

Throughout the years, LASIK has helped many men and women achieve excellent vision without the aid of glasses or contact lenses. LASIK surgery has been proven effective at treating the refractive errors myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. With the many...

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Dr. Steve Khachikian Offers Hope to Macular Degeneration Patients

Created on: Tuesday, May 21, 2013

To view the news stories, please click the links below: KEVN News Story KOTA News Story

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Implantable Telescope Helps Those with Macular Degeneration

Created on: Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in people over 65. Those with end stage AMD, have lost the ability to see and do many of the activities they love, such as reading, cooking, watching TV, and even recognizing faces and facial expressions of t...

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Live LASIK Surgery

Created on: Monday, May 13, 2013

Mark Houston from KAT Country 98.7 is getting excited about his LASIK surgery on Thursday, May 23 at 5:30pm. Check out what he had to say about his pre-testing at the Black Hills Regional Eye Institute.

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How Successful Is LASIK?

Created on: Saturday, May 11, 2013

The idea of having one's vision corrected permanently with a procedure that takes just minutes is appealing to many. However, there are patients who question its validity. When patients come to our Rapid City laser eye surgery center to discuss LASIK, often one of the first questions th...

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Visual Errors Corrected by LASIK

Created on: Thursday, May 02, 2013

When LASIK was first developed, the procedure was performed to correct lower order refractive errors: myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. Since then, LASIK techniques have advanced, expanding the type of visual errors that can be corrected with the pro...

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Watch Live LASIK Surgery and Register to Win Free LASIK

Created on: Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Join the Eye Institute on Thursday, May 23 for a live LASIK seminar. Watch Mark Houston from KAT Country 98.7 radio improve his vision with LASIK surgery while Dr. Spencer performs his surgery. Refreshments will be provided along with information regarding LASIK and how you ...

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On LASIK Safety - What Prospective Patients Should Know

Created on: Thursday, April 11, 2013

LASIK surgery has helped many people achieve excellent vision without the aid of corrective lenses. It is highly effective at treating refractive errors (better known as myopia/nearsightedness, hyperopia/farsightedness, and astigmatism). Even though LASIK has proven effective, many pati...

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Optical Works to Host Trunk Show

Created on: Monday, March 25, 2013

You are invited to attend a Trunk Show hosted by Optical Works at the Black Hills Regional Eye Institute. The Trunk Show will be held on Wednesday, April 10 from 2-6pm at Optical Works. Frames from Eastern States Eyewear will be showcased including the latest eyewear from Di...

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The Advantages of LASIK

Created on: Thursday, March 21, 2013

Since it was first performed in 1990, LASIK eye surgery has continued to grow in popularity. While continued technological advances have made this surgery increasingly safer and more affordable, it is the benefits of LASIK that continue to drive patients to the Black Hills Regional Eye ...

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Eye Institute Honors and Celebrates at Winter Party

Created on: Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Eye Institute physicians and spouses, along with staff and spouses, celebrated at the annual Winter Party on March 16, 2013. The party, held at K Bar S in Keystone, SD brought together over 100 guests to honor employees for their longevity and to say thank you to staff for serving...

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Steve Khachikian, MD Offering Corneal Collagen Crosslinking

Created on: Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Steve Khachikian, MD at Black Hills Regional Eye Institute is participating in a clinical research trial for crosslinking. Patients are eligible for this study if they are 12 years of age or older and have been diagnosed with Keratoconus or Corneal Ectasia. Vision must be 20/25 or less...

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What Is the Price of LASIK?

Created on: Monday, March 11, 2013

At Black Hills Regional Eye Institute, we want to keep our patients informed on what to expect when they undergo vision treatment. One of the most important considerations for patients is the price of LASIK surgery. According to national averages, LASIK costs between $2,000 and $3,000 p...

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Wall, SD Patient Shares LASIK Experience

Created on: Monday, March 04, 2013

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LASIK Results

Created on: Thursday, February 21, 2013

You've no doubt heard that LASIK can eliminate your dependence on glasses and contact lenses. This is true, but patients have wondered just what results that can expect after LASIK surgery. We'd like to take a few moments right now to look at this matter. When you visit our Rapid City...

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Great LASIK Savings and WaTiki Gift Certificate

Created on: Monday, February 18, 2013

For a limited time, we are offering this special package, giving you the opportunity to have your vision correction procedure with the most experienced LASIK surgery team in the Black Hills. The LASIK Package ($800 Value) includes: $500 off your procedure A $300 gift certif...

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LASIK Candidates

Created on: Monday, February 11, 2013

Many people have benefited from LASIK eye surgery over the years. This refractive surgery has been able to improve people's vision and eliminate their dependence on corrective lenses. As effective as LASIK surgery is, however, not everyone will be an ideal candidate for the surgical pr...

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