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Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) New Treatment Available for Dry Eyes

Intense pulsed light therapy is a common dermatology treatment, which can be used to treat issues such as rosacea, sun damage, and acne scarring. As a treatment for dry eye, it is a groundbreaking approach. With IPL technology, light pulses penetrate the tissue and create heat, targeting the abnormal vessels that are the root causeRead More


The Most Frequently Asked Laser Vision Surgery Questions Answered.

What is laser vision correction? It is a surgical procedure that uses a cool (non-thermal) beam of light to gently reshape the cornea — the surface of the eye — to improve vision. The laser removes microscopic bits of tissue to flatten the cornea (to correct nearsightedness), steepen the cornea (to correct farsightedness) and/or smooth out corneal irregularities (toRead More


Reading Glasses or Kamra

In life we celebrate firsts; first steps, first kiss, the first time driving a car. These are memorable moments and things we will remember for years to come. However, there is one first most of us would like to forget… The first time we had to reach for the reading glasses. It’s an unavoidable factRead More


Insightful Answers about iLASIK and PRK Surgery

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INSIGHTFUL ANSWERS What is the difference between iLASIK vs PRK? The biggest difference between iLASIK and PRK is iLASIK involves the creation of a thin-flap within the cornea. iLASIK we create a thin flap that is folded back, the laser reshapes the eye and the flap is then replaced andthe eye begins to heal. PRKRead More


The Eye Institute iLASIK Advantage

The Eye Institute iLASIK Advantage

The Eye Institute Advantage AT THE BLACK HILLS REGIONAL EYE INSTITUTE CORNEAL THICKNESS AND SHAPE ASSESSMENT Multiple corneal measurements need to be performed including multiple thickness measurements. We incorporate the Oculus Pentacam HR for the critical step of determining if you are a candidate and which procedure best suits your eyes. DRY EYE EVALUATION YourRead More


Near Vision After 40

Refractive Surgery and Near Vision after age 40. For those patients under age 40, correcting both eyes for best possible distance vision generally results in excellent vision at all distances. However, as we go through our 40’s, we lose the ability to focus at near. This loss of focusing ability is called presbyopia. Presbyopia isRead More


Cataract Awareness Month Lets talk about risk factors for developing cataracts and types of cataracts

Cataract Awareness Month Lets talk about risk factors for developing cataracts and types of cataracts

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Cataract Awareness Month

Cataract Awareness Month

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4 Reasons We’re All Afraid of Eye Surgery

4 Reasons We’re All Afraid of Eye Surgery

The fear is real and has stopped many people from undergoing simple, commonly performed procedures that offer tremendous benefits. Know you’re not alone, many are afraid of having surgery on their eyes. Here are some of the most common fears about eye surgery: 1. Fear of the unknown The fear of the unknown can takeRead More


Picking the Right Doctor to Perform iLASIK

Picking the Right Doctor to Perform iLASIK

One of the very first things you need to do when searching for a local iLASIK doctor is check for the experience. Find out how many iLASIK surgeries this doctor has performed, how long he or she has specialized in this type of refractive eye procedure and also learn what their success rate has been.Read More


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