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Improve Your Summer with iLASIK

Having fun in the summer after iLASIK

Summer is right around the corner and the iLASIK team at Black Hills Regional Eye Institute is here to help you have the best one yet! Whether you’ll be relaxing poolside or going on a cross-country road trip, iLASIK will allow you to make the most out of your plans without the frustration of slippingRead 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


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


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


How much pain is there after iLASIK surgery

How much pain is there after iLASIK surgery

One of the questions we get a lot regarding laser eye surgery involves pain during recovery. We’d like to take a few moments right now to consider these matters and discuss how pain can be reduced and managed after LASIK surgery is performed. About LASIK Some basics about LASIK first. LASIK is a refractive surgery,Read More


Visian, Implantable Collamer Lens, Case Report Series

Visian, Implantable Collamer Lens, Case Report Series

Refractive surgery remains one of the most popular elective surgeries completed throughout the world and laser vision correction continues to be an effective option. One alternative to consider, especially for those who are not ideal candidates for laser vision correction, is the Visian ICL. The following highlights it’s use in one of our refractive surgeryRead More


What’s the difference between iLASIK and PRK Surgery?

What’s the difference between iLASIK and PRK Surgery?

Which is right for you? Click here to watch a video about LASIK vs PRK   The LASIK Procedure, Step by Step The PRK Procedure, Step by StepRead More


LASIK Recovery Timeline

LASIK Recovery Timeline

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 to expect during the recoveryRead More


Reducing Pain after LASIK

Reducing Pain after LASIK

One of the most popular options out there for advanced vision care is LASIK surgery. Millions of people around the world have already benefited from undergoing LASIK, and it has routinely proven to be safe, effective, and free from major complications in the vast majority of cases. One of the questions we get a lotRead More