LASIK Eye Surgery Recovery: 10 Things to Expect

LASIK eye surgery is an extremely safe procedure that provides suitable candidates with clearer vision and an improved quality of life. Providence Eye & Laser Specialists takes a few minutes to discuss 10 things LASIK patients may experience after the procedure is complete.

 #1: Mild Pain & General Discomfort

Almost everyone experiences some level of burning, tearing and light sensitivity after LASIK eye surgery. Recovery may be barely noticeable or quite bothersome depending on the … Continue


Meet Our LASIK Eye Surgery Team: Getting to Know Allyson Smith

Q. What is your Name?

A. My name is Allyson Smith.

 

Q. Is Charlotte your hometown?

A. No, Charlotte is not my hometown. However, I was born in North Carolina and have lived all over the state as well as in the North Georgia mountains. Today I call the Forest City home.

 

Q. What would you like patients to know about your home life?

I have been married for almost 2 years to … Continue


Ask Our Optometrist, Dr. Mills: Differences Between Bifocals & Progressives

At Providence Eye & Laser Specialists, many patients ask, “What is the difference between bifocals and progressives, and is one better than the other? Are there surgical options like LASIK eye surgery that can get rid of them altogether?”

Bifocals, trifocals, progressives…aren’t they all the same? The answer to the question is both yes and no. They all work together to help improve the reading or near vision that typically becomes blurred for most people … Continue


Meet Our LASIK Eye Surgery Team: Getting to Know Tessie Morris

Welcome to a new Providence Eye & Laser Specialists blog series: “Meet Our LASIK Eye Surgery Team.” Every month, we will interview one of our talented team members so you can get to know them a little better and see Providence Eye from the other side of the lens.

Q. What is your Name?

A. My name is Tess Morris.

 

Q. Is Charlotte your hometown?

A. No, I am originally from Pleasantdale, NY. My … Continue


Can You Pay for LASIK Eye Surgery Costs with HSA or FSA Dollars?

Providence Eye & Laser Specialists recommends leveraging a FSA (Flexible Spending Account) or HSA (Health Savings Account) to use pre-tax account dollars to pay for medical procedures including LASIK vision correction. With the upcoming Fall season, it is important to be proactive and utilize unused FSA or HSA dollars for LASIK eye surgery before the current enrollment year ends. You should read the details of your plan to see if you have an “grace period.”… Continue


Dr. Mills Discusses Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Dr. Vanessa Mills of Providence Eye & Laser Specialists discusses the importance of assessing vision issues during childhood, as August is deemed “Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month” by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).

Children’s eye health and safety is of particular interest to me because not only am I an optometrist, but I am also the mother of two young children. A child’s eyes are not fully formed at birth; a child’s visual … Continue


After LASIK Eye Surgery Part III: Daily Activities

Once a LASIK eye surgery patient’s procedure is complete, the Providence Eye & Laser Specialists office sends them home with their accompanying driver to take a long nap. When they awake, they will already experience clearer vision. However, it is imperative to remember that your corneal tissue requires several weeks to completely heal. While this occurs, patients often have questions about when and how they complete certain everyday tasks after their LASIK eye surgery. … Continue


After LASIK Eye Surgery Series Part II: Medications

Once a LASIK eye surgery patient’s procedure is complete, the Providence Eye & Laser Specialists office sends them home with their accompanying driver to take a long nap. When they awake patients will already experience clearer vision. However, it is imperative to remember that your corneal tissue requires several weeks to completely heal. While this occurs, patients often have questions about when and how they complete certain everyday tasks after their LASIK eye surgery. … Continue


After LASIK Eye Surgery Series Part I: Bathing & Showering

Once a LASIK eye surgery patient’s procedure is complete, the Providence Eye & Laser Specialists office sends them home with their accompanying driver to take a long nap. When they awake they will already experience clearer vision. However, it is imperative to remember that your corneal tissue requires several weeks to completely heal. While this occurs, patients often have questions about when and how they complete certain everyday tasks after their LASIK eye surgery. … Continue


The Cost of LASIK Eye Surgery– Why Less Isn’t Always More

Paying for the cost of LASIK eye surgery may not be a cakewalk, but between setting money aside and using FSA or HSA accounts, your LASIK procedure does not have to break the bank. However, should you come across tempting offers that promise cheap, fast and quality LASIK eye surgery, beware. A lower LASIK cost (probably) isn’t more in this case.

While discount LASIK eye surgery may sound enticing, there are numerous reasons to be … Continue


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