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Advancements in LASIK

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In general, medical procedures evolve and improve over time. This is especially true with LASIK eye surgery. The latest LASIK technology hardly resembles the original procedure first introduced decades ago.  LASIK Then Although LASIK eye surgery formally began being performed in the 1990s, its roots date back to the 1960s. During the early days of… Read More


Who is Not Suitable for Laser Eye Surgery?

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Not everyone is a good candidate for laser eye surgery. There are several reasons why laser eye surgery may not be a good choice of vision correction for some patients. Below is some information about who is not suitable for laser eye surgery: Those who are younger than 18 years old. Laser eye surgery results… Read More


Traditional vs. Laser Cataract Surgery

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If the lens inside your eye has become cloudy, you may want to consider cataract surgery. During cataract surgery in Upland, the cloudy lens is removed and replaced with an artificial lens (called an intraocular lens, or IOL) to restore clear vision. The procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis and does not require… Read More


How are Cataracts Removed?

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When a cloudy cataract impairs your vision so much that you cannot perform daily tasks, cataract surgery may help you. Traditional cataract surgery is one of the most common, safe and effective surgeries performed today. In traditional cataract surgery, incisions are made in the cornea using handheld blades to access the cataract. The cloudy cataract… Read More


What Questions Should I Ask My LASIK Surgeon?

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Choosing to undergo LASIK surgery is an important, potentially life-changing decision. Prior to your LASIK surgery, you will get the chance to ask your surgeon all the questions you want to ask. To help you make an informed decision, Our Doctors at Pacific Eye Institute in Upland recommend the following list of questions to ask during… Read More


Are Cataract Surgery and LASIK Surgery the Same Thing?

LASIK surgery and cataract surgery are NOT the same thing. They are two procedures with the same goal of improving vision, but they correct two different problems.   Cataract – A cataract is simply a clouding of the natural lens inside the eye. The lens maintains a delicate balance between water and protein so that we… Read More


Does LASIK Treat Nearsightedness?

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Nearsightedness, medically known as myopia, is a refractive error many people are born with or develop as they age. Myopia is the most common refractive error of the eye. If you are nearsighted, you typically will have difficulty reading road signs and seeing distant objects clearly, but will be able to see well for close-up… Read More


What Causes Cataracts?

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A cataract is a common condition in which a normally clear eye lens becomes cloudy, causing blurry vision similar to looking through a foggy window. A cataract occurs when there is a buildup of proteins in the lens, creating protein clumps. These clumps or deposits prevent light from passing clearly through the lens, thus disrupting… Read More


Will I Still Need Glasses After LASIK?

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Patients typically undergo laser eye surgery to reduce or completely eliminate their need for visual aids such as contact lenses and glasses. The truth is that most patients will eventually require reading glasses at some point in their future. Laser eye surgery effectively treats farsightedness, a refractive error that results in blurry near vision and… Read More


What Kind of Doctor Performs Cataract Surgery?

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Cataracts are a cloudiness that forms in the normally clear lens of the eye, leading to decreased vision. Although cataracts are a leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 40, cataract surgery options offer an easy solution to clear vision for the millions that suffer from the condition. Cataract surgery can… Read More


Common Vision Challenges by Age

20 - 40
Are you tired of glasses & contacts?
Are you curious about LASIK vision correction?

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40 - 50
Has your up-close vision become blurry?
Do you need reading glasses to see menus, text messages, labels, etc.?
50+
Are you experiencing cloudy, yellowed vision?
Have you been diagnosed with cataracts?

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