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Do I Have to be Awake During LASIK?

While some prospective LASIK patients may like the idea of being “asleep” during the procedure, there would be many drawbacks to using general anesthesia for vision correction surgery. General anesthesia, regardless of the procedure being performed, always entails some additional risks. The duration of LASIK surgery is usually only about 10 minutes total, and our state-of-the-art lasers can reshape the cornea in less than one minute during that stage of […]

Is LASIK Permanent?

LASIK surgery has the ability to correct a number of common refractive errors, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. For the vast majority of our patients at Gulfcoast Eye Care, the results of LASIK surgery last decades. However, since LASIK works by altering the surface of the cornea, future changes that may occur inside of the eye can still affect your vision. While many patients experience the positive effects of LASIK […]

How Long is the Recovery Process after Refractive Lens Exchange?

One of the many benefits of RLE (Refractive Lens Exchange) is the minimal recovery time experienced by most patients. In fact, many individuals are able to return to normal routines after one day. Following the procedure, you will be given anti-inflammatory and antibiotic eye drops to facilitate healing. You will also be asked to return to Gulfcoast Eye Care for a few follow-up visits to check on your rate of […]

Benefits of Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)

Refractive Lens Exchange, commonly referred to as RLE, offers many individuals who are not candidates for LASIK and other laser vision correction treatments an alternative to improve vision affected by nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or presbyopia. Refractive Lens Exchange essentially involves removing the eye’s natural lens and replacing it with an advanced intraocular lens implant (IOL). Our experienced ophthalmologist, Dr. Michael Manning, can perform Refractive Lens Exchange procedures on an outpatient […]

Am I a Good Candidate for Refractive Lens Exchange?

While LASIK and other laser vision correction techniques are very popular among patients who wish to reduce their reliance on glasses and contact lenses, the fact is that those treatments are not the only advanced options available. Refractive Lens Exchange, or RLE, offers very similar outcomes and, in some cases, may even be a more ideal choice. Here at Gulfcoast Eye Care, Dr. Michael Manning can perform a thorough eye […]

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Do I Have to be Awake During LASIK?

While some prospective LASIK patients may like the idea of being “asleep” during the procedure, there would be many drawbacks to using general anesthesia for vision correction surgery. General anesthesia, regardless of the procedure being performed, always entails some additional risks. The duration of LASIK surgery is usually only about 10 minutes total, and our state-of-the-art lasers can reshape the cornea in less than one minute during that stage of […]

Is LASIK Permanent?

LASIK surgery has the ability to correct a number of common refractive errors, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. For the vast majority of our patients at Gulfcoast Eye Care, the results of LASIK surgery last decades. However, since LASIK works by altering the surface of the cornea, future changes that may occur inside of the eye can still affect your vision. While many patients experience the positive effects of LASIK […]

How Long is the Recovery Process after Refractive Lens Exchange?

One of the many benefits of RLE (Refractive Lens Exchange) is the minimal recovery time experienced by most patients. In fact, many individuals are able to return to normal routines after one day. Following the procedure, you will be given anti-inflammatory and antibiotic eye drops to facilitate healing. You will also be asked to return to Gulfcoast Eye Care for a few follow-up visits to check on your rate of […]

Benefits of Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)

Refractive Lens Exchange, commonly referred to as RLE, offers many individuals who are not candidates for LASIK and other laser vision correction treatments an alternative to improve vision affected by nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or presbyopia. Refractive Lens Exchange essentially involves removing the eye’s natural lens and replacing it with an advanced intraocular lens implant (IOL). Our experienced ophthalmologist, Dr. Michael Manning, can perform Refractive Lens Exchange procedures on an outpatient […]

Am I a Good Candidate for Refractive Lens Exchange?

While LASIK and other laser vision correction techniques are very popular among patients who wish to reduce their reliance on glasses and contact lenses, the fact is that those treatments are not the only advanced options available. Refractive Lens Exchange, or RLE, offers very similar outcomes and, in some cases, may even be a more ideal choice. Here at Gulfcoast Eye Care, Dr. Michael Manning can perform a thorough eye […]