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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 […]

LASIK or PRK? Tampa Bay Eye Surgeon On the Differences and Benefits of Laser Vision Correction Techniques

Dr. Michael Manning with Gulfcoast Eye Care discusses the differences between LASIK and PRK laser vision correction procedures and why one may be better than the other for certain patients. Tampa Bay, FL – Advances in the field of ophthalmology and vision care over the last several years have changed the way millions of people see. Laser vision correction procedures such as LASIK and PRK have given many individuals an […]

LASIK or PRK – Which Treatment is Right for Me?

LASIK and PRK here at Gulfcoast Eye Care are the two major types of laser vision correction available, and both have proven to be very effective at significantly improving refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. In fact, LASIK and PRK can reduce and even eliminate the need for glasses and contact lenses. While many individuals are candidates for laser vision correction, there are some pronounced differences between LASIK […]

Another LASIK Patient Success Story – Andrea

Take a look at a video interview of Andrea, one of our laser vision correction patients. Andrea works for the Tampa Bay Rays, and recently had LASIK performed in both eyes. You can also read about Andrea’s experience below. What made you decide to finally have LASIK, and how is your vision getting better so far? I finally decided to have LASIK because I knew, if your prescription steadies off, […]

LASIK Patient Success Story – Jerri

Jerri is one of our most recent LASIK patients here at Gulfcoast Eye Care. Dr. Manning performed the popular laser vision correction procedure on both of Jerri’s eyes, and she is now able to go about her day without the constant need for glasses or contact lenses to see clearly. Jerri was kind enough to allow us to interview her about her LASIK experience: How was your vision getting in […]

Myths and Facts about LASIK

LASIK laser vision correction has helped people across the globe improve their vision and reduce dependence on glasses and contact lenses. It’s effectiveness has been proven time and time again right here at Gulfcoast Eye Care; however, there are still a great many myths and falsehoods about LASIK that can give individuals the wrong impression of the treatment. Here are a few of the most common myths associated with LASIK […]

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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 […]

LASIK or PRK? Tampa Bay Eye Surgeon On the Differences and Benefits of Laser Vision Correction Techniques

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Dr. Michael Manning with Gulfcoast Eye Care discusses the differences between LASIK and PRK laser vision correction procedures and why one may be better than the other for certain patients. Tampa Bay, FL – Advances in the field of ophthalmology and vision care over the last several years have changed the way millions of people see. Laser vision correction procedures such as LASIK and PRK have given many individuals an […]

LASIK or PRK – Which Treatment is Right for Me?

LASIK and PRK here at Gulfcoast Eye Care are the two major types of laser vision correction available, and both have proven to be very effective at significantly improving refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. In fact, LASIK and PRK can reduce and even eliminate the need for glasses and contact lenses. While many individuals are candidates for laser vision correction, there are some pronounced differences between LASIK […]

Another LASIK Patient Success Story – Andrea

Take a look at a video interview of Andrea, one of our laser vision correction patients. Andrea works for the Tampa Bay Rays, and recently had LASIK performed in both eyes. You can also read about Andrea’s experience below. What made you decide to finally have LASIK, and how is your vision getting better so far? I finally decided to have LASIK because I knew, if your prescription steadies off, […]

LASIK Patient Success Story – Jerri

Jerri is one of our most recent LASIK patients here at Gulfcoast Eye Care. Dr. Manning performed the popular laser vision correction procedure on both of Jerri’s eyes, and she is now able to go about her day without the constant need for glasses or contact lenses to see clearly. Jerri was kind enough to allow us to interview her about her LASIK experience: How was your vision getting in […]

Myths and Facts about LASIK

LASIK laser vision correction has helped people across the globe improve their vision and reduce dependence on glasses and contact lenses. It’s effectiveness has been proven time and time again right here at Gulfcoast Eye Care; however, there are still a great many myths and falsehoods about LASIK that can give individuals the wrong impression of the treatment. Here are a few of the most common myths associated with LASIK […]