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What Happens if I Blink During LASIK?

As a LASIK surgeon this is honestly one of the most common questions I get from potential LASIK patients. The good news is that it really isn’t possible to blink during LASIK surgery. During all of the eye surgeries that I perform including: LASIK, cataract surgery, pterygium removal, or even a corneal transplant I utilize… Read More


Laser Cataract Surgery VS Traditional Cataract Surgery

On nearly every cataract evaluation we perform we get questions about whether or not cataract surgery is laser surgery. The short answer is “no.” However, we do perform laser assisted cataract surgery in which a few of the steps are performed by a femtosecond laser and other steps are performed manually. The truth is that… Read More


Smile vs LASIK

What is LASIK eye surgery? LASIK eye surgery corrects vision by reshaping the cornea with a device called an excimer laser. LASIK stands for Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis. Keratomileusis is a greek term that means “corneal reshaping” and reshaping the cornea with the excimer laser is what enhances patients vision. In Situ means “on site”… Read More


How Long Does LASIK last?

There are many myths out there regarding the permanence of LASIK eye surgery. We will try to debunk these myths, but at the same time give you absolutely essential knowledge on LASIK surgery, its effectiveness, its safety, and most importantly how long it is likely to last. As a general rule though, modern LASIK is… Read More


Handling eye Emergencies in the time of COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions

Can I still get eye care without going to the hospital? Yes! And we strongly recommend that you stay away from the hospitals for eye issues right now so that our health care workers can focus on infected patients and other patients that require emergency treatment for life threatening conditions like heart attacks and strokes. … Read More


5 Reasons to choose Las Vegas Eye Institute for LASIK

LASER Vision correction is an amazing procedure and there are many excellent places to get it done. However, we know that when it comes to your eyes that it’s not only normal, but expected, to be nervous about getting this procedure done. We want to put you at ease and let you know what we… Read More


What does my LASIK cost include at Las Vegas Eye Institute?

When selecting a LASIK provider, it is important to understand what your LASIK cost includes. Some providers advertise for a low initial cost, only to charge more for “add-ons” which result in a much higher cost of LASIK than the price that was initially quoted. At Las Vegas Eye Institute we do not have a… Read More


Am I a candidate for LASIK or Refractive Surgery?

This is a common reason for consultations at Las Vegas Eye Institute.  It’s no secret that Americans all want the best vision possible, and laser vision correction, or LASIK surgery, is one the best ways to get it. Here we attempt to discuss some of the key elements of a thorough examination for LASIK surgery. … Read More


Is the Alcon PanOptix the best intraocular lens (IOL) after cataract surgery?

On August 27th of this year Alcon announced the FDA approval of their new trifocal intraocular lens for use at the time of cataract surgery or refractive lens exchange. Since this launch my Instagram has been flooded with doctors all over the country announcing that they have been the first to implant it in their… Read More


How common is Dry eye after LASIK?

I often get asked about LASIK and dry eye, especially being a LASIK surgeon in the very dry city of Las Vegas, Nevada.  Let me be straight with you. Yes, LASIK can make dryness worse, but the good news is that the dryness is typically temporary.  In my experience, the dryness takes about a week… Read More


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