Your Eyeglass Prescription Numbers: What They Mean and What Vision Correction Procedure Can Help


Your Eyeglass Prescription Numbers: What They Mean and What Vision Correction Procedure Can Help

What do eyeglass prescription numbers mean? Eyeglass prescriptions generally have 3 numbers on them that include: 1) Spherical power 2) Astigmatism Magnitude 3) Astigmatism Axis Spherical power and astigmatism magnitude are both values given in diopters. Positive spherical values generally mean you have far-sightedness, or hyperopia, meaning you see better far away than you do… Read More

How Does Your Cornea Protect Your Eye After LASIK?

The cornea is the clear front structure at the front of the eye that is essentially the “window” into the eye. Dr. Swanic is a board-certified ophthalmologist who completed a fellowship in Corneal Surgery at UCLA following his residency. This training included extensive training in refractive surgery but also training in cornea transplantation along with… Read More

Can LASIK Treat Astigmatism?

What is Astigmatism? Astigmatism is a condition that causes a distortion of vision. The most likely cause of astigmatism is the shape of the cornea. The cornea is the clear window to the eye and is the same structure that ophthalmologists reshape when we perform LASIK, PRK, or SMILE. LASIK and PRK are essentially the… Read More

Does the Laser your LASIK Surgeon Uses Matter?

The simple answer is: YES! But it’s like any tool in life; the device is only as good as the person using it. So you need great LASIK lasers, great diagnostic equipment, and a great surgeon to put it all together for the best possible LASIK outcomes. Read on to find out why we recently… Read More

Can LASIK Make You Go Blind?

The short answer to the above question is that it would be highly, highly unlikely in the year 2022 with all of the technological advancements we have seen in LASIK surgery since the excimer laser was originally approved by the FDA in 1995. We now have nearly 30 years of experience with this advanced form… Read More

How Long Does LASIK Take?

LASIK surgery is one of the most common procedures performed in the United States, and it is great way for people who wear contact lenses to get out of them in a matter of minutes. Yes that is right, LASIK surgery can be done in only a few minutes. LASIK eye surgery consists of 2… Read More

Dr. Swanic Visits Parkhurst Nuvision Evo ICL Site

Dr. Swanic was fortunate enough to be invited to visit the practice of another successful LASIK and Cataract Surgeon in San Antonio this week.   He made the quick trip over to Parkhurst NuVision in San Antonio Texas to explore some of the exciting new technology they are using to implant the recently approved STAAR Evo ICL…. Read More

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. What if I blink or move during LASIK surgery? During all of the eye surgeries that I perform including: LASIK, cataract surgery,… 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

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