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LASIK or PRK--Which is Right for Me?

LASIK or PRK--Which is Right for Me?

Created on: Wednesday, September 04, 2019
Author: Carter Eye Center

If you're starting your journey to better vision by considering laser eye surgery, congratulations! It's a big and exciting step. And it will be a life-changing one. Everyone deserves to wake up each day with clear, unrestricted vision, free from the hassles of glasses and contacts. If you...

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LASIK Safer Than Ever

LASIK Safer Than Ever

Created on: Monday, August 05, 2019
Author: Carter Eye Center

Modern Advancements Make LASIK Safer than Ever If you struggle with vision issues, you may wonder if LASIK is a better (safer) option than glasses or contact lenses. You wouldn't be alone. For those who take the next step to look into LASIK, often the first question we hear is, “Is LASIK s...

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Cataract Surgery May Do More than Improve Your Vision

Cataract Surgery May Do More than Improve Your Vision

Created on: Monday, July 01, 2019
Author: Carter Eye Center

No one likes a bad night's sleep. I bet you can't think of a single person who couldn't use a better night's rest from time to time. Research by the National Sleep Foundation indicates that, as people age, they begin having a harder time falling asleep and have more trouble stay...

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Cost of LASIK | Carter Eye Center | Dallas, TX

Cost of LASIK | Carter Eye Center | Dallas, TX

Created on: Thursday, June 06, 2019
Author: Carter Eye Center

Can You Put a Price on Great Vision? Of course not! Most people can't imagine life without quality vision, but if you're someone can't see clearly without help from glasses or contacts, you literally incur a maintenance fee for 20/20 vision. Between glasses, contacts, maintenan...

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Dallas LASIK Superstars (and Some Other Celebrities Too)

Dallas LASIK Superstars (and Some Other Celebrities Too)

Created on: Thursday, April 11, 2019
Author: Carter Eye Center

Do you ever wonder why you've never heard of someone famous who had LASIK? The truth is, you know plenty, you just may not be aware. Welcome to the Carter Eye Center tell-all, revealing some of your favorite celebrities who have gotten LASIK in Dallas and beyond! Some of the biggest star...

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5 Things to Expect After LASIK Surgery

5 Things to Expect After LASIK Surgery

Created on: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Author: Carter Eye Center

Surgery always sounds scary. The thought of having to spend long periods of time recovering while you cope with the pain of healing and possibility of complications can make anyone think twice about whether or not the surgery is actually worth it. However, LASIK is widely regarded as one ...

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5 Ways to Prepare for LASIK Surgery

5 Ways to Prepare for LASIK Surgery

Created on: Thursday, May 17, 2018
Author: Carter Eye Center

LASIK surgery can seem daunting. The idea of having a laser near your eye may sound scary, but the surgery itself is quick and painless. Because of the use of lasers, the surgery is highly accurate and safe. However, in preparing to undergo LASIK, it's important to keep a few things in mind...

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How Custom LASIK Has Changed the Game

How Custom LASIK Has Changed the Game

Created on: Thursday, April 19, 2018
Author: Carter Eye Center

While navigating the complex world of LASIK, you have probably noticed the term “custom LASIK” a lot. This is because custom LASIK is the new standard when it comes to getting the best possible results from your surgery. Better vision, a more predictable recovery, and a safer ex...

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As Summer Approaches, Is It Time to Ditch Your Glasses?

As Summer Approaches, Is It Time to Ditch Your Glasses?

Created on: Thursday, March 22, 2018
Author: Carter Eye Center

There’s no doubt that glasses are a big problem. They are uncomfortable, you may not like how they look, and it can be a huge hassle to deal with if they are broken. Even if you try to get around their appearance by using contacts, you have to deal with a whole other set of issues!

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Be Ready for Spring Allergies: How to Apply Drops the Right Way

Be Ready for Spring Allergies: How to Apply Drops the Right Way

Created on: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Author: Carter Eye Center

Spring is almost here, and unfortunately, so is all of the pollen that comes with it. For many of us, that means eyes that are constantly burning, itching, swollen, and watery. Often times, the most we can do for relief is reach for our preferred brand of eye drops in an effort to soothe the discomfort. Don’t be fooled, while it seems like an easy enough task, many don’t realize that they’ve been doing it wrong for years. Here’s a step by step list of the “right” way to use drops.

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Tips to Help You Finance Your LASIK

Tips to Help You Finance Your LASIK

Created on: Thursday, January 18, 2018
Author: Carter Eye Center

LASIK has the power to improve your life permanently and has already done so for millions of Americans. However, while LASIK certainly has some spectacular benefits, the cost may seem a little hard to swallow. LASIK can indeed cost upwards of $2,000 per eye, and many people simply cannot afford it. Or so they think.

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Are There Different Types of LASIK?

Are There Different Types of LASIK?

Created on: Friday, December 15, 2017
Author: Carter Eye Center

While LASIK is often portrayed as a magical, one-size-fits-all procedure, that is not entirely accurate. While the results may certainly seem magical, there are actually many different varieties of LASIK. They are all successful due to the amazing technology that has been developed specifically to make safe and effective, they are just altered in certain ways to appropriately suit the varied needs of different patients. Here’s an inside look at some of the different types of LASIK, and what makes them unique!

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Choosing the Right LASIK Surgeon Is Important

Choosing the Right LASIK Surgeon Is Important

Created on: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Author: Carter Eye Center

While LASIK is considered one of the safest surgeries out there, it is first and foremost just that - a surgery. All surgeries and operations have an inherent risk of complications, it comes with the invasive nature of surgery. LASIK itself is very minimally invasive, but it is nevertheless crucial to make sure your LASIK doctor is right for the job. Here’s what to watch out for when you’re looking for a surgeon.

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Enjoy Fall Without Glasses

Enjoy Fall Without Glasses

Created on: Monday, October 23, 2017
Author: Carter Eye Center

Fall is an amazing time of year, filled with delicious scents of pumpkin, refreshing cool breezes, and of course, football! It’s a time to get together with family and friends, whether it’s to eat candy with the kids on Halloween, tell ghost stories around a campfire, or to stop for a moment on Thanksgiving and consider all that you have to be grateful for.rn

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5 Fun Things to Do in Texas After You Get LASIK

5 Fun Things to Do in Texas After You Get LASIK

Created on: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Author: Carter Eye Center

LASIK can restore your vision and allow you to experience fantastic new adventures that are otherwise impossible or significantly less fun with the need to be reliant on glasses or contacts. Texas is a large state, but it is packed with fun things to do and beautiful sites to see. Here’s just a taste of some of these amazing places!

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Eyesight in the Space Age: LASIK Technology That Was Designed by NASA

Eyesight in the Space Age: LASIK Technology That Was Designed by NASA

Created on: Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Author: Carter Eye Center

There’s no question that we are living in the future. From having an extraordinarily powerful computer capable of doing just about anything in the palm of your hand everyday, to unimaginable leaps and advances in medicine that allows people to enjoy life longer and healthier, technology is always improving.

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Is It Too Late to Get LASIK?

Is It Too Late to Get LASIK?

Created on: Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Author: Carter Eye Center

Many medical procedures cannot be performed on older patients due to an increase in risk factors that are associated with age. This leads many to believe that LASIK follows similar rules. So the question is, is this the case with LASIK?

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4 LASIK Myths and the Truth Behind Them

4 LASIK Myths and the Truth Behind Them

Created on: Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Author: Carter Eye Center

Surgery is frightening and there is no lack of superstition surrounding just about any procedure that you can think of. LASIK is no exception, and it is easy to see why there could be so many misconceptions. It uses cutting edge technology, which some may think is unsafe or untested, and when you are dealing with something as important as eyesight, it can be hard to trust anyone. Rest assured, LASIK is an incredibly safe and effective surgery. Here are the answers to 4 common LASIK myths.

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4 Things You Should Know About Cataracts

4 Things You Should Know About Cataracts

Created on: Thursday, June 15, 2017
Author: Carter Eye Center

Currently, cataracts affect more than 22 million people in the United States that are above the age of 40. Worldwide there are more cataract cases than macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy combined.

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The Positive Impact LASIK Can Have on Your Life

The Positive Impact LASIK Can Have on Your Life

Created on: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Author: Carter Eye Center

Eyesight is important to us. From doing everyday tasks like reading and driving, to fully enjoying the most valuable moments of life, whether or not we can see clearly has a profound impact on us. It dictates many of the opportunities we are given, which in turn determines what kind of choices that we can make. This has a deep influence on our emotional state, so it is obvious why Americans spend almost 30 billion dollars on eye care.

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