LASIK Surgery

I am asked frequently if I perform LASIK surgery.  The answer is: no.  As an optometrist I do not perform any surgical procedures in the state of Arkansas.  That being said, I can be an asset to anyone seeking consultation and performance of LASIK through co-management.  Let me begin by explaining what LASIK is. LASIK…

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Astigmatism- Defined and Described!

Astigmatism (or “the stigmatism!!!”) is a common topic of discussion in my exam room.  Many people have heard about it, report a family history and believe they have it in their glasses prescription.  Conversely- many patients report suffering from symptoms of uncorrected astigmatism in their vision and are unaware that their visual problems could be…

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Your Glasses Buying Style Guide!

Style.  It’s an entirely subjective concept and has nothing to do with healthcare … until you are putting a vision correction prescription into some new frames.  Suddenly, what was an easy “just listen to the doctor” type visit turns into something downright scary to some people- Which glasses should I pick up?!?! One of the…

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