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  • Why Pro Athletes and Weekend Warriors Love LASIK and PRK

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 15-Sep-2017

    During the 2017 offseason, NFL quarterback Carson Wentz joined a growing list of professional athletes – and weekend warriors – who have undergone laser eye surgery. From comfort to convenience to safety to performance – athletes decide to get LASIK or PRK (photo refractive keratectomy) for a number of reasons. They want dependable, hassle-free vision during game play Athletes ...
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  • Get Real: 5 Truths About LASIK That May Surprise You

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 25-Jul-2017

    If you inquired about LASIK surgery in the past and were told you weren’t a good candidate, we should talk. Misconceptions about LASIK are plentiful, because many people – even some eye doctors – don’t realize new technology has paved the way for more people to have safe, successful laser eye surgery. According to Key-Whitman Eye Center’s President and Chief Surgeon ...
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  • 4 Innovative Ways to Declare Your Independence from Glasses

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 18-Jul-2017

    Dry eyes. Astigmatism. Nearsightedness. Farsightedness. In the past, these conditions – and others – may have prevented some people from getting vision correction surgery or wearing contact lenses comfortably. Fortunately, those days are long gone for many patients at Key-Whitman Eye Centers. According to Key-Whitman’s Dallas optometrist Martin L. Faber, “Many advances in ...
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  • Who Is a Good Candidate for LASIK?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 29-May-2017

    LASIK laser eye surgery can correct problems in your yes with ease. Not only is this procedure non-invasive and require minimal recovery time, but it could dramatically improve your vision and your quality of life! Not everybody qualifies for this procedure, unfortunately, as it can only fix certain types of issues, but we find that the vast majority of ideal LASIK candidates had no idea they even ...
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  • Can LASIK Correct a Lazy Eye?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 10-May-2017

    Do you suffer from “amblyopia,” or as it’s more commonly known, a “lazy eye?” This is a fairly frustrating condition in that it can alter someone’s ability to properly use both eyes. Essentially, this is caused by the brain and the eye not working together properly. In its early stages, amblyopia looks fairly normal: the eye appears to be functioning properly, ...
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  • How Long Does It Take to Recover From LASIK Surgery?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 4-May-2017

    LASIK surgery has revolutionized vision and allowed people to see more clearly and naturally than they ever have before. However, despite the fact that this procedure is non-invasive, it is eye surgery that is performed with a laser and will require a recovery period. One of the most frequent questions we receive involves how long this recovery period will take, including how long someone who ...
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  • Buyer Beware: Why Price Shouldn't Come First When Shopping for LASIK

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 8-Feb-2017

    Key-Whitman Eye Center patient Tommy Hardeman recently stopped by our Dallas eye center for his annual eye health exam. Tommy has been enjoying 20/20 vision for the past eight years, thanks to successful vision correction surgery at Key-Whitman. While you may assume Tommy had LASIK eye surgery at Key-Whitman, he actually underwent an Implantable Collamer ® Lens (ICL) procedure – commonly ...
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  • For Chewbacca Mom, Life's Simple Joys Are Even More Joyful After LASIK

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 16-Nov-2016

    To date, more than 8 million viewers have laughed along with 37-year-old, stay-at-home mom Candace Payne as she dons a Chewbacca mask in her internet-busting viral video on YouTube. Life has been full of excitement and revelations for Payne since sharing the video in May. While she was making the rounds of the morning talk shows, appearing on James Corden’s Late Late Show and scoring a ...
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  • Dramatic Survey Results: 97 Percent of People Prefer Results of LASIK to Wearing Contacts

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 24-Aug-2016

    If you have been hesitant to undergo LASIK eye surgery, even though wearing contact lenses and glasses can be a hassle, new research may change your mind. For the first time, a three-year longitudinal survey asked former contact lens wearers whether they were more satisfied with their vision wearing contacts or following LASIK. As noted in the headline above – survey participants preferred ...
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  • At 25, Air Force Veteran Goes from Legally Blind to 20/20 Vision in 20 Minutes - Thanks to LASIK

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 12-Apr-2016

    Admittedly, Rebekah Moore almost lost her chance of getting LASIK eye surgery because she didn’t take her eye health seriously. It wasn’t until a corneal ulcer caused by sleeping in her contacts nearly ruled her out as a candidate for LASIK that everything clicked. To take find out if you are a good candidate for LASIK, call (972) 905-9128 or schedule a consultation with our LASIK eye ...
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  • Eye Doctors Are 5X More Likely to Get LASIK Than the Rest of Us, Here's Why

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 22-Feb-2016

    A recent survey published in the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery reveals that ophthalmologists are five times more likely to have LASIK refractive surgery than the general population. This revelation came as no surprise for Key-Whitman Eye Center’s Dallas Optometrist Amanda Hoelscher, O.D. You see, Dr. Hoelscher has enjoyed clear vision without glasses or contacts since undergoing ...
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  • Are You Guilty of These Four Common Contact Lens Hygiene Mistakes?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 15-Sep-2015

    An estimated 125,000,000 people across the globe wear contact lenses as an alternative to eyeglasses. While they are a comfortable and convenient way to correct vision, they still require safe handling practices to reduce the risk of eye infections and other complications. Many people are not aware of these risks or of how to prevent them. According to a recent report, nearly 99 percent of contact ...
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  • He Can See Clearly Now... But What Took So Long for Country Star Blake Shelton?

    Posted By Key Whitman || 13-Aug-2015

    Recently, Shelton (who is also a coach on TV’s “The Voice”), lambasted himself in a tweet for waiting until age 39 to get LASIK eye surgery. While we don’t know why Shelton waited so long or details about his eyesight, it’s likely he did miss out by waiting 20 years to wake up everyday being able to see clearly without glasses or contacts. At the same time, is 39 a ...
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  • The Do's and Don'ts of Wearing Contact Lenses

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 11-Aug-2015

    If you want freedom from eyeglasses—whether you're an athlete, live an active lifestyle or simply don’t prefer the look of glasses—and LASIK isn’t an option for you, contact lenses are a simple solution that can give you the freedom you’re looking for. Before you get fitted for your first pair of contacts, here are some dos and don’ts of wearing contact ...
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  • Benefits of LASIK Eye Surgery for Athletes

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 22-Jul-2015

    An athlete's vision needs go beyond the vision requirements of daily life. Many sports require excellent depth perception, peripheral vision and hand-eye coordination—all aspects of vision that may affect an athlete’s performance. Like anyone without 20/20 vision, athletes must rely on corrective lenses, such as contact lenses or eyeglasses, to see clearly. Unfortunately for ...
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  • Why Millennials Should Invest in LASIK

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 25-Jun-2015

    Is LASIK eye surgery something you consider out of reach due to your age or financial status? When you take time to look at the benefits of LASIK, you might be surprised to learn that laser eye surgery is an ideal option for young adults. Here are five reasons young people should consider LASIK eye surgery: Quick recovery. You don’t need to have a bunch of vacation time saved up before you ...
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  • 7 Myth-Busting Truths About LASIK That Will Make You Ditch Your Contacts

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 15-Jun-2015

    From cost to misplaced fears, many people opt for contact lenses over getting LASIK for all the wrong reasons. The truth is for most people, LASIK eye surgery comes with fewer drawbacks than contact lenses, and there is plenty of new research (and plain old facts) to support this premise. “Safety, convenience, superior vision and long-term savings make LASIK eye surgery a winner over contact ...
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  • What'€™s New in LASIK Eye Surgery

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 1-May-2015

    Technology is constantly changing, and the technology we use to perform LASIK eye surgery is no different. LASIK tools and procedures have evolved greatly over the past 25 years. As technology improves, more patients are able to benefit from corrective eye surgery and the outcomes of vision correction surgery improve. Key-Whitman is one of the first LASIK Centers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to ...
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  • Questions to Ask During Your LASIK Consultation

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 6-Mar-2015

    If clear vision is your goal in 2015, you may be wondering if LASIK is right for you. Due to its success rate, LASIK laser eye surgery is a popular vision correction procedure among people with nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. The LASIK procedure can free you from dependence on prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. (Note: All LASIK patients do eventually require reading ...
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  • LASIK Patient Satisfaction Skyrockets from 60% to 96% Thanks to New Technology and Screening Techniques

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 27-Feb-2015

    LASIK eye surgery has been performed for nearly twenty years in the U.S., and recent findings from two FDA studies (PROWL-1 and PROWL-2) reveal that more than 96 percent of patients are satisfied with their results three months after surgery. According to Key-Whitman Eye Center’s President and Chief Surgeon Jeffrey Whitman, M.D. , “Satisfaction rates would have been even higher had ...
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  • Using Your FSA to Pay For LASIK

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 26-Dec-2014

    If you’ve been considering LASIK eye surgery but aren’t sure how to cover the expenses, the answer may lie in your healthcare benefits. If you have a flexible spending plan (FSA) through your employer, LASIK is considered an eligible expense. An FSA allows you to put aside a set amount of pretax income to use for medical, dental and vision expenses. In 2014, there was a $2,500 limit ...
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  • Preparing for LASIK During the Holiday Season

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 18-Dec-2014

    Do you have LASIK eye surgery scheduled during the holiday season? There’s nothing better than saying goodbye to your glasses or contact lenses and starting a new year off with crisp, clear vision. However, you may be wondering just how LASIK will fit into your holiday plans. The good news is that your LASIK procedure shouldn’t interfere with your holiday plans too much. Here are a few ...
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  • 'Tis The Season to Get LASIK

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 17-Dec-2014

    Have you been dependent on glasses or contact lenses for as long as you can remember? How would your life change if you woke up every morning able to see clearly, without fumbling for your glasses or stumbling to the mirror to put in your contact lenses? With LASIK vision correction surgery, it is possible to see the world with crisp, brilliant clarity. It is possible to watch television, drive or ...
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  • Why Contacts Are More Risky than LASIK: 4 Serious Contact Lens Complications That Jeopardize Eye Health

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 2-Oct-2014

    Recently, a horror story about microscopic bugs (the ancanthamoeba) eating through the corneas of a Taiwanese student made headlines. The young woman, who is now blind in both eyes, unwisely wore limited-wear, disposable contacts for several months, and even went swimming during this period. While this story should give contact lens wearers pause – the acanthamoeba can survive in tap water, ...
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  • The Link Between LASIK Eye Surgery and Dry Eyes

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 31-Mar-2014

    Every year, more than a million people get LASIK eye surgery to correct their vision. Of those, about eight in 10 LASIK patients will experience dry eyes following the procedure. Dry eyes is a condition that causes the eyes to itch, burn and produce excessive tearing. It is a common side effect of LASIK and may persist for a few days or weeks following surgery. Does LASIK cause dry eyes? Dry eyes ...
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