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Looking into LASIK? Here’s How to Understand the Research

If you are considering your vision correction options, particularly those beyond glasses and contact lenses, you are probably looking into LASIK. While it is comforting to see the enormous amount of clinical data supporting LASIK as safe and effective, it can be tough to wade through the technical language and scientific jargon often used in research articles about the laser…

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Guidelines for Becoming a LASIK Candidate

Not everyone who needs glasses or contacts to see well enjoys wearing them, which is why – so far – more than 19 million people in the U.S. have had LASIK. The laser vision correction option is both safe and effective, which is why it is so popular. After 20 years of popularity, everyone has probably heard about LASIK. But…

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How We Know LASIK is Safe

If you rely on glasses or contact lenses to see well, it is likely at some point you have wondered what it would be like to see without needing corrective lenses. Which means, you’ve thought about a laser vision correction procedure – like LASIK. Because it is elective surgery, it is important to weigh the risks and benefits of LASIK.…

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LASIK Complication Rates: Get the Facts

When weighing a decision about an elective surgery, such as LASIK or other laser vision correction procedure, it is natural to want to thoroughly understand the potential risks and benefits.  Dr. Solomon and his team are here to answer any questions you have, and we understand you may want to do some independent research on your own to help you…

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LASIK Success Rates: Know the Facts

Patients who come into our office to talk about their vision correction options often have questions about the LASIK success rate. This isn’t surprising, given the procedure’s popularity and performance in improving vision and reducing – even eliminating – patients’ reliance on glasses or contacts. This article offers an in-depth look at how LASIK success is measured and how the…

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Get the Facts About LASIK Complications

When researching laser vision correction procedures such as LASIK, it is important to understand both the benefits and the risks of the procedure. With so much information available online, it can be confusing and even scary researching LASIK complications. The good news for those looking into LASIK is the body of clinical research available to reaffirm safety, effectiveness, and satisfaction…

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What You Need To Know About PROWL

This post originally appeared on the ARSC Insight Blog. Two new PROWL studies published online in the JAMA Ophthalmology shed new and important light on patient experiences after LASIK surgery. What is PROWL? The goal of the FDA’s PROWL (Patient Reported Outcomes with LASIK) studies was to validate a new questionnaire that gives patients an accurate and complete way to…

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8 Questions I Want You to Ask Me About LASIK (Part II of II)

Being informed about your vision correction options, including laser eye surgery, is very important. Yesterday, we covered the first 4 questions, including the safety of LASIK and how the surgery compares to contact lenses. Today, we continue with the final 4 questions you need to be asking about LASIK in Charleston, SC. 5. Has LASIK changed since it was first approved?…

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8 Questions I Want You to Ask Me About LASIK (Part I of II)

Being informed about your vision correction options, including laser eye surgery, is an important first step in determining what’s right for you. In this 2-part series, we cover eight questions I want you to ask me while doing your research and evaluating if in Charleston, SC, is right for you.  1. Is LASIK safe? Recently, I led a group of scientists…

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When Contact Lenses Let You Down

Sometimes it starts with a mild tingling sensation. Or maybe your eyes just feeling drier than usual. It’s the beginning of a day when your contacts aren’t going to be comfortable. And, it’s disappointing, because for more than 30 million people in the U.S., contacts are the vision correction of choice without broadcasting that they, in fact, can’t see well…

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Kerry Solomon, MD

Most experienced LASIK &
Laser Cataract Surgeon in SC

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