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  1. Can LASIK Reduce the Need for Reading Glasses?

    Though aging brings various challenges, needing reading glasses is a constant aggravation for many. If you hope to see things like recipes, directions, and labels clearly, you need your glasses close to hand, but they never seem to be around when you need them. But is LASIK eye surgery an answer for such a trivial…

  2. 5 Things to Do Before and After LASIK Eye Surgery

    When considering LASIK surgery, there are some necessary to-dos to prepare for the procedure and ensure a successful recovery. At Will Vision and Laser Centers in the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Brian Will consults with his patients to provide valuable information for the best LASIK experience, which includes proper preparation and after-surgery care. Here is a…

  3. When Can I Exercise After LASIK Surgery?

    After LASIK, you’ll need to be cautious about resuming various activities. Taking the proper precautions will return you to your routine safely and quickly. From swimming to running to playing 18 holes, you’ll be back to your favorite hobby before you know it. Here is a timeline to help you plan when to jump back…

  4. 10 Things That Are Better After LASIK

    Impaired vision can cause us to miss out on many of life’s little pleasures. Think back to any times you’ve left your reading glasses at home and had to squint to read signs and menus. You could easily lose a contact lens doing an activity like swimming, leaving half the world a blur. LASIK correction…

  5. The Best Time of Year for LASIK Eye Surgery

    When thinking about LASIK to correct vision and kiss your glasses or contact lenses goodbye, it’s not a decision you should make spontaneously. One thing you’ll want to consider is the timing for your procedure. Board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Brian Will at Will Vision and Laser Centers in Salem, OR, and Vancouver, WA, explains why the…

  6. Does My Eyeglass Prescription Qualify for LASIK?

    Some people think glasses make them look more intelligent or distinguished, while others enjoy the fashion statement they can make by having multiple eyeglass frame styles and colors. However, others don’t like the inconvenience and expense of having to update their prescription every year, trying fruitlessly to clean hopelessly smudged glasses, or replace lost, broken,…

  7. Checklist for Better Vision and Eye Health

    Vision is the power to sense the world around you – to visualize it and behold all its beauty and wonder. However, this ability varies from person to person, depending on your family history and the steps you take to maintain your eye health. Achieving and maintaining exceptional vision requires multiple practices. Board-certified ophthalmologist Dr….

  8. Eye Exams: 5 Reasons Why They Are Important

    Needing contact lenses and glasses can be a hassle. Buying them is costly, and you need an updated prescription to order them, which is why online eyewear stores are appealing. But, in trying to convince you of their convenience, they tell you, perhaps only subtly, it is okay to skip annual eye exams with your…

  9. What Not to Do After PRK Surgery

    PRK, also known as photorefractive keratectomy, involves a type of refractive surgery to correct myopia, astigmatism, and hyperopia. It was big before LASIK was a thing. Nowadays, PRK is still performed on patients in certain situations and differs from LASIK in several ways. The recovery, for starters, tends to last longer than the LASIK healing…

  10. Why It’s Is Critical to Avoid Sun Exposure After PRK Surgery

    PRK, or photorefractive keratectomy, surgery is an older form of refractive surgery. It employs a laser to treat vision defects caused by refractive errors in one or both eyes. During the procedure, Dr. Brian Will at Will Vision and Laser Centers will use a specific instrument to keep your eyes open, thus allowing him to remove…