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  1. LASIK Enhancement: When Additional Surgery Is Necessary

    If you dream of being able to see clearly without the hassle and discomfort or contacts or glasses, you may be contemplating the benefits of LASIK eye surgery. Since this procedure has become so common, you likely have friends and relatives who have had LASIK and rave about the excellent results they’ve received from this…

  2. What You Should Know About Using Artificial Tears for Dry Eyes Post-Lasik

    Like most surgical procedures, Lasik requires additional care to help with recovery, healing, and discomfort after the surgery. Irritation and dry eyes are most people’s biggest concerns in the immediate period following their Lasik procedure. Luckily, a pocket-sized bottle of artificial tears is typically the extent of what you need to relieve these symptoms. But…

  3. How to Prevent Foggy Glasses While Masking

    Two years into this pandemic, there’s a nagging nuance troubling millions of Americans – how to stop their eyeglasses from fogging while wearing a mask to prevent the transmission of illness. What should you adjust? Your mask? Your glasses? Your breathing? Instead of making light of a problem so many people experience daily, we feel…

  4. Will COVID-19 Affect Your Vision?

    Like any inoculation against illness, the COVID-19 vaccination brings potential side effects, but they are different for everyone. These are typically mild and signify your immune system is working hard to recognize the virus, so it can protect you. After a COVID-19 vaccination or booster shot, many people experience soreness around the injection site, fatigue,…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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,…