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4 Preventable Causes of Blindness – and How to Fight Them

Posted by: Missouri Eye Institute in Blog on February 20, 2023

There are many conditions and situations that can cause vision loss. However, some of the most common are preventable. Causes of blindness, particularly in the United States and other developed nations, can often be addressed through means that are under our control. Here are four of the most common preventable causes of blindness, along with… Read More

5 Reasons Our Patients Love Their LASIK

Posted by: Missouri Eye Institute in Blog on February 6, 2023

If you’re not smitten with the idea of being in glasses or contacts till death do you part, it’s time to open your heart to LASIK. There are many reasons to love LASIK but here the top five, according to feedback we’ve received from thousands of happy LASIK patients over the years: 1. LASIK can… Read More

How Does LASIK Correct Refractive Errors?

Posted by: Missouri Eye Institute in Blog on February 2, 2023

LASIK is a fantastic procedure that has allowed many people to experience greater visual freedom. It combines high-end laser technology with streamlined technique.  It is also performed by eye doctors with years of training and experience. The result is a procedure that is fast, effective, and has a minimal recovery time.  Keep reading to learn… Read More

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Glaucoma

Posted by: Missouri Eye Institute in Blog on January 9, 2023

Although glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the developing world, awareness still lags. That lack of awareness could have devastating consequences in the future. Why? Because there are already more than 2.7 million people in the United States with glaucoma, and that figure is expected to double by 2050. But blindness from… Read More

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Better Vision 

Posted by: Missouri Eye Institute in Blog on January 9, 2023

New year, new resolutions, right? While you’re setting new goals for a better you, make a few promises to yourself that will help you protect your vision for years to come. Here are our top five. Nearly 20 million Americans are estimated to have age-related macular degeneration, and approximately 25 million over the age of… Read More

What Should I Expect Before Having LASIK?

Posted by: Missouri Eye Institute in Blog on January 3, 2023

LASIK is a quick procedure that can allow you to experience true visual freedom and reduced dependency on visual aids. However, before you get to your procedure day, there are a few things to make sure of. Keep reading to learn what you should expect before having LASIK! The LASIK Consultation The very first step… Read More

5 Ways to Relax for LASIK

Posted by: Missouri Eye Institute in Blog on December 15, 2022

It is normal – even common – for LASIK patients to be nervous before their procedure. Most are experiencing an eye procedure for the first time and may find the process and technology intimidating.  LASIK patients worry about a number of things, warranted or not: lack of control, fear of the unknown, being awake for… Read More

Can LASIK Treat Astigmatism?

Posted by: Missouri Eye Institute in Blog on December 12, 2022

One of the most persistent misconceptions about laser eye surgery is that people with astigmatism are not good candidates for LASIK. It’s hard telling how many prospective patients have believed this rumor – let’s dispel it for good! LASIK has come a long way in the last couple of decades, and mild to moderate astigmatism… Read More

6 Signs You’re Ready for LASIK

Posted by: Missouri Eye Institute in Blog on November 23, 2022

Thinking about ditching those clunky glasses or those uncomfortable contact lenses? You may be an ideal candidate for LASIK and not even know it. LASIK technology and techniques have come a long way in recent years. For that matter, you may have changed, too! If you’re considering a vision correction procedure for the first time… Read More


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