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Let’s Begin with a Quick Look at How Laser Vision Correction Works: It’s helpful to look at common vision problems and the solutions that treat them. When you first realize you have a problem with your vision, you take […]

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by Steven Vale, M.D. Smoking May Affect the Eye After LASIK Dr. Vale and the Acuity staff take great pride in helping our patients in Northeastern, North central Pennsylvania and the Twin Tiers to see the world in […]
CALL (877) 520-3937 WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR TO SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION! At Acuity we offer a free, no obligation LASIK consultation to ALL prospective patients. This is an information session about the procedures we offer, recovery and […]
CUSTOM laser vision correction procedures such as LASIK, PRK, and Epi-LASIK are good choices for most patients. Custom is a laser vision correction technology that allows Dr. Vale to individualize the correction to your own eyes by eliminating […]
Laser eye surgery can greatly improve your vision. There are many laser eye surgery benefits. Using lasers for vision correction has been a huge success in the field of eye surgery and offers the potential to restore the […]

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Custom LASIK (also called wavefront LASIK or wavefront-guided LASIK) is an advanced form of LASIK surgery that is capable of producing sharper vision than conventional, non-wavefront LASIK. Higher-Order Aberrations To understand the value of custom LASIK, it’s important […]
LASIK Eye Surgery: LASIK, which stands for laser in-situ keratomileusis, is a popular surgery used to correct vision in people who are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism. There are many advantages to LASIK. All laser vision correction surgeries […]
by Steven Vale, M.D. One of the more common questions I hear from patients inquiring about LASIK is, “Can I still play sports after my surgery?” It’s a valid question. I wrote this short article explaining what you […]
by Steven Vale, M.D. After cataract surgery, some patients still need glasses or contacts. LASIK and PRK are better at touching up residual nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism than either lens exchange surgery or piggyback intraocular lens implant placement, […]
The recovery times and aspects of laser eye surgery recovery differ depending on the procedure you have. Generally, LASIK requires a 2-3 day recovery period before returning to your normal routine. PRK and Epi-LASIK will require 4-7 days before […]
Why Dry Eye Occurs After LASIK… by Steven Vale, M.D. Dry eye is a common problem after laser vision correction, particularly following LASIK. With LASIK, the cutting of the flap results in approximately 85% of the corneal nerves, […]
CALL 877-520-3937 WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR TO SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION! Yes, LASIK can fully and permanently correct astigmatism! Astigmatism is a very common vision problem. Despite having a somewhat scary-sounding name, astigmatism is not an eye disease […]
  As patient discomfort is minimized and recovery time shrinks, more surgeons are trying it—and many prefer it to LASIK. As a patient-pleasing refractive procedure, LASIK has been hard to beat. Some other ablative procedures have offered equally […]
CALL 877-520-3937 WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR TO SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION! The good news is…LASIK can fix astigmatism! Astigmatism is an extremely well-known, yet poorly understood phenomenon. It’s like the gluten intolerance of vision, except in this case […]
CALL 877-520-3937 WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR TO SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION! Consultation: Aproximately 30 minutes  You will be quoted a price for surgery based on your prescription following a brief exam on an auto refractor. We will also […]
CALL 877-520-3937 WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR TO SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION! All human eyes suffer from optical aberrations or distortions. Most people have mainly lower-order aberrations; myopia or near-sightedness, hyperopia or far-sightedness, and astigmatism. These are easily corrected […]
CALL 877-520-3937 WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR TO SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION! Another surgery for presbyopia that can reduce the need for reading glasses is monovision LASIK. In this technique, the LASIK surgeon fully corrects the distance vision of […]
  PREPARING FOR THE PRE-OPERATIVE EXAM PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE WITH ANY QUESTIONS! 877-520-3937 CONTACT LENSE WEARERS: YOU MUST BE OUT OF YOUR CONTACT LENSES FOR PRESCRIBED PERIODS OF TIME BEFORE YOUR PRE-OPERATIVE EXAM: 1. Soft Daily Wear = 7 […]
CALL 877-520-3937 WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR TO SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION!     This article by doctor Richard Lindstom discusses the benefits of Epi-LASIK using the Epithelial Separator: The Moria Epi-K. This is the same instrument used by […]
  CALL 877-520-3937 WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR TO SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION! About one in three people suffers from astigmatism, yet many would be surprised to know so many others also suffer from this condition. While common, astigmatism […]
  CALL 877-520-3937 WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR TO SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION! Astigmatism Defined What is astigmatism? Astigmatism is a common type of refractive error. It is a condition in which the eye does not focus light evenly onto the […]
CALL 877-520-3937 WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR TO SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION! If you’re tired of wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses, you may wonder whether LASIK surgery is right for you. LASIK is a type of refractive eye surgery. […]
LASIK surgery offers a wealth of benefits for the average eyeglasses wearer. If you’ve been wearing eyeglasses for a long time, consider the benefits of LASIK. 1. Improved vision. Studies have shown that about 95% of patients who […]
  Clinical Study Results Some of the early trial results, such as the 2003 VISX multi-center clinical study, that led to FDA approval for wavefront-guided laser vision correction showed the following:   • At one year after the […]
Ultimately, deciding between a Full Distance correction and a Monovision correction after laser vision correction is an individualized choice that is based on multiple factors. There is not one ‘right’ answer or ‘one size fits all’ solution. After getting to know […]