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 […]
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, […]
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, […]
Epi-LASIK: The Perfect Procedure 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 […]
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 Dr. Vale […]
  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 […]
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 […]
There are safe ways to view the solar eclipse, even if you can’t find eclipse eyewear. The simplest requires only a long box (at least six feet long), a piece of aluminum foil, a pin, and a sheet […]
  LASIK and other refractive procedures don’t just result in noticeably clearer vision. There are also unexpected benefits to having one of these procedures. For many of our patients, laser vision correction results in noticeable improvement in other important aspects of vision. […]
    Generally, eye surgeons will recommend either PRK or Epi-LASIK to patients who have small eyes or very thin corneas. This is because it may be difficult or even impossible to safely use the tools to perform standard […]
Many a 40-something guy or gal has experienced that seemingly sudden shortening of the arms. Your arms don’t actually shrink, but somehow they don’t seem long enough to get that newspaper or book far enough away to read. That’s […]
Because it is a common condition, particularly among those who read, work at a computer, or drive a car for extended amounts of time, it is important to know the symptoms of eye strain. The condition is not […]
  PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) is a type of laser vision correction, refractive surgery to correct myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. PRK was the first type of laser eye surgery developed for vision correction and is the predecessor […]
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 by glasses, contact lenses, or standard laser vision correction procedures such […]
The Nidek EC-5000 Excimer Laser at Acuity What is it? The Nidek EC-5000 Excimer Laser System is an ophthalmic laser system for refractive surgery of the cornea designed to correct the vision of patients with refractive errors (nearsightedness […]
Q. What is an Auto-refractor? A: Auto-refractors are machines that automatically determine the correct lens prescription for your eyes. If you’ve discovered you might need vision correction during your eye examination, it’s vital to determine just how “much” […]