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LASIK Alternatives: What is PRK?

  While everyone is clamoring to correct their vision with LASIK eye surgery, there are factors that may keep some people from being able to safely undergo the surgery. Luckily, if you have been told you are not a good candidate for LASIK, you still have options. Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is a common alternative to… Read More


LASIK vs. Contact Lenses: Which Costs More?

Many people are hesitant in undergoing LASIK eye surgery in Wilkes-Barre, one reason being the high cost. A lot of people opt for glasses and contact lenses instead, thinking they are saving some money. But did you know that the cost of contact lenses over a 20 year period is more than the one-time fee… Read More


The Best Time for LASIK Surgery

For those with vision problems, LASIK seems like a no-brainer – like a dream come true. (And for those who have had LASIK surgery, it is!) However, there are many factors to consider before choosing LASIK, as this surgery is not the right option for everyone. To understand when the best time for LASIK is,… Read More


The Importance of Pediatric Eye Exams: Prevention and Awareness

When it comes to pediatric healthcare, parents almost always have a pediatrician and dentist in mind (sometimes even in their speed dial). However, growing children need thorough, comprehensive care for every aspect of their health – including their eyes. Eye care is usually overlooked in pediatric medicine because parents can be unaware of the importance… Read More


How Long Do LASIK Results Last?

Today, our generation happily coexists with technology. It comes as no surprise that technology has become deeply ingrained in our daily lives, with the use of cell phones, appliances and modern medicine. All of this technology is designed to make our lives easier and more fulfilled. We can also express the same sentiment when it… Read More


Lutein and Zeaxanthin: How It Might Benefit You

Eye nutrition is becoming a growing concern for many people, particularly those who share concerns of developing cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). It has been suggested by many studies that eating certain foods can help to reduce strain on your eyes and potentially even reduce your risks of developing age-related eye diseases. There are… Read More


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What’s the Difference between LASIK and PRK?

If you’re considering corrective vision surgery, you’ve probably heard of LASIK and PRK. Both procedures improve your vision and reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contacts. And both take place in our office and require only 60-90 minutes of your time. But there are some key differences you should understand when making your… Read More


What are the Symptoms of Cataracts?

An estimated 25 million Americans suffered from cataracts in 2010, according to the National Eye Institute.The condition becomes more prevalent as we age, with about 70% of adults aged 75 and older developing a cataract. Cataracts deteriorate vision and if left untreated, can lead to blindness. That’s why the experienced ophthalmologists of Eye Care Specialists… Read More


Wavefront Diagnosis

Before it was used in LASIK eye surgery, astronomers used Wavefront technology to adjust telescope optics by eliminating irregularities (technically called “aberrations”) caused by the Earth’s atmosphere. We use this same powerful technology to map the hundreds of unique, microscopic aberrations in your own eyes, enabling the Excimer laser to effectively target and correct each… Read More