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Can I have LASIK if I have Keratoconus?

Keratoconus (ker-uh-toe-KOH-nus) occurs when your cornea — the clear, dome-shaped front surface of your eye — thins and gradually bulges outward into a cone shape. Keratoconus is a progressive disease. According to the staff at Bellevue LASIK & Cataract Center in Seattle, it can occur in one or both eyes and often begins during a… Read More


How Eye Movement Speed Affects Decision-Making

If you become impatient very easily, you may have faster eye movements. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University in Maryland have published a study that may shed some light as to why certain people are perfectly content waiting in a long grocery store line, for example, while others feel compelled to move to find shorter lines…. Read More


Is LASIK Right for High Astigmatism?

Astigmatism exists when an irregularly shaped cornea or lens in the eye causes blurry vision.  High astigmatism is a more severe form, and cause reading problems, headaches and other difficulties. High astigmatism can be corrected with glasses, contacts or with LASIK surgery.  As the degree to astigmatism gets higher, the choices in contact lenses gets… Read More


Can Contacts Cause Bacteria to Grow in the Eye?

Contacts lenses may cause bacteria to grow in the eye, according to a recent study. The lenses can change the community of bacteria living in your eyes. Results of the study, conducted by NYU Langone, point to contact lenses as causing an increase in bacteria and certain types of infections. “Our research clearly shows that… Read More


Afraid of Pain During LASIK? Don’t Be.

If you’re afraid of pain during LASIK surgery, you’re not alone.  Here at Bellevue LASIK & Cataract in Bellevue, Washington, many of our clients express this concern pre-surgery.  Patients often worry that since they are awake during the procedure, it will be uncomfortable.  However, you don’t have anything to worry about. Even though you are… Read More