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What Causes Cataracts?

Cataracts are the cause of half of all blindness and 33% of visual impairment worldwide. A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye leading to a decrease in vision. Cataracts can impact just one eye or both eyes and can develop slowly over time.  Although some children are born with cataracts, it… Read More


Wearing Contacts before a LASIK Consultation

What’s the hardest part of having LASIK surgery?  It’s not necessarily the recovery.  A lot of our patients say going without contacts is often the hardest part of LASIK. Before having a consultation for LASIK surgery, you must not wear your contacts from anywhere between 10 days to a month before surgery, depending on the… Read More


LASIK Healing Time

One of the great advantages of LASIK eye surgery is the quick healing time. Once the procedure is complete, you will typically notice an immediate improvement in vision.  This changes within an hour or so, as your eye begins to heal and your vision becomes blurry. Although you should have little to no immediate discomfort,… Read More


LASIK for Cataracts?

Cataracts are a natural clouding of the crystalline lens of the eye.  Many people with cataracts complain of poor distance vision, which is especially noticeable while driving. Modern cataract surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis.  Anesthetic is used to minimize discomfort and a sedative may be used to alleviate anxiety.  An incision is… Read More


LASIK Consultation Preparation

Here at Bellevue LASIK & Cataract in Seattle, we believe preparation is the key to any successful treatment.  If you’re scheduled for a LASIK procedure, we advise you to do all you can to research the procedure, recovery and results in order to be as informed and prepared as you can. Before you are scheduled… Read More