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Yes, You Can Use Flex Spending on LASIK

A flexible spending account (FSA) or health spending account (HSA) can be a lifesaver when health expenses crop up that aren’t covered by medical insurance. Office copays and prescription copays are notoriously hard to predict, prompting us, at times, to overestimate what we need in our accounts for acute illness or injury. The flipside of… Read More


Vision Decisions: 6 Surprising Ways COVID-19 Has Changed Attitudes on Eye Care

The coronavirus has forced most of us to look at the world in new ways – literally. Things we didn’t have to think about at the start of 2020 are now part of our daily lives, for good or bad. In the eye care field, many of our patients are shifting their perspectives on the… Read More


How to Prepare for LASIK During COVID-19

It seems the coronavirus has us all reassessing our health and quality of life. With concerns surrounding the spread of germs with contact lenses, as well as frustration from foggy masks, many are turning to LASIK and LASIK alternatives (like the SMILE procedure) for vision correction. Still, many of our patients have questions about what,… Read More


Face Time: SMILE Procedure Lets Young Mom See Daughter Contact-Free

The inability to clearly see the faces of loved ones without contacts or glasses drove Alicia Stanek, 29, to take an important step toward change. With vision of -4.0 in the left eye and -4.5 in the right, everything in her world was blurry – including her beautiful 4-year-old daughter, Eleanor.  “I used to describe… Read More


Brother-Sister Duo Have Their Eyes in the Game After Vision Correction

A spur-of-the-moment decision about vision correction was all it took to forever change two lives for the better.   Ariana Cassells, 22, made the decision to have the SMILE procedure in early August 2020 with Dr. Shabbir Khambati at Lake Lazer Eye Center, and that step encouraged big brother Andre Drummond to follow suit. Drummond, 27,… Read More


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