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The Benefits of Having a Pair of Glasses

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Abrams Eye Institute Will Set You Up With The Right Pair of Glasses

Most people may wear contact lenses for the convenience. This includes greater ease of playing sports and the ability to wear sunglasses during the many sunny days enjoyed in Southern Nevada. The team at Abrams Eye Institute understand that many patients enjoy wearing contacts, but also stresses the benefits of pairing contacts with a nice pair of glasses, which can be secured through a prescription you can get during a general ophthalmology appointment at Abrams Eye Institute.

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Get the perfect pair of glasses with a prescription from Abrams.

With all of the benefits of contact lenses, many positive aspects of having a pair of glasses can be taken for granted. Such benefits including giving eyes a rest from wearing contacts, as well as being able to have glasses to account for the windy days – and dust and allergens – that are part of the region’s regular weather patterns. A pair of glasses can also spell relief on extremely hot days when contact lenses quickly dry out Wearing contacts during these conditions can be irritating and even lead to infections due to irritants and the desire they bring to run the eyes with fingers that may not be clean.

“If you wear contact lenses almost exclusively, we do recommend to our patients that they consider getting a pair of glasses for occasional and specific use,” said Dr. Jack Abrams, of the Abrams Eye Institute. “This benefits of glasses holds especially true for patients when they get eye infections from contacts, which can happen not only during hot, windy days but cold dry days during winter.”

As noted by Dr. Abrams, the climate in Las Vegas is one where pollen can be quite prevalent, especially after winters, like this one, that see a lot of rain. Another eye irritant, native to the community and necessary to account for when wearing contacts is cigarette smoke from working at or visiting casinos and other local establishments.

“We see many patients who work in the hospitality industry and who are exposed to cigarette and cigar smoke as part of their daily jobs,” said Dr. Abrams. “For these people who wear contact lenses during work, it’s good to be able to get home, remove their contacts, wash their eyes and then relax with a pair of glasses.”

It’s important to note that glasses and contact lens require different prescriptions, and these prescriptions should be updated regularly. That can done during a regular eye exam, which the Abrams team urges everyone to schedule annually. Even if a prescription doesn’t change, a regular eye exam will confirm that information, as well as account for the general health of your eyes.

For patients that don’t want to wear contact lenses or glasses, Abrams Eye Institute offers world-class Laser LASIK surgery, along with other non-LASIK alternatives for correcting vision. And if allergens or smoke causes dry eyes that don’t go away, Abrams has a Dry Eye Center, to help alleviate that discomfort on a more permanent basis.

Abrams Eye Institute Can Help

In addition to helping you get set up for the right pair of glasses, the team at Abrams Eye Institute can help you keep on top of your eye care with regular eye exams to ensure your eyes are healthy, as well as any eye surgery needs you may have. Call Abrams at 702-304-9494 to see how our award-winning service can help you. Abrams Eye Institute has clinics in Southwest Las Vegas, Henderson and Pahrump.

The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

Factors that Influence LASIK Surgery Prices

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When looking at LASIK surgery an an option for vision improvement, the team at Abrams Eye Institute understands that LASIK surgery prices are a major consideration. When doing research and making a decision on cost, it’s important to understand the difference between what some eye surgery practices offer, and what they actually deliver. This is of special concern when looking at places that promise LASIK at drastically marketed down prices. Dr. Jack Abrams and the team at Abrams have met with many patients needing to fix work done elsewhere that didn’t meet their expectations, and we don’t want that to happen to anyone else.

With that in mind, the following provides general information regarding LASIK costs, as well as what may be delivered for certain prices. Information we share is general, and subject to change at any time, and is ALWAYS contingent upon patient profiles and whether or not LASIK surgery is an option for them. Dr. Abrams is among the small handful of eye surgeons who turns people away when he does not see LASIK surgery as the right option for that patient at that time.

Average LASIK Surgery Prices – Reported by Surgeons in 2017

The national average cost of LASIK during 2017 using the FDA approved bladed method is $1,700 per eye. Alternatively, state-of-the-art technologies such as bladeless Custom-Wavefront LASIK is $2,300 per eye and varies by geographic region and surgeon experience. LASIK procedures listed below highlight the differences in the technology and where possible general costs.

  • Traditional – also known as Conventional or Standard LASIK is the lowest priced procedure. The national average cost is $1,677 per eye.
  • Custom – also known as Wavefront typically adds several hundred dollars to the price. The national average cost is $1,912 per eye.
  • Bladeless – also known as “all-laser LASIK” or IntraLase and utilizes an additional femtosecond laser which typically adds several hundreds of dollars in cost making it the highest priced procedure. Bladeless is available in either Traditional or Custom Wavefront technology
  • PRK – is also a bladeless procedure but does not use an additional laser to create the flap and is available in either Traditional or Custom technology. The pricing for PRK varies by provider
  • Bladed – uses a microkeratome blade and is available in Custom or Traditional technology. It typically costs several hundred dollars less than Bladeless
  • Warranty or Assurance Plans – doctors typically offer either a one year plan or a conditional lifetime plan and these plans offered by the doctor vary in price

Important Facts about LASIK Eye Surgery Prices

Beware of bait and switch pricing! Often extremely low prices of LASIK for $250 or $399 per eye have fine print attached and prices significantly increase based on your prescription or astigmatism.

Abrams Eye Institute prices for LASIK never increases based on your prescription or astigmatism. Many LASIK doctors only perform one type of LASIK procedure at the most expensive rate. Abrams Eye Institute offers a complete slate of FDA-approved technology and LASIK procedure type.

Lower your Cost of LASIK with your FSA/HSA

You may maximize your dollar by using your pre-tax Flex Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA). Depending on your tax bracket, you may save up to 30% or more in taxes. In accordance with new federal regulations on healthcare, the maximum allowed to put in your flex spending account is $2550.

Questions for the Best LASIK Cost:

When considering an eye surgeon for LASIK surgery, be it Abrams Eye Institute, or anyone else, make sure to including the following among the questions you ask when gathering information to make your decision:

  • What is included in the LASIK eye surgery cost?
  • Will you provide written quote and how long is it valid?
  • Does the price change based on the technology used?
  • Is my post-operative LASIK exams included in the price?
  • Is the cost of prescriptions included in the cost?

Abrams Eye Institute Can Help

Talk to Abrams Eye Institute today about Laser LASIK. Call us at 702-304-9494 to see how our award-winning service can help you with your vision care. Abrams Eye Institute has clinics in Southwest Las Vegas, Henderson and Pahrump.

The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions. and all eye surgery and care needs.

Abrams Eye Institute and Visual Field Eye Testing

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Visual Field Eye Testing Helps Set Up Baselines for Care

Visual Eye Testing Abrams Eye InstituteGiven that Abrams Eye Institute has seen and helped thousands of patients, and Dr. Jack Abrams serves as an Emergency Room eye surgeon, the practice understands that vision problems don’t always have obvious symptoms early on.

Fortunately, that’s where visual field testing comes in, as practiced by Abrams Eye Institute with our patients throughout Southern Nevada.

Visual field eye testing analysis enables the practice to detect early symptoms of vision problems such as blind spots, glaucoma, and retinal disease, as well as life-threatening conditions like strokes. The earlier these issues are detected, the better for the patient’s to enjoy better treatment outcomes.

How Visual Field Eye Testing Works

A visual field test is a method used by Abrams Eye Institute to measure the entire scope of vision for a patient being tested. Scope of vision includes central and peripheral (side) vision. A successfully applied visual field test can maps the visual fields of eyes, while also detecting blind spots and areas where vision in an eye may be limited.

When To Have Visual Field Eye Testing Done

Visual field testing is often used by the Abrams Eye Team to detect signs of glaucoma damage found in the optic nerve. Visual field tests are also useful for detecting central or peripheral retinal diseases of the retina. The test can also identify eyelid conditions such as optic nerve damage, drooping, and damage to visual pathways from optic nerves to the brain where information is processed from the eye into vision.

Whether or not you’ve noticed problems with your vision (but especially if you have), if it’s been a while since your last appointment, now is a great time to schedule your next one. We’ll take a look at those eyes and determine whether a visual field test is right for you.

What Kind of Visual Field Eye Tests Are There?

There are many kinds of Visual Field Tests, and the right choice of examination is done based on different factors with regard to your vision and health. These tests include Confrontation Visual Field Testing, use of an Amsler Grid, Static Automated Perimetry, Kinetic perimetry (such as Goldmann perimeter) and Frequency Doubling Perimetry. Again, the type of test will be determined by the team at Abrams to best achieve desired results.

How Can We Help?
Dr. Jack Abrams and the team at Abrams Eye Institute would be happy to schedule and Visual Field Test for your eyes, and we can also help you with everything from simple eye exams to eye surgeries such as Laser LASIK. Find out how we can help today by calling 702-304-9494.

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Abrams Eye Institute’s Safety Guidelines for Eyebrows and Eyelashes

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Look Good While Being Safe with Your Eyebrows and Eyelashes

Abrams eyebrows and eyelashesThick lashes and dark eyebrows are in right now, so these two facial features are getting a lot of attention in the fashion department. They also serve a purpose besides helping us express our emotions, while playing an important role in protecting our eyes.

The team at Abrams Eye Institute wants to keep our patients informed about safety guidelines to minimize risks of infection and potential damage to the eyes.

Eyebrows Help Keep Eyes Safe and Clean
The primary biological function of eyebrows is to keep sweat and moisture away from our eyes. The arching shape and the direction of the individual hairs help to direct moisture towards the sides of our faces. Eyebrows also keep most of the liquid away from our eyes, whether it’s raining or we’re sweaty from an intense workout.

Since eyebrows serve as a kind of shield for our eyes, it’s important to be careful about how they are groomed. If eyebrows are plucked too thin or shave them, they can’t do their important jobs. That’s why, as optometrists the team at Abrams Eye Institute are fans of the current thick brows trend — more people are getting the most out of their eyebrows.

The Benefits of Eye Lashes
Just as eyebrows keep the moisture out of the eyes, eyelashes do the even more important job of keeping out airborne debris, including dust, sand, and dirt. They work almost like fences, and when we close our eyes, they form a barrier that contaminants can’t get through. Eyelashes are also highly sensitive and trigger a reflex response. If something touches them, our instinctive reaction is to blink so that the foreign object can’t reach the eye.

While eyebrows hairs take several months to grow out, eyelashes only take a few weeks to grow back. When they fall out or get pulled out, they replace themselves fairly quickly. Some conditions can negatively impact eyelashes, including madarosis (an infection that causes the loss of eyelashes), trichiasis (ingrown eyelashes), and a stye (painful inflammation of eyelash follicles). If these issues occur, and cause pain, schedule an appointment at Abrams right away.

How Can We Help?
Normally eyebrows and eyelashes will stay healthy if left alone (makeup and plucking is okay, but don’t overdo it), but if you have any health concerns regarding your brows or lashes, don’t be afraid to talk to us about these challenges. Dr. Jack Abrams and the team at Abrams Eye Institute would be happy to take a look and make sure they are in good shape to continue protecting your eyes! Abrams Eye Institute can also help you with everything from simple eye exams to eye surgeries such as Laser LASIK. Find out how we can help today by calling 702-304-9494.

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Questions Patients Ask Abrams Eye Institute About LASIK Surgery

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Dr. Jack Abrams, and the team at Abrams Eye Institute, have performed thousands of LASIK procedures resulting in improved vision for our patients. LASIK can free people from glasses and contact lenses, and improve life with improved vision. Our team is always glad to assist patients interested in learning more about the procedure and the team shared a few commonly asked questions about the surgery.

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Our Laser LASIK lasers don’t look like this, but maybe some day!

Are there different types of LASIK surgery?
Yes. While many use the term LASIK to refer to any kind of laser eye surgery, there are really two different procedures that fall under this category: LASIK and Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK). Each varies slightly in method. Some patients with high prescriptions may not be a candidate for either option, but other possiblities exists such as Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) and Clear Lens Exchange (CLE) also known as (RLE) Refractive lens exchange. Dr. Jack Abrams and the team at Abrams Eye Institute uses the most advanced laser technologies for these LASIK and LASIK alternative procedures to ensure optimal success.

How do I know if I’m a candidate for Laser LASIK surgery?
The doctors, technicians and staff at Abrams Eye Institute carefully evaluate everyone that visits the clinic to learn more about LASIK alternatives. We ask a list of questions regarding your vision, health history and other factors. That is combined with a complete review of the structure of your eyes. An evaluation for a LASIK procedure is done in the clinic and only after we have patients stop wearing contacts for at least one week. If you are a candidate, we offer options to get you started. If you are not a candidate, unlike some other practices, we will not perform surgery on your eyes. Dr. Abrams himself is not a candidate for LASIK, and wears standard lenses for his vision.

How does LASIK surgery work?
For LASIK and PRK procedures, a local anesthetic is applied to the eye (an eye drop) so that the patient can remain awake during the procedure. In the LASIK procedure, our ophthalmologists will make a small incision and pulls back the outermost segment of the cornea. This section of the eye is known as the epithelium. For the PRK procedure, we use a technique known as advanced surface ablation, which chemically loosens the epithelium so that it can be easily removed. After this first step is taken, an excimer laser is used to change the shape of the eye. Many patients see an immediate and dramatic improvement in their vision following the procedure. After the procedure, we provide follow up care to ensure a proper recovery.

What makes AEI the best place for LASIK surgery?
Dr. Abrams is an established leader in the eye surgery, and is counted on by the best healthcare organizations in the field that bring new technology to the market to evaluate. Dr. Abrams tests this groundbreaking new equipment and techniques before other surgeons in the state. When you have LASIK at our clinics, count on being taken care of by the best of the best. As noted before, Dr. Jack Abrams will say no to those interested in LASIK that he feels won’t have an optimal result. His talent, integrity, patient success and standard of patient care are what set the clinic apart.

Can AEI fix LASIK issues from procedures done elsewhere?
Abrams Eye Institute only wishes the best for people looking to improve their eyesight and their lives through LASIK surgery. We do know; however; that some practitioners of the surgery, do not provide the highest level of care for their patients. If you feel like your surgery wasn’t done properly, we’re happy see if we can help, as we have had success in those efforts in the past.

Schedule a consultation with Abrams Eye Institute today to see if LASIK surgery is right for you by calling 702-304-9494.

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Questions Patients Ask Abrams Eye Institute About Dry Eye Treatment

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Living in a dry climate like ours in Southern Nevada can have drawbacks with how our bodies react to wind, heat, cold and dry air. A significant challenge for many in our community is dry eyes. While some think that dry eyes are just part of life, they actually can be treated. Treatment for dry eyes is something that Abrams Eye Institute started doing with new technologies and techniques nearly two years ago with our Dry Eye Center. Our team shared the following questions and answers from discussions they’ve had with people interested in taking care of their dry eyes.

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If your eyes feel like this, Abrams can help treat dye eyes with different options available.

Do I need treatment, or will my dry eyes be OK on their own?
As noted before, dry eyes may seem like something that’s just part of life in the desert, but it is not. Over the past 15 years, research has revealed that the leading cause of eye discomfort for more than 86% of patients with dry eye is Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). MGD is a disease best detected in its earliest stages and then managed to limit progression. This is good news in that your dry eyes might not be something you just have to deal with – you can get dry eyes treated and leave problems associated with them behind.

How does Abrams Eye Institute treat dry eyes?
The team at Abrams uses a variety of approaches to treat dry eyes including OTC eye drops, plugs, Restasis and or Xiidra and LipiFlow depending on what they specifically need. Should Lipiflow be the best option, Abrams Eye Institute uses a procedure designed to treat the root cause of Evaporative Dry Eye, blocked Meibomian glands. Opening and clearing these blocked glands can allow them to resume natural production of lipids (oils) needed for a healthy tear film. Some treatments attempt to add more liquid to your tears, but without the complex natural oil, tears continue to evaporate faster than produced. Our treatment addresses the root cause and lead to longer-term success.

How does the dry eye treatment process work?
At the heart of the treatment of dry eyes at Abrams Eye Institute is the Activator (eyepiece). The Activator uses patented, precisely controlled heat applied to the inner eyelid with adaptive pressure encouraging your body to restart the natural production of lipids (oils) needed for healthy tears. Its single-use design and built-in sensors ensure a safe, sterile treatment. The treatment is performed right in our clinic, and in some cases, on the same day as your evaluation. LipiFlow unclogs oil glands which protects the water layer on the eyes keeping them lubricated longer.

What makes Abrams Eye the best option for treating dry eyes?
Dry eye treatment is done in the office at the Abrams Eye Institute Dry Eye Center of Excellence. The dry eye treatment is not painful. In fact, most people think of it as a massage for your eyes. We’ve conducted hundreds of successful dry eye treatments and are one of the leaders in the nation in how many patients we’ve treated. Our treatment can help almost anyone, but is especially effective after LASIK or cataract surgery to help sooth surgically repaired eyes.

Have Abrams Eye Institute patients benefited from the dry eye procedure?
We’ll let a happy patient tell this story for us:
“It works! My life was taken over by dry eye syndrome, corneal erosions resulted in corneal derailment – most painful experience I have ever had! Now after a month ago my eyes have improved weekly, the feeling of moisture in my eyes again is wonderful!! Now I see light at end of tunnel! The treatment & support I received during my treatment & I after care was fantastic! I have got my life back!!”- Judith L

Schedule a consultation with Abrams Eye Institute today to see if laser cataract surgery is right for you by calling 702-304-9494.

Simple Eye Exam Saves A Life

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Abrams Eye Institute Does Similar Eye Exam For All Patients

At Abrams Eye Institute, our mission is to provide those we treat with the most advanced, comprehensive ophthalmologic services in Southern Nevada, giving the gift of improved vision. We pride ourselves on being Southern Nevada’s premier provider of ophthalmologic services, including LASIK surgery, cataract surgery, and treatment of all common eye disorders.

What makes us successful in our mission is our attention to detail and our approach to finding solutions for problems our patients are aware of, while always looking for possible issues our patients may not know about.  One  test that’s a critical part of our efforts is a pressure test.  These tests, called tonometry, are routine exams that measure the fluid pressure inside the eye. Increased pressure within the eye can be a sign of glaucoma or ocular hypertension, a common and potentially very serious eye problem, if not detected and treated promptly. This issue mostly affects older patients.

The reason we give this same test to our younger patients is that it can detect serious problems for them, as well. To illustrate why we take this test so seriously, we’d like to share a story about how the test saved the life of a younger patient named Alexis in Australia as told by her mom:

“January 2017 I took my then 6-year-old daughter for a routine eye test, along with our other two girls. I wasn’t going to take them — I thought they were all doing well and as a mom I would know if something was wrong. None of our three girls ever complained about their eyes.”

“While doing the eye test, the ophthalmologist did a routine pressure test that they do on everyone. Alexis’ pressure test detected high pressure behind her eyes. The ophthalmologist wanted the test redone. He said, ‘Wow, that’s so high it must be wrong.’ But the pressures behind the eyes were not wrong. They also did routine photos of behind the eyes, which detected swelling on the optic nerve that he felt needed to be investigated.”

The results of the tests led Alexis’ ophthalmologist to immediately refer her to more doctors for additional tests. These tests revealed the need for brain surgery. The surgery was successful and Alexis is now on the road to recovery. Read the full story.

While the Abrams Eye Institute has never had such a serious diagnosis for any of our younger patients, parents should feel confident knowing we conduct these tests to make sure nothing is missed. No matter where you go for eye treatment, we urge you to never skip these tests, or ask for one if it is not offered.

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To learn more about our practice, or to set up an appointment, call our office at 702-304-9494 or fill out the form on this page.

The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

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Cataract Surgery Success Thanks to Dr. Abrams and the Lensx Laser

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Cataract Surgery Success Thanks to Dr. Abrams and his Lensx Laser

One year ago Dr. Jack Abrams not only performed my cataract surgery , but he also corrected my vision. My name is Dean Anderson and I am one of Dr. Abrams satisfied patients. At the time of the surgery I was 73 years old, I was very nearsighted and had worn glasses since childhood.

How I chose Dr. Abrams may be of interest. I am an educated and experienced engineer with a background in computerized and automated equipment used in manufacturing and medical applications. When my cataracts became a vision problem I did a lot of research on how cataracts are treated.

The scalpel method has been the traditional way to remove cataracts, but after more research I learned of the laser method, a process I was familiar with for cutting materials into precise shapes and medical uses for skin treatments and bloodless surgery. My next step was to identify the proper equipment for vision usage.

My research led me to the Lensx Laser system and those practitioners who had the equipment and were skilled in it’ application and operation. That person is Dr. Jack Abrams. Dr. Abrams, the team at Abrams Eye Institute, and the Lensx Laser system work wonders together.

Since my surgery I have  recommended Dr. Abrams to all of my friends with eye issues. Everyone I’ve referred to the clinic has been pleased, not only with their results, but also with Dr. Abrams personable manner and friendly demeanor.

Best regards. and thank you for your service!

Dean Anderson

If you are having problems with cataracts, call Dr. Abrams at 702-304-9494 or fill out a form on the right. We can help!

Dr. Abrams used the Lensx Laser for Dean's cataract surgery

Dean shares his story of cataract surgery success at Abrams Eye Institute

When Should a Patient Not Have LASIK Eye Surgery

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When Not to Opt for LASIK Eye Surgery

LASIK  is a tremendous tool for surgeons like me who work in the field of ophthalmology. It offers immediate improvement for the patient. LASIK is a game changer for many people suffering from a variety of visual problems.

But there are patients who are not suited for this procedure for a myriad of reasons. I am one of them! In fact, at a recent free seminar hosted by Abrams Eye Institute, a potential Lasik candidate asked me directly why I am wearing glasses instead of having Lasik.

In this blog post I will explain which patients – such as myself – should not have LASIK and then offer a possible alternative.

As a doctor, patients seek out not only my surgical skill but my medical opinion. It is my duty as a physician to advise them on which procedure I think they should have. Equally important is my responsibility to tell them which surgical procedures they should not have. One of my philosophies as a doctor and an ophthalmologist is to match the right patient with the right procedure. I will not perform a surgery that is not in the patient’s best interest.

An example of someone is who is not a good fit  is a person who has a thin cornea. If someone with a thin cornea has LASIK they are at risk of developing Corneal Ectasia, a group of conditions, most notably keratoconus, but can also be related to irregular astigmatism that can develop after a patient undergoes refractive surgery. In both cases, the cornea can continue to bulge, leading to a worsening of vision for the patient. I have a thin cornea with a high astigmatism therefore I am not a good candidate.

People are not good candidates if their job requires night vision. A pilot is a good example of someone who is not a fit. This is because LASIK can sometimes cause a glare. I would never want to perform a surgery that would prevent someone from doing their job.

Finally, patients with cataracts are not good candidates for LASIK because their prescriptions are constantly changing. Therefore LASIK is not a permanent solution.

For patients who fit in any of these categories, the best solution is to to have early cataract surgery. This will give them the same positive result as LASIK and offer a permanent improvement for their visual issues.

If you were considering LASIK but are not sure if you are a good candidate, call our office at 702-304-9494. I will be happy to meet with you and go over your options. I promise I will never recommend a surgery that will not help you over the long term.

Jack Abrams MD 

Abrams Eye Institute YAG Laser Success Story

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Blurry Vision No More Thanks to YAG Laser Treatment

Charles Evans was treated with the YAG laser by Dr. Jack Abrams at Abrams Eye Institute. He allowed us to share his story in hopes of reaching other Las Vegas patients suffering from similar problems.

Charles Evans benefited from a YAG laser procedure.

Charles Evans benefited from a YAG laser procedure.

“My name is Charles Evans. I am 83 years young. I was having problems with blurriness in my right eye. It was so severe that I couldn’t drive anymore. This was upsetting as I cherish my independence.

Another doctor suggested I make an appointment with Dr. Abrams. After I made an appointment, Dr. Abrams examined my eye, then used the YAG laser in my right eve. I walked out of the office with no pain and seeing like I hadn’t seen in years.  I can now drive. As soon as possible I will have Dr. Abrams use the YAG Laser on my left eye.

I have suggested this treatment to several of my friends who have the same visual problem as I did. As I’ve told my friends, another great thing about having this procedure is that it was covered by Medicare.

I can’t thank Dr. Abrams enough for helping improve my vision after my cataract surgery.”

-Charles R. Evans

After cataract surgery, patients get a film over their lens kind of like “scar tissue”. Thirty to forty percent of patients need this film removed anywhere between three months to years after cataract surgery. Symptoms of the film are similar to those of a cataract (blurriness, hazy vision, dimmer colors) but it is not the cataract returning. Cataracts never grow back. Instead it’s this film that can get removed with a laser in the exam room in less than a minute. Patients go home without restrictions.

Call our office to schedule an appointment today if you think you may need the YAG laser treatment.