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PRK vs. LASIK
 
#PRK and LASIK are two of the most widely performed procedures to correct vision, and each has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. The experienced doctors at Boulder Eyes/Beyer LASIK can help you determine which procedure will offer optimal results.
 
Patients in the #Denver, Thornton, and Centennial areas who are suffering from simple or mixed astigmatism, severe myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism and hypermetropia may want to consider #LASIK. During the LASIK procedure, a small flap will be created in the cornea so that the doctor can reshape the cornea. This improves how light is refracted through the eye, which in turn reduces blurred vision.
 
PRK can be used to treat a wide range of sight defects as well. During the PRK procedure, a laser is also used to reshape the cornea. The difference between PRK and LASIK is that with PRK, the surface of the cornea is targeted. PRK is also less expensive and boasts zero operative risks.
 
PRK and LASIK also differ in terms of recovery. The recovery time for PRK surgery typically lasts longer than the recovery time after LASIK surgery. The recovery period for LASIK can be as short as one to two days. In the first few weeks after PRK, patients may be required to wear contact lenses or prescription glasses to accommodate vision changes that occur while adjusting to the newly reshaped cornea.
 
Even though PRK and LASIK have their advantages and disadvantages, both laser vision correction surgeries are great options for improving vision in a relatively short period of time. If you live in Denver, Thornton, Centennial, or the surrounding areas, call Boulder Eyes/Beyer LASIK to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors at (303) 499-2020.  You can visit us online for more information. (http://www.bouldereyes.com/laser-vision-correction/prk-vs-lasik/)

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How Long is the Recovery Time for LASIK?
 
#LASIK laser vision correction is a procedure that involves the use of a traditional blade or a microkeratome or femtosecond laser to create a flap in the cornea. The purpose of creating a flap is to reshape the underlying corneal tissue, improving nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. Once the cornea is reshaped, the doctor will put the flap back into place, and the road to a quick recovery begins. Boulder Eyes/Beyer LASIK is one of the top providers of LASIK near Denver, Englewood, and #Westminster.
 
To begin the process of LASIK laser vision correction, the doctor administers a local anesthesia. Once the anesthesia takes effect, the doctor can start the actual procedure, which only takes approximately ten minutes per eye. There are minimal post-procedure side effects, one of the most common being temporary dry eyes. Prescription eye drops can lubricate the eyes to minimize discomfort as well as reduce inflammation and the risk of infection.
 
Unlike surgeries that take weeks, maybe months, to heal and see results, LASIK patients can notice improved vision within a few days after surgery, and healing is very rapid. Some patients may notice an improvement immediately, while others may notice blurry vision or fluctuations in vision during the first couple of days following the procedure. It typically takes three to six months for complete visual recovery. Patients may also notice vision dimming in the evening as well as halos around lights during the healing phase.
 
If you live near Boulder, Englewood, Denver, or Westminster and are interested in learning more about LASIK, the eye professionals at Boulder Eyes/Beyer LASIK can assess your particular case. Schedule a consultation by calling (303) 499-2020, or you can visit Boulder Eyes/Beyer LASIK online to request an appointment time. (http://www.bouldereyes.com/laser-vision-correction/lasik-surgery/)
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What is Macular Degeneration?

The term retinal disease encompasses a broad range of conditions that can occur throughout a person’s lifetime, and one of the most common is #maculardegeneration. This disease is an age-related condition and is caused by the slow deterioration of the macula, which is a small central part of the retina itself. While macular degeneration rarely causes complete blindness, it can cause a considerable amount of visual disability for those who suffer from it.

As the leading cause of vision loss for people who are over the age of 60, macular degeneration can be a distressing condition if eyesight is not monitored carefully and if it is not detected early with regular eye exams. There are two different forms of this disease known as wet and dry macular degeneration.

The dry form of macular degeneration can be identified via small yellow deposits on the macula. These deposits can vary in size and can grow over time. Central vision is affected by this condition, and sufferers may notice a dimming or distortion of their eyesight. These symptoms have been said to be most noticeable when reading.

The wet form of macular degeneration is not nearly as common as the dry form and occurs when excess blood vessels form under the macula. These vessels can leak blood and fluid into the retina, causing straight objects to appear distorted or wavy and blind spots that target a person’s central vision.

If you or someone you know might be suffering from macular degeneration, our doctors here at Boulder Eyes: Beyer Laser Center can help! Simply schedule an eye exam with us by calling (303) 499-2020 or make an appointment online at your convenience. (http://www.bouldereyes.com/eye-care-procedures/retinal-disease/)

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Types of Glaucoma Treatment

If you or someone you know is currently suffering from glaucoma in the Denver or #Boulder areas, the doctors here at Boulder Eyes: Beyer Laser Center can provide safe, effective #glaucoma treatment. Since glaucoma is a disease that primarily impacts the optic nerve and involves varying levels of high fluid pressure in the eye itself, treatment for this condition will largely depend on the type of glaucoma a patient has.

There are two common forms of glaucoma. Low/normal tension glaucoma means that the disease has affected the optic nerve but not the fluid pressure inside the eye. Ocular hypertension glaucoma is caused by high fluid pressure in the eye that doesn’t impact the optic nerve itself. Depending upon which type of glaucoma a patient suffers from, we can offer a specific treatment to reduce the symptoms, or perform laser surgery.

One of the most common and least invasive treatments for glaucoma is special eye drops prescribed by Dr. Beyer himself. These eye drops work to lower the ocular pressure within the afflicted eye, providing relief and helping to reduce the symptoms of glaucoma altogether.

If the fluid pressure in an affected eye has reached a certain level, laser eye surgery could be the next option. Laser surgery for glaucoma is used to increase the outflow of fluid from the eye, which results in lower pressure, removes any blockages, and helps prevent the production of additional fluid.

To receive a glaucoma consultation or book an appointment at your convenience, give us a call at (303) 499-2020 or schedule online with one of our available doctors! (https://eyeapt.fmsdb.com/ssl/new_site.php?webid=w03000035201401&part=none)
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Beyer Laser Center: Boulder Eyes Offers Affordable Laser Hair Removal in the Denver Area

If you’re tired of shaving and other hair removal solutions, you can solve the problem at its root with an affordable laser hair removal treatment from Beyer Laser Center: Boulder Eyes.

Beyer Laser Center: Boulder Eyes is a premier provider of laser services, including laser hair removal, in the Denver area. Laser hair removal works by using an invisible beam of light and heat, which penetrates each follicle and destroys it right at the root. This leads to a completely smooth, natural look.

#Laserhairremoval is typically the most successful way to eliminate unwanted hair found on the body and face. Before the procedure, it is important to refrain from using sunless tanners, plucking or waxing hair, or exposing surrounding skin to the sun.

After your laser hair removal treatment, hair will continue falling out around the treated area over the course of the next few weeks until its gone, leaving smooth, natural skin. For best results, patients should schedule multiple laser hair removal appointments every month or so.

Laser hair removal can be an effective solution for a variety of areas, including face, arms, chest, underarms, bikini/Brazilian, back, legs, and more. Beyer Laser Center: Boulder Eyes provides customers with high-quality, affordable laser hair removal. Patients are charged $300 per hour for the procedure, but the cost is prorated if your individual treatment takes less time.

If you are interested in a safe and effective way to remove unwanted hair, consider laser hair removal at Beyer Laser Center: Boulder Eyes. Schedule your appointment today by giving us a call at (303) 499-2020.
(http://www.bouldereyes.com/spa-services/laser-hair-removal/)
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Serum Eye Drops can Help Cure Patients of Dry Eyes

Many people in the #Denver area and throughout the United States experience extremely painful and irritating dry eyes. These symptoms can sometimes be cured by traditional methods like over the counter or prescription eye drops, artificial tears, and punctual plugs. However, sometimes these procedures simply do not work and patients need a better solution. At Beyer Laser Center: Boulder Eyes, we have a solution with a high rate of success: #serumeyedrops.

The National Blood Service (NBS) has recently developed Autologous serum drops. Serum eye drops work by taking the clear part of a patient’s blood (or serum) and combining it with sterile saline. This is a very successful way of lubricating a patient’s eyes because it consists of no preservatives or additives. Because the drops are made from a patient’s own blood, they naturally contain ingredients that have been proven to enhance healing and improve lubrication of the eye’s surface.

Unlike other commercial dry eye solutions, serum eye drops actually contain natural components like growth factors and vitamin A to help improve eye health in the long run and not just over the short term.

Serum eye drops are available at Beyer Laser Center: Boulder Eyes, located at 1810 30th Street in Boulder. We are one of the few offices in the United States that offers this advanced treatment option. You can set up a consultation to find out if serum eye drops are right for you by calling (303) 499-2020. (http://www.bouldereyes.com/serum-eye-drops/)
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Eye Care Procedures at Beyer Laser Center: Boulder Eyes

At Beyer Laser Center: Boulder Eyes, we offer a full suite of eye care procedures in order to ensure proper ocular health for our clients. Whether you’re considering surgery or you simply require routine treatment for a pre-existing condition, you can count on our team to provide the eye care you need. The following is a sample of eye care procedures available here at Beyer Laser Center: Boulder Eyes.

Glaucoma Treatments: In order to help reduce fluid pressure and alleviate glaucoma symptoms, we will work with you to develop a treatment plan that best fits your lifestyle. Glaucoma treatments can vary from beta blockers to laser surgery.

Diabetic Eye Care: If you are diabetic, your eyesight is at risk. At Beyer Laser Center: Boulder Eyes, we offer a series of tests to determine if your condition has had any adverse effects on your retinas. We can then provide continued preventative diabetic eye care or a variety of treatment options if necessary.

 — Intacs: Generally used to treat patients with keratoconus eye disease, intacs corneal implants are plastic-polymer devices used to reshape the cornea and help improve overall vision. This is an excellent option for those who are nearsighted or suffer from astigmatism.

To find out more about the procedures mentioned above as well as the other alternatives we offer, feel free to call our office at 303-499-2020. We can arrange a consultation and/or answer any questions you may have about our eye care procedures. (http://www.bouldereyes.com/eye-care-procedures/)

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Laser Vision Correction at Beyer Laser Center: Boulder Eyes

At Beyer Laser Center: Boulder Eyes, our customers have the option to choose a Laser Vision Correction treatment option that best fits their needs. We offer traditional LASIK, Bladeless LASIK, and Advanced Surface Ablation (ASA) procedures. These treatments vary in cost and method, so here is a brief rundown of each to help you determine which procedure might be right for you:

Traditional LASIK: This non-invasive eye surgery uses a blade to create a thin flap on the surface of the cornea in order to expose and treat the corneal layer. Once the surgery is complete, the lifted corneal flap is put back into place and will bond naturally to the treated cornea.

Bladeless LASIK: Ideal for candidates who aren’t eligible for traditional LASIK due to thin corneas, this surgery uses a high-energy laser in order to precisely target corneal tissue. Bladeless LASIK also reduces complications associated with creating the initial corneal flap.

Advanced Surface Ablation (ASA): Patients with thin corneas and pre-existing conditions such as glaucoma or corneal dystrophy looking to correct their vision should consider ASA, which targets the surface of the eye rather than underneath a corneal flap. The procedure only lasts a few minutes and provides the superior long-term results offered by PRK, but with the benefit of an easier recovery.

For more information about our Laser Vision Correction procedures here at Beyer Laser Center: Boulder Eyes, feel free to give us a call at 303-499-2020. If a consultation is desired, we will happily set one up for you! (http://www.bouldereyes.com/laser-vision-correction/)
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Meet Our Doctors at Beyer Laser Center: Boulder Eyes

Finding a doctor you can trust is essential when it comes to eye care, especially Laser Vision Correction (LVC). At Beyer Laser Center: Boulder Eyes, you can depend on our staff to deliver the best possible results and patient care. Visit us today to meet our highly-qualified doctors!

Dr. Craig Beyer founded Beyer Laser Center: Boulder Eyes more than 20 years ago and has established a reputation for excellence in the Boulder area. Dr. Beyer has performed more than 15,000 LASIK procedures and has also earned the coveted Boulder’s Best LASIK Provider Award each year since 2004.

Dr. Lisa Wong has worked in private practice throughout Colorado as well as internationally. Her area of focus is in personalized eye surgery, and she specializes in cataract surgery, PRK, LASIK, and eyelid surgery.

Dr. Don Hamer has over 25 years of experience, and practiced in the Air Force for 20 years until he retired. He is a two-time recipient of the Optometrist of the Year award for both the Pacific Air Forces and United States Armed Forces in Europe.

Dr. Kristen Cain has been a member of the College of Syntonic Optometry since 2007, which focuses on developmental vision as well as the use of color as a therapeutic alternative to treat ocular abnormalities in addition to learning disabilities.

If you are interested in setting up a consultation or would like to meet our doctors in person, give us a call at 303-499-2020. We look forward to meeting you soon! (http://www.bouldereyes.com/about-us/our-doctors/)

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Bladeless LASIK at Beyer Laser Center: Boulder Eyes

Here at Beyer Laser Center: Boulder Eyes, we offer several different options when it comes to Laser Vision Correction (LVC). #BladelessLASIK offers a few advantages over traditional LASIK, from minimizing complications to providing a more speedy recovery. If you have been considering LVC, take a look at why Bladeless LASIK may be right for you.

Bladeless LASIK is a more advanced procedure than conventional LASIK involving the use of a high-energy laser to create a corneal flap. This laser replaces the traditional blade and is more precise. With Bladeless LASIK, the risk of improperly formed flaps and uneven flap edges is eliminated.

Those who opt for Bladeless LASIK at Beyer Laser Center: Boulder Eyes are less likely to develop epithelial ingrowth, a serious complication that is seen more often in patients that have undergone traditional LASIK using a blade. Studies have also shown that bladeless LASIK technology leads to a quicker visual recovery.

If you are interested in learning more information about Bladeless LASIK at Beyer Laser Center: Boulder Eyes, you can give us a call at 303-499-2020 to set up a consultation. We will be happy to answer any of your questions and concerns as well as determine if you are a good candidate for Bladeless LASIK. (http://www.bouldereyes.com/laser-vision-correction/bladeless-all-laser-lasik/)
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