LASIK vs. PRK: What’s the Difference?

PRK vs LASIK

When people visit us to find out about LASIK in St. Louis, one of the most common questions we are asked at Brinton Vision is What is the difference between LASIK and PRK? Both of these procedures are performed by some of the best LASIK surgeons in St. Louis and nationwide. They are both life-changing …

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At first sight: A vision success story

Visian ICL Implantable Contact Lens LASIK alternative at Brinton Vision

Recently, a patient named Angie came into our office. She’d struggled with her vision for 40 years, and to Angie, we represented the last thread of hope that she had to be able to see the faces of her children and husband without being shackled by glasses or contacts. Angie’s vision was very poor. She …

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Contacts vs. LASIK: Science now has the answer

LASIK vs contacts infection study

LASIK in St. Louis: Better than Contacts? It’s a question patients ask frequently: Which is better — contacts or LASIK? LASIK provides patients with clear, crisp vision without the (very real) hassle of contacts or glasses, but a new study published in the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery indicates that contact users have even …

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When contact lenses are the problem

Contact lenses can cause problems with infections

In my line of work as a LASIK surgeon in St. Louis, I am fortunate to be part of hundreds of success stories. I get to help people see things they never knew they were missing with their glasses or contact lenses. How great is that?! Nothing makes me happier than the smiles on patients’ …

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5 facts about SMILE that’ll make you smile

Smile Eye Surgery

If you haven’t yet heard of SMILE eye surgery, perhaps that’s because it’s among the newest laser eye surgery options in St. Louis. SMILE is an acronym for “small incision lenticule extraction,” and is a form of laser eye surgery used to treat myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia, and astigmatism. It’s an alternative to LASIK, and St. Louis …

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