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Use Your Tax Refund or FSA to Fund Your Permanent Vision Correction

March 28th, 2013

Are you expecting a tax refund this year? If you are, and you have been thinking about getting rid of your glasses and contacts forever, consider using your refund to pay for permanent vision correction with LASIK.

LASIK may cost more than contacts or glasses over the course of a single year, but it will pay for itself in eye care savings after several years. As far as surgical procedures go, it is fairly affordable. You may be surprised to find out that your tax refund will cover some, or maybe all of the procedure.

Though your health insurance probably won’t pay for LASIK, your Health Savings Account or Flexible Spending Account may. Check with your plan and find out if the money in your FSA or HSA can be used to pay for LASIK. In most cases, it can.

Once you’ve reviewed your finances, make your appointment for your free LASIK consultation with Dr. William Boothe. He has been performing LASIK at Boothe Laser Center since the 1990s, and is one of the most experienced surgeons in the world. No one has performed LASIK more times than Dr. Boothe.

The Many Complaints Associated with Wearing Glasses

March 26th, 2013

Wearing glasses for better vision beats the alternative of not being able to see. However, there are many complaints that go along with wearing glasses. If you’ve been wearing glasses for very long, you’ve probably experienced most, if not all of these.

  • Glasses get smudged, smeared, and dirty throughout the day. This can make it hard to see through them. If you are active, you may find you have to clean your glasses more than once a day.
  • Glasses also scratch and the frames can be bent or broken. Active people also find that they have to replace their glasses more often, which can be expensive.
  • Glasses can be uncomfortable to wear. They press on the bridge of your nose, put pressure on the backs of your ears, and can slide down your face when you exercise.
  • Glasses can also affect your self-esteem. If you are not comfortable with how you look in glasses, you may find yourself avoiding social situations.

Fortunately, you don’t have to live with glasses forever. Once your prescription is stable and has not changed for over a year, you are over 18, and don’t have any eye diseases, you may be a candidate for laser vision correction surgery, or LASIK. You can find out by having a free consultation at Boothe Laser Center. Dr. William Boothe has been performing LASIK at Boothe Laser Center for 15 years, and is one of the most experienced surgeons in the world. Let him review your eye history and vision, and see if you are a good candidate for LASIK.

Who Should Not Have LASIK Surgery?

March 21st, 2013

Many people get excited when they find out about LASIK vision correction surgery. If you have been complaining about your glasses and contacts for a while, you may feel like you can’t wait to have your vision permanently fixed so that you can see clearly.

There are a few cases where LASIK should not be performed, however. Here are some instances where you should not consider having laser vision correction surgery.

  • Women that are pregnant or nursing should not have LASIK, due to the possible fluctuations in their eyesight because of hormone levels.
  • People that participate in contact sports where they might get blows to the head, such as boxing or martial arts, should avoid LASIK, due to the possibility of complications with the cornea flap.
  • People that have changed their prescription within the last year, or who are taking a medication that can cause vision changes, should not consider LASIK until their eyes have stabilized.
  • People with thin corneas, large pupils, or who have had previous refractive surgery such as LASIK or PRK should be carefully evaluated before undergoing LASIK.

To find out if you are a good candidate for the procedure, you will need to have your vision reviewed by Dr. William Boothe at Boothe Laser Center. Once Dr. Boothe has evaluated your eyesight, you can discuss your surgical options with him.

While LASIK is Effective for Most, It Does Come With Risks

March 19th, 2013

Many patients look at LASIK as a cure-all for their vision problems. Before you make your appointment for your LASIK procedure, however, it’s important to review a few facts.

For one thing, LASIK is a surgical procedure. Like all surgery, LASIK comes with risks. There is a potential, though small, that your eyesight can be damaged from the LASIK procedure. There is also a chance that your correction won’t be right the first time, and that you will have to have a follow-up procedure to fix it.

Another thing that can happen is that some patients expect too much from the LASIK procedure. During your consultation at Boothe Laser Center, the doctor will discuss how there are no guarantees of results after surgery. It is important to remember that while your vision will probably be significantly better, there are no guarantees that it will be perfect.

All LASIK patients need to remember that they are responsible for their follow-up care and treatment. After surgery, you need to take care of your eyes the way Dr. Boothe instructs you. This will lessen your risk of infection, and will improve your chances of good results.

Why Dr. William Boothe is the Best Surgeon to Perform Your LASIK Procedure

March 14th, 2013

Are you considering LASIK surgery to correct your eyesight? If so, Dr. William Boothe is the best surgeon to perform your upcoming LASIK procedure.

Dr. Boothe is experienced as an emergency room physician and in internal medicine, in addition to ophthalmology. He is a noted cornea specialist who has long been interested in the latest advances in surgical procedures for improving the vision of his patients.

After opening Boothe Laser Center, Dr. Boothe became one of the first surgeons to perform the LASIK procedure in the country. He strives to integrate the latest technology into his practice to provide an effective surgical procedure for all of his patients. Each new technology is thoroughly reviewed before he will offer it, to make sure that it delivers exactly what it promises.

With over 121,000 LASIK procedures to his credit, as well as over 83,000 IntraLASIK procedures, there is no surgeon in the world that is more experienced than Dr. Boothe. You can count on him to take care of your eyesight.

What Patients are Saying about Dr. Boothe and Boothe Laser Center

March 12th, 2013

When you are considering LASIK, it’s a good idea to talk to other people who have had the procedure performed by Dr. Boothe at Boothe Laser Center, to see what they think. Here are a few comments from Dr. Boothe’s patients:

“I recently received WaveFront Customized IntraLASIK from Boothe Eye Care & Laser Center and now I see 20/16. Thanks Dr. Boothe!” – Michelle W.

“Thank you for being so professional, skillful and personable in what you do. All your staff was so precise, caring and helpful during my visit. My vision is a daily marvel to me and I can’t begin to thank you enough.” – Stacy T.

“The interesting thing about Dr. William Boothe is the fact that he spends so much time with you as a patient… he talks to you and walks you through the procedure. He wants you to feel comfortable and afterwards, he wants you to know that he cares about you as a patient and as a person.” – Dewey L.

“My wife Ann is so pleased with the LASIK surgery you performed on her eyes earlier this year. She is just delighted to be able to see distance with her dominant eye and read up close with her other eye. That was a great solution to her eye problems.” – Bob L.

“Before I had LASIK surgery at Boothe Eye Care & Laser Center I was almost legally blind. Now my vision is 20/15. Dr. Boothe really did a wonderful job with my eyes… LASIK has been the most wonderful thing I have ever done for myself.” Debi Z.

Make an appointment today for a free LASIK consultation at Boothe Laser Center. Be prepared to review your current prescription and eye health history, and find out if LASIK is the best choice for permanently correcting your vision.

Patients Experience a Speedy Recovery After LASIK

March 7th, 2013

After you undergo LASIK surgery to correct your eyesight, what kind of a recovery can you expect? It’s important to know how long it will be before you can see and feel good again, before you commit to having eye surgery.

You will be happy to know that the recovery time for LASIK is extremely short. Immediately after the surgery, you will probably find that your eyes are irritated, and your vision may still be blurry. Most people, however, find that they can see significantly better by the next day. Most patients also find that any eye irritation is gone by the next day as well.

LASIK surgery doesn’t require any stitches, even though a flap is cut in your cornea. The flap will seal itself down on its own and heal without any outside help. Most patients are ready to go back to work after LASIK within two days of their procedure.

You can review your concerns about your recovery, as well as any other questions you have, at your free consultation with Dr. Boothe. He has been performing LASIK at Boothe Laser Center since the 1990s. Dr. Boothe has performed over 121,000 LASIK procedures to date and will take good care of your eyes.

Improve Your Work Performance with Permanent Vision Correction

March 5th, 2013

There are many jobs where it’s obvious that your eyesight can affect your work performance. Look at professional athletes or artists, for example. It makes sense that these people need good vision to be able to do their jobs well. However, those of us that work in an office don’t have to worry about our vision, right?

Actually, blurry vision can be an issue for office workers as well. When you wear glasses or contacts, your eyes can become strained by the end of the day. Glasses and contacts can cause your eyes to get tired from staring at your computer all day. Dry air from the office air conditioning can also dry out and irritate your eyes. Tired eyes can lead to complaints of headaches and fatigue. You may not be able to put in long hours on an important project because your eyes are tired and your head hurts. A headache can keep you from being at the top of your game mentally.

An easy fix for eye fatigue and the headaches it causes is to get rid of your glasses and contacts entirely. You can do this by exploring LASIK vision correction surgery at Boothe Laser Center. When you come to Boothe Laser Center, you will be examined by Dr. William Boothe, one of the pioneers in the field of LASIK. Have him review your vision and health, and see if you are a good candidate for LASIK. With clear vision, you can get more done at the office.

What Do Patients Think About Their LASIK Results?

February 28th, 2013

Do you know anyone who has had LASIK and was able to get rid of their contacts and glasses forever? If you ask them about it, they probably recommend the procedure. But what do other people think about their results with LASIK surgery?

Over the last 15 years or so, millions of people around the world have had LASIK surgery performed. And while there is no universal database of all LASIK patients, there been many studies done on patients and what they thought of their results.

These studies find that the overwhelming majority of LASIK patients are thrilled with their vision after the procedure. On average, at least 95% of all patients are very happy with their eyesight after LASIK, and would recommend the procedure to others. This makes LASIK one of the most successful and recommended surgeries available today.

Before you make your final decision on LASIK, you will need to have a consultation with Dr. William Boothe. Dr. Boothe has been performing LASIK at Boothe Laser Center since the 1990s. He is extremely experienced and cares about each of his patients’ vision. He will review your eyesight and current prescription, and help you determine if you are a good candidate for the LASIK procedure.

Wavefront Mapping Increases Your Odds of a Successful LASIK Outcome

February 26th, 2013

LASIK vision correction surgery is a safe and effective procedure for permanent eyesight correction. But if the idea of surgery on your eyes makes you nervous, don’t worry. There are ways to increase your chances of having a successful procedure. One of these is to see Dr. William Boothe, an experienced LASIK surgeon, and have him use Wavefront technology to map out your eyes.

Wavefront technology uses a low energy laser to map out your eye. This gives Dr. Boothe complete picture of how your eye focuses, and allows him to see exactly what needs to be done to correct your vision. Wavefront mapping often reveals problems that were not apparent before, and increases your chance for a successful LASIK procedure.

Patients who have opted for Wavefront mapping and customized Intra LASIK to correct their vision at Boothe Laser Center achieve 20/20 vision or better, 98% of the time. If these sound like the odds that you would like for your vision correction surgery, make an appointment for your free consultation today.

Your World Will Open Up With Permanent Vision Correction

February 21st, 2013

Living with glasses is a pain. Sure, it’s nice to be able to see. But when you have to deal with the smudges and smears, scratches, bent frames, breaking, and losing your glasses, it’s not a lot of fun.

There’s another way. If you get rid of your glasses by having laser vision surgery to permanently correct your eyesight, your world will open up. You’ll be able to see clearly any time of the day or night, without worrying about your glasses. You’ll be able to play sports, walk in the rain, and go swimming, all while being able to see perfectly clearly the whole time.

You will also have more confidence, knowing that you can see. This can help you in social life, your career, and in your love life.

After LASIK surgery, your life can be so much better. That’s why you should make an appointment today for a free consultation with Dr. William Boothe. At Boothe Laser Center, you will have the chance to talk with Dr. Boothe about any questions you have about the procedure.

Your Days of Wearing Contacts Could Be Over with Permanent Vision Correction

February 19th, 2013

If you’ve ever wished that you could just be rid of your contact lenses, and now may be your chance. Contact lenses are a convenient way to have better vision. But many people have problems with them. It’s not uncommon for people that wear contact lenses to have complaints about itching, burning, dry, and irritated eyes.

You can go back to wearing glasses, but for most people, that’s not a good option either. Fortunately, there’s another way. You can have your eyesight permanently corrected with LASIK surgery at Boothe Laser Center.

After having laser eye surgery performed by Dr. William Boothe, you won’t need glasses or contacts again to be able to see well. LASIK is a quick procedure with a high success rate, and the majority of patients are very pleased with the results.

Contact lenses can be just a distant memory after LASIK surgery. Come to Boothe Laser Center for a free consultation to see if you are a good candidate for the procedure.

You Don’t Need Extended Wear Contacts to See First Thing in the Morning

February 12th, 2013

Are you one of the people who got extended-wear contacts just so you could see first thing in the morning? And then you found out that your eyes couldn’t tolerate sleeping in them? This is not uncommon. Many people find that wearing their contact lenses overnight is too irritating for their eyes. In fact, many contact lens manufacturers recommend that you take their extended wear contacts out at night, even though they were designed and advertised to be worn for several days.

So if you want to be able to see when you first wake up in the morning, what are you to do about this? The answer to your problem may be permanent vision correction. You can have your eyesight corrected quickly and easily with LASIK eye surgery at Boothe Laser Center. When you have your vision permanently corrected, you will wake up every morning being able to see your alarm clock without your glasses. You’ll also be able to walk around your home, read the newspaper, watch TV, and drive to work without glasses or contacts, and you will always have clear vision.

This may sound too good be true, but it’s not. Millions of people like you have undergone LASIK eye surgery and now are living happy lives without worrying about glasses or contact lenses. Make an appointment today with Dr. William Boothe to discuss the procedure. After reviewing your eye health, he will determine whether or not you are a good candidate for LASIK.

Trust the Procedure that Has Helped Millions See Better

February 7th, 2013

If you’ve been dealing with glasses and are tired of the complaints that go along with them, you’re probably anxious to know more about LASIK, surgical procedure that will permanently correct your vision.

It’s important to not rush into anything, especially when you’re dealing with your eyesight. That’s why you want to make sure that LASIK is safe and dependable before you decide to undergo it.

You’ll be happy to know that LASIK has been successfully performed millions of times in the United States since the 1990s, when it was approved by the FDA. Prior to that, the procedure had been around for about 10 years and was widely used in the rest of the world. Today there are millions of LASIK patients that are happy with their results and are continuing to see clearly without corrective lenses.

Dr. William Boothe was one of the first LASIK surgeons in the US when it was approved by the FDA. At Boothe Laser Center, he has been helping patients to see clearly for over 25 years. When you’re ready to review your surgical options, come in for your free consultation and find out if you are a good candidate for LASIK.

Select an Experienced LASIK Surgeon to Care for Your Vision

February 5th, 2013

It’s a good idea when you are considering LASIK surgery to correct your eyesight to select a surgeon with a lot of experience. When you are looking at LASIK surgeons, Dr. William Boothe at Boothe Laser Center is one of the best in the business.

Dr. Boothe has been performing LASIK since the 1990s and was one of the first surgeons in the area to use LASIK to improve his patients’ vision. Since then, he has performed the procedure over 121,000 times. You won’t find a more experienced surgeon or one who cares more about his patients.

Remember, your first consultation at Boothe Laser Center is free. This consultation will give you a chance to ask any questions that you have, as well as allow Dr. Boothe to review your current prescription and eye health.

So when you are considering LASIK to improve your eyesight, be sure to come talk to Dr. Boothe.

You Don’t Have to Worry About Fogged Up Glasses Again

January 31st, 2013

Are you tired of your glasses fogging up when it’s cold or rainy outside? If so, you are not alone. Not being able to see because of foggy lenses is one of the top complaints that people have about wearing glasses.

But if your eyesight is less-than-perfect, you need to do something to correct it so you can read, work, drive, play sports, and live your life. For most people, that is going to be glasses or contact lenses.

There is a third option available today, however. You can have LASIK surgery performed at Boothe Laser Center, and permanently correct your eyesight. Dr. William Boothe, one of the most experienced LASIK surgeons in the world, has helped over 100,000 patients see clearly.

Imagine living your life without having to worry about your glasses fogging up again. Or without having to clean your glasses, bring a spare pair on trips, and worry about scratching or breaking them. That’s what life is like after LASIK vision correction surgery. If you are interested in finding out more and reviewing the procedure, contact Boothe Laser Center for an appointment today.

Will You Need LASIK a Second Time?

January 29th, 2013

After having LASIK surgery, will you ever need to have it again?

This is something that many people ask about before they undergo LASIK for permanent vision correction, and is a good question to bring up with your surgeon.

Most people will not need to undergo LASIK a second time. That’s because doctors are careful to screen out patients whose eyes are still changing. That’s one of the reasons why you can’t have LASIK until you are at least 18 years old, and also why you should wait until your prescription has been stable for at least one year.

But if you do have to undergo LASIK again, it’s called an enhancement. One of the most common enhancements that people undergo after they’ve had LASIK is to correct their vision for presbyopia. Presbyopia is when your eyes can’t focus up close and you need reading glasses. Most people develop presbyopia naturally some time in their 40s. This can be corrected by enhancing one eye to be able to see up close, while leaving your other eye to see at a distance.

Another reason for enhancements is if the original procedure did not go as planned. Though it’s unusual, sometimes during LASIK your vision is corrected too much, or not enough. This is easily fixed with an enhancement in a few months after your eye has healed from the original procedure.

When you have your free consultation at Boothe Laser Center, Dr. William Boothe will discuss these possible situations with you, as well as review any questions that you may have about the procedure. Make your appointment today, so that you can begin seeing clearly soon.

Your Eyes Will Heal Quickly after LASIK

January 24th, 2013

All surgical procedures take some time to heal, after they are done. It can take anywhere from a few days to several weeks to heal, depending on the procedure. Fortunately, when you undergo LASIK eye surgery at Boothe Laser Center to permanently correct your eyesight, you will not require much healing time.

The LASIK procedure involves cutting a flap in your cornea, so that your surgeon, Dr. William Boothe, can reshape the tissue underneath and allow you to see. When the flap is put back into place, it re-adheres on its own, without requiring any stitches. Because of this, you will feel very little discomfort as your eyes heal.

Though it can take up to a few months for your eyes to fully heal, most people experience greatly improved vision within a day of their LASIK procedure, and very little discomfort. This means that you will be able to go back to work soon. It’s recommended that you wait at least two days after your procedure to go back to work, though some people go back the next day.

When you consider that there is such a short healing time with LASIK, it makes sense to have the procedure and have permanently clear vision. With just a few minutes to perform LASIK and only a day or two of downtime, you can be rid of your glasses and contacts, forever.

Will Your Insurance Cover Your Vision Surgery?

January 22nd, 2013

One question that many people have, when they are thinking about having LASIK surgery at Boothe Laser Center, is whether or not the procedure is covered by their insurance.

The only way to know for sure is to check with your insurance company. While there are some insurance plans that will cover part of the procedure, generally most won’t cover LASIK surgery. The reason why is that vision correction surgery is not considered to be a medically necessary treatment.

While it’s unfortunate that your insurance probably won’t cover it, there are options available if you need help in paying for your LASIK procedure. Contact Boothe Laser Center to see about financing programs for LASIK surgery. They have a number of different programs available, and are likely to have one that suits your needs.

In the meantime, you can make your appointment for your free consultation with Dr. William Boothe. He will review your prescription and medical history, and discuss the LASIK procedure with you.

Your Vision is in Good Hands with Dr. William Boothe

January 17th, 2013

Dr. William Boothe has been performing LASIK on patients in the Dallas area since the FDA first approved the procedure in the 1990s. Since then, he has performed over 121,000 LASIK procedures.

With his extensive background in medicine and eye surgery, you can trust Dr. Boothe to care for your eyesight. He is the most experienced LASIK surgeon in the world, and has been trusted by people from all walks of life. Many professional athletes that rely on perfect eyesight to do their jobs come to Dr. Boothe to perform their LASIK surgery.

You don’t have to be an athlete, though, to want to see well. If you are sick of your complaints about your blurry vision and your glasses or contacts, call Boothe Laser Center for an appointment, today. You’ll get a chance to review any questions you have about LASIK, and discuss with Dr. Boothe if the procedure is right for you.