Category Archives: Refractive Surgery

I’ve had lasik….I don’t need to get my eyes checked.

Posted ago by Dr. Robert Salchak

If you are one of the millions that have had successful lasik surgery, you may be thinking that since your vision is great, you don’t need to have your eyes checked regularly. We would encourage you to consider changing your …

The “Stigma” about Astigmatism

Posted ago by Dr. Robert Salchak

Many patients have “stigmatism”, but don’t really know what it means. Most people have heard of nearsightedness (myopia) and farsightedness (hyperopia), and generally know what they mean. But when it comes to astigmatism, they are either clueless or misinformed. The …

Keratoconus and Irregular Astigmatism

Posted ago by Dr. Robert Salchak

The cornea is the clear front surface of the eye for which we fit a contact lens.  The curve, or shape of the cornea, also has some affect on the refractive error of an eye.  When we talk about refractive …