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Can LASIK Help With My Astigmatism?

A LASIK procedure at the Roholt Vision Institute reverses refractive errors like astigmatism. Generally, refractive errors occur due to irregularities in the shape of the cornea. Depending on the specific irregularity in the cornea, an individual with a refractive error can be nearsighted, farsighted, or have blurred vision. Not all types of astigmatism may be… Read More »


Myopia: Nature vs. Nurture

Myopia, popularly known as nearsightedness, is currently estimated to affect roughly 30 percent of the American population. However, on the other side of the world, cases of nearsightedness in children has increased at an alarming rate. This study examined the prevalence of myopia among Taiwanese schoolchildren between 1983 to 2000. The researchers found out that… Read More »


When to Choose PRK Over LASIK

LASIK (laser-assisted-in-situ keratomileusis) is a wonderful procedure for individuals who want to correct their nearsightedness, farsightedness  and similar refractive errors which could result from a change in the shape of the lens or cornea. However, not everyone is eligible to have the procedure. The good news is that there are other forms of treatment to… Read More »


Quick Guide to Activity Levels After LASIK

A common concern for patients who are about to undergo LASIK at the Roholt Vision Institute is how soon they can engage in certain activities post-surgery. After all, many of these patients are highly active individuals who opt for LASIK to help improve their vision while engaging in the sports or physical activity of their… Read More »


The Link Between Aging and Vision Loss

Aging brings forth a series of changes, some of which are undesirable such as forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, wrinkled hands, and varicose veins. At the Roholt Vision Institute, age-related vision concerns are frequently discussed during initial consultations. Difficulties seeing up close This condition is also known as presbyopia. Men and women who are in their… Read More »



Can Laser Eye Surgery Improve Presbyopia?

Presbyopia or having difficulties to focus on things up close is typically improved by using reading glasses. However, we have several patients with presbyopia asking if it’s possible for them to have laser eye surgery and avoid wearing glasses altogether. Yes, it can be achieved with a procedure called monovision. What’s involved? By and large,… Read More »


Signs that You Need to See an Eye Doctor ASAP

Vision-related changes are part of the natural aging process. Although it may be reasonable not to panic too much about not seeing as clearly as when you were in your prime, seeing an eye doctor for an assessment of your vision is also important.   In most cases of age-related vision problems, early detection is crucial… Read More »


Cataracts – How Can I Get Rid of Them?

Cataracts are a vision problem that usually affects people in the latter part of their lives. It is characterized by cloudy vision and can make it hard for the patient to drive at night and recognize faces. Although  people over the age of 65 are more likely to have this problem, younger people can develop… Read More »


LASIK – Is It Going to Restore My Vision?

Refractive vision problems like myopia and hyperopia make it hard for people to see objects located far from them or near them, respectively. These problems can affect a person at any stage of life and are the most common vision defects in both men and women. The main reason for development of these refractive vision… Read More »


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