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Welcome to the Eye Clinic Surgicenter

We have been serving the Montana and Wyoming areas for over 33 years!! Our full-service eye care and surgicenter was recently voted the #1 LASIK Surgicenter in Montana by America Top 10. We’re renowned for providing number of well-rounded services including general eye care, LASIK, Glaucoma, Cataract Treatment, iStent, Dry Eye Treatment and Optical/Low Vision Services we have been serving …

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What is the Day of LASIK Surgery Like? – Part Two

Upon arrival at our office, your eyes will be numbed with anesthetic eye drops and an eyelid holder will be positioned to keep your eyelids open during surgery. You will remain awake and comfortable throughout the procedure. A laser is used to gently create a corneal flap. Your surgeon then folds this flap back to prepare the eye for the treatment. Based …

What is the Day of LASIK Surgery Like? – Part One

Many patients wonder what will happen on the day of their LASIK surgery. It’s natural to feel a bit anxious or nervous about having a procedure like LASIK and knowing what to expect can help ease a patient’s emotions. Here is an overview of what happens on the day you have LASIK, including details about preparing for your procedure, as …

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What Are the Risks of LASIK?

Most LASIK patients are highly satisfied with the results of their refractive surgery. However, like any other medical procedure, there are certain risks to be considered. Before undergoing a refractive procedure like LASIK, you should carefully weigh the risks and benefits. Potential LASIK risks include: Loss of Visual Acuity: Visual acuity is the sharpness of your vision. Vision that is …

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How to Choose a LASIK Surgeon

Choosing a LASIK surgeon is one of the most important decisions to make once you have decided to have LASIK surgery. But how do you know who the best person is for such a task? When choosing a LASIK surgeon, consider the following key factors: Surgeon’s experience and qualifications Technology Patient reviews Number of surgeries performed Credentials – One should …

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LASIK or Laser Eye Surgery

All laser vision correction surgeries, including LASIK, work by reshaping the cornea – clear front part of the eye – to improve how well a person sees. By reshaping the cornea, light traveling through the front part of the eye is properly focused onto the retina located in the back of the eye. There are several different laser eye surgery …

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Dry Eye Treatments

Dry eyes are no fun: They itch, sting and tear up. Many LASIK patients, approximately 50%, experience dry eye symptoms following their LASIK surgery. The reason so many people experience dry eye after LASIK is that the creation of the corneal flap affects the nerves that regulate the production of tears. If you have developed dry eye after undergoing LASIK, …

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Cataract Surgery

A cataract is simply a clouding of the natural lens inside the eye. The lens maintains a delicate balance between water and protein so that we can see clearly through it. When the proteins clump together, the resulting cataract blocks some of the light entering the eye, making vision blurry or hazy. Cataracts typically occur more frequently in older adults, …

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Custom LASIK

Custom LASIK is a laser vision correction procedure which uses the latest technology to measure the unique visual characteristics of your eye to customize your treatment. Custom Wavefront Guided LASIK in Billings provides an additional level of precision over what traditional LASIK offers and provides you with the best possible quality vision. A device called a wavefront analyzer measures the way …

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LASIK Consultation and Exam

A LASIK consultation and exam at The Eye Clinic Surgicenter includes several steps to determine if you are a suitable candidate for LASIK surgery. This appointment will last approximately 2-3 hours during which time you will have your vision, eyes and overall health thoroughly evaluated. You might wonder why the LASIK consultation and evaluation is so long. During the visit in Billings, …

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What is a Cataract?

A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens. As this normally clear lens gets cloudy, it decreases your ability to see well. A cataract can make objects appear blurry. It can also make colors seem less bright. Your eye’s natural lens is located directly behind the pupil and is made up of mostly water and protein. As you …