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The SMILE Procedure is a Refractive Surgery to treat Myopia and Astigmatism The FDA approved the SMILE procedure in 2016 for the correction of myopia (nearsightedness) and astigmatism in the United States, but is has been is wide use in Europe since 2009.  Worldwide over...

Couple Reading with Panoptix Lens (IOL) without glasses Bifocal vs. Trifocal IOLs Losing our reading vision has always seemed to me to be one of life’s cruelest jokes.   When we are young and can run far we can see up close.  When we are old and can’t...

shutterstock_212753977-copy-300x300Ask any LASIK patient if they have regrets about surgery, and many will tell you that they only wish they had it done sooner. Don’t put LASIK off any longer — make 2017 the year that you finally enjoy a glasses-free lifestyle! Here, Colorado laser eye surgeon Gary Foster shares five of the best reasons to consider having LASIK in the New Year.

middle-aged-woman-applying-ant-78730043Most women use cosmetics to accentuate their best features and hide imperfections. Unfortunately, when used carelessly or improperly, makeup can cause eye injuries and infections. As a trusted ophthalmologist serving Fort Collins and the surrounding Colorado areas, Dr. Gary Foster is invested in the health and safety of his patients’ eyes. Here, he offers some tips for women that want to avoid makeup-related infections and injuries.

shutterstock_132960980-1024x680Do you have a refractive error and rely on glasses to see clearly? Colorado eye surgeon Dr. Gary Foster knows this struggle well. He has met thousands of patients from Fort Collins and the surrounding Colorado areas that are dependent on visual aids and experience daily hassles because of it. Can you relate to any of these common annoyances?

Studio Portrait Of Smiling Senior Woman As mentioned in our previous blog post, intraocular lenses (IOLs) are small devices used to replace the eye’s natural lens during cataract surgery. Dr. Gary Foster, who practices in Fort Collins, Colorado, offers several types of intraocular lenses, each with unique features. If you are facing cataract surgery and do not know which IOL to choose, the information in this post may prove helpful. Dr. Foster can also explain your options in person during a consultation.

image047-200x300Laser vision correction with LASIK can be a life-changing experience for individuals that struggle with dependence on visual aids. However, like any other surgical procedure, it requires careful consideration. Not everyone is an appropriate LASIK candidate. Here, trusted Colorado LASIK surgeon Gary Foster explains some of the reasons why he may recommend an individual postpone LASIK or avoid it altogether.