Atlanta Ophthalmologist Interviewed About How LASIK Surgery Benefits Women

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Dr. Farooq Ashraf of the Atlanta Vision Institute was recently interviewed about the particular ways that women can benefit from LASIK surgery.

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'[P]utting makeup on seems to be a common complaint from women who wear glasses.'

Dr. Farooq Ashraf, ophthalmologist and founder of the Atlanta Vision Institute, was interviewed Monday about LASIK surgery and the particular benefits that the procedure can have for women who wear makeup. The LASIK surgeon also spoke about the mental process that patients go through before deciding on LASIK and found that the decision is often a result of patients becoming tired of small, everyday annoyances that accompany the use of glasses or contact lenses.

Ashraf said that “for women, a big one is getting ready in the morning. For many of them, they do want to be happier with their appearance, but the big push to actually get the surgery is the idea that it will make their everyday lives much easier.” Specifically, he said, “putting makeup on seems to be a common complaint from women who wear glasses.”

Ashraf has found that women who wear glasses find putting their makeup on a particularly trying task because to do so, they must remove their glasses, making it very hard for some to see what they are doing. The result, as one of his patients put it to him, is “looking like you’ve put your makeup on in the dark.”

LASIK eye surgery is relatively quick procedure performed in order to improve vision. The surgery, which generally takes about 20 minutes, uses a laser to remove small amount of corneal eye tissue to reshape the eye. Clinical trials have shown a 95% success rate and many patients experience improved vision the same day as their procedure.

Dr. Ashraf is an ophthalmologist in Atlanta who has personally performed over 40,000 LASIK surgeries at his practices in Atlanta and Dubai. He obtained his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio and his advanced training in corneal and refractive surgery at Johns Hopkins University. For more information about Dr. Ashraf and LASIK surgery, please visit

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