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Prayer and Lasik

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Prayer and Lasik eye surgery may be correlated. An interesting article  in Los Angeles Times titled Doctors aren’t chaplains generated this thought process.We reviewed this article with trepidation. We dont think doctors should interfere in the patients religious beliefs. Physicians should respect the patients views. Faith and prayer may be encouraged. There is no harm in that. In a cosmopolitan city like Los Angeles there a myriad of people with varying faiths. Each one has their personalized style of praying. It may even be fair to say there are 12 million religions in Los Angeles.

We also believe a healthy mind resides in a healthy body, and encourage every reader to lead a healthy lifestyle. Exercise. There is no substitution to get those muscles and bones moving. a balanced diet is very important. Cage free range free eggs. Hormone and antibiotics free poultry. Green leafy vegetables will decrease the need for nutritional supplements.

Prayer and Lasik eye surgery

In fact during LASIK , we use meditational techniques to calm the patient, which yields better results.So we are glad the scientists are actually studying the beneficial effects of these techniques.This is a physiological method. It is beyond religion. So any Lasik eye surgeon can employ it. Deep breathing with a focus on the breath decreases anxiety. We do warn our patients not to blow out with force. Excessive air can affect the mirrors of the laser. It can get fogged up decreasing beam transmission.

Music also helps calm. Soft music with changing rhythm has been found to be best. Classical or hip hop, we leave the choice to the person undergoing lasik eye surgery.  We do say a prayer in our minds before beginning the surgery.This blog is for entertainment purposes only.We dont want to offend anyone. Providing LASIK, Superlasik to Los Angeles, Simi Valley, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, Malibu, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Oxnard, Calabasas


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