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Frank X. Cao

Ophthalmologist

Dr. Frank X. Cao is a top Ophthalmologist in Overland Park, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Frank X. Cao is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Frank X. Cao is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Frank X. Cao is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Overland Park, Kansas, Dr. Frank X. Cao is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Frank X. Cao
  • Overland Park, Kansas
  • Accepting new patients

Why am I having trouble focusing my eyes?

There are many possible reasons. I would recommend an eye exam from a professional.

Frank Cao

What is used to keep your eyes open during LASIK eye surgery?

An eyelid retractor will be used to keep the eyelids open so you don’t need to worry about not blinking.

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How successful is LASIK?

You need to see a physician who does lasik to determine if you are even a candidate. Generally, success rates are extremely high but rare complications do happen. https://www.aao.org/eye-health/treatments/lasik READ MORE
You need to see a physician who does lasik to determine if you are even a candidate. Generally, success rates are extremely high but rare complications do happen.

https://www.aao.org/eye-health/treatments/lasik is a good resource.

Should my child get colored contacts?

In general I would discourage cosmetic colored contact lens use because patients who use them tend to buy them from overseas and do not get regular eye exams or learn how to clean READ MORE
In general I would discourage cosmetic colored contact lens use because patients who use them tend to buy them from overseas and do not get regular eye exams or learn how to clean these contacts.
They can cause damage to the eyes if they are too tight, worn for too long at a time, slept in, etc.

My son's eyes get itchy and puffy around dogs. What should I do?

It is best to avoid allergens as much as possible. Over the counter zaditor eyedrops or prescription allergy eyedrops can help.

Can an ophthalmologist perform cataract surgery?

Yes, ophthalmologists and not optometrists perform cataract surgery.

My vision is a bit hazy since yesterday. Should I get it checked?

Yes I would recommend seeing an eye professional as soon as possible if you are noticing significant vision changes.

How can I avoid glasses?

Evidence shows sunlight can prevent development or progression of nearsightedness. Take breaks every 20 minutes from near work. Blue light blocking glasses may benefit, look for READ MORE
Evidence shows sunlight can prevent development or progression of nearsightedness. Take breaks every 20 minutes from near work. Blue light blocking glasses may benefit, look for FL-41 designations.

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How often should diabetes patients get their eyes checked?

Once a year unless there are findings, then more often based on what is seen. Should get eye exam at diagnosis for type 2 diabetes.

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When should I change my contact lenses?

Contact lenses are sold as dailies, monthly, biweekly and those are just soft lenses. You should ask the provider dispensing contact lenses to you what kind you have and how often READ MORE
Contact lenses are sold as dailies, monthly, biweekly and those are just soft lenses. You should ask the provider dispensing contact lenses to you what kind you have and how often to change them.

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My left eye has been constantly watering. What can I do about it?

There are many possible causes of watery eyes. I would recommend seeing an eye professional.

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I am nearsighted. Should I use prescription sunglasses when driving?

You can drive with prescription glasses if the sun doesn’t bother you too much. There are no laws stating you must use prescription sunglasses. However, it may be more comfortable READ MORE
You can drive with prescription glasses if the sun doesn’t bother you too much. There are no laws stating you must use prescription sunglasses. However, it may be more comfortable for you to drive with sunglasses.

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How long is the recovery from laser eye surgery?

There are at least two types of laser eye surgery commonly performed in the US. Recovery time for LASIK is usually a few days. PRK can take a week or more and final vision can READ MORE
There are at least two types of laser eye surgery commonly performed in the US. Recovery time for LASIK is usually a few days. PRK can take a week or more and final vision can improve out to 6 months. You should ask the surgeon what type of surgery he is getting and the expected recovery based on that.

Frank Cao

How often should I replace my contact lenses?

Your contact lenses should say whether they are daily, monthly, or biweekly lenses. If not, ask your doctor who prescribed them or call the help number on the box. If they are READ MORE
Your contact lenses should say whether they are daily, monthly, or biweekly lenses. If not, ask your doctor who prescribed them or call the help number on the box. If they are not dailies, make sure you are cleaning them according to the instructions.

Is lasik surgery a good option for those with an astigmatism?

LASIK is approved to treat regular corneal astigmatism in the US up to certain amounts. Your doctor will tell you at your preoperative appointment if you are a good candidate.

What can be the side effect of artificial tear drops?

Generally artificial tears are safe for the eyes but they do contain preservatives so if you use them more than 4 times a day they can irritate your eyes.

When are you at risk of diabetic retinopathy?

In general, the risk of diabetic retinopathy increases with the duration of elevated sugars. Individuals are recommended to have annual dilated eye exams for diabetes. Frank READ MORE
In general, the risk of diabetic retinopathy increases with the duration of elevated sugars. Individuals are recommended to have annual dilated eye exams for diabetes.

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I have a lot of floaters in my eyes. Will it make me blind?

Floaters may result from different causes. I would recommend seeing an eye doctor to determine the cause of your floaters and obtain a prognosis.

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My son plays a lot of video games. I'm concerned for his eyes--should I be?

This may be a sign he is near sighted or is going to become near sighted and need glasses. You should take him in for an eye exam and encourage him to play outdoors as well to READ MORE
This may be a sign he is near sighted or is going to become near sighted and need glasses. You should take him in for an eye exam and encourage him to play outdoors as well to get some sunlight which can limit near sightedness.

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When should I get my daughter's first eye checkup done?

There are no guidelines, so now is as good a time as any if your insurance will cover it. If you notice she is squinting or crossing her eyes, then those would be reasons to make READ MORE
There are no guidelines, so now is as good a time as any if your insurance will cover it. If you notice she is squinting or crossing her eyes, then those would be reasons to make an appointment.

Frank Cao