Here is what
you can expect:
We know there is a lot of information to absorb, and this may feel overwhelming at first. This is why we provide you with an expert Personal Care Coordinator who will serve as your advocate and will be there to answer all your questions and guide you through the process to better vision. You may be surprised by the options for which you qualify, and your Personal Care Coordinator is here to ensure an amazing experience!
Step 1: contact us
Our friendly expert staff welcome your call! We will answer any questions for you and will schedule your initial consultation.
Step 2: consultation
Step 2: consultation
We examine your eyes to know exactly what your strengths and weaknesses are. Even if you have been seen by a physician recently, we’ll take another exam with you to ensure the most accurate results. This will tell us with clarity which services to suggest, and what results you can expect.
Here are some symptoms which you may be experiencing:
Near-sighted:(myopi) Unable to see things clearly unless they are relatively close to the eyes. Light can’t focus on the retina, causing far away objects to appear blurry; myopic.
Far-sighted: (hyperopi) Unable to see things clearly, especially if they are relatively close to the eyes, owing to the focusing of rays of light by the eye at a point behind the retina; hyperopic.
Astigmatism: A defect in the eye or in a lens caused by a deviation from spherical curvature, which results in distorted images, as light rays are prevented from meeting at a common focus.
Presbyopia: a visual condition which becomes apparent especially in middle age and in which loss of elasticity of the lens of the eye causes defective accommodation and inability to focus sharply for near vision.
Have other symptoms or eye conditions not mentioned here? That is just fine. We’ll be sure to perform a thorough exam and help you identify your condition correctly.
Step 3: treatment
You will want to plan for your consultation, your day of procedure, and the week before and after. We will provide you with detailed information (as well as a complimentary gift bag for you) so you have everything you need to know before, during and after.
You’ll find many answers to questions in our FAQ section as well.
You might be surprised by what is possible today! Eye correction has been perfected to such a degree, you will be amazed by how easy, fast and non-invasive it has become. You might also be surprised to know certain vision problems which were once thought to be inevitable symptoms of old age are now very much CORRECTIBLE!
We invite you to come in and let our trusted expert staff guide you through a thorough eye exam, where we will uncover every possible option available to you. We believe in educating our patients and providing clear, direct and complete information, starting with understanding what laser eye surgery is and how to determine if you are a candidate.
Laser eye surgery is an umbrella term for several eye surgeries used to correct refractive errors (i.e., how your eye focuses light). The most common types of laser eye surgery include LASIK, PRK, LASEK and the newest technology, SMILE.
Each of the three laser eye surgery procedures help to reshape the cornea. This is what corrects vision. But laser eye surgery can vary in the specifics of the procedure, the recovery time, which surgical instruments are used and your patient candidacy. You might be a better candidate for one procedure than another, for example.
Where does laser eye surgery come from?
Laser eye surgery was made possible in the 1980s, when a new type of laser called the excimer laser was being used at an IBM research facility. By a stroke of genius, the researchers discovered that their laser could incise animal tissue precisely without leaving scar tissue. This led to the first surgical application of a laser on human tissue. Eye surgeons (aka ophthalmologists) were among the first to approach researchers to learn how they could use this new technology in laser eye surgeries.
After roughly a decade of clinical trials and improvements, laser eye surgeries such as LASIK and PRK started being approved around the world. By 2001, LASIK had become the world’s most common elective surgery.
Who gets laser eye surgery?
Laser eye surgery is recommended for people aged 18 or older. Before age 18, the eye might still be changing. Even after age 18, the eye might change. It’s important to have a record of stable vision for at least a year before having laser eye surgery. Some providers may require two or more years. Additional criteria must be met to be a candidate for laser eye surgery.
Only a trained professional can determine your candidacy for laser eye surgery and recommend the best procedure for you.
In addition to eye laser surgery, we provide many additional services. We look forward to discussing your options with you.
Step 4: follow-up
We will meet with you after your procedure to make sure you are happy, satisfied, and have received the intended results.
Step 5: new life!
This is why we come to work each day. See the world more clearly, explore the world more freely, enjoy your new eyes (and be sure to share your stories with us)!