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Is Lasik Magic?

If we select our patients carefully, following well-established guidelines, and perform LASIK correctly with well-maintained, proper equipment, LASIK IS pretty much magic.   The magic is that within 24 hours after LASIK 95+% of properly selected patients can see to perform their daily activities without glasses or contacts.

I’ve performed thousands of Laser Vision Correction procedures since the FDA approved Laser Vision Correction in 1996. Since the beginning, I have always been fascinated about why so many people are motivated to have Laser Vision Correction performed on them.Recently, I performed a case study in which I asked my patients, who were between 2-15…

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Lasers are being introduced into cataract surgery.  However, the Laser does not remove the cataract.  The Laser is used to make the incisions in the eye and the lens, and to soften the lens prior to removal from the eye.  This offers some precision to the cataract procedure, but it has not been shown to…

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It seems like putting in eye drops should be simple, but it really isn’t.  Studies have shown that over 50% of patients do not use their drops correctly.  The most common error is touching the tip of the dropper to the eye and contaminating the contents of the bottle with bacteria.  Don’t do that!  The…

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Not everybody is a candidate for LASIK but you may be a candidate for PRK.  If you were told that you are not a candidate for LASIK, consider getting  a second evaluation by me, or any other Ophthalmologist that performs Laser Vision Correction,  to see if you have surgical options to safely correct your eyes….

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I recently saw a very intelligent 40 year old woman for a second opinion.  She had undergone LASIK at a local “Laser Vision Center”.  She required two additional retreatments to enhance her vision.  She was still unhappy with the quality of her vision and wanted to know what options were still available for her.  I…

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If you’re tired of wearing glasses or contacts, LASIK or PRK may be a great choice for you. LASIK and PRK can successfully correct Nearsightedness, Farsightedness, and Astigmatism in over 95% of our patients. If you are over 45 years old, Laser Vision Correction can reduce or eliminateyour need for contacts, bifocals or reading glasses….

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You should not let cost drive your decision to have or not have LASIK. The cost of LASIK varies, with most eye surgeons charging between $1,500 and $3,000 (per eye), and some surgeons charging higher or lower than that range. Many ophthalmologists offer financing. Cost often depends on factors such as: Technology used Surgeon experience…

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