Have you been dependent on glasses or contact lenses for as long as you
can remember? How would your life change if you woke up every morning
able to see clearly, without fumbling for your glasses or stumbling to
the mirror to put in your contact lenses?
LASIK vision correction surgery, it is possible to see the world with crisp,
brilliant clarity. It is possible to watch television, drive or play sports
all without glasses or contacts. LASIK gives you the freedom to do the
things you enjoy most, without the hassle of eyeglasses or contact lenses.
LASIK can change your life.
The human eye works like a camera, bending light to focus it onto the retina
at the back of the eye, producing a crisp, clear image. The cornea does
the heavy lifting when it comes to focusing that light. As long as your
eye has the ideal shape, light will be focused correctly, giving clear
vision. However, people who need glasses or contact lenses to see clearly
have an abnormal shape to the eye, affecting the focusing point and leading
to distorted vision.
LASIK eye surgery will treat refractive errors including myopia (nearsightedness),
hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. The doctors at Key-Whitman
Eye Center have chosen Wavelight® EX500 and Wavelight® FS200 laser
technology to perform LASIK because this laser has the best outcomes reported
to the FDA. It is designed to preserve the natural shape of your cornea,
thus giving you the best quality of vision.
Who should get LASIK?
The ideal candidate for LASIK is 18 or older, is dependent on glasses or
contact lenses, has a healthy cornea and has not had a significant change
in their vision prescription in the past 12 months. While LASIK is the
most popular procedure, there are several different surgical treatments
available, and your Key-Whitman doctor will evaluate your individual situation
to determine which procedure will lead to the best possible results for you.
Other vision correction surgery options available at Key-Whitman include:
PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy): Recommended for patients with thin corneas. The biggest difference between
PRK and LASIK is that rather than making a flap in your cornea with the
laser, your surgeon will gently remove the outer layer before the laser
treatment. Over the next several days, the outer layer that was removed
Visian ICL: For patients with high levels of nearsightedness who are not candidates
for LASIK or PRK. Also referred to as the implantable contact lens, the
Visian ICL is inserted within the eye behind the iris and in front of
the natural crystalline lens. The best candidates for Visian ICL are under
40 years of age.
Key-Whitman Holiday LASIK Promotion
Book your appointment for LASIK by December 30, 2014 and have your surgery
by January 31, 2015 and you can receive $1,200 off your procedure. This
special holiday value package includes:
• All-Laser, No-Blades Wavelight® Refractive Suite Technology
• Lifetime Enhancement Program
• Complimentary follow-up visits for 10 months
• Interest-Free Payment Plans up to 24 months or Extended Payment
Plans up to 60 months through ALPHAEON or CareCredit
• Voucher for $200 to be used toward one pair of Maui Jim® sunglasses
• Platinum Cinemark Movie Passes for Two – Enjoy your first
movie with your new vision after LASIK on us!
If you are considering LASIK, it’s important that you make your decision
based on facts and with realistic expectations, rather than on the experiences
of a friend or family member. As with any surgery, there are risks and
the possibility of complications. This will be discussed in the office.
Complimentary consultants are available to find out if Vision Correction
Surgery is right for you.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment.