Cathleen McCabe, M.D.
Brian Foster, M.D.
LASIK has literally changed the way millions of people view the world as well as themselves. After having LASIK, patients often comment that they cannot decide which has changed more – their vision or their self-image. They often feel more confident and can’t imagine why they didn’t do it sooner!
Now there are more choices than ever for people who want to get out of glasses and contact lenses. Whether you are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism, we have a vision correction procedure that can improve the way you see the world. Imagine what it would be like to wake up and read your alarm clock, take a swim in the gulf, or just look in the mirror and see how beautiful your eyes are without glasses.
Choosing LASIK at The Eye Associates means choosing doctors committed to safety, comfort, accuracy and the most advanced technology available.
Dr. Cathleen McCabe is a LASERVISION Top 100 LASIK Surgeon with over 17,000 happy LASIK eyes!
Contact us or call 941-792-2020 to schedule your FREE LASIK Screening!
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LASIK or Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis is an outpatient procedure that uses a computer controlled “cool” laser beam to precisely reshape the cornea. The beam gently changes the curvature of the cornea so that images can more sharply focus on the back of the eye; thereby giving you clearer vision. The actual procedure takes less than 60 seconds and most patients report immediate visual improvement.
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Custom LASIK, using NASA space inspired Wavefront™ technology, allows us to offer our patients the next generation of vision correction. In the past, many imperfections of the eye could never be measured. Now with Custom LASIK, we are able to capture and correct unique imperfections in an individual’s eye with 25 times more precision than could be done with standard measurements for glasses and contact lenses. In fact, some Custom LASIK patients experience better vision than they ever did with glasses or contact lenses.
Clinical study results 1 year after the VISX Custom LASIK show:
- 100 percent of participants could see well enough to legally drive a car (20/40 or better)
- 94 percent of participants achieved uncorrected visual acuity of 20/20 or better
- 74 percent of participants were 20/16 or better
- Participants reported being four times "more satisfied" with their night vision
By having the ability to analyze your eyes in such a specific way, we can adjust your treatment accordingly to decide if custom LASIK would benefit you more than traditional LASIK. Unlike some offices that have different cost for each type of LASIK surgery, The Eye Associates’ fee is the same for all advanced surface laser treatments, ensuring that you will get the best type of treatment for your eyes and the high definition vision that you deserve.
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Other Vision Correction Procedures
Some patients seeking LASIK discover that their corneas, although healthy, are too thin for LASIK surgery. There are a host of other advanced surface laser vision correction treatments, including LASEK, PRK, and Epi-LASEK, that may allow patients that were told they were not candidates in the past to experience the same great benefits provided millions worldwide.
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Access to LASIK and the other advanced surface laser vision treatments isn’t reserved for just the wealthy. The Eye Associates strives to make it affordable to everyone by offering easy, affordable financing options, including interest free, same as cash. You can apply online at Care Credit and know in less than 5 minutes if your dream of a life without glasses is coming true. On the other hand, maybe you’d rather rack up travel miles on your credit cards as a bonus to having surgery. We also accept Visa, MC, American Express and Discover. With all these options, there’s nothing standing in the way of a life of clear vision.
Click here to read more about our financing options and to apply for easy, affordable financing with CareCredit®.
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Look Before You LASIK
Choose your LASIK surgeon as if your sight depended on it...because it does!
The safety of LASIK primarily involves determining whether a patient is a good surgical candidate in the first place. The fact is that not everyone is a good candidate for LASIK. That's why it's so important to choose a surgeon that you trust to help you make the right decision.
Dr. Cathleen McCabe is a highly skilled cataract and LASIK surgeon with many prestigious awards. She was named on the PS250 List of the leading innovators in premium IOL cataract surgery and is a LASERVISION Top 100 Surgeon for her vast experience and excellent outcomes in LASIK and refractive surgery.
Dr. Brian Foster is experienced in the latest innovations in LASIK and he brings the highest and most up-to-date level of training and knowledge to The Eye Associates. Dr. Foster is also on the cutting edge of other procedures such as corneal transplants, DSAEK, DALK and cataract surgery.
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY -VISX® remains the industry leader in quality and innovation, and the VISX® Star 4 Laser that we use at The Eye Associates adds a new level of diagnostic information to insure superior surgical outcomes. Our in-house laser center in Sarasota controls temperature and humidity; key elements important to good surgical results. In addition, our skilled technicians adhere to strict sterile requirements and are uniquely and exclusively dedicated to eye procedures.
The VISX® Star 4 laser has the following unique safety features:
ActiveTrak ™ 3D Eye-Tracking - We often hear patients say that their biggest concern is the fear of moving their eye during the LASIK procedure. RELAX…We’ve got you tracked. The Visx® Star 4 laser has ActiveTrak 3 D Eye Tracking that detects and continuously compensates for eye movements, virtually eliminating any fear of human error.
VISX® Iris Registration™ - Iris Registration™ takes a wavescan-generated picture of your unique iris and transfers it to the laser. The reason this is important is because when the patient lays down for their laser treatment, sometimes the eye will rotate. VISX® Star 4 Laser uses the wavescan photo to compare with your iris and automatically compensate for any rotation, thereby insuring an accurate outcome and eliminate the worry of errors.
VISX® Custom Vue WaveScan™ - WaveFront technology, developed from NASA space technology, allows us to capture and correct your eye’s unique imperfections with 25 times more precision than could previously be detected using standard measurements for glasses. It also has been shown to improve night vision in some patients.
VISX® Exclusive SmartBeam ™ - The SmartBeam technology adjusts the laser beam size according to treatment, minimizing the amount of corneal tissue that needs to be removed and reducing healing time.
For a FREE LASIK Screening contact us at 941-792-2020 or Toll-free 1-866-865-2020 to schedule an appointment.
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