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.
The Eye Associates offers patients a multitude of vision correction options. We are committed to providing a solution that is right for you. Our LASIK surgeons always take the time to discuss with you the very best options for your specific situation and long-term eye health. Consultations for any vision correction procedures are free and take just 60 minutes.
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!
The EVO Visian ICL is an implantable collamer lens. It is a soft lens, like a contact lens, that is surgically placed into the eye. The lens works similarly to LASIK and PRK in that it permanently corrects your vision. Unlike these procedures, however, it doesn’t require cutting or reshaping of the corneal tissue and it is removable.
Good candidates for this procedure are people ages 21 to 45 who are nearsighted and have had stable vision for a year. The ICL is made to help correct patients with low myopia (‑3 diopters) to high myopia (‑20 diopters). It can be a preferred option for people with severe dry eyes or thin corneas.
FDA-approved, ICLs have been available for 10 years. To date, more than 500,000 ICLs have been implanted in patients worldwide, with excellent visual outcomes. The patient satisfaction rate to date is 99%.1
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.
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.
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 costs 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.
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 have 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 that 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 ensuring an accurate outcome and eliminate the worry of errors.
VISX CustomVue 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.
Access to LASIK and the other vision correction treatments aren’t reserved for just the wealthy. The Eye Associates strives to make it affordable to everyone by offering easy, affordable financing options, including 0% interest. 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. Or 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 life of clear vision. Read more about our financing options and apply for easy, affordable financing with CareCredit®.
Complimentary consults * no hidden charges: It is our policy that the patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment, or be reimbursed for any other service, examination, or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee service, examination, or treatment.
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 PRK, Visian ICL and Clear Lens Replacement that may allow patients who were told they were not candidates in the past to experience the same great benefits provided millions worldwide.
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 qualifies as 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. Choosing LASIK at The Eye Associates means choosing a doctor committed to safety, comfort, accuracy and the most advanced technology available.