Eye Laser Institute

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In 1999 our doctors founded The Eye Laser Institute, an outpatient surgery center dedicated strictly to LASIK and other technologically advanced refractive procedures. The highly sophisticated Custom Vue Wavescan Technology currently being used allows us to provide an unprecedented degree of accuracy, permitting more precise treatments and excellent visual results. This facility is located in the same building as our medical offices. The surgical staff that assist our doctors are highly skilled and experienced.

Our doctors use the newest generation, VISX Star 4 Active Trak Excimer Laser System that incorporates variable beam technology with an active eye tracking system. The Active Trak continuously positions the laser beam precisely on the eye throughout the procedure. It is the only 3D tracker that is capable of tracking all eye movements. The VISX Star 4 provides faster treatment times and allows our surgeons to shape the beam to meet each patient’s individual vision correction as needed.

The Eye Laser Institute is committed to providing the safest and latest advances in laser vision technology as soon as it is FDA approved and research convinces us that it meets the high standards we set for our patients. This allows us to always consider which procedure best meets the visual needs of each individual patient.

The Looking Glass Optical Shop

Eyecare Associates is pleased to provide complete eyewear service in our optical dispensary The Looking Glass. Our staff includes American Board of Opticianry Certified Opticians who will help you select the best products to meet your visual needs.

Outpatient Eyecare Surgery Center

In 1988 the doctors of Eyecare Associates developed the first outpatient surgery center in the New Orleans area dedicated to surgical procedures of the eye. Twenty years later, The Outpatient Eyecare Surgery Center continues to be a premiere surgical facility for those patients needing cataract, glaucoma, corneal or plastic surgery of the eye. Advanced microsurgery and laser procedures are also performed there.

State of the Art

The center utilizes the most advanced surgical equipment and techniques available to minimize patient risks and insure the utmost quality of each individual’s surgical results. The majority of surgeries are performed under local anesthesia necessitating less time in the recovery area following your procedure.

Individualized Attention

The Outpatient Eyecare Surgery Center believes that your surgery is a personal experience. Our staff is specially trained and totally dedicated to focus strictly on caring for your needs during your visit. From the surgical counselor to the registered nurse who explains to you and your family your post-operative instructions, our team is very informative and here to make your visit a pleasant experience. Your family and friends will also be part of your surgical experience by being invited to observe your surgery in the family viewing room. The entire procedure is explained by our specially trained staff.

The professional staff that assists our physicians are highly revered in the surgical community and trained in the latest technological advances. They assist in over 300 surgeries per month which make them extremely knowledgeable, not only in ophthalmic procedures, but also in providing quality care for each patient.

Comfort and Convenience

You can expect to be comfortable before, during and after your surgery. The courteous attention and assistance you and your family receive from our staff reflects their dedication to the surgery patient. The center offers a relaxed atmosphere for both the patient and their family. A reception room and kitchen area offers coffee, fruit juice and muffins along with the reading materials, phones and television to make you and your family’s stay more comfortable. Convenient, ample parking is available. Special accommodations can be arranged when necessary for non-ambulatory individuals.

The Outpatient Eyecare Surgery Center is located in the same building as our medical offices. This facility pairs skilled excellence with a great added convenience to our surgery patients and their families.

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