Congratulations to Our Doctors
Once again, our surgeons were named one of the Laser Vision Top 100 Surgeons from more than 1000 Laser Vision Surgeons nationwide. This achievement was bestowed upon them for their excellence in Refractive Surgery. Each of our doctors reached one of the highest total case volumes in the country. Their vast experience combined with their knowledgeable insight also allowed Eyecare Associates to also be named one of the Top Laser Vision Practices in the United States. Please join us in congratulating our doctors for achieving such an outstanding honor.
Learn About LASIK
A life without glasses or contacts? Most of our patients couldn’t have imagined such an existence before LASIK. At a very young age they were totally dependent upon their glasses or contact lenses in order to complete simple daily activities. They couldn’t conceive of waking up in the morning and seeing the alarm clock. Activities such as driving a car or watching TV were impossible, not to mention swimming or other active sports.
Laser Vision Correction has truly changed their lives and the way that they think about themselves!
Laser In Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) was originally developed to treat patients who had very poor vision due to corneal disease. The recent advancement of medical lasers has now made it possible to correct nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism. The entire surgical process takes place in about 20 minutes and can eliminate the need for corrective lenses.
The most important element to achieving successful laser vision correction is to choose your doctor wisely. At Eyecare Associates, our doctors are experienced and highly trained. They use the most advanced technology available today.
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 CustomVue 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 S4 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 S4 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.
VISX Star S4 Eximer Laser
Our doctors use the newest generation, VISX Star S4 Active Trak Eximer 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. There is no need to dilate the pupil. This assures accurate placement of the beam, helps our patients feel more at ease during the procedure and allows patients to appreciate their improved vision much quicker.
The VISX Star S4 provides faster treatment times, a smoother surface and allows our surgeons to shape the beam to meet each patient’s individual vision correction need.
WaveScan technology was originally developed for use in high-powered telescopes to reduce the distortions when viewing distant objects in space. This technology has now been applied to laser vision correction, measuring imperfections in the eye never before measured using standard methods for glasses or contact lenses. Each person’s vision is unique, as personal as your DNA or fingerprint; WaveScan-based digital technology has the ability to identify and measure imperfections in each person’s eye 25 times more precisely than standard methods. In addition, WaveScan digital information is transferred to the laser, driving a new level of precision and accuracy.
CustomVue is an individualized laser vision correction procedure that can produce better vision than is possible with glasses or contacts. The advanced measurement capabilities of the WaveScan System are combined with the VISX Star S4 Eximer Laser to provide a level of precision and customization previously unattainable. With the CustomVue procedure, our doctors can now help nearsighted, farsighted and astigmatic individuals achieve a new level of vision by measuring and correcting the unique imperfections of each individual’s vision and providing them with the potential of experiencing their Personal Best Vision!
Free Laser Vision Correction Evaluation
Laser Vision Correction can treat a broad range of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. An initial free consultation with our Laser Vision Coordinator will confirm if you may be a good candidate. You must be a minimum of 18 years of age, have a stable prescription for at least one year, and have good general and eye health. She will be happy to explain the procedure and answer any questions that you may have.
To find out more about this exciting procedure or to schedule a free consultation call Sherry at 504-883-7667, or complete the form below and we will contact you to answer your questions and schedule an evaluation.