As a construction worker, John spends most of his day in dusty, windy, or otherwise challenging environments. John is 22 years old and was concerned that he might not be candidate for the LASIK procedure because of his extremely high astigmatism. If he was going to be treated on any other laser system besides our Alcon Allegretto laser, he would not be a good candidate for LASIK. The reason for this is that patients with extremely high astigmatism like John cannot be properly or completely treated on most laser systems available today. In fact, in years past I often turned away patients with this prescription because I knew that they would require two or more treatments to get a full effect with these older lasers - and many times even with multiple treatments visual result was less than ideal.
John was very motivated and understood that even with this fantastic technology, there was a chance that he might need a second procedure afterwards. As it turns out, John’s vision on his first day after his procedure was 20/20! What made his result even more amazing was that his vision prior to the procedure was never this good before. John had spent hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on the many, many pairs of glasses and contacts that he wore in the years before getting his LASIK. He told me that he never did see as well as he could on the very first day after his LASIK procedure. This was indeed a tremendously successful result, but not at all unusual using the latest laser vision correction technology in the world with a highly motivated patient like John. I’m really glad that John came to us for his LASIK and that we could get such a great result for him. I also know that John will be safer at the job site now that he can see better than he has ever seen before in his life.
As a homemaker with children, Deanne has her hands full Lasik las vegas cost taking care of all the needs of her family. She came to us because she noticed that her vision was more fuzzy in the left eye than the right eye. She wanted better vision in both eyes to help her with her daily tasks at home, especially sewing. She came to us as a referral from another happy patient, and was really excited about getting her eyes done.
Deanne was actually a little more nervous than the average patient, but because she was highly motivated, I was not concerned that she would do a good job during her procedure. Her LASIK procedure was textbook perfect, and she was much more relaxed after the procedure was completed successfully. On the day after her procedure, she told me that she had quite a bit of tearing in both eyes on the previous night, and was a little concerned about this. We discussed the fact that it’s not at all unusual to have some tearing after LASIK - especially during the first night - and that these extra tears actually assist in the healing process and are really beneficial. I could see that she felt a lot better once we discussed this, and also because the tearing had gotten so much better on its own as compared to the night before.
When we checked her vision, she was 20/20 but felt that the letters were still a little bit fuzzy. I explained that this was normal, and that the vision would improve both hourly and daily over the next several days as the usual tiny amount of microscopic swelling disappeared. Since she was so young, I let her know that this process would probably happen much faster than it would to someone who was my age (over 50). She left the office very happy and relieved and delighted to begin her new life with her new eyes.
As a police sergeant, Brian spends a great deal of time lasik las vegas nv at work using his eyes for both near and far tasks. Because he is 40 years old, he started to notice that he needs reading glasses to see better up close. After hearing about LASIK of Nevada from several friends at work, he decided he would come in for a consultation to see if he was a candidate for the procedure.
Previously, he had been told that he was not a candidate for LASIK because his corneas were too thin. After a thorough evaluation, we agreed that his corneas were indeed too thin for LASIK, so we offered him the PRK procedure instead. PRK uses the same laser to treat the same tissue (the cornea, or front surface of the eye), the only difference is that there is no need to create a corneal flap as in LASIK. We performed his procedure successfully last Friday, and what was truly amazing was that he could see 20/20 on his first day after the procedure even though we usually expect post-PRK vision to be in the neighborhood of 20/70 on the first day. In other words, Brian was seeing letters that were six lines smaller than we expected him to see on the first day after his PRK procedure. He and his wife were simply ecstatic after he read this tiny line of letters so quickly after the procedure, and it was at this time that they told me that she also wants to get the procedure done. This happens all the time.
Once a husband or wife gets the procedure done and loves the result, their spouse is usually not too far behind in wanting to get their eyes done also. I take pride in my work and try my best to give each patient the best possible result. Patient referrals (especially spouse referrals) are the greatest compliment that I can receive from my happy patients.