What is LASIK?

LASIK is a laser eye surgery that corrects several types of common vision ailments. Not every condition or every person can be treated with LASIK. For those that are, LASIK can provide a quick and relatively painless solution for gaining vision with crisp, brilliant clarity and less dependence on glasses or contact lenses.

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Imagine waking up to see the world with crisp, brilliant clarity and less dependence on glasses or contact lenses. With life-changing LASIK from Associated Eye Care, you’ll be able to play sports, swim, go to the movies and enjoy social activities like never before!

All-Laser LASIK Package With Contoura® Vision

Associated Eye Care is proud to be one of the first in the country to offer Contoura® Vision. Associated Eye Care offers this exciting new technology as part of our LASIK package that also includes all-laser LASIK as the standard of care. Contoura® Vision maps up to 22,000 unique elevation points on each eye for a treatment plan that is unique to your eye. The vision results in the FDA study for Contoura Vision were the best of any LASIK study ever. In fact, a third of the patients in this study experienced better vision after LASIK than they had when wearing their best pair of glasses before surgery.

At Associated Eye Care, we believe that all patients deserve the best technology and outcomes. Therefore, we offer Contoura Vision to all LASIK candidates for no additional charge.

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LASIK at Associated Eye Care: Personalized All-Laser Treatment.

The most innovative LASIK technology is HERE at Associated Eye Care. The WaveLight® EX500 Excimer Laser suite represents the state of the art LASIK and PRK surgery technology. This innovative and FDA approved laser decreases procedure times with its 500 Hz speed, delivering the world’s shortest treatment times. For comparison sake, the previous model ran at 400 Hz.

The built-in flexibility of the WaveLight® EX500 Excimer Laser allows surgeons to expand their refractive treatment capabilities.

Topography-Guided Bladeless LASIK Procedures

Customized pupil-center centration options among different lighting conditions Line of sight and corneal vertex centration.

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The Associated Eye Care Lifetime Vision Advantage

At Associated Eye Care, we are committed to providing our patients their best possible vision for life. We offer the Vision Advantage program as part of that commitment. In the unlikely event you should require additional treatment to maintain distance vision results, we will provide the treatment at no charge, provided you are eligible for the program. Ask for more information during your free consultation.

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LASIK Candidates: Conditions Of The Eye

Nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism are common causes of blurred vision. Traditionally, the treatments for these eyesight conditions have been contacts or eyeglasses. These solutions are only temporary, but LASIK can enhance your vision for life. Utilizing the latest in laser technology, our LASIK specialists, Dr. Gary Schwartz, Dr. Jesse Vislisel, and Dr. David Park, are able to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

If you’re ready to eliminate the inconvenience of glasses or contact lenses, LASIK vision correction may be right for you. For information or to schedule your free LASIK screening, call 888-466-2020.

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The lens inside the eye becomes stiffer with age and loses its ability to bring close objects into clear focus. LASIK can restore some degree of near vision using a technique called monovision. With monovision, the dominant eye is placed in best focus at far distances and the non-dominant eye is placed in focus at near. Using the two eyes together, both distant and near images are received. Monovision treatments are commonly recommended to patients over 40 to reduce dependency on reading glasses. Ask your surgeon if monovision is right for you.

Financing Your Most Important Investment

We know that navigating through the many different financing options for LASIK can be stressful. That’s why we promise to present you with all the different available options to help you select the one that is right for you. LASIK is an investment but it’s an investment in your vision, and money should never stand in the way. That’s why we offer a variety of financing options, including flexible interest plans.

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What Else Should I Ask My Doctor?

It’s very important to be sure that you are a good candidate. While it’s important to know how many procedures your surgeon has performed, it’s perhaps more important to ask how many patients your surgeon turns away. Associated Eye Care is conservative and will not recommend LASIK for those it does not feel are good candidates—this is why we perform such thorough pre-operative examinations. Fortunately, the vast majority of people are excellent candidates for the procedure.


LASIK Alternatives

Not all patients are candidates for LASIK. Some are more suited to other procedures such as PRK or Refractive Lens Exchange. During your Free Personalized LASIK Evaluation, your surgeon will determine which procedure is most suited to your visual needs.


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