LASIK eye surgery
Medford Massachusetts LASIK surgeons
Are you having difficulty with glasses and contact lenses? Do your contact lenses irritate your eyes? LASIK eye surgery or vision correction might put you on a path to better vision that could possibly help you eliminate dependence on glasses or contact lenses. Did you know that over a certain period of time LASIK is actually less expensive than glasses and contacts? If you are seeking a Medford LASIK surgery center, we welcome you to Boston Laser. Our center is dedicated to excellence in Ophthalmology and LASIK eye surgery and we have helped many professional athletes in the greater Boston area. Feel free to schedule your complimentary LASIK consultation today.
What is LASIK?
At Boston Laser we utilize the most advanced LASIK technology, including the Alcon EX-500 excimer laser and the bladeless LASIK laser. This ensures the safest and most accurate outcome possibly for your LASIK surgery.
LASIK is an acronym that stands for Laser Assisted in-situ Keratomileusis. LASIK is the most recent and exciting technique of laser vision correction being sought after worldwide. The LASIK procedure combines the precision of the Excimer Laser, the eyes' own natural healing power, and the skill of a surgeon you can trust. LASIK is a combination surgery that uses a special femotosecond laser that enables the surgeon to create a"protective flap" in the cornea. Then in less than a minute, the Excimer laser is used to reshape the inner layers of the cornea with ultraviolet light and high-energy pulses. By adjusting the pattern of the laser beam, high levels of near-sightedness, and moderate amounts of farsightedness and astigmatism are able to be treated. The"protective flap" of the cornea is then gently replaced to its original position where it bonds securely without the need for stitches. The procedure takes only minutes to perform and most patients enjoy dramatic improvement in their vision within the first day. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis in the comfort of a surgery center.
Is LASIK Safe?
As long as you are a candidate, LASIK eye surgery is one of the safest medical procedures in the world. The pre-operative screening process for patients is extensive and involves an overall eye exam that reviews your total eye health. The technology at our center is considered the most advanced on the market and we have a very high patient satisfaction rate. That being said, LASIK is not for everyone. LASIK is ideal for certain patients with eye prescriptions that match certain criteria. Once you have undergone the thoroughly diagnostic testing phase you will know if you are a candidate. If you’re not an appropriate LASIK candidate, we will happily work with you to find a different vision correction option that will work for your personal best vision.
According to All About Vision
LASIK and other types of laser vision correction have excellent safety profiles and very high success rates.
According to Duke Medicine
The complication rate for LASIK surgery is very low, making it one of the safest surgical procedures around.
LASIK eye surgery Benefits
Some of the benefits of Laser Vision Correction are:
- Decreased dependency on glasses or contacts
- Ability to get up and GO!
- Convenience for travel
- No hassle with contact lens solutions
- Clear, natural vision
- Major lifestyle advantages with sports
- Improved appearance with NO glasses
Scheduling LASIK evaluations and determining LASIK cost in Medford
If you are interested in having LASIK eye surgery, we will need to schedule you for a complete eye exam. There are different types of LASIK eye vision correction procedures depending on the condition of your eyes. We will accurately assess the conditions of your eyes at your LASIK pre-operative evaluation. If LASIK cost is an issue for you please feel free to discuss special financing options at your consultation.