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Why have LASIK at Chelsea Eye?
- We offer the most advanced LASIK procedure available today called iLASIK.
- 99% of our patients see 20/20 or better after the procedure.*
- Dr. Coad is a Board Certified Ophthalmologists & LASIK expert who has done thousands of procedures and personally performed all the pre and post procedure care.
- Dr. Coad does extensive tests to find out if you are an ideal candidate for iLASIK. If you are not, he can recommend & perform other vision correction procedures.
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What is the difference between LASIK and iLASIK?
Does it matter which technology is used? Aren’t all procedures the same?
Technologies vary and have greatly improved over the years. Older technologies often result in less precise corrections and more complications.
is the safest and most precise LASIK procedure performed today. It provides patients with exceptional safety and superior outcomes by combining the IntraLase Method and Advanced CustomVue Correction. The IntraLase Method uses an ultra-fast laser to create a thin corneal flap with unparalleled precision minimizing the possibility of flap complications while maximizing comfort and safety. The Advanced CustomVue correction uses the WavePrint system to painlessly measure and map the uniqueness of both of your eyes – down to the most minute characteristics individual to you. This 3D mapping technology literally creates a blueprint (or fingerprint) of your eye. Once the flap is created and folded back, a VISX laser uses your exact specification/measurements to custom-fit the iLASIK
procedure to each of your eyes.
The possibility of nighttime halos and glare is significantly reduced with iLASIK
and may even result in better night vision than with glasses or contacts.
Whenever possible we use iLASIK
technology resulting in 99% of our patients seeing 20/20 or better following the procedure. 30% of our patients report seeing more clarity and crispness than they experienced with their glasses or contacts.
Why should I choose Chelsea Eye over other LASIK practices?
- We offer the safest and most advanced technology called iLASIK and do not compromise care or safety for price.
- Drs. Coad and Eviatar are board certified ophthalmologists who have been pioneer’s in LASIK since it was first approved by the FDA over 10 years ago and continue to stay on the cutting edge of advancements in the technology. They own the practice themselves and stake their reputation in the community on excellent outcomes and patient satisfaction. They have performed thousands of LASIK procedures, have won The Best Doctor of the Year award for 5 years running, and are often featured in the press.
- Dr. Eviatar had LASIK by Dr. Coad over 10 years ago and many members of our staff have had laser vision correction. Therefore, there are many members of our team who know what it’s like and are able to gently walk you through the process.
- You will be extensively screened by the surgeon and your eyes must meet high standards in order for you to be considered an ideal candidate.
- Being experts in many different types of refractive surgery, we can also recommend and perform other vision correction procedures such as PRK, VISIAN ICL or Intraocular lens implants should you not be an ideal candidate for LASIK.
- Because we offer comprehensive ophthalmology in addition to offering LASIK, we are able to provide the continuing eye care our patients need over their lifetime.
Can I afford LASIK?
- LASIK is an investment in excellent vision and is cheaper than a lifetime of having to invest in contact lenses or glasses. Find out how you can save money on LASIK.
- We offer many financing options based on how much you would like to spend monthly. Various programs include tax-free flexible spending accounts, in house payment plans, and interest free financing with no payments due for the first 6 months.
Why does the price vary from one LASIK Practice to another?
- The type of technology used effects price and is an important factor in determining risk and the chances of an excellent result. Using older technologies might make the procedure less expensive, but may result in less predictable results, more side effects, and possible complications. At Chelsea Eye our emphasis is always on safety and finding the best procedure for each individual, that’s why we use iLASIK.
- The experience of the surgeon and the type of care they offer can affect cost. Drs. Coad and Eviatar are experts in LASIK and carefully screen patient’s themselves to determine if LASIK is the best procedure for them. They own the practice and stake their reputation in the community on excellent outcomes and patient satisfaction.
Is LASIK safe?
- Like any surgical procedure, there are no guarantees, but with iLASIK risks are extremely minimal. 99% of patients experience no problems or complications, while 30% report having even better vision than they did with their glasses or contact lenses.
- Recent studies suggest contact lens wearers have greater risk in corneal complications (such as infections, abrasions, ulcers, scarring, and kerataconus) than with LASIK eye surgery.
- LASIK is the most widely performed elective procedure. Over 30 million people around the world have had LASIK eye surgery and 3 million procedures are performed annually in the United States.
Is everyone a candidate for LASIK?
- A comprehensive and thorough eye exam should be performed by the surgeon to determine candidacy. Our surgeons understand the importance of your eyes and are extremely meticulous about this screening process. They select only the patients who meet the most strict criteria. As a result, 99% of their patients see 20/20 or better without corrective lenses after their procedure.
- If you are in good health and over the age of 21 years old and wear glasses or contact lenses to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism or mixed astigmatism, you are probably a good candidate for iLASIK providing your prescription has not changed in 12 months.
- You are not a candidate for LASIK If you are pregnant, nursing or if you have certain medical conditions. Being experts in many different types of refractive surgery, our board certified ophthalmologists can also recommend and perform other vision correction procedures such as PRK, VISIAN ICL or Intraocular lens implants.
Why doesn't everyone have excellent results
- Most outcomes that are unsatisfactory are due to LASIK procedures being performed using old technology or on patients that are not ideal candidates.
How well will I see after LASIK?
- Immediately after the surgery, patients sit up and are able to read the clock across the room. Your vision will be a little blurry at first, like opening your eyes under water. After a few hours of sleep, most people can see well and by the next morning can see clearly and go to work.
Does LASIK hurt?
- Your eyes are anesthetized with topical numbing drops. During the procedure, you may feel pressure for 20-30 seconds. After the procedure, once the numbing drops wear off, many patients describe a feeling similar to dry contact lenses being in their eyes, but they do not feel pain.
How soon can I return to work?
- With iLASIK, you can return to work the very next day. If you are one of the few patients who are not candidates for iLASIK and have PRK instead, you will need to take a few days to recover fully.
What is the difference between LASIK, PRK, and LASEK?
With LASIK, a thin flap is created on the eye's surface and then lifted. Laser energy is applied to the eye for reshaping, and the flap is replaced to serve as a type of natural bandage for quicker healing.
With PRK no flap is created. Instead, laser energy is applied directly to the eye's surface. The ultra thin, outer layer of the eye (epithelium) is removed completely during the PRK procedure, and eventually grows back. Healing is therefore delayed and often there is more discomfort than with LASIK.
A LASEK procedure involves preserving the extremely thin epithelial layer by lifting it from the eye's surface before laser energy is applied for reshaping. After the LASEK procedure, the epithelium is replaced on the eye's surface. Healing is therefore delayed with LASEK and often there is more discomfort than with LASIK.
What is monovision correction?
- Monovision is for patients over 40 and is when one eye is corrected for distance and one eye is corrected for reading up close. Many patients find this type of vision correction to be an excellent option for decreasing their need for reading glasses.
Interested in Other Vision Correction Surgeries such as Visian ICL,
or IntraOcular Lens Implants?
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* Monthly nomogram analysis shows 99% of patients achieve intended correction