About Laser Vision Correction
The Eye Care Center is recognized as the premier eye care provider in the area for dedication to excellence. Dr. Hindman is highly trained in a number of laser vision correction procedures, including PRK and traditional Laser Vision Correction. PRK and LASIK are both used to modify the cornea of your eye. These surgeries have helped millions of Americans reduce their dependence on glasses and contact lenses.
In fact, The Eye Care Center was the first ophthalmology practice in the tri-county area to have an on-site excimer laser. The surgeon uses the VISX Starr 4 Excimer Laser which has proven reliable in the thousands of patients successfully treated at The Eye Care Center. Using this technology in conjunction with the VICTUS Femtosecond platform allows The Eye Care Center to offer patients the latest technology for the best results.
Laser Vision Correction FAQS
What is it?
Laser Vision Correction is a procedure that uses a cool-beam laser to reshape the cornea, the clear portion at the front of your eye. The reshaped cornea is then able to focus light rays more exactly on the retina at the back of the eye. If you suffer from being nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism, all of which result in blurry vision, you may be able to achieve clearer sight with Laser Vision Correction.
Who can benefit from this procedure?
If you are 21 or older, are not pregnant, and have healthy eyes (no medical problems), you may benefit from this procedure. Your eye doctor can tell you if you are a potential candidate for Laser Vision Correction.
How much does it cost?
Please contact one of our Laser Vision Correction team members at 585-394-2020 extension 1213 for current pricing. At the Eye Care Center, the cost covers all of the following services:
- pre-operative evaluation
- corneal topography
- Wavescan Technology
- the surgery itself
- prescription eye medications
- post surgical office visits for one year
- any required enhancements up to one year (excluding a charge for the use of the VISX Key Card)
Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards are accepted, as well as bank certified checks. There is also a financing program, which allows for 0% or low interest rates. For information, go to Financing Options.
Laser Vision Correction is cost-effective, compared to what you would have to spend on glasses, contact lenses, and lens care over the course of twenty years. The difference is you'll have clear, natural vision and reduced or eliminated dependence on glasses and contacts.
In preparation for the procedure, your vision is evaluated, your eyes are measured, and corneal topography is completed to determine the current surface shape of the cornea. Your medical history is reviewed and the eyes are examined to rule out any medical problems. Based on the results of your evaluation, Dr. Hindman will determine whether or not you are a good candidate for the procedure. If you are, the surgery can be scheduled.
Does it hurt?
No, the treatment itself is painless. The doctor uses drops to numb your eye. Some patients may experience discomfort for one to three days after treatment. It has been compared to a sensation of sand in the eye. A script may be written to help with discomfort during recovery, if needed.
Is Laser Vision Correction safe?
Yes. Millions of patients worldwide have had this treatment performed on them successfully. The FDA has recognized Laser Vision Correction for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, and found the treatment safe and effective for eligible patients.
How long does it take to heal? When can I go back to work?
Most people notice improved vision almost immediately. The eye will heal on the surface very quickly, within a day or two, and most people can return to work then. It is important that your eyes be protected from infection and injury for a month or two beyond the surgery to allow complete healing to occur.
How do I find out more about Laser Vision Correction?
To schedule your free consultation, or obtain further information, please call one of our Laser Vision Correction team members at 585-394-2020 extension 1213.