Your Guide to LASIK Eye Surgery
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About Lasik MD – Your Guide to LASIK Eye Surgery
Lasik MD first went online in 1999. Originally, the site was developed to help people interested in LASIK laser eye surgery find a local surgeon, clinic, vision correction center or institute.
After the site helped over 10,000 people find a LASIK doctor, we made the decision to expand it, with the lofty goal of creating the best LASIK resource on the Internet.
This current site was launched in September of 2006. It represents over one year of research, design and development, and contains a number of items of interest to prospective patients.
Learn About LASIK is our all-new, comprehensive guide to modern laser eye surgery.
The Vision Basics section covers eye anatomy and common focusing problems such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism, as well as presbyopia (the inability to focus on near objects after age 40) and monovision. Vision Basics ends with an explanation of 20/20 vision and a brief tutorial on understanding eyeglass prescriptions.
Lasers 101 explains vision correction lasers and outlines the improvements in technology that have occurred over the years. Heavy emphasis is placed on custom wavefront technology, such as CustomVue and Custom Cornea, as well as wavefront optimization, a technique available on the Wavelight Allegretto laser.
Procedures is an illustrated guide to LASIK and other common procedures such as PRK, LASEK, epi-LASIK and Intralase / IntraLASIK / bladeless / blade-free LASIK. A comparison matrix summarizes the risks and benefits of the major categories.
Am I a Candidate? explains the occupational, psychological, medical and ocular qualifications for surgery, while Potential Side Effects covers both common and uncommon postoperative issues.
Because most people who have LASIK eye surgery haven’t shopped for medical services before, Choosing a Surgeon offers specific advice on what to look for in a surgeon, clinic, vision correction center or institute.
Finding accurate information on the cost of LASIK is a difficult task for many patients, so LASIK Costs presents realistic prices for a variety of procedures and clearly details the factors that influence LASIK prices. It also exposes the secrets behind discount LASIK ads.
In October 2007, we added an exciting new section to Learn About LASIK entitled LASIK News and Research. This section is updated several times a month with the latest news from the LASIK industry, as well as summary articles from the latest clinical trials.
While we hope Learn About LASIK will provide the answers you need, we’ve built a state-of-the-art LASIK forum / message board where you can post your remaining questions, suggest improvements and discuss LASIK with others.
Finally, our geographic directory contains a worldwide network of LASIK surgeons that offer price quotations, information packets and free consultations through Lasik MD. We hope you will support us by requesting information through the directory, should you decide to have laser vision correction.
We wish you all the best in your pursuit of clear vision.