Laser Vision Correction

Correction of vision problems–nearsightedness, farsighedness and astigmatism–by means of surgery has been available since the early 1970s. Continuous advancements in technology have taken this form of vision correction to new heights. Refractive surgery can reshape the surface of the eye (cornea) more precisely and more predictably than ever before.

With refractive surgery, many people have been able to become less dependent on glasses and contacts. Millions have stopped wearing corrective lenses altogether.

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The following are some of the refractive procedures currently being performed:

  • Interlase
  • Wave Front LASIK
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
  • Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK)
  • Radial Keratotomy (RK)
  • Astigmatic Keratotomy (AK)

Future technology: There are more refractive procedures and techniques under development. Each is designed to correct certain types and ranges of vision problems.

Be assured that our entire staff is committed to ongoing education and investigation of all technological advancements relating to the care of your eyes.

With comanagement of refractive surgery, we can...

Top Ten Reasons to Choose Westside Family Vision Center for Laser Vision Correction

1. Experience:
Our doctors have been involved with Laser Vision Correction from it’s beginning. Drs. Fabian, Fanelli and Dougherty have attended hundreds of hours of continuing education to keep current with rapid advances in the procedure. Their daily interaction with laser patients at all stages of surgical care along with a constant review of literature involving over a million procedures gives us the experience to answer your questions and guide you through a safe and successful laser correction procedure.

2. Co-Management:
As Laser Vision Correction has evolved and improved, an important refinement has been co-management. This arrangement allows the specialties of two health professions to work together to improve the safety and accuracy of your Laser Vision Correction. Our office specializes in the precise measurement and medical management of your visual system. This gives us the expertise in collecting the vital details needed to guide the laser during the procedure and provide the careful after-surgery care needed to assure a safe recovery.

3. Time:
We have the time to answer your questions. (Busy surgical centers are not set up to spend extra time answering questions.) We will take the time to educate you about Laser Vision Correction.

4. Choice:
We offer all three options for Vision Correction: Glasses, Contacts and Laser Vision Correction. Unlike a laser center that has only a single service to offer you, together we can objectively decide which of the three is best for you.

5. Inside Information:
Being on the inside of the medical system, we know who the best surgeons are and which surgical centers use the most up-to-date lasers and equipment and have the best trained staff.

6. Staff:
Many of our staff have had Laser Vision Correction themselves and are happy to discuss their experience with you. We are a group dedicated to getting you the best and most comfortable vision possible.

7. Insurance:
Vision Service Plans (VSP), the state’s largest vision insurance plan has negotiated a reduced fee for Laser Vision Correction. If you are insured by VSP, you will be eligible for this reduced fee through our office.

8. Financing:
We will provide you with all the help you need to finance Laser Vision Correction if you prefer.

9. We Stay With You:
The fees you pay your Laser Vision Center include all before surgery testing, the surgery itself, and up to one year of follow-up care.

10. Cost:
Good news. Having two doctors involved in your care costs no more than having only one. Using co-management you get the advantage of two specialists involved in your care at no extra cost.