Laser vision correction is now in its second decade of helping patients reduce or eliminate their dependence on glasses and contact lenses. As testimony to its life changing benefits, thousands of ophthalmologists and optometrists around the world have become so impressed with the results of laser vision correction that over one million procedures are now performed each year. At Kalamazoo Ophthalmology, our patients continuously tell us they appreciate our commitment to being on the cutting edge of this technology.
Heavy patient demand for laser vision correction has inspired surgeons and laser manufacturers to make tremendous advancements in both Excimer laser technology and surgical technique. When laser vision correction was first performed in 1988, only low to moderately nearsighted patients without astigmatism could be treated. Today, with the second and third generation Excimer lasers, very low to moderately high degrees of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism can be effectively treated. And for many patients that had large pupils, thin corneas or other contraindications for laser vision correction, newer surgical techniques now allow them to enjoy the benefits of clear vision without dependence on glasses and contact lenses. Only a few years ago these patients would not have been good candidates for laser vision treatment.
Laser Vision Correction at Kalamazoo Ophthalmology
All laser vision correction procedures are not the same. Because of our dedication to excellence, Kalamazoo Ophthalmology is recognized as a premium eye care provider in the area. Dr. Stephen Higgins is highly trained in a number of laser vision correction procedures. We have access to the IntraLase® FS Laser and VISX® CustomeVue™ technology to provide you with the best possible care. Dr. Higgins has successfully performed thousands of vision correction procedures using the IntraLase® FS Laser and is ready to help you choose the option that’s best for your individual vision problem, whether you’re nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism.
If you would like to learn more about Laser Vision Correction, or find out if you’re a candidate for LASIK, call us at 800-537-3327 or click here to request a consultation.