Lasik Eye Surgery
LASIK Eye Surgery Boca Raton, Delray, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach
Cohen Laser and Vision Center in Boca Raton offers Lasik eye surgery to residents near Boca, Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach. Procedure is performed by expert eye surgeon G. Richard Cohen, MD.
You may have heard about laser vision correction and wondered if this procedure would be good for you. If you have nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism there is a good chance LASIK can help you see without complete dependence on glasses and contact lenses. The only way to be sure if you are a candidate is to schedule an appointment with our office and undergo a series of diagnostic tests to see if you are a candidate. LASIK eye surgery in South Florida is a very popular refractive procedure that provides excellent vision for most patients. The Cohen Laser & Vision Center provides every type of eye surgery including conventional LASIK with a microkeratome, Bladeless LASIK done with the Intralase femtosecond laser and Custom LASIK using wavefront guided technology that enables a custom cornea style treatment. Dr. Richard Cohen will help you determine which type of eye surgery is right for you. Eye surgery LASIK corrects vision by changing the shape of the cornea when treating nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. The excimer laser is the critical piece of laser equipment used to reshape the cornea.
The LASIK Surgery Procedure - Microkeratone
So what is LASIK eye surgery, exactly? The process of the eye surgery is accomplished in a few short steps. A local anesthetic is first applied to the eye(s). A thin flap is then carefully created on the surface of the cornea, using a highly precise instrument called IntraLase® or a microkeratome. The flap is pulled back, revealing the middle section of the cornea. A cool ultraviolet light beam, produced by our VISX S4™ laser, is then applied, removing tiny portions of the cornea in an effort to reshape it and improve visual acuity. Each pulse of the laser removes approximately .25 microns of corneal tissue. By comparison, the diameter of a human hair is about 50 microns. Because the laser used in LASIK surgery removes corneal matter in such small increments, extreme precision is achieved in the process. Once the cornea is corrected, the flap is replaced and the procedure is complete. Following surgery, patients usually experience a rapid recovery due to the fact that only a tiny portion of the eye is actually operated on. Most of our patients are able to drive themselves back to our facility the day following their surgery to meet with Dr. Cohen for their follow-up appointment. Because of its efficiency and effectiveness, LASIK surgery is the most popular form of refractive surgery. It is estimated to account for 95 percent of the laser vision correction procedures that are performed today. If you live in the South Palm Beach County area, near Boca Raton or Fort Lauderdale, and would like more information on LASIK eyes surgery, or if you would like to schedule a complimentary evaluation, please contact the Cohen Laser and Vision Center today. At our office near Fort Lauderdale in Boca Raton, LASIK surgery patients have access to a specialist who has performed thousands of refractive surgeries since 1985. At CLVC, you can be sure that your laser vision correction is being performed by one of the most accomplished and experienced eye care teams in the profession.
Benefits of LASIK Eye Surgery
Some of the benefits of Laser Vision Correction are:
- Decreased dependency on glasses or contacts
- Ability to get up and GO!
- Convenience with travel
- No hassle with contact solutions
- Clear, natural vision
- Major lifestyle advantages with sports
- Improved appearance with NO glasses
If you are interested in having a LASIK eye surgery procedure we will need to schedule you for a complete eye exam with "Lasik eye surgery near me." There are different types of eye vision correction procedures depending on the condition of your eyes. We will accurately assess the conditions of your eyes at your pre-operative evaluation to determine whether lasic eye surgery is appropriate for you. If LASIK eye surgery cost is an issue for you please feel free to visit our LASIK near me financing page to review the affordability options or simply to apply for financing. Dr. Richard Cohen is one of the most experienced Florida doctors and has performed thousand of eye surgeries. We are proud to offer the latest technology to help create superior results. We encourage you to read our patient testimonials to get an idea as to exactly what we mean by superior LASIK eye surgery results.