Friday, December 3, 2010

LASIK Information and Surgeon Directory Website Receives Fifth Consecutive Reaccreditation by Health On the Net (HON) Foundation

North Andover, Massachusetts, (11/22/10) The LASIK information and LASIK surgeon directory website www.seewithlasik.com has been notified that it has received its fifth consecutive reaccreditation by the Health On the Net (HON) Foundation for 2010.

“Ongoing accreditation by the HON Foundation means that www.seewithlasik.com is in full compliance with the HON principles (http://www.hon.ch/HONcode/Conduct.html) which serve as the basis for its initiative to improve and maintain the quality and integrity of health and medical information on the world wide web”, said Katherine Carlisle, the Managing Partner of http://www.seewithlasik.com/.

“We are dedicated to providing eye care consumers with helpful, reliable and non commercial information about Laser Vision Correction, including LASIK Eye Surgery and LASIK Surgeons, as well as how to evaluate the risks, complications and possible side effects of LASIK surgery in order to have an effective dialog with their eye doctors”, stated Ms. Carlisle.

The Health On the Net (HON) Foundation (http://www.hon.ch/Global) was founded in 1995 by a group of experts attending a conference on The Use of Internet and World-Wide Web for Telematics in Healthcare in order assist healthcare consumers and providers using the Internet, by assuring access to high quality reliable information through peer review of healthcare websites and certification of sites maintaining quality standards.

http://www.seewithlasik.com/ is an objective patient information and education website containing material that will assist patients in making an informed decision about all types of Laser Eye Surgery for vision correction, including LASIK, as well as Lens Replacement Surgery and Lens Implants, for vision correction. This website is useful for those who are interested in learning about LASIK, Presbyopia Correcting Lens Implant procedures, the ICL or Implantable Contact Lens for nearsightedness, how to select a LASIK surgeon, the risks, benefits and complications of LASIK surgery as compared to contact lenses, as well dry eyes and their treatment.

In order to provide consumers with the most unbiased information, unlike many websites offering information about LASIK Surgery, http://www.seewithlasik.com/ does not accept funding, support or advertising from pharmaceutical, medical device, laser or lens implant companies.

CONTACT:
Katie Carlisle, The Medical Management Services Group, L.L.C.
978-470-8217, or fax, 978-470-8218, or email, katie@seewithlasik.com

SOURCE:
The Medical Management Services Group, L.L.C.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Baltimore Washington Eye Center: TLC's Ultimate Makeover

Baltimore Washington Eye Center: TLC's Ultimate Makeover: "Baltimore Washington Eye Center has been chosen by The Learning Channel to provide Laser Vision Correction for their current Ultimate Makeov..."

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Did you know that LASIK is more affordable than contacts?

Depending on how carefully you follow the recommended contact lens care and replacement regimen, the type of lenses you require and the number of annual office visits and new and refitting fitting appointments you require-the average contact lens wearer typically invests between $75-$100 a month on their eyes!

Now-project that out over the normal length of time you will wear your contacts-perhaps 10-20 years, and you will realize that the total cost for contact lens wear can range between $9,000-$15,000. What seems to most patients as a modest and acceptable annual investment in their contact lenses can quickly grow into a substantial expense.

A cost effective and convenient alternative to a lifetime of contact lens wear is LASIK. With no money down easy monthly payment plans, you can have LASIK NOW…in time to enjoy every day of summer and beyond. And-you can do so knowing that you have made a cost effective choice for your vision correction, convenience and lifestyle.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Cataract & LASIK Eye Surgery Directories Announce Blog Availability

NORTH ANDOVER, Massachusetts, (4/22/10) Medical Management Services Group, L.L.C. developers and managers of the LASIK information, patient education and LASIK surgeon directory website www.seewithlasik.com and the Cataract Surgery information and Cataract Surgeon directory website www.aboutcataractsurgery.com is pleased to announce the availability of two new eye care blogs to assist in keeping both Cataract and LASIK patients up to date with current information as well as allow for a closer interactive internet experience. "The fields of Cataract Surgery & Intraocular Lens Implantation (IOL) as well as Laser Vision Correction such as LASIK Eye Surgery continue to take advantage of the application of new technology in order to streamline procedural steps and incrementally improve outcomes for patients-and the web is one of the first places patients seek this information, relayed Katherine Carlisle, Managing Partner of Medical Management Services Group, L.L.C.

“Our current sites provide comprehensive and detailed content for visitors. At http://www-seewithlasik-com.blogspot.com and http://cataract-surgery-information.blogspot.com we can give those in need of the most current information about new eye surgery procedures, new eye care technology and eye surgeons a quick snapshot of real time information, said Katherine Carlisle, Managing Partner of Medical Management Services Group, L.L.C.

In order to provide consumers with the most unbiased information, unlike many websites offering information about LASIK, neither www.seewithlasik.com
or www.aboutcataractsurgery.com , nor their associated blogs at http://www-seewithlasik-com.blogspot.com and http://cataract-surgery-information.blogspot.com accept funding, support or advertising of any kind from pharmaceutical, medical device, laser or lens implant manufacturers.

Monday, April 5, 2010

LASIK Eye Surgery & Tax Refunds

Laser Vision Correction procedures such as LASIK Eye Surgery are a good way to spend tax refunds you may receive after filing your tax return this year. For many people the only thing between them and clear vision without having to wear glasses or contacts all the time for seeing at distance-is the cost of LASIK Surgery! Your tax refund is often a pleasant surprise that has not been allocated or lost in the daily shuffle of household expenses. For those who have wanted LASIK but haven't been able to get their finances together to do so-your tax refund a great way to invest in your vision.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Meet Long Island LASIK Surgeon Eric Donnenfeld, M.D. of Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island

Eric Donnenfeld, M.D. is a Cornea & LASIK Surgeon on Long Island at Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island where he provides many types of Laser Eye Surgery for the correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, including Blade Free LASIK on Long Island and Custom Wavefront LASIK on Long Island in addition to conventional LASIK on Long Island for patients. Dr. Donnenfeld is known for his extensive clinical experience and eye surgery skills and caring patient care style when serving patients from the Long Island. Patients considering Laser Vision Correction of any type, especially those wishing to have LASIK plus the clinical experience of an experienced Corneal Specialist, should read more about Cornea & LASIK Surgeon Eric Donnenfeld, M.D. of Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island.

Meet Rhode Island LASIK Surgeon Paul Koch, M.D. of Koch Eye Laser Vision in Providence & Warwick, Rhode Island

Paul Koch, M.D. is well recognized for providing all types of Laser Eye Surgery, including LASIK in Rhode Island for the Laser Vision Correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. As a respected Rhode Island LASIK Surgeon he is known for his extensive experience in all types of eye surgery including LASIK Surgery in Warwick and LASIK Surgery in Providence. Patients considering Laser Vision Correction in Rhode Island and wanting the experience of a caring eye surgeon should read more about Rhode Island LASIK Surgeon Paul Koch of Koch Eye Laser Vision in Providence & Warwick, Rhode Island.

Meet San Antonio LASIK Surgeon Lisa Marten, M.D. of South Texas Eye Institute in San Antonio, Texas

Lisa Marten, M.D. is Cornea and LASIK Surgeon in San Antonio where she provides many types of Laser Vision Correction for the correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, including Blade Free LASIK in San Antonio and Custom Wavefront LASIK in San Antonio in addition to conventional LASIK in San Antonio for patients. Dr. Marten is known for her extensive clinical experience and skills and caring patient care style when serving patients from the greater San Antonio area. Patients considering Laser Eye Surgery of any type, especially those wishing to have LASIK plus the clinical experience of a Corneal Specialist, should read more about Cornea & LASIK Surgeon Lisa Marten, M.D. at South Texas Eye Institute in San Antonio, Texas.

Meet Philadelphia LASIK Surgeon Richard Tax, M.D. of Tri-County Eye Physicians and Surgeons serving Philadelphia and Bucks County Pennsylvania

Richard Tax, M.D. is a Philadelphia LASIK Surgeon at Tri-County Eye Physician and Surgeons providing Blade Free All Laser Custom Wavefront LASIK to patients from throughout the greater Philadelphia, and Bucks County Pennsylvania area. He is well recognized as an eye surgeon for LASIK in Philadelphia having been a pioneer in providing LASIK Surgery in Philadelphia since its FDA approval. He is experienced in all types of Laser Vision Correction and is widely regarded for this seeking LASIK in Bucks County. Patients considering Laser Eye Surgery for vision correction of any type, especially LASIK plus years of clinical experience, should read more about Richard Tax, M.D. at Tri-County Eye Physicians and Surgeons serving Bucks County and greater Philadelphia.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Meet DC LASIK Surgeon Raj Rajpal, M.D. of Cornea Consultants & See Clearly Vision in Washington, D.C.

Raj Rajpal, M.D. is Cornea and LASIK Surgeon in DC where he provides many types of Laser Eye Surgery for the correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, including Blade Free LASIK in DC and Custom Wavefront LASIK in DC in addition to conventional LASIK in DC for patients. Dr. Rajpal is known for his extensive clinical experience and skills and caring patient care style when serving patients from the greater DC areas of Arlington, Falls Church & Tyson's Corner and Rockville, Maryland. Patients considering Laser Vision Correction of any type, especially LASIK plus clinical experience, should read more about Cornea & LASIK Surgeon Raj Rajpal, M.D. at Cornea Consultants and See Clearly Vision in DC.

Meet Houston LASIK Surgeons Drs. Milstein & Van of The Eye Clinic of Texas serving Houston, Texas

Drs. Milstein & Van provide LASIK in Houston at The Eye Clinic of Texas. They are recognized throughout the greater Houston and Galveston area for providing advanced Laser Vision Correction procedures including Blade Free LASIK in Houston with Intralase®, but more so for their personal approach to patient care for Houston LASIK Surgery patients. Patients seeking LASIK plus personal care and experience will want to read more about Houston LASIK Surgeons Drs. Milstein & Van at the Eye Clinic of Texas.

Meet Albany LASIK Surgeon Robert Brass, M.D. of Brass Eye Center in Albany, New York

Robert Brass, M.D. is Cornea and LASIK Surgeon in Albany where he provides many types of LASIK Eye Surgery as well as other types of Laser Eye Surgery in addition to conventional LASIK in Albany for patients. Dr. Brass is known for his caring patient care style when serving patients from Albany, Troy, and Schenectady and through the Capitol District seeking LASIK Surgery in Albany. Patients considering Laser Vision Correction of any type should read more about Robert Brass, M.D. in Latham, New York.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Meet New Jersey LASIK Surgeon Joel Confino, M.D. of Eye Care & Surgery Center in Westfield, Warren & Iselin, New Jersey

Joel Confino, M.D. is Cornea and LASIK Surgeon in New Jersey at the Eye Care & Surgery Center where he provides all types of Laser Eye Surgery for Laser Vision Correction including LASIK for New Jersey patients. Dr. Confino is known for his thorough and detailed, but friendly approach to serving patients seeking LASIK Surgery in New Jersey. Patients considering Laser Vision Correction and desiring LASIK plus a solid professional approach should read more about Joel Confino, M.D. at the Eye Care & Surgery Center in New Jersey.

Meet Reading LASIK Surgeons Drs. Altman & Primack of Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania in Reading, Wyomissing, Pottstown & Pottsville, Pennsylvania

Drs. Altman & Primack are the regions only Cornea fellowship trained LASIK Surgeons in the Reading and Berks County region. They provide LASIK in Reading for patients from throughout greater Wyomissing Pottsville & Pottstown Pennsylvania including Blade Free Custom Wavefront LASIK as well as all other types of Laser Vision Correction for nearsighted patients, farsighted patients and patients with astigmatism. Drs. Altman & Primack take pride in the personal care they give each patient and conduct all preoperative and consultation visits as well as all postoperative visits personally with each patient. Pennsylvania patients seeking Blade Free LASIK plus the skill and attention of Cornea specialists should read more about Drs. Altman & Primack at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania.

Meet Manchester New Hampshire LASIK Surgeon Dr. Frank Lamy of The LASIK Center of New Hampshire in Londonderry, New Hampshire

Dr. Frank Lamy provides LASIK in New Hampshire to patients from throughout the areas of Londonderry, Derry, Salem and southern New Hampshire. He is an experienced New Hampshire LASIK Surgeon who has been performing Laser Vision Correction for his patients in the comfort and convenience of his offices for many years. He and his staff offer New Hampshire LASIK Surgery patients the opportunity to be cared for in a friendly but professional LASIK center. Patients seeking Laser Eye Surgery in New Hampshire for any type of vision correction should read more about Dr. Frank Lamy at The LASIK Center of New Hampshire.

Meet Portsmouth New Hampshire LASIK Surgeon Richard Lasonde, M.D. of Excellent Vision Eye & Laser Center in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Richard Lasonde, M.D. is Cornea and LASIK Surgeon in Portsmouth New Hampshire where he provides LASIK Eye Surgery as well as other types of Laser Eye Surgery in addition to LASIK for New Hampshire patients. Dr. Lasonde is known for his individual and personal approach to serving patients seeking LASIK Surgery in New Hampshire. Patients considering Laser Vision Correction of any type should read more about Richard Lasonde, M.D. at Excellent Vision Eye & Laser center in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Meet Las Vegas LASIK Surgeon Paul Casey, M.D. of Nevada Eye Care in Las Vegas, Nevada

Paul Casey, M.D. is well recognized for providing all types of Laser Eye Surgery, including LASIK in Las Vegas, for the Laser Vision Correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. As a respected Las Vegas LASIK Surgeon he is known for his individual and personal approach. Patients considering LASIK Surgery in Las Vegas and wanting LASIK plus the comfort of a caring eye surgeon should read more about Paul Casey, M.D. at Nevada Eye Care in Las Vegas.

Meet Baltimore LASIK Surgeons Drs. Betancourt & Spagnolo of Baltimore Washington Eye Center

Drs. Betancourt & Spagnolo provide LASIK in Baltimore at Baltimore Washington Eye Center. They are recognized throughout the greater Baltimore Washington area for providing advanced LASIK Eye Surgery, but more so for their personal approach to patient care for Baltimore LASIK Surgery patients. Patients seeking LASIK plus personal care and experience will want to read more about Baltimore LASIK Surgeons Drs. Betancourt & Spagnolo at Baltimore Washington Eye Center.

Meet Maine LASIK Surgeons Drs. Holt, Serrage, Cassidy & Sterrer at Eyecare Medical Group in Portland, Maine

The Maine LASIK Eye Surgery Center at Eyecare Medical Group in Portland has some of the most experienced LASIK Surgeons in New England. They are well recognized for having brought vision correction Laser Eye Surgery to Maine and among the first to perform LASIK in Maine. Conveniently located in Portland, as Maine LASIK Surgeons they provide the full spectrum of LASIK Surgery procedures to assure the best results for each patient. Patients considering LASIK Surgery in Maine will want to learn more about Drs. Holt, Serrage, Cassidy & Sterrer at the Maine LASIK Eye Surgery Center at Eyecare Medical Group in Portland.

Meet Francis D'Ambrosio Jr., M.D. of D'Ambrosio Eye Care serving greater Boston & Central Massachusetts

Francis D'Ambrosio Jr., M.D. is a Boston LASIK Surgeon who has been serving greater Boston LASIK patients as well as central Massachusetts and Worcester LASIK patients since he began providing Laser Vision Correction in 1995. Dr. D'Ambrosio has been providing LASIK Surgery as well as other types of Laser Eye Surgery at the offices of D'Ambrosio Eye Care since 1998. Boston LASIK Surgery patients and Worcester LASIK Surgery patients considering LASIK Eye Surgery will want to read more about Francis D'Ambrosio Jr. M.D.

Meet Indiana LASIK Surgeon Scott Buck, M.D. of Northwest Indiana Eye & Laser Center, Valparaiso, Indiana

Scott Buck, M.D. is a Board Certified Indiana LASIK Surgeon in Valparaiso where he provides LASIK for patients from throughout northwest Indiana. Dr. Buck has been performing LASIK Surgery in Indiana since 2001 and performs LASIK Surgery in the comfort and convenience of the Northwest Indiana Eye & Laser Center. Patients considering LASIK Eye Surgery such as LASIK plus wanting personal care and experience will want to read more about Scott Buck, M.D. at the Northwest Indiana Eye & Laser Center in Valparaiso.

Meet Chicago LASIK Surgeons at the Eye Laser Center at Rush, Chicago, Illinois

The Eye Laser Center at Rush provides LASIK in Chicago for patients from throughout the greater Chicagoland area. Staffed by Board Certified Chicago LASIK Surgeons, the Eye Laser Center has been performing all types of Laser Eye Surgery for vision correction since 1994. Patients seeking LASIK plus the benefits of the Rush faculty will want to read more about the Eye Laser Center at Rush in Chicago, Illinois.

Meet LASIK Surgeons Drs. Gailitis & Burks of Ophthalmology Consultants-The Center for LASIK serving Ft. Lauderdale & West Palm Beach, Florida

Drs. Gailitis & Burks are leading LASIK Surgeons in Ft. Lauderdale who provide LASIK for West Palm Beach, Broward & Dade County patients. They are recognized throughout the greater south Florida area for providing advanced LASIK Eye Surgery, but more so for their personal approach to patient care for Ft. Lauderdale LASIK patients. Patients seeking LASIK plus Drs. Gailitis & Burk’s personal care and experience will want to read more about Drs. Gailitis & Burks at Ophthalmology Consultant-The Center for LASIK.

Meet Denver LASIK Surgeon Jason Jacobs, M.D. of Premier Eye Care & Surgery in Denver, Colorado

Jason Jacobs, M.D. is a Denver LASIK Surgeon providing Blade Free All Laser Custom Wavefront LASIK to patients from throughout the greater Denver, Colorado area. He is well recognized as an eye surgeon for LASIK in Denver having been selected as a "Denver Top Doc" for several years in a row. LASIK plus Dr. Jacobs experience and personal care make him a top doctor for LASIK and patients will want to read more about LASIK in Denver with Jason Jacobs, M.D.

Meet San Francisco LASIK Surgeon Jay Bansal, M.D. of Laservue Eye Center serving San Francisco, San Jose & the Oakland-East Bay, California

Jay Bansal, M.D. is recognized as a leading LASIK Surgeon for LASIK in San Francisco, LASIK in San Jose and LASIK in the Oakland-East Bay area. Dr. Bansal provides Blade Free Custom Wavefront LASIK. LASIK plus Dr. Bansal's experience make him a top choice for patients seeking LASIK Surgery in San Francisco, San Jose or the Oakland-East-Bay and they will be pleased to read more about LASIK with Dr. Bansal.

Meet Phoenix LASIK Surgeons Drs. Moretsky & Cassidy of Moretsky-Cassidy LASIK Vision in Phoenix, Arizona

Drs. Sanford Moretsky & Craig Cassidy are leading LASIK Surgeons in Phoenix. They are recognized throughout the greater Phoenix, Glendale & Scottsdale area for providing state of the art advanced Blade Free Custom All Laser LASIK Eye Surgery, but more so for their personal approach to patient care for Phoenix LASIK patients. Patients seeking LASIK plus Drs. Moretsky & Cassidy's experience or simply LASIK or any type of Laser Eye Surgery will want to read more about LASIK in Phoenix with Drs. Moretsky & Cassidy.

Meet Birmingham LASIK Surgeon Marc Michelson, M.D. of Michelson Laser Vision in Birmingham, Alabama

Dr. Michelson is a pioneer is a Laser Vision Correction pioneer having participated in the original FDA studies and having performed many thousands of procedures. LASIK plus Dr. Michelson's experience have made Michelson Laser Vision a trusted choice for all types of Laser Eye Surgery such as LASIK in Birmingham. Read more about LASIK Surgery in Birmingham with LASIK Surgeon Marc Michelson. M.D.

Friday, March 5, 2010

LASIK Question of the Day: Should I Have LASIK if I Play Sports?

There is little doubt that athletes find the nuisance of eyeglasses and contacts pretty annoying for playing sports of just about any type. Eyeglasses are an obvious nuisance-but contacts too are subject to discomfort, dryness and getting debris and dust under them during sports. Thus LASIK for sports can be a good choice and make athletes both perform better and more comfortable in their chosen activity. However, LASIK Eye Surgery is not for every sport. Those sports that expose the athlete to the risk of being bumped in the face or fingered in the eye are probably not good choices for LASIK patients. While the risk of the LASIK flap decentering is minimal there is an increased chance that the flap can become damaged from direct trauma during sports. So athletes playing sports such as karate or kickboxing might be wise to have other types of Laser Eye Surgery such as PRK that do not require the creation of a flap.

LASIK Question of the Day: I am 48 years old-I Can't Decide if I Should Have LASIK or a Presbyopia Correcting Lens Implant (IOL)?

This is actually an excellent question that requires a thorough examination and consultation with an experienced Cataract & LASIK Surgeon. An eye surgeon who is experienced in both LASIK and advanced Intraocular Lens Implants (IOL) used in Cataract Surgery will be able to help you understand the risks, benefits, advantages and disadvantages to each type of vision correction eye surgery. For someone who 48 years old and Presbyopic, it is important to learn about monovision LASIK and its limitations as well as how the near vision Presbyopia correcting IOLs might offer a better longer term solution. The decision is easier if you are in your mid-50's as this would clearly lean toward the Lens Implant Surgery rather than LASIK-and if you have any trace of a Cataract forming the decision will lean toward the Lens Replacement Surgery as well. Also-if you are hyperopic, a Lens implant procedure might be preferred. But, if you are myopic, and have clear, normal looking natural crystalline lenses and moderate intermediate vision and near vision demands, monovision LASIK could be an excellent choice as long as you understood that it would eventually require that you wear eyeglasses to help with near vision that was detailed as you got older.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Near Vision & LASIK

LASIK Eye Surgery & Laser Vision Correction Articles
Near Vision & LASIK-It is important for those considering LASIK or really any type of Laser Eye Surgery for Laser vision Correction to have a working knowledge of how it affects near vision and what to expect in terms of potential near vision problems and how to avoid them. Read this article.

Monday, February 22, 2010

LASIK Problems

LASIK Eye Surgery & Laser Vision Correction Articles
LASIK Problems-LASIK is safe, effective and predictable when performed on patients with realistic expectations who have suitable healthy eyes by skilled LASIK surgeons. Yet, occasionally there are problems that can occur even with the best care. Thus, it is important to fully review the rare but possible LASIK risks, complications and side effects as you consider eye surgery. Read these articles and learn more.

Cost of LASIK

LASIK Eye Surgery & Laser Vision Correction Articles
Cost of LASIK-There are many myths and misconceptions about LASIK costs and what to pay for LASIK. Learn as much as you can about to know that you are getting the best price for LASIK that is a reasonable price and that you understand what LASIK payment plans and options might be available. Read this article and learn more.

Near Vision & LASIK

LASIK Eye Surgery & Laser Vision Correction Articles
Near Vision & LASIK-It is important for those considering LASIK or really any type of Laser Eye Surgery for Laser vision Correction to have a working knowledge of how it affects near vision and what to expect in terms of potential near vision problems and how to avoid them. Read this article.

LASIK & Astigmatism

LASIK Eye Surgery & Laser Vision Correction Articles
LASIK & Astigmatism-many people are under the impression that astigmatism is difficult to correct with Laser Vision Correction. Explore what astigmatism is and how it is corrected with LASIK. Read this article.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Choosing A LASIK Surgeon

LASIK Eye Surgery & Laser Vision Correction Articles:
Choosing A LASIK Surgeon-An understanding of how to select a LASIK surgeon is an important part of the process. Learn more about how to select a LASIK surgeon visit http://www.seewithlasik.com.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Understanding LASIK Eye Surgery

LASIK Eye Surgery & Laser Vision Correction Articles
Understanding LASIK Eye Surgery-Review an overview article about the LASIK procedure as used for Laser Vision Correction. Learn more about the LASIK procedure and how it is actually performed.

Monday, February 15, 2010

LASIK QUESTION OF THE DAY: How can I find a good LASIK surgeon?

Choosing a LASIK surgeon is the single most important decision that you will make when you decide to have Laser Vision Correction. Laser Eye Surgery of any type requires skill, caring and an understanding of your personal goals in having eye surgery. Ask friends, relatives, co-workers and others you who have had LASIK surgery for their experience and recommendations. Use independent sources to locate a LASIK Surgeon Directory that can familiarize you with the eye surgeon, their education, their interests, and their scope of LASIK procedures. Select a couple of LASIK surgeons to have a consultation with and find a LASIK surgeon that treats you caringly and takes the time to be sure you are fully educated and aware of your options.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Lasik Eye Surgery Directory Appoints New 2010 Editorial Advisors

NORTH ANDOVER, Massachusetts, (2/11/10) The LASIK information, patient education and LASIK surgeon directory website http://www.seewithlasik.com is pleased to announce the addition of two new Editorial Advisors for 2010. “Our current advisors have continued to be enormously helpful in guiding us in providing important information for patients regarding Laser Eye Surgery for Laser Vision Correction such as LASIK. We saw an opportunity to add even greater depth in the areas of LASIK technology and LASIK safety so we reached out for the assistance of Jason Jacobs, M.D. and Joel Confino, M.D.”, said Katherine Carlisle, Managing Partner of www.seewithlasik.com.

Jason Jacobs, M.D. is a Comprehensive Ophthalmologist, Cataract & LASIK Surgeon in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Jacobs brings a unique perspective to www.seewithlasik.com as prior to obtaining his medical education he graduated first in his class at Harvard University with a degree in Optical Physics. During his time at Harvard he conducted research on the Excimer Laser at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center-the laboratory credited with developing the Excimer Laser technology used today to perform Laser Eye Surgery for the correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.

Joel Confino, M.D. is a Cornea, Cataract & LASIK Surgeon in Westfield, New Jersey. Dr. Confino brings the perspective of a Corneal Specialist with experience in complex consultation for patients who have had previous Laser Vision Correction and are not totally satisfied with their vision as well as those who have had previous Laser Eye Surgery and are now in need of Cataract Surgery requiring more extensive measurements to establish the correct Intraocular Lens Implant (IOL) power after a Cataract procedure.

The decision to have LASIK Eye Surgery should be made in an informed manner. Patients considering Laser Eye Surgery of any type should seek complete information to be certain that Laser Vision Correction is the best vision correction choice for their individual situation. www.seewithlasik.com is an objective patient information, education and LASIK surgeon directory website containing material that will assist patients in making an informed decision about LASIK, as well as how to select a LASIK surgeon, the risks, benefits, side effects and complications of LASIK surgery and what LASIK Eye Surgery Surgery should cost.

In order to provide consumers with the most unbiased information, unlike many websites offering information about LASIK, www.seewithlasik.com does not accept funding, support or advertising of any kind from pharmaceutical, medical device, laser or lens implant manufacturers.

CONTACT: Katie Carlisle, The Medical Management Services Group, L.L.C.
978-470-8217, or fax, 978-470-8218, or email, katie@seewithlasik.com

SOURCE: The Medical Management Services Group, L.L.C.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

LASIK QUESTION OF THE DAY: What about LASIK problems?

Over the years, LASIK has proven to be safe and effective when done skillfully by an experienced LASIK surgeon and for patients who are deemed to be good candidates bases on their eye health, vision correction requirements, ocular and corneal anatomy and expectations. If an eye doctor has not taken the care and performed a detailed and meticulous examination to be certain that all aspects of your eye health and anjatomy are proper for LASIK, or if you have unrealistic expectations, you can run into occasional LASIK problems.

Become familiar with the risks, complications and side effects of LASIK and ask your LASIK surgeon what your chances are of experiencing them in your particular case. Generally, the likelihood of problems with LASIK is small, however you need to be sure by having a thorough consultation with a LASIK surgeon who you trust.

Monday, February 1, 2010

LASIK QUESTION OF THE DAY: What about Bladeless LASIK?

LASIK QUESTION OF THE DAY: What about Bladeless LASIK?

There are many types of Laser Eye Surgery for the correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. LASIK is the most common type. It is a three-step procedure. First you create a thin layer of tissue in the cornea that can be lifted. Second you apply the laser energy to the underlying corneal surface to reshape it and actually perform the Laser Vision Correction. Third and last, you replace the "flap" and it adheres to the exposed treated corneal surface.

Step one can be performed either using a precise mechanical instrument, called a microkeratome, to create the flap-or the flap can be created using a femtosecond laser. When the flap is created with the laser the procedure is referred to as a Bladeless LASIK procedure or an All Laser LASIK procedure. The literature regarding which is better indicates that both the microkeratome and the laser are equally effective for creating the LASIK flap.