Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Eye Surgery & Vision Correction Perspectives 2012

“It is truly amazing how our perspectives on vision correction eye surgery have and continue to evolve,” commented Connecticut eye surgeon Leslie Doctor, M.D. “Laser Vision Correction was an almost surreal procedure in 1993 when I was a Fellow performing some of the first vision correction eye surgery procedures with the laser and studying corneal and refractive surgery.”

“As a Clinical Investigator for the FDA trials of Laser Vision Correction in1991, it was somewhat of a challenge for us to even explain to patients the concept of using a laser to reshape the cornea and correct nearsightedness,” explained Birmingham eye surgeon Marc Michelson, M.D. “We would explain that up until that time we typically could help nearsighted patients see clearly with spectacle vision correction or contact lens vision correction-and that by participating in the study they could have Laser Vision Correction so they could see.”

“Now, my challenge in offering consultation to patients who wish to become less dependent on eyeglasses is to explain that their age may make them better candidates for another type of vision correction surgery-other than LASIK-as they have entered the age of presbyopia where they have blurry vision for far, but also have near vision problems as well”, said Dr. Leslie Doctor. “For the 50’s set I help them understand the continuum…we used to have just spectacle vision correction and contact lens vision correction-then in 1995 we were able to offer patients an alternative to correct their blurry vision at distance-Laser Vision Correction or LASIK. In 2012 we have lots of patients who need to have both dista
nce and near vision corrected-and they don’t want to be dependent on
eyeglasses, so we can offer them Lens Implant Vision Correction.”

“For that group of 50+ folks who need help with both distance and near vision and who want an unencumbered lifestyle, we too tell them how we have evolved from spectacle and contact lens vision correction-to Laser Vision Correction and now to Lens Implant Vision Correction,” agreed Dr. Michelson. “With careful patient selection through detailed examination and consultation we are able to recommend advanced technology accommodating and multifocal lens implants to more and more 50+ folks who need help seeing far and near and just don’t want to worry about glasses all the time.”

If you wish to learn more or would like to schedule a consultation to see if you might be a candidate for lens implants for vision correction you may contact Leslie Doctor, M.D. at the Doctor & Associates offices in Westport, Norwalk or Wilton, Connecticut or you may contact Marc Michelson, M.D. at Michelson Laser Vision in Birmingham, Alabama by calling 877-871-3937.


David Ritchson said...

I hope most optician nowadays can convince everyone that this procedure is perfectly safe.

Brooke Davis said...

Thank you for this post. I agree that it is truly amazing how our perspectives on vision correction eye surgery have and continue to evolve. Many do not give surgery a chance because they are afraid of something going wrong during it or even after. I, myself, believe Laser Vision Correction to be really helpful for those who have eye trouble and do not want to wear glasses anymore. I wear glasses and want to get this done, but I'm still afraid because of the surgery part. We cannot convince anyone that this procedure is safe. All we can do is guide them. Thank you again. Hope this finds you well. Have a great day!