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Decatur Medical Office
(404) 298-5557

Snellville Medical Office
(770) 736-7020

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What is LASIK?

LASIK – Laser assisted in situ keratomileusis is a surgical procedure that permanently changes the shape of the cornea (the clear covering of the front of the eye) using an excimer laser.

Our doctors use specific calculations to guide the laser to correct the imperfections causing your blurry vision. LASIK can be used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.

LASIK is performed on an outpatient basis and takes about 10 minutes per eye. Vision often improves soon after surgery and becomes stable within 4-6 weeks.

Types of Laser Vision Correction

We offer both traditional LASIK and CustomVue individualized laser vision correction.

CustomVue is an individualized laser vision correction procedure that is wave scan driven. This technology allows the doctor to measure and correct imperfections that are unique to each individual’s vision.

An Alternative to LASIK: PRK

Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) uses the excimer laser in the same way as LASIK, and patients’ vision correction results are similar. The main difference between PRK and LASIK is that in PRK there is no flap – only the very top (epithelial) layer of the cornea of removed (or move aside) before the excimer laser sculpts the cornea.

Determining your Candidacy

You and your doctor will determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure based on multiple criteria including:

  • Stable refractive error
  • Refractive error within a treatable range
  • Medical and Eye conditions: glaucoma, cataracts, severe dry eyes, congenital or progressive eye disease, and inflammatory diseases (Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus etc).
  • Certain Medications
  • Pregnancy and Nursing

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Lasik

What to Expect

Please do not wear your soft contact lenses for at least 2 weeks, hard lenses for at least 3 weeks prior to your visit.

After a brief exam, including checking your current glasses, contact lens prescription, auto refraction and keratometry, medical eye history, we will discuss if you are a good candidate.

If you decide to schedule LASIK, you will return for a very extensive exam that will take about 1 ½ hours. This is necessary for you to have the best possible results from your procedure.

You will also be required to stay out of your contact lenses for 2-4 weeks depending on your corneal measurements and type of contact lenses you wear.

The fee for LASIK surgery includes your pre-operative evaluation; follow up care, surgeon’s fee and the Laser Center facility charges. Both Dr. Leff and Dr. Goldstein are personally involved in all aspects of your vision care.

We use top of the line lasers (VISX) for this procedure and a top of the line facility.

If you have questions, or would like to schedule a free LASIK evaluation, please call our main office at (404) 298-5557 (404) 298-5557 and ask for our surgical coordinator, or click here to contact us online!

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What is LASIK?

LASIK – Laser assisted in situ keratomileusis is a surgical procedure that permanently changes the shape of the cornea (the clear covering of the front of the eye) using an excimer laser.

Our doctors use specific calculations to guide the laser to correct the imperfections causing your blurry vision. LASIK can be used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.

LASIK is performed on an outpatient basis and takes about 10 minutes per eye. Vision often improves soon after surgery and becomes stable within 4-6 weeks.

Types of Laser Vision Correction

We offer both traditional LASIK and CustomVue individualized laser vision correction.

CustomVue is an individualized laser vision correction procedure that is wave scan driven. This technology allows the doctor to measure and correct imperfections that are unique to each individual’s vision.

An Alternative to LASIK: PRK

Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) uses the excimer laser in the same way as LASIK, and patients’ vision correction results are similar. The main difference between PRK and LASIK is that in PRK there is no flap – only the very top (epithelial) layer of the cornea of removed (or move aside) before the excimer laser sculpts the cornea.

Determining your Candidacy

You and your doctor will determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure based on multiple criteria including:

Click here to see if LASIK is right for you!

Lasik

What to Expect

Please do not wear your soft contact lenses for at least 2 weeks, hard lenses for at least 3 weeks prior to your visit.

After a brief exam, including checking your current glasses, contact lens prescription, auto refraction and keratometry, medical eye history, we will discuss if you are a good candidate.

If you decide to schedule LASIK, you will return for a very extensive exam that will take about 1 ½ hours. This is necessary for you to have the best possible results from your procedure.

You will also be required to stay out of your contact lenses for 2-4 weeks depending on your corneal measurements and type of contact lenses you wear.

The fee for LASIK surgery includes your pre-operative evaluation; follow up care, surgeon’s fee and the Laser Center facility charges. Both Dr. Leff and Dr. Goldstein are personally involved in all aspects of your vision care.

We use top of the line lasers (VISX) for this procedure and a top of the line facility.

If you have questions, or would like to schedule a free LASIK evaluation, please call our main office at (404) 298-5557 (404) 298-5557 and ask for our surgical coordinator, or click here to contact us online!

(404) 298-5557
465 Winn Way, #10 - Decatur, GA 30030

(770) 736-7020
1700 Tree Lane Road, #135 - Snellville, GA 30078