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The reason so many people choose Atlanta Vision Center for their LASIK vision correction procedure is because Dr. Achiron and Dr. O’Day have over 20 years of medical ophthalmology experience and have performed and oversaw more than 80,000 LASIK procedures. They are experts in the field, deliver extraordinary results and use the latest in technology like the Zyoptix 100.
LASIK corrective eye surgery is an elective operation for people who wish to reduce or eliminate altogether their dependency on eyeglasses or contact lenses. In its most successful and purest form, LASIK is literally life changing. For example, it can instantly transform someone’s life who constantly searches for the soap after dropping it in the shower, strives to see their face while applying makeup, tries to see themselves in the mirror during a haircut, or can’t drive a car without the aid of glasses or contacts. These situations occur often across the globe, making LASIK the most popular elective operation performed on people throughout the entire world.
Dr. Leonard Achiron and Dr. David O’Day are both board certified in optometry. Dr. O’Day has performed over 80,000 LASIK surgeries and Dr. Achiron has co-managed over 50,000 LASIK procedures. During LASIK surgery, the doctor will use a special surgical tool to create a circular, thin ‘flap’ in the eye’s cornea. He then folds back the flap in order to access the stroma (underlying cornea) and removes a bit of the corneal tissue with the use of an excimer laser. The highly innovative laser then utilizes an ultraviolet light beam to remove tiny microscopic tissue from the eye’s cornea to reshape it so it will focus light more accurately on the retina and therefore improve vision. For people who are nearsighted, the objective is to make the cornea flatter, while a steeper cornea is necessary for those that are farsighted.
Excimer lasers can also work to correct astigmatism in patients by smoothing out an irregularly shaped cornea into a more normal one. It’s a common misconception that LASIK procedures can’t effectively treat astigmatism.
LASIK has several amazing key benefits including the following:
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