Not because we’ve paid a sponsorship fee to be the “official LASIK provider of…” We haven’t. They choose Eye Consultants of Atlanta because they know from their colleagues and teammates that they can trust their eyes to us.
We’re also well known among young, superstar ophthalmologists from all over the country. They come to Eye Consultants of Atlanta for post-graduate studies in LASIK correction and other corneal surgeries, because they know from their faculty advisors that we’ll train them to the highest standards of safety and efficacy.
You may never have seen our name on a ballfield, but in fields where people put a premium on perfect vision and surgical safety, we’re already famous. And we’d like to get to know you!
Do eyeglasses or contact lenses interfere with your active life? Myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism once led to a lifetime dependence on corrective lenses.
Today, LASIK surgery can reverse these conditions, often restoring vision to 20/20 or better just one day after the procedure. It can be a 24-hour medical miracle, and the cornea specialists at Eye Consultants of Atlanta have pioneered its practice for more than 20 years.
If you want the best eye surgeons, you’ll find them at Eye Consultants of Atlanta. Our surgeons have performed more than 100,000 vision restoring procedures. We’re the only private practice in Atlanta offering the entire spectrum of vision correction options, performed by physicians who are internationally recognized, board-certified, and fellowship-trained in both cornea and refractive surgery.
Choose the cornea surgeons who you can trust to do it right.
“LASIK is the easiest thing we do,” says Dr. Alan Kozarsky, the medical monitor for one of the earliest studies of LASIK, in the late 1990s. “That’s why patients come to us for LASIK correction.”
Any eye surgery carries inherent risks. Put your trust in the surgeons who are the international leaders in corneal surgery.
If you’re ready to free yourself from eyeglasses and contact lenses — to live your active life more fully — choose the LASIK specialists who you can trust to do it best. Contact us today to request an evaluation.
Have you ever wanted to get rid of your glasses or contacts? Have you ever wanted to play sports and be able to see without the hassle of glasses? Do you get frustrated when your glasses fog up?
If you answered YES to these questions, you should consider us for LASIK eye surgery in Atlanta and beyond. LASIK has helped millions of people to see without glasses and contacts and has been determined safe by the American Academy of Ophthalmology after a 10-year effectiveness study. With LASIK eye surgery at Eye Consultants of Atlanta, you can achieve your best personal vision. If you are seeking an Atlanta LASIK eye surgery specialist, we have vision correction staff that can address and answer any of your questions. Additionally, you can complete our LASIK self-evaluation test and one of our LASIK coordinators will be happy to call you back.
At Eye Consultants of Atlanta, our focus is on helping you achieve your very best vision. Offering state-of-the-art technology and unparalleled patient care, Eye Consultants of Atlanta can provide you with world class LASIK surgeons and excellence in patient care. Our LASIK surgeons in Atlanta are fellowship trained corneal surgeons, having spent additional years of training in corneal and refractive surgical techniques. They are the most qualified in the area to perform any corneal procedure, including LASIK.
LASIK (Laser-Assisted-In-Situ Keratomileusis) is currently one of the most frequently performed elective procedures in the United States. It is a highly effective outpatient procedure used to correct most ranges of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. LASIK is an outpatient surgical procedure that uses a cool laser beam to gently reshape the surface of the cornea. This causes little or no discomfort and improves vision. The beam gently pulses to remove a microscopic amount of tissue, allowing images to be more sharply focused on the retina.
The LASIK procedure is generally safe, effective, and has very few side effects. LASIK is a great option for many individuals considering laser vision correction for a variety of personal and professional reasons. LASIK may not promise perfect vision, but it is a highly successful procedure that can, at the very least, reduce a person’s dependence on glasses or contact lenses. The lifestyle benefits can be tremendous for active and social people. These benefits can enable people to more freely pursue their hobbies, sports activities, or career options.
LASIK is a non-invasive, refractive procedure using the technology of the excimer laser. This laser produces a beam of cool light to reshape the top layer of the cornea, so images focus correctly on the retina. A computer, controlled by your LASIK eye surgeon, is used to precisely calculate the exact amount of cornea that needs to be removed for each person’s individual eyes. Numerous tests will be done on the eyes to achieve the measurements that will be treated with the laser.
Eye Consultants uses the most modern, all laser LASIK technique in which the flap is created with a second type of laser, called a femtosecond laser. The femtosecond laser is programmed to create a thin protective flap of precise thickness in the outer surface layer of the cornea. The flap is then lifted to expose the deeper layer of cornea to be treated. This corneal flap stays attached to the rest of the cornea by a hinge on one side. The laser is then positioned into place and delivers a programmed number of pulses of ultraviolet light onto the newly exposed part of the cornea. Each pulse of the laser removes a microscopic layer of cornea. After LASIK surgery is complete, the protective corneal flap is put back in place. This protective flap will naturally adhere to the treated cornea, eliminating the need for sutures. The shape of the cornea is now altered, correcting any refractive error and allowing light rays to be focused more precisely on the retina so that images will be seen more sharply.
Most LASIK patients notice a dramatic improvement in their vision immediately after the procedure. However, maximum improvement will occur over the next three to four weeks with the majority occurring in the first 24 hours. Both antibiotic drops and steroid drops will be used for a period of one week following LASIK surgery to ensure proper healing. Artificial tears will also be used abundantly to help keep the cornea smooth and moist during the healing period.
LASIK does have restrictions, and not everyone is a good candidate. You can use the following guidelines to determine if you would be a good candidate. The only true way we can determine your LASIK candidacy is with a thorough eye health pre-operative LASIK evaluation.
Patients that are not candidates for LASIK are often qualified for other refractive procedures done at Eye Consultants of Atlanta, such as Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK), Implantable Collamer Lenses (ICL), Intacs, or Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE).
LASIK patients must have clear expectations of what LASIK can do. These expectations should be discussed with your LASIK eye surgeon or health care professional. Only after a thorough eye consultation will our LASIK eye doctors be able to approve you for our custom LASIK procedure. Please feel free to schedule your LASIK eye surgery consultation anytime! LASIK Financing: Helping our patients by making LASIK affordable
At Eye Consultants of Atlanta, we strive to make LASIK laser eye surgery affordable for everyone. Our Atlanta practice offers several special payment plans through CareCredit®. Come in or call today to learn more about the financing options available to you.
A: No patients have ever reported pain during LASIK eye surgery with Eye Consultants of Atlanta.
A: LASIK is effective and was concluded to be safe and effective by a 2005 AAO study.
A: You will need to discuss appropriate results with your LASIK surgeon of choice.
For more information on LASIK in Atlanta, please contact us today to set up a consultation!
The final outcome and speed of healing of the LASIK procedure is directly related to the care that is taken of the cornea after the procedure. It is very important to keep all postoperative appointments with your doctor. The recommended exam dates following LASIK are:
Additional visits may be scheduled in certain cases requiring closer follow up.