LASIK – A Glimpse into the Future of Vision Correction
Surgical vision correction technology has come a long way since its early days, allowing more and more people to be free from the burden of glasses and contacts. From the first radial keratotomy procedure performed in Detroit, Michigan in 1978 to the FDA clinical trials of the year 2000 that made laser vision correction a completely bladeless procedure, vision correction has dramatically evolved.
Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers has been there since day one.
“In January of 1996, five surgeons from North Texas traveled together to the factory – so to speak – to learn about the technology,” said Dr. David Kleiman, founder of Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers.
“Our practice did the first laser vision correction procedure (PRK) in the area in early 1996,” added Dr. Tony Evangelista, practice partner at Kleiman | Evangelista. “We were literally the first practice to put our foot on that very first laser. We’ve been in this game since it started.”
The LASIK we know and love today has come a long way – with a femtosecond laser creating the corneal flap and a Wavelight Excimer Laser reshaping the cornea, today’s LASIK is faster and safer than ever. In addition to nearsightedness, LASIK now effectively treats farsightedness and astigmatism. LASIK has become the most popular method of refractive surgery in the world, as it provides fantastic results and a very short healing time.
LASIK’s Bright Future
While the basic concept of LASIK has remained the same, everything surrounding the procedure has advanced by leaps and bounds. The technology and technique have improved greatly over the last two decades and the efficacy of LASIK has improved dramatically. The understanding of who makes for a solid candidate has expanded significantly and the accuracy of visual outcomes has increased as well.
“We have improved the safety, efficacy and patient satisfaction of the LASIK procedure over the decades and Kleiman | Evangelista has been on the forefront every step of the way,” said Dr. Evangelista. And the future of this simple, yet life-changing, procedure is even brighter now than it was for the forward-thinking innovators of the past seven decades.
Kleiman | Evangelista is always on the forefront of research and technology in the field of vision correction. “We are committed to investing in and using the very latest techniques and technology to help our patients achieve and enjoy better vision,” said Dr. Kleiman.
“There has never been a better time to have laser vision correction – whether it’s LASIK, cataract procedure with LifeStyle Lenses or reading vision correction with the corneal inlay. Safety and accuracy have never been better.”
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