As a patient, it can be frustrating to hear “maybe” or “you might” when you’re learning about laser vision correction options. Unfortunately, that goes with the territory when dealing eyes because — everyone is different.
Other than having to start wearing reading glasses when we’ve reached a “certain age,” the most traumatic impact aging will have on our eyes is the development of cataract. As we live longer lives, it is a safe estimation that more than half of the population will have developed at least one cataract by the age of 80.
When you search online for LASIK surgery in Orlando or any other city, there’s a good chance you’ll see listings for “LASIK as low as $250 per eye” or “up to 50 percent off.” You might feel like you just won the lottery. But before you pop open that bottle of champagne, it’s a good idea to put on your skeptic goggles and read the fine print.
Eye correction procedures are much more technologically advanced than they were even a decade ago. The most outstanding technology to date is excimer lasers. At Magruder Laser Vision, one of the solutions we utilize for LASIK vision correction technology is the WaveLight® Allegretto Wave® EX500 Excimer Laser System.