Bernard Milstein, M.D., a Houston LASIK Surgeon at The Eye Clinic of Texas shared information on what factors contribute to the accuracy of All Laser LASIK even more.

Dr. Milstein explained, “We have learned that the accuracy of the refractive procedure is dependent on the initial examination, the laser used for the treatment, and the quality of the team working in the laser center. For that reason, at The Eye Clinic, our surgeons always examine their own patients before they prepare a treatment plan. Once the plan has been formulated, the treatment is carried out using Wavelight Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q Excimer Laser along with the Zeiss VisuMax® Femtosecond Laser. These are considered among the fastest, safest, most effective and reliable lasers for corneal laser eye surgery available today.

The laser center team is composed of individuals who have all been involved in LASIK treatments for a minimum of 3 years, and some for over 20. Our team is very well experienced, having been a part of thousands of refractive laser or LASIK procedures.

The combination of experienced surgeons, experienced personnel, and state of the art lasers allow us to offer patients a safe, predictable, and enjoyable refractive experience.”

If you or someone you know would like to learn more about All Laser LASIK accuracy with the Zeiss VisuMax® & Wavelight Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q Lasers at The Eye Clinic of Texas or to schedule a Free LASIK Consultation please call us at 800-423-3937 or e-mail Amy Trittel at atrittel@ecot.com.

Houston LASIK Surgeon Bernard Milstein, M.D. offered some thoughts and comments on LASIK and how the Zeiss VisuMax® Laser is expected to make All Laser LASIK even more comfortable for patients.

Dr. Milstein explained, “I have spent a considerable amount of time in the past 20 years treating about 10,000 refractive patients and learning what is important to them. Because I see and examine every patient myself, both before and after surgery, I believe I am well attuned to what patients are interested in when they have refractive surgery.

There are three major concerns for most people, they are: pain and discomfort, accuracy of treatment and cost. These are all reasonable concerns and we have spent the past 20 years trying to satisfy those concerns.

When excimer laser refractive surgery was first introduced, the procedure was called Photorefractive Keratectomy or PRK. It was very predictable in the result it produced, but it also very predictably caused significant discomfort. In an effort to reduce the discomfort, a corneal flap was created using an instrument called a microkeratome. This is the current procedure we refer to as LASIK. But whether a LASIK flap is created by a microkeratome, or an IntraLase laser, there can be some discomfort and pressure produced at the time of the procedure.

We now have a new laser that can very gently create a corneal flap, the Zeiss VisuMax® Laser. Because of its unique design, engineering and Zeiss optics, it promises to provide a more comfortable and virtually painless procedure.

There are approximately 300 Zeiss VisuMax® Laser being used throughout the world, but Zeiss has only recently decided to enter the American market. At The Eye Clinic of Texas, our Zeiss VisuMax® Laser is the 12th one installed in the U.S. We are very pleased to be among the first to offer this innovation with improved technology. We are quite excited and believe that this helps to address one of the significant obstacles for people who want to have refractive surgery – fear of pain and discomfort.”

If you or someone you know would like to learn more about Zeiss VisuMax® LASIK at The Eye Clinic of Texas or to schedule a Free LASIK Consultation please call us at 800-423-3937 or e-mail Amy Trittel at atrittel@ecot.com.

Cost is always a consideration when thinking about LASIK. It is no wonder that our Houston patients considering LASIK do take the time into evaluating cost. Whether buying a car, clothes, a computer, or medical care such as LASIK, cost is a factor in making the final decision. We know that when people can have refractive surgery at no cost, an amazing number of them will elect to have the procedure. The armed forces actually provides free refractive surgery and they are unable to keep up with the demand. When it was offered to incoming freshmen at Annapolis at no cost, 70% of those who could have the procedure, elected to do so. When it was made available to people who were covered by insurance policies that paid for the procedure, it is similarly very popular. So cost is always a factor.

At The Eye Clinic of Texas, we have been involved with LASIK for many years and have been able to keep our costs as low as possible. We are able to do that because we have an excellent relationship with our equipment manufacturers who know that we are very interested in controlling costs – so that we can pass those savings on to our patients – and they make every effort to support us.

Our cost is also lower than most because we are not in the middle of Houston and our overhead is less. It is important to us that we make LASIK affordable to everyone because we believe in the procedure.

If you or someone you know would like to learn more about the of All Laser LASIK at The Eye Clinic of Texas or to schedule a Free LASIK Consultation please call us at 800-423-3937 or e-mail Amy Trittel at atrittel@ecot.com.

Galveston & Houston LASIK Surgeon Dr. Da-Thuy Van commented about the increasing number of motorcycle riders interested in LASIK. “Contact lenses and certainly eyeglasses can be a real challenge for motorcycle riders-so many more motorcycle enthusiasts consider LASIK these days. We want our motorcycle lovers having LASIK in Houston to enjoy motorcycle riding, but we always try to remind them that eye safety and also dry eyes should top the list of things they think about as part of their readiness checklists along with the condition of their gear and bikes,” Dr. Van further explained. 

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It is important to recognize the need for eye protection from the sun, bugs, small rocks and pebbles and especially the wind, which can really contribute to dry eye symptoms. LASIK patients as well as other recreational motorcycle riders sometimes overlook or are just not aware of the potential for eye irritation and motorcycle dry eye caused by the wind, exhaust fumes, pollen and pollution-as well as the summer sun and heat. 

At your LASIK consultation the staff will be exploring your lifestyle needs and activities. As a potential LASIK patient we want to take the time necessary so that we can carefully counsel you in order to get the best results and help meet your expectations. Please take the time to tell us about your motorcycle riding interest as well as all of the ways in which you are hoping to benefit from LASIK.

If you or someone you know would like to learn more about LASIK or even have a Free LASIK Consultation, please call The Eye Clinic of Texas at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas or facebook.com/ecot.lasik to schedule an appointment.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation. We are a leading eye care practice serving the greater Houston, Galveston, League City and Texas City area that provides all aspects of general, medical, surgical, laser and optical eye care services. Our Board Certified Ophthalmologists perform Laser Eye Surgery such as LASIK, Cataract Surgery & Lens Implants using advanced technology IOLs to correct complex problems such as astigmatism and near vision focusing problems including presbyopia, diagnosis and management of glaucoma, diagnosis and management of diabetic retinopathy, diagnosis and management of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Pediatric Ophthalmology. Texas EyeWear at The Eye Clinic of Texas provides personalized consultation and fitting of eyeglasses and eyeglass lenses for greater Houston, Galveston, League City and Texas City area patients.

“Now is the time for patients who want LASIK in Houston to use any Flex Plan funds that might be available to them,” commented Amy Trittel, Refractive Surgery Coordinator at The Eye Clinic of Texas. “January is a popular month for New Year’s resolutions which often includes self improvements like LASIK. If you or a family member has Flex Plan funds to use, this is a good time to make LASIK affordable.” 

Many employers offer Flex Plans-Flexible Spending Accounts or FSA’s. These plans allow you to have money taken out of your paycheck over time to pay for LASIK. What is even more appealing about Flex Plans is that money is withheld in Pre-Tax dollars allowing you to get extra tax savings 

If you or someone you know would like to learn more about LASIK or schedule a Free LASIK Consultation, please call The Eye Clinic of Texas at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas or facebook.com/ecot.lasik to schedule an appointment.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation. We are a leading eye care practice serving the greater Houston, Galveston, League City and Texas City area that provides all aspects of general, medical, surgical, laser and optical eye care services. Our Board Certified Ophthalmologists perform Laser Eye Surgery such as LASIK, Cataract Surgery & Lens Implants using advanced technology IOLs to correct complex problems such as astigmatism and near vision focusing problems including presbyopia, diagnosis and management of glaucoma, diagnosis and management of diabetic retinopathy, diagnosis and management of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Pediatric Ophthalmology. Texas EyeWear at The Eye Clinic of Texas provides personalized consultation and fitting of eyeglasses and eyeglass lenses for greater Houston, Galveston, League City and Texas City area patients.