Regarded as one of the fastest growing and successful medical procedures, LASIK Surgery has eliminated the need for contacts and glasses for more than 15 million Americans since the technique was granted FDA approval in the late 1990s. Thomas Eye Group was one of the first to perform this procedure under FDA protocol, and our experienced physicians have performed more than 25,000 vision correction procedures. In addition, Thomas Eye Group was voted the 2015 and 2016 "Best LASIK Doctor" in Atlanta by JEZEBEL Magazine and offers Atlanta's most precise, advanced NASA-approved bladeless LASIK technology.
Bladeless LASIK at Thomas Eye Group has the ability to restore vision to 20/20 or even better for people suffering from nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. This procedure provides a significant improvement in lifestyle and freedom from the hassles and irritations of lenses. Specific results depend upon your eyesight - each result is unique to the patient.
There are three main parts to the human eye:
The retina is like the film in a camera. In normal vision, the cornea refracts (bends) light so it can be directed through the lens and focused onto the retina. Vision problems requiring glasses are usually the result of irregularities of the shape of the cornea. This causes an error in the refraction of the image and results in blurred or distorted vision. Our physicians solve these issues by using a laser to reshape the curvature of the cornea and correct this refractive error so that normal, clear sight is obtained.
Nearsighted people see close objects clearly, but not distant objects. In nearsightedness, the curve of the cornea is too steep or the eye itself is somewhat elongated. This results in images being focused in front of the retina. Our procedures correct this condition by flattening the curvature of the cornea so that images are focused exactly on the retina.
Farsighted people see distant objects better, but objects midway and close up are blurred. In farsightedness, the shape of the cornea is too flat or the eye is too short. This causes light rays to focus behind the retina. Our LASIK procedure corrects this condition by shaping the outer area of the cornea so that it focuses images correctly.
Astigmatism is the inability to focus clearly at any distance due to an irregular or misshapen cornea. With astigmatism, light rays focus at different points on the retina causing images to overlap and blur vision. Our Atlanta LASIK procedures correct these irregularities and achieve clear vision.
Glasses can scratch, break, fog up, fall off, and sometimes interfere with side vision. Contacts may irritate the eyes. LASIK has none of these drawbacks and is the ideal solution for eyes that cannot tolerate glasses or contacts, or for patients who simply want to be free from the burden of wearing and caring for corrective lenses.
After LASIK, most patients can pass their driver's test, swim and participate in other sports without corrective lenses. Myopic patients often find that their night vision improves after laser vision correction. Because they no longer have to depend on lenses, patients even enjoy a broader choice of careers and athletic activities after they have the surgery.
LASIK especially benefits sports enthusiasts, parents and frequent travelers. Athletes enjoy better performance when they can play their sports unencumbered by glasses or contacts. Moms and dads also benefit; they can swim lens-free with their kids or respond to nighttime emergencies without having to grope for glasses or contacts. Frequent travelers can enjoy the convenience and safety (in case of emergency) of life on the road without corrective lenses. Our Atlanta-area surgeons can help you achieve reduced dependence on glasses and contact lenses.
We're excited to offer the Visian ® ICL™ (implantable Collamer® lens), an advanced vision correction option for our patients, at our center. To date, more than 500,000 Visian ICLs have been implanted in patients worldwide. The Visian ICL is a lens made of Collamer, implanted in the eye to correct moderate to severe nearsightedness. Click here for more information on the Visian ICL.
LASIK can even save time and money. Patients no longer have to buy new glasses, contacts or cleaning supplies, and they don't have to spend time looking for their glasses or cleaning their contacts. If you are looking for more information on the cost of LASIK in Atlanta, Visit Thomas Eye Group For a consultation - we pride ourselves on being the premier laser vision correction experts in the Atlanta area.
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Consumer Advisory: There are inherent risks risks associated with refractive surgery and results are not guaranteed.
Thomas Eye Group
5995 Barfield Road NE
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
(770) 809-3361 or (855) ATL-LASIK