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Location and Phone

1320 West Main St.
Waterbury, CT 06708
Phone: (203) 755-4941

Monday 9:00am-8:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am-8:00pm
Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday 8:30am-2:00pm

    

My Sight

Information about vision conditions like Amblyopia, Hyperopia, Astigmatism, Computer Vision Syndrome and more.

My Health

We offer a full line of services for the best eyecare health possible that includes exams and followups.

My Style

We have one of the largest selection of frames and have contacts in stock for you to take home as you leave.

LASIK

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What are Refractive Procedures?

Refractive procedures manipulate the eye to improve vision. Though there are several types of refractive procedures, the most popular is known as LASIK (laser assisted in situ keratomileusis). LASIK involves reshaping the cornea using incisions and lasers. An incision creates a flap which is folded back. Lasers are then used to reshape the middle layer of the cornea and correct the vision. The flap is folded back and allowed to heal, resulting in much clearer vision.

Is LASIK For Me?

Not everyone should consider a LASIK procedure. Candidates should be over 18 years of age. If you are pregnant, nursing, or suffering from a number of diseases, you probably are not eligible for LASIK. You are also not eligible if your prescription has changed a great deal over the past year. Talk to your eye doctor about LASIK. They will be able to assess your eligibility, the risks you may encounter, and they can recommend how to move forward.

Is the Procedure Safe?

In rare cases, there have been complications that have arisen after the procedure, including droopy eyelids, constant discomfort or the inability to wear contact lenses. In even rarer cases, there have been complications during the procedure. However, as technology improves, there will likely be a decrease in these instances.

Recommended Links

LASIK Institute - The Definitive Source in LASIK Education

3D-Eye LASIK Presentation