LASIK Testimonials

 

Filomena Riccioni

Filomena RiccioniOwner – Wedgewood Pizza, Austintown

Epi-LASEK Surgery

“Epi-LASEK surgery was the most liberating experience of my life!”

“Being in the pizza business, Epi-LASEK surgery really helped improve my life. I no longer have to wear contacts, which was a big problem for me. You just can’t wear contacts comfortably when you work near ovens that are 550 degrees. They fall out and tend to almost just melt in your eyes. And, the dust from the flour was a constant pain. Now I can see clearly to make beautiful pizzas!

The Epi-LASEK surgery was the quickest and most painless experience of my life. I never thought it could be that quick and easy. It was as easy as putting a few drops in my eyes and then the surgery team got to work. The laser was only on my eyes for a few seconds and it seemed I was out of the door 10 minutes later. There’s a week to 10 days after the surgery where they really want you to rest your eyes and relax, which of course is plus.”

Epi-LASEK Surgery

Epi-LASEK is one of the newest laser vision procedures on the market today. With its combination of high safety measures and sophisticated procedure, it is quickly becoming the laser treatment of choice.

Instead of creating an incisional flap in the cornea, the Epi-LASEK procedure involves a gentle loosening of the most superficial layer of the cornea. This tissue is slid off to the side while the excimer laser is used to modify the shape of the cornea. Once completed, the tissue is slid back into place and a contact lens is placed on the surface of the cornea to both protect the eye and provide patient comfort for the first five days following the procedure.


Herb Washington

Herb WashingtonOwner – McDonald’s Franchise & Youngstown SteelHounds

Epi-LASEK Surgery

“Focus – that’s the big thing for me, I am able to focus.”

“I had a pretty severe case of astigmatism. And I say to folks, astigmatism is the fine tuning – my fine tuning was slightly off. I could tell how far something was but it wasn’t as clear as it needed to be. The Epi-LASEK surgery did away with all of that. I no longer need reading glasses, so in a restaurant where it is dimly lit I can read the menu, which is a big plus. If I’m out golfing or driving at night, I don’t have to worry about which contacts I need to wear. With the astigmatism, lights use to bother me at night and that is no longer the case at all for me.”

“After my surgery I went home and took a nap. That evening, I could see better than I could see with my contacts. The evening of the surgery, I could read the clock across the room, I could see what was on TV and each day my vision got better and better. The surgery was easier than I thought it would be and there was very little pain. Epi-LASEK surgery has just made my quality of life so much better.”

Epi-LASEK Surgery

Epi-LASEK is an ideal choice of procedures for anyone with too thin a cornea or who have been diagnosed with very dry eyes, glaucoma, vascular problems or a scotopic (large) pupil. It is also preferred for those who have undergone a previous corneal surgery, including PRK, and for those whose profession or hobby puts them at a high risk for trauma. With less intraoperative and post-operative complications, Epi-LASEK has a higher margin of safety compared to standard LASIK and gives equal results in visual outcome.


Mr. Sports

Mr. SportsY103 Radio Personality

LASIK Surgery

“My vision is absolutely amazing!”

“Well I can’t say LASIK surgery has changed my life, but I will definitely say it has improved the quality of my life. Anyone that has been wearing glasses since the time they couldn’t see the chalkboard, since second grade, has already lived with the inconvenience of eye glasses. I compare it to using a crutch when you have a broken leg. You need it to help you get around. It’s the same with glasses. Why not free yourself from the crutch of glasses?

In a maybe 30 second, simple procedure, and what I mean by that is you’re awake the whole time, your bad vision is gone. Now for the past four years I’m seeing perfectly, 20/20 in one eye and better than 20/20 in the other. Those of you who wear glasses or contacts, it’s absolutely amazing. I would definitely recommend finding some way to get the LASIK procedure done at Eye Care Associates.”

LASIK Surgery

LASIK, Laser In Situ Keratomieusis is the most common and the most popular of refractive procedures. It involves the use of a microkeratome to create a flap, followed by the laser to modify the shape of the cornea and then the flap returned to its original place.

Refractive procedures can effectively correct a variety of vision problems, including nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. You need to meet a certain qualifying criteria to be eligible for a refractive procedure. Your eye must be healthy, your current prescription must be stable for at least one year, and you should be in good general health.


Doug James

Doug JamesK105 Radio Personality

Refractive Surgery

“My brand new vision stunned me. It was incredible!”

“One of the biggest fears I had about refractive surgery was, is it going to hurt. A lot of people say ‘I would love to do it but I am so scared’. I have to tell you it was the easiest procedure I have ever had. No one is a bigger chicken than me about going to see the doctor. I pass out at the mere thought of going in for a visit.

The professionals at Eye Care Associates took care of me, answered all my questions and made me feel at ease. I was actually laughing and joking about the procedure before and after. It was so simple. It didn’t take long and the brand new vision stunned me. It was incredible!”

LASIK Surgery

At Eye Care Associates, the VISX Star S4 Excimer is the preferred laser since it removes the smallest amount of corneal tissue of any laser available. This gives shorter treatment times and greater flexibility to personalize the laser treatment resulting in more precise outcomes. The Excimer laser was the first in the United States to receive approval from the FDA for the treatment of low, moderate and high myopia, and low to moderate ranges of hyperopia and astigmatism. The VISX Star S4 currently offers the widest range of correction available today for the treatment of these conditions.

The VISX Star S4 ActiveTrack™ Excimer Laser System actively tracks the motion of the eye in real time. This allows for extra safety and precision during the LASIK procedure by verifying the correct position of your eye before every laser pulse.


Rich Morgan

Rich Morgan27 First News

Refractive Surgery

“Now I can see everything when I wake up each morning.”

“Refractive surgery ended a long tradition of wearing glasses that started way back in the second grade. I had never been really good about cleaning my glasses and was constantly looking through smeared specks. Prior to my surgery, I would wake up every morning and not be able to see the alarm clock without putting my glasses on.

What I liked about my experience was the time the staff and Dr. Erzurum took to explain the procedure. Everything was explained step by step, so I really knew what to expect. I felt relaxed throughout the entire procedure because there were no surprises. I was amazed, however, at how quickly the procedure was complete. One minute I’m dependent on glasses and the next minute I have visual freedom! I’m feeling great. Now I can see everything when I wake up each morning. It’s a great way to start the day!”

LASIK Surgery

At Eye Care Associates, the VISX Star S4 Excimer is the preferred laser since it removes the smallest amount of corneal tissue of any laser available. This gives shorter treatment times and greater flexibility to personalize the laser treatment resulting in more precise outcomes.

The Excimer laser was the first in the United States to receive approval from the FDA for the treatment of low, moderate and high myopia, and low to moderate ranges of hyperopia and astigmatism. The VISX Star S4 currently offers the widest range of correction available today for the treatment of these conditions.

The VISX Star S4 ActiveTrack™ Excimer Laser System actively tracks the motion of the eye in real time. This allows for extra safety and precision during the LASIK procedure by verifying the correct position of your eye before every laser pulse.