Though Laser Eye Center has been around since 1986, its technology is nothing less than modern. Treatment rooms at the five surgery centers boast Allegretto Wave and IntraLase FS Laser systems, developed to reduce near and farsightedness, as well as astigmatisms and blinks stuck mid-morse code. But just as important as the technology are the surgeons, who have completed extensive training to pilot these systems and perform other sight-bolstering treatments. It's these factors that have helped surgeons, both past and present, perform over 200,000 vision-correction procedures.
Lasik Today's six eye surgeons clear up vision with surgical procedures such as bladeless LASIK, implantable contact lenses, cataract surgery, and Pterygium removal. They can improve nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, detect eye diseases such as glaucoma, and treat dry eyes with the help of eye drops or watering cans. They also beautify areas around the eyes with Latisse eyelash serum and Botox or Juv?derm beauty injections and offer complimentary beverages and snacks to their patients.
Dr. Dickson Chen’s active academic career culminated with being named Young OD of the Year in 2003 by the California Optometric Association. He turned this impressive career start into a practice that performs virtually all aspects of eye care, from identifying eye illnesses and assessing vision to pairing patients with frames. He holds a special interest in fitting eyes with contacts, extending this specialty as a clinical investigator for CooperVision. Dr. Chen is a founding member and director of the American Optometric Society, and has served on the Governing Council of the Southern California Public Health Association.
As twin sisters, Drs. Alice and Julia Song of Southern California Eye Physicians & Surgeons share many things: parents, degrees from MIT, and a passion for improving patients' eyesight. They oversee a team of ophthalmologists whose concentrations help them address a range of eye concerns, from glaucoma and cataracts to issues with that third eye that always knows when it's going to rain. For patients looking to enhance their vision, more intensive procedure options include high-tech VisianICL lens implants designed to correct nearsightedness or farsightedness.
Dr. Lori Moore, a refractive-surgery specialist and the founder of NuVision Laser, reshapes corneas and sharpens eyesight with traditional LASIK surgery. Before submitting their peepers to the laser's beams, patients come in for a consultation and 20 minutes of preliminary testing to determine candidacy, then again for one–two hours of pre-op examination and competitive staring contests. On surgery day, topical anesthetic drops numb the eyeball before a microsurgical procedure cuts open a flap in the cornea. Dr. Moore then uses a laser to reshape the corneal surface and replaces the flap, with total time under the laser amounting to about one minute. Patients return the next day for a post-op exam and a triumphant glasses-smashing ceremony.
At Kurwa Eye Center, Doctors Bud Kurwa, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and Dickson Chen, a fellow in the American Academy of Optometry, help strengthen vision in patients both young and old with a trio of services. LASIK procedures help dispense with glasses by using a laser to reshape corneas, and cataract surgery removes clouds and ghostly apparitions from behind the eye’s natural lens. Channeling 20 years of experience, Dr. Kurwa also de-blurs fine print for those older than 40 with conductive keratoplasty, a process that uses radio frequency to steepen the central cornea.