When skimming Dr. Robert T. Lin’s credentials, the number 25,000 stands out. It represents how many successful refractive surgeries he has completed in his career. One can only assume that several of those tallies come from the time he spent developing Micro-LASIK, a form of laser eye surgery considered less invasive than traditional LASIK because it creates a thinner corneal flap and no longer requires eyes to answer personal questions such as “When is the last time you had direct contact with a contact?” Dr. Lin founded IQ Laser Vision in 1999 and has since added an equally as skilled staff of fellow eye doctors who specialize in refractive eye surgery procedures, cataracts, Ortho-K, contact lenses, and pre- and post-operative eye care.
Since 1997, board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Ferzaad Moosa has performed more than 60,000 LASIK procedures, gaining a level of expertise that inspired Top 10 LASIK to name him one of California's 10 best surgeons. After receiving his MD from Harvard Medical School, the doctor served an internship in Internal Medicine at UCLA and completed a three-year residency at the esteemed Doheny Eye Institute.
Dr. Moosa corrects nearsightedness and farsightedness with increasingly advanced laser systems, employing wavefront-optimized technology to automatically compensate for the curvature of the cornea while reducing negative side effects such as poor night vision or spontaneous disco-ball mirages. The machine also tracks the position of the eye 200 times every second, instantly pausing if it moves out of range.
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.
Dr. Mike Lenhardt’s love for helping people led him to find his calling as an optometrist. Out of his self-named clinic, he personally oversees everything from routine checkups to vision therapy to low-vision evaluations. He supervises a staff that includes an optical and medical technician who guides patients as they choose the right pair of contacts, glasses, or night-vision goggles. The clinic’s extensive stock of frames includes designs from Vera Wang, Gucci, Nautica, Maui Jim, Fendi, and Coach.
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.
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