Founded by Dr. Stephen Joffe and Craig Joffe, a father-and-son team who used LASIK eye surgery to correct their own vision, Joffe MediCenter has five locations across the country where expert ophthalmologists use advanced diagnostics to conduct each custom wavefront LASIK treatment. Treatment begins with a free, noninvasive examination with Bausch & Lomb Orbscan and Zywave mapping systems?derived from technology developed for astronomy and physics applications. They generate a 3-D model of each eye, which, like a fingerprint or favorite line from The Princess Bride, is unique to each person.
Upon assessing the results of the LASIK exam, doctors schedule the in-office treatment. During the procedure, the experienced LASIK specialist uses an excimer laser to gently reshape the cornea, which can improve vision to 20/20. LASIK reduces eyes' dependence on glasses and contacts regardless of whether clients suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. In most cases, the patient's vision improves rapidly enough to drive the following morning. After the procedure, doctors schedule a postoperative exam.
Perfect vision is an admirable goal, but the team of optometrists and technicians at Heights Eyecare and Contact Lens Center strive for more. The father-son team of Dr. Allen H. Chin and Dr. Allen J. Chin set out to ensure that patients' eyes remain healthy with help from cutting-edge technology and techniques as well as decades of experience. In addition to vision-correcting LASIK procedures and multifocal contact lenses, the doctors also specialize in orthokeratology, a process that uses specially designed contact lenses to mildly reshape the eye and help correct problems such as nearsightedness and astigmatism. Beyond bringing eyesight closer to 20/20, the optometrists can also check for common signs of disease ranging from cataracts to glaucoma to uncontrollable heat vision.