Poor vision can damage personal relationships, causing you to miss the wave of an approaching friend or run into the embrace a stationary friend who turns out to be a giant cactus. Prevent prickly situations with this Groupon.
$2,600 for Complete LASIK Surgery ($5,000)
The procedure can sharpen vision blurred by nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, diminishing patients’ dependence on glasses or contacts. Vision usually improves as early as the day after surgery. To begin, the doctor creates a corneal flap with a microkeratome, and then uses the laser to vaporize the corneal tissue under this flap, increasing or reducing the cornea’s curvature depending on need. This modifies the way the light enters the eye, clearing up vision. The doctor folds the flap back over the cornea, and it begins healing without stitches. Patients remain awake throughout the surgery, which only lasts approximately 15 minutes. This Groupon also includes a pre-op consultation and examination, as well as post-op checkups after one day, one week, one month, and three months.
Does not include Monovision correction.
Correctvision Laser Institute
Drs. Barry Concool and Marc Bosem helm the Correctvision Laser Institute and have performed more than 40,000 LASIK procedures combined. And though he is eager to help their patients cast off their glasses, contacts, and opera lorgnettes with LASIK, that's not all they do.
Teaming up with Dr. Michelle Gonzalez—the institute's Spanish-speaking clinical director and optometrist—they offer a wide range of corrective-vision procedures, such as cataract surgery and conductive keratoplasty, which uses radio frequency instead of lasers to improve farsightedness. They even smooth over wrinkles with Botox, dermal fillers, and spackling paste.