When used for good, lasers can correct vision, but when used for evil, they can undermine superheroes during important PowerPoint presentations. Fight the villainy of poor eyesight with this Groupon.
$2,300 for a LASIK Eye Surgery Package ($5,000 Value)
The board-certified surgeon first examines eyes during a consultation to determine if you’re a good candidate for LASIK. During the surgery, which only takes only a few minutes per eye, the doctor creates a flap in the cornea and then lifts up this flap so the laser can reshape the corneal tissue. The flap is then replaced over the cornea, where it heals without sutures (usually overnight). Vision will likely be blurry the rest of the day, but will eventually sharpen. Most patients rely on LASIK to fix astigmatism, nearsightedness, or farsightedness. At a follow-up appointment, the doctor checks the eyes’ progress, and he determines if enhancements are needed within one year of the first LASIK procedure.
If board-certified eye surgeon Dr. Paul Cutarelli kept a physical tally of all the LASIK and PRK procedures he has performed, he would probably be nearing the end of a comically lengthy scroll. That’s because he’s been at the helm of more than 60,000 of these procedures, which are designed to sharpen vision in minutes with the help of a precise laser and wavefront computer technology that determines exactly where to shape the cornea. This former resident of the world-renowned Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital pairs his most repeated procedure with a handful of other vision-correcting services. He can trade a scarred cornea for a new one and remove blurring cataracts. He can also insert a lens behind the iris to crystallize vision, an alternative for patients who can’t get LASIK or who refuse to hang magnifying glasses from each eyebrow.