Children who wear glasses endure wisecracks including “four-eyes” and “Einstein,” while those with perfect vision bask in compliments such as “two-eyes” and “Oppenheimer.” Sharpen your sight with today's Groupon: for $100, you get $1,600 toward LASIK eye surgery at Diagnostic Eye Center. The standard cost for the procedure is $4,400 - approximately $2,200 per eye.
Led by the laser-wielding talents of Dr. Marc Sanders, who was named one of America's Top Cataract and Refractive Surgeons by the Consumer Research Council of America in 2005, Diagnostic Eye Center gives lifelong squinters the gift of better sight with LASIK refractive surgery. Vision once rendered hopelessly blurred by astigmatism or contact lenses fashioned from Jello become markedly improved without any blades via the IntraLase method. After being deemed an apt candidate for surgery, fuzzy-sighted patients begin the laser-guided voyage toward better visual acuity by sidling up to an Allegretto Wave machine, which diagrams the eyes for their upcoming LASIK procedure.
LASIK surgery is a two-step process that takes around 20 minutes to complete, and Dr. Sanders helps soothe the slight discomfort most patients feel during the treatment with anesthetic eye drops, a mild sedative, and his favorite bedtime story about retinal rods and cones. First, the IntraLase procedure creates a thin tissue flap on the eye's surface, before an excimer laser microscopically remodels the cornea to help correct lackluster looks. In a day or two, the majority of LASIK alums find their functional vision to be sharper without aid from previously indispensible corrective lenses, enabling them to return to everyday tasks such as driving at night and challenging eagles to read classified ads from a thousand paces.
Diagnostic Eye Center
Dr. Marc Sanders is something of a pioneer in ophthalmology. One of the first to perform all-laser LASIK in the nation, he prides himself on staying at the forefront of medical advances in his field. This dedication and passion, earned him the Top Doctor award from an H-Texas Magazine survey nine times. With the help of his partners Dr. Aric Welton and Dr. Stephanie McMillen, Dr. Sanders continues using advancing technology to remedy his patients' vision as quickly and painlessly as possible.
The teams services center around preventative examinations to ensure the healthy functioning of the eye, pupil, and eye muscles. However, the team doesn't shy away from corrective procedures. As a laser vision center, the eye surgeons repair near or farsightedness and astigmatisms with blade-free LASIK treatments, and correct cataracts with stitch-free, ultrasonic procedures. Once vision is corrected, the doctors can remove surprise wrinkles with FDA-approved Botox injections, and there's also a boutique eyeglass shop onsite that outfits clients with chic frames.