Clear vision is essential to performing everyday tasks such as reading a warning label or deciphering warnings sent in semaphore. Clearly spy signs of all kinds with today's Groupon: for $2,295 you get complete Lasik or PRK laser vision correction at Doctors For Visual Freedom (a $4,990 value). Patients can schedule consultation appointments in Arlington Heights and Chicago, but all surgeries are performed in Arlington Heights.
Board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Mark Golden of Doctors For Visual Freedom brings the experience of more than 22,000 laser procedures to every surgery he performs. The Lasik vision-improving treatment begins with a 20-minute screening to determine whether a patient is a candidate for the procedure or a pair of kindergarteners wearing a trench coat. During a 90-minute presurgery exam, eye experts dilate patients' pupils, calibrate corneal curvature, and explain what will take place. Once prepared for treatment, Dr. Golden pulls back the cornea's coverlet to reshape the inner cornea, and tucks it back into place while reciting passages from Goodnight Moon. Clients should notice an improvement in their nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism within a day.
For cases where Lasik surgery may not be the best option, patients can undergo photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), which does not require cutting of the corneal surface. The process reshapes the surface of the cornea directly, eschewing the need for a flap to be cut and requiring a more gradual healing process. With follow-up care for both treatments at one week, one month, three months, six months, and one year, seers can tackle their most vision-taxing tasks, such as monogramming his and hers rice to throw after a wedding.