Faulty vision often develops in youth, when little leaguers incapable of understanding figurative language interpret advice to “keep your eye on the ball” literally. Undo the damage with today’s Groupon: for $799, you get custom LASIK corrective surgery for one eye at Espaillat Eye & Laser Institute, located at the University of Miami Hospital (a $1,750 value). Buy two Groupons to get both eyes covered and avoid having to wear a supervillain-esque monocle.
As a published researcher and lecturer on refractive eye surgery who’s performed thousands of operations, Dr. Alejandro Espaillat returns misshapen ocular orbs to their proper forms using custom LASIK technology. Imperfect visioneers sick of having their glasses start their eyebrows on fire can choose the LASIK procedure for its relative painlessness and track record of results. Patients will first be given a complimentary consultation and evaluation to determine if they meet the requirements for LASIK surgery, which are listed on Espaillat Eye & Laser Institute’s LASIK page.
After anesthetizing the patient, the doctor cuts a thin flap in the cornea. Then an excimer laser beam bends it back into shape so light refracts properly on the retina instead of wandering around and getting lost in the nostril. In custom LASIK treatments, a wavefront device maps the eye in three dimensions to guide the laser, improving chances of achieving 20/20 vision or better compared to conventional LASIK. The procedure takes between 15 and 30 minutes per eye, and most patients are ready to leave after one to two hours.
Espaillat Eye & Laser Institute
Dr. Espaillat, who has performed thousands of ocular surgeries and laser treatments, brings his eyeful of expertise to a practice that focuses on custom LASIK and cosmetic laser treatments. His custom approach to LASIK incorporates highly detailed 3-D maps of each eye, drawn by child psychics, which affords him greater precision and a higher rate of success. Lasers find their way into a variety of his other services, such as blepharoplasty, which lifts eyelids for a more youthful appearance.