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 $849, you get LASIK surgery on one eye at Espaillat Eye & Laser Institute (a $1,750 value).
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. Custom, or wavefront, LASIK, is a newer method of vision correction capable of delivering even sharper results than traditional LASIK. After a consultation to determine the patient's candidacy, Dr. Espaillat deploys the wavefront device and a flotilla of tiny Portuguese cartographers to map and draft 3-D images of the entire eye. This modeling guides the 15- to 30-minute procedure, which begins when the doctor opens a small flap in the anesthetized cornea. A specially designed laser then reshapes the central cornea so that light can refract more effectively. Once properly reshaped, most corneas deliver improved vision, or better, without recourse to contact lenses, glasses, or observant friends.
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.