Excellent vision is imperative for anyone who aspires to be a jet pilot, an astronaut, or an opossum folk hero. Visualize the attainment of your dreams with today's Groupon: for $2,600, you get CustomVUE LASIK eye surgery (a $4,200 value) at Eye Care of Delaware in Hillside Heights. Patients must be 21 and be deemed eligible for CustomVUE LASIK surgery; patients deemed ineligible will receive a full refund.
Headed by veteran ophthalmologist and CustomVUE LASIK surgeon Dr. Frank Owczarek, Eye Care of Delaware fixes faulty vision in a welcoming and attentive environment. Patients begin their ocular odyssey with an initial one-hour consultation to evaluate whether they’re eligible for CustomVUE LASIK. Unlike a staring contest with a stuffed leopard, the surgery itself takes less than one hour, starting with eye-numbing drops to ease discomfort and a detailed, computerized mapping of the eye for high-precision surgery. During the procedure, a powerful laser reshapes the tissue of the cornea, changing the eye's shape to better focus light on visual receptors. Most patients report an uncomfortable pressure during the process, though the sensation is generally mild.
Vision is usually cloudy for about 24 hours after the procedure, and patients are advised to avoid pools and dusty environs for several weeks. Treatments include one full year of post-op care from Eye Care of Delaware, ensuring that any problems are promptly identified, dealt with, and relegated to the land of memory, along with first days of school and prom slow dances with charming mascots.