Laser surgery can vastly improve a patient's vision, which makes it an attractive option for anyone considering a career as an airline pilot or seeing-eye dog. Keep an eye on your ambitions with this Groupon.
$2,499 for PRK Laser Surgery for Both Eyes and One Year of Post-Operative Care ($5,000 Value)
During the blade-free photo-refractive keratectomy (PRK) procedure, the ophthalmologist removes the outermost layer of the cornea (the epithelium) before reshaping the cornea with a laser to correct vision. The epithelium then heals over the exposed surface. Patients may experience some discomfort for about five to seven days while the epithelium heals, and maximum vision recovery can take several weeks. The results are similar to LASIK, and many patients experience 20/20 or 20/40 vision postprocedure. This deal also includes one year of follow-up visits.
NoVA Eye MD
Dr. Nisha Patel not only takes care of her patients' eyes with laser vision correction, eye-disease screenings, and cataract surgery, but she also takes time to help with the eye-care needs of the underserved. The board-certified ophthalmologist currently volunteers in the Fairfax Hospital and Washington Hospital Center's resident eye clinic, and while she was an ophthalmology resident, she initiated a residents' elective program that led her on a surgical and medical ophthalmology mission to Liberia. The compassionate doctor also participated in another mission trip to Guayaquil, Ecuador, and she offers Spanish translation services and sign language for her hearing-impaired patients at NoVA Eye MD.
To further care for people, Dr. Patel alleviates dry eye caused by medications, dehydration, or Lifetime-movie marathons, and she helps people feel younger by removing excess tissue from eyelids. Additionally, Dr. Patel performs routine eye exams and cosmetic treatments such as Botox and Latisse.