Not many people know exactly what Lasik is. There are many fears about the procedure and exactly how it works. But, there is one clinic in San Diego that hopes to answer all of your questions while making you feel comfortable and secure.
Is it safe? How much does it cost? What is recovery time? These are the three questions that most people wonder when contemplating Lasik eye corrective surgery.
Lasik is the process of using a laser to reshape the cornea and eliminate refractive errors in the eye. Sometimes as people age their eyes do not bend the light correctly and therefore create a blurry image. Lasik can help correct that.
Yaldo Eye Center has been in San Diego for nearly a year-and-a-half. And already, it has become one of the most popular Lasik facilities in the area.
Dr. Mazin Yaldo is a graduate of The University of Michigan. After finishing his residency at Kresge Eye Institute in Detroit, he put his efforts into helping people with glaucoma and cataracts at Presbyterian Medical Center in San Francisco.
His interest in refractive and vision corrective surgery drew him to Minnesota Eye Consultants in Minneapolis.
Dr. Yaldo, needless to say is an expert in his field. In fact, he is one of the first to use the FDA approved Customized Aspheric Treatment Zone, or CATz. This advancement in Lasik surgery measures 700 points of light instead of the routine 200 which goes into standard Lasik.
“I am proud to have played a role in its development over the past several years, “he said. “I’m also delighted to be one of the first surgeons in the nation to offer what is now the new gold standard for Lasik.”
Fear is one of the major aspects of apprehension when it comes to someone contemplating eye surgery, however, Dr. Yaldo says there have been so many advancements in the field that it is safer than ever:
“To us it’s like flying a plane,” he said. “We check everything three times. We have multiple technologies we use to duplicate the information we take from patients so that if one form of technology misses something, the other will not.”
Another question Dr. Yaldo gets a lot, is how long it takes to recover from Lasik. Of course the recovery time can vary from person to person, but normally a person getting Lasik is usually back to their daily activities within 24 hours.
But before anything can happen, his staff must make sure that you are a candidate for Lasik. Yaldo Eye Center performs a free evaluation to see if it’s right for you. The evaluation is to determine that you do not have any ailments that might interfere with the surgery or its outcome.
People think that Lasik surgery is expensive. Yaldo Eye Center prides itself on being affordable and accommodating to almost any financial situation. Sometimes they will even approve financing if a client qualifies.
At $999.00 per eye, upon approval of the evaluation, Lasik surgery seems more affordable than ever.
Aside from concerns about safety and cost, the most important thing to Dr. Yaldo, and what he expects from his staff, is a sense of coming into his office and feeling as if you are a part of the family. He says this is crucial in establishing a long-lasting relaxed, relationship with his clients.
“They become more and more comfortable as they are going through the different steps because they begin to realize that we are treating it in a very professional way and a more advanced way than places they’ve been to. So they automatically start to relax when they see the number of tests they go to, to help us determine if they are candidates or not. By the time the consultation is done, they’re very comfortable.”
Yaldo Eye Center can help anyone with their concerns about Lasik. Dr. Yaldo’s office does a variety of treatments for eyesight.
From conventional Lasik to Multifocal Lens Implants Dr. Yaldo can help with most eyesight concerns, and he says the advancements in technology make it safer than ever.
“It’s been around long enough now that it’s been refined, it’s been fine-tuned, its become very predictable. We are able to treat a lot more prescriptions than we did in the past. It is not the same procedure as it was ten to fifteen years ago.”
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