Customized LASIK Eye Surgery
The best results for laser vision correction are often received by individually customizing the client’s LASIK eye surgery. Due to the individuality of each eye, the customization process allows the LASIK medical team to provide a more detailed treatment plan for laser vision correction so that the patient can achieve optimum results. The process begins by scheduling a free LASIKeye exam, where the Joffe medical team will evaluate the patient’s needs and their potential candidacy for laser vision correction. During this exam, the patient will speak with the medical team regarding their expectations, and then their eyes will be assessed using a series of diagnostic tests to determine whether or not LASIK will be the best treatment option for correcting their vision.
If the patient is deemed a suitable candidate for the procedure, then the Joffe medical team will use the results of the evaluation to create a custom treatment plan. The customization utilizes a series of nine primary treatment plans which form the base of the treatment, but these are then individually tailored according to the needs of each eye. This process provides a truly customized LASIK treatment plan for each eye.
As mentioned, during the initial examination, some patients are not found to be a suitable candidate for LASIK eye surgery. Depending on the reason for the disqualification, there might be other treatment options available to patients. The Joffe medical staff will discuss these other options with the patient if they are applicable to their condition. For example, photorefractive keratectomy, or PRK, is another similar type of treatment process that can be used when the patient’s cornea is not sufficient to support the LASIK treatment.
Understanding the LASIK Treatment
During the LASIK treatment , a state-of-the-art cool beam laser is used to virtually painlessly reshape the cornea of the eye. The entire treatment is non-invasive. To ensure that the process is virtually painless, the Joffe medical team will use topical anesthetizing drops to ensure that the eye is numb, so you will not feel anything. The entire treatment process for LASIK eye surgery is very quick and will usually last less than 15 minutes from start to end.
After the treatment , the recovery time for the patient is also remarkably quick. In most cases, the patient’s vision will be clear by the time they wake up the next morning following the treatment , and they will be able to drive and perform all of their lifestyle activities with clear vision. Joffe will continue to monitor the patient’s recovery from start to finish. The patient will need to attend several post-treatment appointments where the patient’s vision will be assessed and the physical eye will be examined to ensure that there are no unexpected issues.
Keeping LASIK Eye Surgery Affordable
Our Everyday Affordable Prices begin with a free LASIKeye exam, and the price for LASIK treatment is only $1695 per eye. This price is about 30% to 40% less than the average cost for laser vision correction. The Joffe MediCenter also offers a Best Price Guarantee, so patients are always able to receive the lowest price possible. Joffe does not accept any insurance, but instead offers an Insurance Match Guarantee whereby the price of the treatment will be matched to the “out of pocket” insurance cost from any other provider, so long as the procedure is comparable to the one being offered.
About The Joffe MediCenter
The Joffe MediCenters were co-founded by Dr. Stephen Joffe and Craig Joffe, who are a father and son team. Dr. Stephen Joffe, M.D. FACS is the founder, former Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of LCA Vision, Inc. which is a leading provider of laser vision correction services and most recognized under the LasikPlus® brand name. His son, Craig Joffe, also previously served LCA Vision as the former Interim Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel, and Director of the Board. This family duo use their vast expertise and knowledge to provide quality laser vision correction procedures to clients using state-of-the-art technology, while also offering everyday affordable prices to their LASIK clients.
There are four Joffe MediCenter locations throughout the United States that are able to provide custom LASIK eye surgery. These offices are located in Georgia, Kentucky, Minnesota, and Texas. All of the Medical Directors for each of these office locations have been certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and have a myriad of professional medical memberships. For LASIK Atlanta, the Joffe Medical Director is Dr. Manuel Chaknis, who is considered to be one of the most experienced refractive surgeons in the United States. Dr. Kevin Merkley is the Joffe Medical Director for LASIK Houston and is also an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at University of Texas Medical Branch. In Kentucky, the Joffe Medical Director for LASIK Louisville is Dr. Kenneth Smith. Finally, there is Dr. Karen Heuer, who is the Joffe Medical Director for LASIK Minneapolis which services the Twin Cities area. Overall, the surgeons at Joffe MediCenter are some of the most experienced ophthalmologists in the United States, and work with their medical teams to provide clients with the absolute best in LASIK eye surgery.