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Who is Dr. Lahners?

During his medical education, he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society, was one of only six students to complete the four-year honors research program, and was awarded the Luis Perez Award for excellence by the Department of Ophthalmology. He continued his education with a combined internship in Medicine and Surgery at…

What are implantable contact lenses?

Implantable Contact Lenses (ICL-also known as Visian lenses) may be appropriate for people who have very large corrective errors or are otherwise not good laser vision correction candidates. During a brief, painless procedure, a prescription lens resembling a soft contact lens is inserted in the natural space between the iris (the colored part of the…

What is Epi-LASEK?

The main advantage of Epi-LASEK is its simplicity. The results are identical to LASIK except that the healing time is an extra few days.>

What is the Allegretto Wave Laser?

The ALLEGRETTO WAVE laser is used to treat the central and peripheral area of the cornea. It uses a proprietary system to adjust to the aspheric shape of the cornea and to reshape the cornea based on the front, or prolate curve. This is the main reason for the excellent quality of both day and…

Will the procedure hurt?

The LASIK procedure causes little or no discomfort and no needles are used. Instead, Dr. Lahners uses anesthetic drops to numb the eye just before surgery begins. After a LASIK procedure, the patient may feel a slight gritty sensation for a few hours, but should be quite comfortable after taking a short nap. Dr. Lahners…

Can I drive the day after Lasik or Epi-LASEK?

Typically, you sure can and you’ll be driving yourself here for your post op visit (and enjoy that new found vision without your glasses or contacts). Of course, there are some exceptions to this rule, but for the most part you are back to normal and on the road the next day.

What is the difference between LASIK and Cataract Surgery?

The difference between LASIK and cataract surgery is that LASIK is a laser beam that treats the surface of the cornea. Cataract surgery requires a tiny incision in the eye to remove the cataract and implant your new lens. For patients with cataracts who wish to experience greater freedom from eyeglasses, we offer Laser Cataract Surgery. The…