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LASIK (laser in situ keratomileusis) is a safe, reliable and painless way to improve vision and reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses. LASIK changes the way light is bent, or refracted, as it passes through the cornea (front surface of the eye) so that it focuses properly on the retina (back surface of the eye) and objects can be seen more clearly.

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During the procedure a thin flap is made on the surface of the cornea. The flap is then lifted and an excimer laser beam reshapes the cornea's curvature to improve vision. The entire procedure takes approximately fifteen minutes and it is painless. Most patients enjoy 20/20 vision or better after treatment.

The most commonly performed elective surgery in America, LASIK combines the advantages of two sophisticated technologies: the accuracy of the excimer laser and the benefits of lamellar keratoplasty. It is safe, precise and highly successful. Thanks to LASIK, millions of people worldwide have experienced the wonder of clear vision without glasses or contact lenses.

LASIK offers many improvements over other refractive surgery procedures. These include little or no post-operative discomfort, immediate vision improvement, and the ability to drive or return to work quickly—usually as soon as the next day. Most patients require no corrective eyewear after laser treatment (although patients over 45 often need reading glasses).

Call today to schedule your complimentary consultation and find out you are a candidate for LASIK. Soon you could be tossing away your glasses or contact lenses and enjoying the freedom of clear vision.

Am I a Candidate for LASIK?

Not everyone is a good candidate for LASIK. When you come in for a complimentary evaluation, your eyes will be examined to determine whether LASIK or another refractive procedure is appropriate for you and whether you are at risk for any complications.

The ideal LASIK candidate:

  • Is over 18 years old;
  • Has had stable vision for at least six months;
  • Has a healthy cornea thick enough for a flap;
  • Has refractive error(s) that fall within the treatable range;
  • Does not have a disease or condition that could impair the procedure or healing process;
  • Has been educated about the procedure including its risks and benefits.
  • Understands that the goal of surgery is to improve vision and reduce dependence on glasses and contact lenses.

During your consultation, Dr. Reiff will review your eyesight and discuss whether LASIK is right for you.

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Choosing a LASIK Physician

Choosing to undergo Laser Vision Correction is a difficult decision with long-lasting consequences. You will live with the results for years to come. That's why it's so important to find an experienced physician equipped with the latest technology to ensure that you enjoy the best result possible, with improved vision and no complications. You would not want to put your eyesight in the hands of an inexperienced physician or budget LASIK practice.

Experience with LASIK

Dr. Reiff has practiced ophthalmology in the area since 1978. He has over 15 years experience in refractive eye treatment and over 10 years in Laser Vision Correction.


We don't pressure our patients into undergoing a procedure that isn't right for their individual needs. Every patient interested in LASIK is given an extensive evaluation to determine whether LASIK is right for them. During the consultation, you and Dr. Reiff have a frank discussion about the advantages and risks of having Laser Vision Correction. Only then are you accepted as a LASIK candidate.

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