Dr. Walker on LASIK
Mark Walker, MD is Restore Vision Centers Chief Surgeon and Owner
In my opinion, the LASIK procedure is one of the true marvels of modern medicine. The ability to rid a patient’s dependence on glasses or contacts with a 15-minute procedure still amazes me to this day.
The advances in laser vision correction technology in the past decade have been truly stunning. From bladeless Intralase to NASA-developed Wavefront Guided laser treatments, the results and safety of modern LASIK is unsurpassed. New studies are showing that LASIK is safer than contact lens wear in those who over-wear their contacts (like I used to).
I started performing refractive surgery in 1999, and in 2000 had the procedure myself. I remember that at the time I was having no particular problems wearing contact lenses, but they made things like swimming, exercise, and camping difficult. After LASIK, there is a great freedom in not being reliant on a pair of glasses or contacts for simple things like watching TV or driving a car. Ask any patient; they will tell you the same thing. The 60,000 procedures I have performed since then have included my wife, many friends, coworkers, and eye doctors.
During my patients’ follow-up care, the most common thing I hear is, “I should have done this years ago.” Now is the time for this life-changing procedure. The consultations are free; let us show you how LASIK can change your life.”