SOURCE: The LASIK Vision Institute

March 20, 2007 09:00 ET

Media Alert From The LASIK Vision Institute News Bureau

Laser Vision Correction Surgery Technology Has Exceeded Industry and Patient Expectations During Past 2 Years

DALLAS, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 20, 2007 -- Source: Dr. George Joseph, M.D., Independent Doctor of Ophthalmology at the LASIK Vision Institute/Dallas.

"As recent as 2-3 years ago, the best patients could expect after undergoing laser vision correction surgery was 20/20 vision, which by most measures is excellent vision. During the past couple of years, however, laser vision correction technology has developed to a point where the results that can be achieved are exceeding not only patient expectations, but that of the industry as well. It is now not uncommon for patients to undergo LASIK surgery and get vision in the 20/15 or 20/10 range. This is primarily due to new technologies that enable surgeons to better evaluate the patient's exact refractive error. A treatment plan can be designed with computers that perform billions of calculations in a matter of seconds, and lasers that can achieve levels of precision not previously attainable. Before, surgeons were limited in that their ability to measure a patient's prescription had to occur through feedback from the patient. Now doctors have computerized equipment that can measure the eye without the patient saying a word. Because of this, we are seeing an increasing number of people getting laser vision correction surgery. In addition, a significant percentage of people who had the procedure several years ago are having it redone to achieve the results possible through the technological developments of the past couple of years."

Dr. George Joseph, M.D. is a Board Certified, fellowship-trained ophthalmologist and has performed more than 40,000 LASIK surgeries, and over 10,000 cataract procedures. After graduating from Georgetown University's Medical School, Dr. Joseph received his ophthalmology training through Harvard University and then at the University of New York at Stonybrook. Dr. Joseph also completed additional fellowship training in cornea and refractive surgery, becoming one of the first fully fellowship trained LASIK surgeons in the world.

The LASIK Vision Institute News Bureau is the research, information and communication arm of The LASIK Vision Institute (LVI). LVI provides laser vision correction services through the company's 30 upscale laser correction centers located in 23 states across the country. LVI uses CustomVue by VISX Technology, the latest state-of-the-art FDA-approved laser technology, in each of its centers. Procedures are performed by experienced independent eye surgeons who have collectively completed more than 500,000 eye surgeries. Pre and postoperative visits, along with patient counseling, are available at all locations. Unlike other eye surgery providers, LVI owns its laser equipment and can offer consumers pricing significantly below other providers while maintaining a high standard of service from the best quality physicians. More information is available at

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