Want to improve your vision without the hassle of glasses and contacts? Look no further. Our certified ophthalmologists at DelMar Surgical and Cosmetic Treatment Center offer LASIK for patients in Wilmington and Newark, Delaware; Elkton and North East, Maryland and surrounding areas in Delaware, Maryland and southeast Pennsylvania.
The Lavenburg Medical Group offers the latest advancements in the field of LASIK while providing a wide range of vision correction procedures. Schedule a consultation with one of our ophthalmologists today to talk about personalized options that ensure the best possible results concerning your individual vision needs.
Yes, you have options when it comes to whom you choose for your corrective eye surgery, but aren't you looking for the best? Our team of experienced and certified ophthalmologists has a high success rate – allowing most of our patients to achieve 20/20 vision with our unique LASIK eye surgery techniques. Don't trust just anyone with your eyes – let us show you how we're one of the best.
Don't just take our word for it! See what our patients have to say about us on our real-time reviews page. Young and old – it’s evident that our patients know they are in good hands with us. We value their trust and with every visit strive to improve our level of service no matter what.
We’ll even help you set up financing to pay for your corrective eye surgery. If you’re like most people, we understand there typically isn’t an excess of cash at your fingertips for elective operations such as these. However, our doctors and staff know the importance of LASIK surgery and have seen many cases where patients' lives have greatly enhanced due to a few factors.
Without the hassle of having to bother with glasses and contacts, daily routines and activities provide all-around more enjoyment.
And, that’s not all. It's important to us that you are entirely comfortable with your decision. Take the virtual tour of our office serving the Elkton, Maryland, Newark, Delaware and surrounding regions. Take advantage of the tour and get familiar with our office surroundings before your first visit to help you feel more at ease.
If you are seeking LASIK, please call our practice to schedule your FREE comprehensive evaluation. Our surgeons are professional LASIK doctors with experience in performing laser vision corrective surgery in Delaware and Maryland. Please view our Facebook page for specials and more information about the DelMar Surgical and Cosmetic Treatment Center.
But first, What is LASIK surgery? - LASIK stands for Laser In-situ Keratomileusis which is the most commonly performed type of laser eye surgery or otherwise known as a form of laser vision correction (LVC). This procedure is one of the most, safe and effective refractive surgery methods today.
There is also another procedure similar to LASIK known as Photo refractive keratectomy (PRK). PRK came along before LASIK, although both are quite popular and are performed regularly among eye patients today. Both procedures offer the same effects by changing the shape of the cornea but vary slightly when it comes to the process.
LASIK involves creating a flap of corneal tissue, whereas PRK does not require this flap to be made. Instead, the outer layer of the cornea is extracted and exposes an area for the laser to reshape the cornea. PRK is an excellent option for those with thin corneas or those who have dry eyes.
The largest differences between these two laser vision correction (LVC) surgeries is the recovery or healing time. Because the PRK process removes the outer layer of the cornea – this requires more time for the eye to heal. PRK patients can expect the healing process to take anywhere from one to three days for the blurriness and discomfort to subside.
Refractive surgery corrects several eye distortions such as farsightedness, nearsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia. The surgery reduces patients' need for prescription glasses and contacts.
In laymen’s terms, LASIK surgery permanently modifies the shape of your cornea using an excimer laser that removes tiny amounts of corneal tissue. This procedure corrects refractive errors that cause images to appear blurry, allowing patients to see clearly without wearing glasses or contact lenses.
LASIK is an excellent option for many individuals considering corrective eye surgery. It's a highly successful, outpatient procedure performed in our office for those patients residing in and around Newark, DE, and Elkton, MD at the Lavenburg Medical Group. The entire process takes less than 20 minutes to complete (per eye).
Only your LASIK eye center surgeon can tell you for sure whether LASIK eye surgery is right for you. So, it's best to schedule a visit for an evaluation to be sure. To schedule your complimentary consultation, give us a call today at (302) 993-0722, or request an appointment.
Please note: People diagnosed with glaucoma may be eligible for refractive surgery other than LASIK, such as LASEK, PRK or P-IOL. However, glaucoma conditions need to be stabilized before such surgery can be completed.
LASIK may not promise perfect vision. However, it's a highly successful procedure that can at the very least reduce a person's dependence on glasses or contact lenses. The lifestyle benefits can be tremendous for active and social people. And, one of the best parts - no stitches, cumbersome bandages or eye patches are needed following your eye surgery – just a little rest for the first 24-48 hours. These benefits enable people to more freely pursue their hobbies, sports activities or career options.
Did you know, LASIK involves the use of an excimer laser? The excimer laser that we mentioned earlier changes the shape of the cornea, or the outer layer of the eye. The excimer laser has some fantastic benefits and is a specific type of "cool" laser, which generates its power from light in the ultraviolet range. Because the laser does not create any heat, rest assured there is no tissue damage from the laser.
As the treatment with the laser proceeds, microscopic layers of tissue, approximately 1/10th the width of a human hair, are removed. Keep in mind; the laser is programmed to extract precisely the amount of tissue needed to achieve the desired result – no more no less, which removes human error.
Among the perks mentioned above, there are others we'd like to point out.
How annoying is it to have to pull out your reading glasses every time you need to pay a bill, do a price check, read a book, or open the mail? Presbyopia is one of the frustrating issues those 40 and over face when it comes to their vision. Caused by normal aging, it happens to all of us at some point – even those who’ve had perfect vision their entire life.
The typical solution for presbyopia is reading glasses or multifocal eyeglasses like bifocals or progressive lenses. There have also been some surgeries developed to help decrease the symptoms of presbyopia.
While there have been some FDA approved surgeries (like the ones above) to correct the issue, none have caught on in popularity – like LASIK eye surgery. Why? LASIK surgery is excellent because it requires literally zero "down" time. You may rest a few minutes after surgery in the recovery room, but after that, you are up and on your way! You may be a bit sleepy or tired for the first few hours, and it is important to rest your eyes, but you can eat a hearty dinner that evening and experience improved vision that day or when you open your eyes the next morning.
Of course, each patient’s experience is different, but overall, most have excellent results and are thoroughly pleased with the ease of the procedure, and the excellent improvements noticed almost immediately!
Here at our Newark, DE, and Elkton, MD office, our team of certified surgeon's and staff specialize in all things when it comes to LASIK eye surgery. From your very first (FREE) consultation to your pre-operative discussion and review, to surgery day and post-operative follow up – we’re there for you every step!
As you can tell, we pride ourselves on being thorough and completely honest with each one of our patients, which is why we feel it's important to talk about what types of questions you should ask us! When it comes to your eyes you don't want just any surgeon working on these delicate areas; you want someone who you can trust and who you've vetted thoroughly. We want you to have zero doubts about us, and we're confident we can give you peace of mind. Here are a few questions that you should be asking whether or not you decide to have the eye surgery.
These are just a few questions, feel free to come up with a list of your own or refer back to the reasons as to why you should choose us! We’re happy to answer any questions you have. Set up your complimentary consultation visit for a little Q&A, and give us a call today at (302) 993-0722 or request an appointment.
We understand that for some patients eye surgery can cause anxiety, but rest assured. You are in excellent hands here at our office, located in both Elkton, MD and Newark, DE. Our certified and professional staff will put your mind immediately at ease by explaining your corrective eye surgery step-by-step.
During LASIK the surgeon first applies anesthetic eye drops to numb the eye for surgery.
The Cornea is then marked with water-soluble ink to guide replacement of the flap.
Next a suction ring is applied that is designed to hold the eye steady and also confirms the pressure of the eye.
The surgeon then creates a thin corneal flap using a device called a microkeratome. The surgeon tests for laser alignment and walks the patient through the fixation process.
The corneal flap is lifted up, and the laser is applied to the exposed interior surface of the cornea to reshape the tissue.
The computer-controlled excimer laser removes the tissue under the flap and reshapes the cornea of the affected eye.
In less than 60 seconds, high-energy pulses from the excimer laser reshape the internal cornea with accuracy up to 0.25 microns, or 1/4000 of a millimeter. The flap is then replaced over the treated area. This corneal flap serves as a natural bandage, which eliminates the discomfort associated with other types of refractive surgery, and expedites the healing process.
Done. You’re all set! The doctor will watch the eye for a few minutes to ensure proper repair and then send you on your way with a few aftercare instructions. As we mentioned before, no bandages, stitches or eye patches are needed, because of the extraordinary bonding properties of the corneal tissue.
As we’ve mentioned previously, LASIK is a surgical procedure performed on the cornea, the front surface of the eye. It’s crucial that patients are well educated on the potential benefits and risks of this procedure. As with any surgery, risks are involved.
After your pre-operative evaluation, you will have a good idea about the risks and what they imply to your specific situation. It’s important to discuss any concerns with your surgeon and weigh the risks and potential benefits. Each patient's vision is different, and different treatment options are available to give the best possible results. The only way to determine if LASIK is right for you is to come in and discuss your options with our LASIK coordinator.
In addition to the risks involved it is also our responsibility to explain and inform our patients on a few of the side effects that may occur post-surgery. Although most patients do not experience any side effects, it's still a good idea to discuss.
The list above is a handful of symptoms and risks that can sometimes happen but is probably not a complete list. If you have any other concerns or apprehensions, it's best to discuss those with your surgeon. We're always here to help, and our goal is to make you feel as comfortable as possible.
If you are seeking LASIK in Newark, Delaware or Elkton, MD area, please call our practice to schedule your FREE comprehensive evaluation. Our surgeons are professional LASIK medical doctors with experience in performing LASIK eye surgery in Delaware and Maryland. Please view our Facebook page for promotions and more information about the Lavenburg Medical Group and the DelMar Surgical and Cosmetic Treatment Center.
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103 Chesapeake Blvd, Suite C
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