Laser Center for LASIK Eye Surgery in Portland, Maine
At Eyecare Medical Group, our Laser Center for LASIK Eye Surgery gives patients the comfort and convenience of having Laser Vision Correction procedures performed right in our facility.
Our eye laser center staff is comprised of surgeons, ophthalmic nurses and certified ophthalmic assistants, technicians and technologists. Our team has over 295 years of cumulative experience in all types of laser eye surgery for vision correction including LASIK, Custom Wavefront Optimized LASIK and Bladeless LASIK. In fact, Eyecare Medical Group eye surgeons were the first to bring laser eye surgery for vision correction to Maine in the 1990’s.
Make Sure That You Are a Good Candidate
There is simply no way to find out if you are a good LASIK candidate-or a good candidate for any type of laser eye surgery-without having a thorough eye exam and consultation that includes very specific measurements of the shape and thickness of your cornea as well a critical evaluation of the health and quantity of your tears. You cannot tell if you are a good candidate from a phone call or knowing your eyeglass or contact lens prescription. We always ask that patients come in for a consultation-which allows them to personally meet with us in order to feel comfortable and have all of their questions answered.
Choose the Right LASIK Surgeon
There are many qualified LASIK surgeons in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont and throughout New England. But if you take the time to investigate and ask around, you will find those that have experience measured in tens of years of performing LASIK for literally thousands of patients. These LASIK surgeons have long term experience with selecting the right patients, choosing the right types of treatments, answering preoperative questions, managing intraoperative challenges and of course working the patient through the post operative course to success and satisfaction. It is critically important that your surgeon have not only the experience, but the empathy to gain your trust. Achieving the results you are looking for depends on their experience but also their ability to help you set realistic expectations.
Set Realistic Expectations
At Eyecare Medical Group our eye laser center is equipped with state of the art eye lasers and support systems to assist our LASIK surgeons in getting you the best possible results. We use the Allegretto Eye-Q Excimer Laser along with the Ziemer Femtosecond Laser to perform All Laser Bladeless Custom Wavefront Optimized LASIK for the vast majority of patents
Thus, our patients should expect to see quite well in terms of vision correction. But to really be happy with the results of their LASIK, we want to walk patients through an in depth discussion of how they expect LASIK to help them. Specifically we want to know about their personal goals in terms of occupation or in the workplace, for recreational activities and sports or perhaps simply to make their day more convenient-but we want to know what they expect. This gives us something to set as a goal beyond simply their visual acuity. Setting mutually agreed upon goals and expectations is really the ultimate way to get the best results for patients and drive overall patient satisfaction.
At the end of the day getting the best results from LASIK means you need to be a good candidate, choose the right LASIK surgeon and have realistic expectations-all part of the process at the Eyecare Medical Group Eye Laser Center for Laser Vision Correction.
Eyecare Medical Group offers a convenient and close to home eye laser center for all types of laser vision correction in Maine and is conveniently located for patients from Auburn, Augusta, Bangor, Bath, Berwick, Biddeford, Bridgton, Brunswick, Cape Neddick, Casco Bay, Cumberland Center, Eliot, Freeport, Gardiner, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Kittery, Lewiston, Old Orchard Beach, Portland, Sanford, Scarborough, South Portland, Springvale, Topsham, Waterville, Westbrook, Winslow, Wiscasset, Yarmouth, Portland, Skowhegan and York Maine.