LASIK is the New Standard in Ophthalmology

What is LASIK or Laser Surgery?

The term LASIK stands for Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis. iLASIK, the procedure used by Dr. Holcomb, uses two combined techniques. The first step uses a laser, the IntraLase, to create a protective flap of corneal tissue that covers the area sculpted by the second laser. This flap helps minimize corneal haze and scarring, allows early vision recovery, and reduces post-op discomfort. The second laser, the VISX STAR S4 IR laser, uses a computer controlled beam to reshape the cornea. The new shape changes the focus of the eye to help clear the vision without the aid of glasses or contact lenses. The VISX laser, the most advanced model in use today, is in use in over 40 countries, and has been approved in the U.S. by the FDA for treatment of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

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What does LASIK treat?

If you have no corneal scarring and are in generally good health, you may qualify for LASIK surgery. Our team has helped patients who are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism see the world more clearly. Dr. William E. Holcomb, serving Cullman and Huntsville, perfoms our LASIK surgeries, and can help determine if this procedure is right for you.

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What is the cost of LASIK?

Though LASIK is a financial investment, it can drastically improve your sight and quality of life. Most patients have questions about the cost of LASIK, and we can thoroughly explain what you can expect to pay for this procedure.

Dr. William E. Holcomb and his team at Holcomb Laser Center are prepared to create a customized refractive surgery plan for you. Schedule an appointment today at our Cullman office and begin your journey toward clearer vision.

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Do I qualify for LASIK?

LASIK is a landmark treatment that has helped over 19 million patients see more clearly since it was first approved by the FDA. Dr. William E. Holcomb and his team at Holcomb Laser Center have been performing LASIK procedures in Cullman since 1992. During your initial visit, we will conduct a thorough consultation to determine whether laser eye surgery is right for you. Call (256) 739-3605 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Holcomb today.

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