Watch a few of these powerful testimonials from patients who shared the same concern about safety and fear before identifying the correct procedure and seeking treatment to improve their day to day life.
LASIK eye surgery (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) is currently one of the most frequently performed elective procedures in North America. Millions of people have safely and successfully chosen it as a suitable option for correcting their low, moderate, or high prescriptions.
This procedure involves the use of an excimer laser to reshape the cornea to correct a patient’s vision error. This reduces, and sometimes eliminates, the need for glasses and contact lenses.
To learn more about this treatment option, visit the LASIK eye surgery page
Refractive Lens Exchange, or RLE, is a surgery that is both an alternative to LASIK surgery and a close- relative of Cataract surgery. The common factor of each of these surgeries is that they are meant to provide vision correction.
Refractive Lens Exchange surgery is performed the same way as cataracts surgery. Like in cataract surgery, the natural crystalline lens is removed and replaced with an Intraocular lens implant, or IOL. The only difference is that the natural crystalline lens has not developed or has not fully developed cataracts yet.
The lOL that replaces the natural lens corrects the patient’s vision. There are many lens options available to correct distance, near and intermediate vision to reduce and sometimes eliminate your dependence on glasses. Advanced technology lenses have also been developed to allow for corrected vision at multiple distances, also known as multifocal lenses, and can even be used to correct eye conditions like astigmatism.
To learn more about this treatment option, visit the RLE page
The implantable lenses, made by STAAR Surgical, are made of a biocompatible Collamer material that works in harmony with your eye for long-lasting vision correction.
Our expert surgeons place the lens in the eye behind the iris (the colored part of the eye) and in front of the patient’s natural lens. The procedure takes less than 15 minutes per eye and can correct astigmatism and myopia at the same time.
Unlike LASIK surgery, implantable lenses don’t change the shape of the cornea. Plus, Visian ICLs can be removed and replaced if your vision changes.
To learn more about this treatment option, visit the ICL page
At Barnet Dulaney Perkins, patients have a variety of ways to help make procedures affordable. One great option is CareCredit, which allows patients to break up the cost of a procedure into more affordable installments over time. Ask one of our patient counselors about custom payment options.
These procedures are often considered elective or cosmetic surgery, which means many insurance companies may not cover them. Most patients end up paying for the majority (if not all) of the procedure out of pocket. It’s still very much worth asking your insurance company about your options and if your policy includes a benefit for advanced vision correction. Each person’s needs and circumstances are different.
Many employers offer flexible spending accounts to help offset medical expenses. These accounts may allow you to set aside pre-tax dollars for certain medical costs, including procedures like LASIK, RLE and ICL.
VISION for Life is our commitment to you that we stand behind your vision correction results for life. We have confidence in our surgeons and in the stability of our patients’ results over the long term. Our intention is to help you maintain the best possible vision throughout your lifetime.
The primary benefit of the VISION for Life program is our assurance that if an enhancement is medically advisable to maintain vision results, eligible and participating patients are entitled to the surgical enhancement procedure with any VISION for Life surgeon nationwide, at no charge.
With more options now available than ever before for vision correction you owe it to yourself to consult with Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center first. We have practices in Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff and their surrounding areas. Our scheduling team will help you find a location near you.
If you are considering an elective vision correction procedure, make sure you take the free self-evaluation.