Fort Lauderdale / Miami LASIK – Laser Eye Center of Miami
Laser Eye Center of Miami
1661 Southwest 37th Avenue
Miami, FL 33145
The Laser Eye Center of Miami is led by Drs. Joseph Kurstin and Abraham Awad, who have performed numerous successful laser vision correction procedures over the course of their careers. Dr. Kurstin is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and International Society of Refractive Surgery. He received his medical degree from the University of Miami medical School, and has been in practicing laser vision correction in Miami since 1968. Dr. Awad received his Doctorate of Optometry from Southeastern University College of Optometry and was awarded the Bausch & Lomg Contact Lens Award in 1992. Combined, Drs. Kurstin and Awad have more than 50 years of experience in vision correction. They are regarded as top LASIK Ft. Lauderdale / Miami surgeons, and have helped countless patients realize their best vision.
Are You a Candidate for LASIK in Miami / Ft. Lauderdale?
LASIK surgery is a popular, highly effective laser vision correction procedure that has helped countless people end their dependence on eyeglasses and contact lenses. However, not everyone is a candidate for the LASIK procedure. Drs. Kurstin and Awad of the Laser Eye Center of Miami have many years of experience performing laser vision correction procedures, including LASIK, and only perform the procedure on those with a high likelihood of success. Before surgery, the surgeons consult with each patient in order to determine if he or she is a good candidate for the LASIK procedure. Some patients may be unable to receive LASIK because of abnormalities to the shape and structure of their eyes. In such cases, another vision correction procedure, such as PRK or ICLs, may be recommended in lieu of the LASIK procedure.
LASIK Surgery in Ft. Lauderdale / Miami
Drs. Kurstin and Awad are highly regarded among their peers and former patients for their extensive experience in the LASIK procedure. They have performed thousands of successful LASIK procedures for patients suffering from poor vision and refractive errors such as hyperopia, myopia and astigmatism. During LASIK, the surgeon first creates a thin flap in the cornea, the outer part of the eye. Then, a laser is used to ablate the cornea in order to correct its shape restore optimal vision. Next, the flap is set back into place, where it will heal quickly. The procedure takes only a few minutes, and patients often report enjoying the benefits of clearer vision within minutes of the procedure. However, the healing process may last several months. During this time, patients can experience many symptoms, including fluctuating vision, poor night vision, halos and more. Contact the Laser Eye Center of Miami for more information on LASIK or to schedule a consultation.
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