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What's New in LASIK Procedures

Posted by The Rochester Eye & Laser Team on Aug 15, 2017 11:30:00 AM

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The Rochester Eye and Laser Center has just added its newest advancement in laser technology-CONTOURA® VISION, a WaveLight® Excimer Laser System.

Just like your fingerprint is completely unique to you, CONTOURA VISION® creates a LASIK procedure that's completely unique to your eyes. The technology precisely maps up to 22,000 unique elevation points on each of your eyes. Wavefront-guided LASIK is more highly customized than traditional LASIK procedures.

The CONTOURA® VISION mapping allows you to experience reduced:

  • Light sensitivity
  • Difficulty driving at night
  • Difficulty reading
  • Glare
  • Starbursts
  • Halos

It allows 92.6% of eyes treated to achieve 20/20 or better vision post procedure1.

The CONTOURA® VISION is approved for the following specific LASIK treatments:

  • Reduction or elimination of nearsightedness of up to -12.00 diopters of sphere and up to 6.00 diopters of astigmatism at the spectacle plane.
  • Reduction or elimination of farsightedness up to +6.00 diopters of sphere and up to 5.00 diopters of astigmatism at the spectacle plane, with a maximum manifest refraction spherical equivalent of +6.00 diopters.
  • Reduction or elimination of naturally occurring mixed astigmatism of up to 6.00 diopters at the spectacle plane.
  • Wavefront-guided reduction or elimination of nearsightedness of up to -7.00 diopters of sphere and up to 3.00 diopters of astigmatism at the spectacle plane.

Wavefront-guided LASIK treatment takes into account small, complex imperfections in the shape of your eye that can affect your vision. 

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We are excited to bring this latest technology to our Rochester area patients who want LASIK. Visit us to see if LASIK is right for you.

Schedule your FREE LASIK Consultation

1 While CONTOURA® VISION has been shown to be safe and effective, it's still surgery. Like any surgical procedure, there can be complications and side effects. Make sure to discuss the risks and benefits of CONTOURA® VISION with Dr. Lindahl so you can make the informed decision that's best for you. The WaveLight® Excimer Laser Systems are only for use in patients who are 18 years of age or older (21 years of age or older for mixed astigmatism), who have documented evidence that their refraction did not change.

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Frustrated with Reading Glasses?

Posted by The Rochester Eye & Laser Team on Aug 10, 2017 9:42:05 AM


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Raindrop® is designed to help you live your life with clearly better near vision and reduce or eliminate your need for reading glasses.




Read Ordinary Things in Extraordinary Ways.

A new way of seeing life's most stunning details


 A Dramatic Difference Through 24 Months



NEXT STEP: Are you a Candidate?

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You Can Afford Raindrop: A Calculation

Posted by The Rochester Eye & Laser Team on Aug 1, 2017 10:34:26 AM

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What is Raindrop?

Raindrop® is the world’s first inlay to change the shape of the cornea (the clear, front part of the eye) to improve near vision and it is designed to help reduce or eliminate the need for reading glasses. The outpatient procedure takes about 10 minutes and patients return to most of their daily activities the next day. Raindrop® is receiving a great deal of interest since it's recent FDA approval in June of 2016. But how does it work? Who is an ideal candidate? The Rochester Eye and Laser Center understands that many people have questions about Raindrop®, so we’re helping by providing answers to many frequently asked questions.

Who should consider the Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay?

Age related loss of near vision or presbyopia is the condition that leaves many of us reaching for reading glasses in our 40s and early 50s. Anybody who needs reading glasses for daily tasks such as using mobile phones, reading a menu, fine print or doing close-up work may be a candidate. Click here to take the Raindrop® survey to see if you are a good candidate.

What does Raindrop cost?

At the Rochester Eye and Laser Center, the cost of an average procedure Raindrop is $2,995. Unlike intraoccular lenses that are implanted in both eyes, the inlay is only implanted in one eye.

Will I save money by having the Raindrop procedure done? What is the Raindrop savings calculation?

The calculation is based upon:

  • Average life expectancy according to www.ssa.gov
  • What you pay for glasses purchased yearly or every 2 years
  • Annual eye exam costs
  • Regular contact lenses annual costs + plus solution, or daily disposable contact lenses annual cost

So, for example, if you are a 50 year old female, on average you can expect to live 35.5 more years. Let's say you spend $400 every 2 years for glasses. You also spend $100 each year on an eye exam. The cost savings for you would be $7,655 after deducting the cost of the procedure. 

Wait what?  

Here is the calculation:

Life expectancy = 35.5 years for a 50 year old female

Divided by 2 (for glasses every 2 years) X $400 (the cost of glasses) = $7,100

Add 35.5 years X $100/year for your eye exam = $3,550

Subtract $2,995 for the cost of the procedure and your total lifetime savings is $7,655

The savings is significantly greater if you wear contacts then figure those expenses into the solution.  

Are you a good Raindrop candidate? Take our Online Raindrop Assessment and book your free Raindrop consultation to find out. 

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