Global Vision Correction Month
July was an exciting month in the vision correction world. The Refractive Surgery Alliance introduced July as Global Vision Correction Month, giving members the opportunity to celebrate the anniversary of the FDA approval of LASIK by sharing their personal journeys and educating the public on laser vision correction.
30 Years Ago
“On June 20, 1989, a United States patent was granted to Gholam A. Peyman, MD, for a method of modifying the corneal curvature of the eye with a surgical procedure in which a flap was cut in the cornea, the flap pulled back to expose the corneal bed, the exposed surface ablated and the flap replaced. And so it was, with little more than a twinkle in a proverbial eye, that laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis was born 30 years ago.” Annie Stuart, American Academy of Ophthalmology
Thirty years after its approval by the FDA, LASIK continues to dominate as the world’s most popular elective surgery, with more than 25 million procedures completed worldwide and a patient satisfaction rate of over 98%. While the advances in laser vision correction technology have been generally minor but nonetheless impressive, the results of LASIK have been long-lasting and effective for those with prior refractive issues. The appeal of living life with clear vision without the restraints of glasses and contact lenses is a common factor in choosing LASIK. At Kugler Vision, we are proud to make your vision transformation possible.
Doctors Getting LASIK at Kugler Vision
The Refractive Surgery Alliance (RSA) encouraged its members to share their personal vision correction procedure stories and to shine a light on eye surgeons getting LASIK. As a founding member of the RSA and a LASIK patient himself, Dr. Kugler sat down to share his background in laser vision correction and how the procedure significantly improved his life. Watch his testimonial here.
In late July, we invited four Omaha doctors to Kugler Vision for their LASIK transformations as part of celebrating LASIK’s big anniversary. Each doctor had a different story but shared the same exuberant energy about receiving a new view without the need for glasses and contacts. We live-streamed three of their LASIK procedures to our Facebook audience. Step into Kugler Vision’s Vision Correction Suite to follow along on their live vision transformations!
Dr. Argo’s LASIK
Congratulations to Dr. Evans, Dr. Argo, Dr. Karnam, and Dr. Wagner on their fresh, new views!
At Kugler Vision, we take a proactive approach toward your vision. You can plan for a lifetime of vision benefits. Our holistic eye care approach applies to everyone at any age and stage of life. If you have any questions about laser vision correction or would like to schedule an appointment, contact us today by calling our team at 402.558.2211. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Lance Kugler, MD is the Founder and Physician CEO of Kugler Vision in Omaha, Nebraska. Following a year of specialty training, during which he performed over 1300 refractive surgical procedures, Dr. Kugler returned to Omaha to bring the latest state-of-the-art LASIK and cataract surgery technology to Nebraska. Dr. Kugler serves as Director of Refractive Surgery for the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where he is in charge of resident education and research programs to advance the field of refractive surgery.