Patient Focus: Jamie

Published by Lance Kugler, MD on August 7, 2017

Jamie an 18-year-old lifeguard is choosing to have LASIK at Kugler Vision in Omaha, NE. For years she has been thinking about what life could be like without the need for glasses and contacts. Now that her eyes have stabilized, a life free from the barriers of glasses and contacts will be her reality. Read Jamie’s story below.

About Jamie, A Kugler Vision LASIK Patientjamie with glasses

“I grew up in Logan, Iowa and am currently a high school senior at Logan-Magnolia. I lifeguard at Blair YMCA and Missouri Valley Aquatic Center and in my free time I enjoy swimming, boating with my friends and family other water activities.

The Struggles

I first started wearing glasses in the third grade. I oftentimes feel very irritated with my glasses and contacts. Blurry vision has affected my life, especially as a lifeguard. As a lifeguard, I was not able to wear certain goggles and my contact lenses would dry out in the pool. After swimming, I experience a burning sensation in my eyes the following morning after putting in my contact lenses.

A few of my biggest frustrations that I experience are not being able to wear sunglasses with glasses, dry eyes, and most importantly not being able to see when I wake up in the morning.

Is LASIK For Me?

I heard about vision correction from my mom, who had it done a number of years ago. LASIK has always been a topic of discussion between us because I am so active. She encouraged me to finally take the plunge to find out if I’m a good candidate for LASIK.

After LASIK, I think that I am looking forward to the most is being able to see in the morning and falling asleep without having to take out my contacts.

Jump In

Thinking about the procedure, I’m quite nervous, but I hear Kugler Vision makes it a great experience and I know it’s going to be great to get it over with now instead of 15 years later in my life.

If you are thinking about LASIK, take the risk! Jump in and do it. I know you may be scared, but it’s going to be for the better in the long run.

– Jamie, Kugler Vision LASIK Patient

Find Out If You Are a Candidate

If you want to know if you are a good candidate for laser vision correction, or have been told you were not a good candidate in the past, we encourage you to come see us for a consultation at Kugler Vision in Omaha, NE. Lance Kugler, MD is the only refractive surgeon in the region to offer all seven available refractive procedures including:

  • LASIK – corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism
  • SMILE – corrects nearsightedness
  • PRK – corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism
  • ICL – corrects moderate to high nearsightedness and astigmatism
  • Corneal Inlays for near vision
    • KAMRA Inlay – DLS Stage 1 (difficulty reading); can be combined with other procedures
  • RLE – corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and DLS Stages 1 and 2
  • Refractive cataract surgery – corrects DLS Stage 3 (cataract)

Contact us today by calling 402.558.2211 to find out which procedure can give you your best vision medically possible.

Lance Kugler, MD, is a specialist in LASIK and vision correction surgery and CEO of Kugler Vision. A proud Omaha native, he is passionate about improving lives through clear vision. Dr. Kugler serves on several national boards, and his practice is recognized internationally as a center of excellence. Dr. Kugler is one of the original founders of the Refractive Surgery Alliance, an international organization comprised of over 350 of the world’s leading vision correction surgeons; he also served as its first president. In 2019, Dr. Kugler was selected as a TEDx speaker, and delivered a talk in Omaha about the worldwide epidemic of nearsightedness and refractive solutions. Dr. Kugler is an Associate Professor of Refractive Surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Truhlsen Eye Institute, has been published in many medical journals, and participates in numerous clinical studies to advance the field of vision correction surgery. Additionally, Dr. Kugler is proud to be a Board Certified Fellow of the World College of Refractive Surgery & Visual Sciences. Dr. Kugler and his wife are proud parents to five active kids. When he has a spare moment, he enjoys skiing, tennis, travel, and fine coffee.

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