Hi. I’m Nehal Patel. I’m one of the surgeons
at Gulf Coast Eye Institute. I’m a comprehensive ophthalmologist. I specialize in refractive
and cataract surgery. I’m a glaucoma as well as retina specialist as well. Today we’re going to talk a little bit about
LASIK surgery. LASIK surgery has revolutionized our ability to see, especially in individuals
with severe farsightedness, as well as nearsightedness. We’ve had individuals who have been completely
dependent on some sort of visual aid, either glasses or contact lenses. Some of these individuals
have been dependent on them to the extent that it’s almost like a lifeline to them.
They’re these individuals who are so farsighted and so nearsighted, that without their glasses
they can’t see anything. They need their glasses on their bedside, on their side table, because
as soon as they wake up they can’t even see the clock on their side table. They need their
glasses to even look at what time they woke up in the morning. That dependence is a big compromise to their
lifestyle. With our ability to somehow alter that, with our ability to give them the best
quality of vision without being dependent on glasses, is an amazing achievement. That’s
what LASIK surgery does for us. It’s something that can completely change their lifestyle,
their ability to function, the things that they want to do, like to do, without having
to be dependent on their glasses or contact lenses.
Your great vision may be a phone call away. Call Gulf Coast Eye Institute at 1-844-GULF-2020
today. On the web it’s gulfcoast2020.com.