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VIEWS FOR 20/20 by Dr. Mark Skowron BEFORE OPTING FOR LASIK The laser eye surgery known as LASIK (laser in situ keratomileusis) permanently changes the shape of the cornea as a means of reducing refractive errors. Thus, it is performed for people with varying degrees of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. LASIK may be effective in helping nearsighted individuals, in particular, to reduce their dependence on using eyeglasses, but there is another, less-invasive approach. "Extended wear lenses," also known as "30-day contact lenses," are silicone hydrogel contact lenses that have gained FDA approval for wear up to 30 consecutive days and nights without removal. As such, they may be as good a choice as LASIK for hassle-free vision without the need for surgery. Studies have shown that about 95 percent of patients who receive LASIK surgery achieve uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA) of at least 20/40 and 85 percent achieve 20/20 vision or better. Patients can enjoy greatly enhanced vision following one outpatient procedure. For all your eye care needs, please stop by SKOWRON EYE CARE. We have been providing personal, cutting-edge eye care for patients in the Western suburbs since 1983. Experience, commitment to technology, and a genuine concern for patient welfare enable all of our doctors and our highly qualified staff to work together to consistently deliver quality, affordable eye care. At Skowron eyecare, your 20/20 vision is our mission. P.S. People who are not good candidates for LASIK, including those with thin corneas, may find extended-wear contacts to be a suitable choice. SKOWRON EYE CARE 370 N. York, Elmhurst, IL 60126 630-834-6244 www.skowroneyecare.com VIEWS FOR 20/20 by Dr. Mark Skowron BEFORE OPTING FOR LASIK The laser eye surgery known as LASIK (laser in situ keratomileusis) permanently changes the shape of the cornea as a means of reducing refractive errors. Thus, it is performed for people with varying degrees of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. LASIK may be effective in helping nearsighted individuals, in particular, to reduce their dependence on using eyeglasses, but there is another, less-invasive approach. "Extended wear lenses," also known as "30-day contact lenses," are silicone hydrogel contact lenses that have gained FDA approval for wear up to 30 consecutive days and nights without removal. As such, they may be as good a choice as LASIK for hassle-free vision without the need for surgery. Studies have shown that about 95 percent of patients who receive LASIK surgery achieve uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA) of at least 20/40 and 85 percent achieve 20/20 vision or better. Patients can enjoy greatly enhanced vision following one outpatient procedure. For all your eye care needs, please stop by SKOWRON EYE CARE. We have been providing personal, cutting-edge eye care for patients in the Western suburbs since 1983. Experience, commitment to technology, and a genuine concern for patient welfare enable all of our doctors and our highly qualified staff to work together to consistently deliver quality, affordable eye care. At Skowron eyecare, your 20/20 vision is our mission. P.S. People who are not good candidates for LASIK, including those with thin corneas, may find extended-wear contacts to be a suitable choice. SKOWRON EYE CARE 370 N. York, Elmhurst, IL 60126 630-834-6244 www.skowroneyecare.com