Dr. William Boothe Highlights Dangers of Low-Cost LASIK Procedures

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Although many may look to LASIK to offer long-term solutions for vision problems, low-cost laser procedures advertised by many eye care facilities are proving to be dangerous. Dr. William Boothe provides tips on how to find affordable, yet safe LASIK surgery.

As one recent article from Broadcast Newsroom suggests, the advancements made by modern laser surgery have led many businesses to advertise inexpensive LASIK treatments. While these services may intrigue the budget-conscious consumer, authorities state that many of these companies are replacing patient care for profit. For instance, individuals performing corrective laser eye surgeries may not be qualified to operate such equipment and the devices they are using may not be up to code. As an ophthalmologist who has performed more than 130,000 LASIK laser procedures, Dr. William Boothe comments on this troubling trend in vision care.

“It is a great concern that many ‘doctors’ are taking advantage of patients by providing laser surgery that may not even correct their vision problems. In fact, such practices could lead to damaging effects. LASIK and other laser technologies have come a long way in technological advancements over recent years and it is important to note that these developments are only made available by modern equipment,” explains Dr. William Boothe.

In the article Dr. Ilan Cohen, director of 5th Avenue Eye Center in Manhattan, notes that, “Older laser equipment might work fine for your eyes, but the risk that it might not fully correct your vision or even damage your eyesight is too high. There is really no ‘cheap’ substitute for modern equipment, an experienced and moral surgeon, and trained staff members.” Dr. William Boothe adds that faulty laser surgery can force patients to turn to additional surgeries to correct such mistakes, and in turn, result in higher costs.

Dr. William Boothe recommends that any person considering laser surgery make sure that their chosen practitioner has the proper certification to perform the surgery. He adds that not everyone is a candidate for laser procedures, and it is essential for a trustworthy doctor to address such possibilities. While many opt for these affordable procedures, Dr. William Boothe concludes that dependable LASIK surgeries are not as expensive as low-end competitors may make out. As Dr. Boothe continues to educate other ophthalmologists on the logistics of such procedures, he has discovered that these procedures are becoming more commonplace and are readily available at affordable rates for residents across the nation.


Dr. William Boothe is an ophthalmologist who specializes in corneal conditions. Additionally, he provides general care through his practice, Boothe Eye Care. Dr. William Boothe leads the industry in LASIK laser procedures, as he has performed over 130,000 of them over the course of his career. In fact, Dr. William Boothe holds the record for completing the most IntraLASIK operations in the world. When not operating or treating patients, Dr. William Boothe is teaching at various schools and organizations to pass his knowledge on to other healthcare professionals. As a result, he is able to improve the overall level of care that patients across the country receive. Dr. Boothe is a member of the American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, International Society of Refractive Surgery, and Texas Ophthalmologic Association.

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