Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) January 31, 2014
Dr. Farooq Ashraf, MD, FACS, an Atlanta LASIK surgeon and medical director of the Atlanta Vision Institute is currently offering patients a free upgrade from the LASIK procedure to the blade-free IntraLASIK procedure utilizing the latest in LASIK technology. The promotion is available for a limited time only; the upgrade is valued at $1500.
LASIK is comprised of two parts: first, a very thin blade called a microkeratome is used to create a flap in the cornea; then a laser is used to reshape the cornea.
The IntraLASIK procedure, however, replaces the use of a microkeratome with a precise, computer-guided femtosecond laser, which creates the corneal flap using a series of light pulses. The Atlanta Vision Institute has the newest femtosecond laser, the fifth generation iFS™ advanced femtosecond laser. This latest version of the iFS™ laser has increased speed and a lower energy output which helps to reduce tissue inflammation. The laser is fully customizable, features a higher repetition rate and can create a corneal flap in under ten seconds.
“At the Atlanta Vision Institute, we are constantly acquiring the best and latest in laser eye surgery technology. With the iFS laser, there’s less disruption of the architecture of the cornea, so the flaps created are stronger and adhere back to the rest of the eye better, there are fewer complications and a faster recovery time,” said Dr. Ashraf. “This is a great opportunity for someone who has been thinking about LASIK surgery but is also trying to keep within a budget.”
Dr. Ashraf is the founder of the Atlanta Vision Institute and a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in corneal and refractive surgery, as well as other treatments for astigmatism, glaucoma, cataracts and other eye conditions. He obtained his advanced training in ocular surgery at Johns Hopkins University and has performed over 40,000 LASIK procedures. In addition to his Atlanta practice, Dr. Ashraf has also founded the Atlanta Vision Clinic in Dubai, UAE. For more information, visit http://www.atlanta2020.com.