According to a recent study by the American Optometric Association (AOA), nearly 30% of Americans age 20 and up cannot see objects clearly at a distance, a condition known as myopia (nearsightedness); and more than 12 million Americans age 40 and over suffer from hyperopia, or farsightedness. Dr. Marc Bosem, a LASIK surgeon in Ft. Lauderdale, and Dr. Barry Concool say that choosing the right practice for a vision correction procedure is critical for receiving the best results and achieving better eyesight. Dr. Bosem discusses selecting the right procedure for individual conditions, and how important specialized and personalized care can be for attaining proper vision correction.
The latest survey by the American Optometric Association (AOA) reports that nearly 30% of Americans age 20 and up suffer from a condition called myopia, or nearsightedness, and more than 12 million Americans over 40 cannot see objects up close, known as hyperopia (farsightedness). The AOA study also states that one in three people have astigmatism. At their LASIK practice in Ft. Lauderdale, Dr. Marc Bosem and Dr. Barry Concool say that there has never been a better time for patients to undergo LASIK or Implant vision technology procedures considering the advances in modern laser technology.
Dr. Bosem says that the newest lasers have reduced the risks and side effects of procedures like LASIK in Ft. Lauderdale to a minimal amount. A recent study by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that LASIK eye surgery complications occur in less than 5% of cases. With such a significant opportunity for success, he adds that choosing the right procedure and surgeon is important for patients who want the best vision possible.
Whether patients are considering LASIK surgery or another procedure, Dr. Bosem recommends researching all of the options and consulting with a highly trained and experienced surgeon before having a laser vision correction procedure performed. He says that finding a surgeon who is dedicated to providing a personalized treatment plan is imperative for ensuring the best results are achieved. “The most important things for patients to look at prior to any procedure is the experience of the doctor and the quality of the technology.”
About Marc Bosem, MD
Dr. Marc Bosem received his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine, achieving Honors in Research. Following completion of his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Texas Health Science Center, he performed a fellowship in research at the University of California San Diego. Dr. Bosem has been certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Miami Ophthalmologic Society, and the International Society of Refractive Surgery.
About Barry Concool, MD
Dr. Barry Concool earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biology at Columbia University and his medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he served a three-year residency program in ophthalmology. He has been selected for the fellowship of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and is also a member of the International Society of Refractive Surgery and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Bosem and Dr. Concool’s practice, Correct Vision Laser Institute, has two locations for laser eye surgery: One SW 129th Avenue, Suite 209 in Pembroke Pines, FL, reachable at (954) 501-0822, and 2300 N Commerce Pkwy, Suite 201 in Weston, FL, reachable at (954) 633-5488. They can also be contacted online via their website correctvision.com or facebook.com/pages/CORRECTVISION-Laser-Institute/360910644820.