Laser vision correction has become one of North America's most frequently performed procedures. But all laser vision correction providers are not created equal. That's why understanding how to get the best possible results, the safest way, is so important.
The information presented on tlcvision.com should provide a clear picture of laser vision correction and the reasons that TLC Laser Eye Centers is a leader in the industry. TLC doctors were among the first to perform the LASIK procedure, and our network of highly trained optometrists and ophthalmologists continue to be instrumental in its refinement. Our affiliation with some of the most experienced doctors in the industry and our commitment to high quality patient care has made TLC North America's largest provider of laser vision correction services and has earned TLC a reputation for excellence.
As laser vision correction continues to rapidly evolve, TLC continually equips our teams with the best resources and latest technology to remain a leader in LASIK.
When you make the decision to have LASIK, your focus should be on quality care, experienced doctors, the latest technology and a commitment to results. You'll find all of this at TLC Laser Eye Centers and when you do, you'll Feel the Difference and See the Results.
Before having LASIK, most of our patients couldn't imagine waking up in the morning and seeing the alarm clock without glasses. They never dreamed they'd be able to drive a car, watch a movie or enjoy sports such as swimming and skiing without contact lenses. Since they were children, this dependence on glasses and contacts has shaped their lives, memories and the way they felt about themselves.
Now, these same patients are pursuing life with new confidence, enthusiasm and ease thanks to LASIK. This remarkable procedure takes only a few minutes to perform, but can have a tremendous impact on your life.
Are You a Candidate?
In most cases, LASIK can treat the most severe degrees of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Candidates must have realistic expectations about their results- LASIK is not right for everyone. That's why TLC Laser Eye Centers affiliated doctors must be prudent when determining if you are a candidate.
To be a potential candidate for LASIK you must be at least 18 years old, in good general health, and have good eye health with no diseases such as cataracts or glaucoma. Only an in-depth examination of your eyes, your individual case, your expectations and your lifestyle by an experienced, licensed optometrist or ophthalmologist can determine if you are a candidate.
The Latest Technology
TLC Laser Eye Centers, through our network of over 70 Centers, has access to the latest laser technologies including eye trackers and scanning lasers. All TLC Laser Eye Centers in the United States and Canada use only FDA or government approved lasers. The best technology for you is determined during the personal consultation and is dependent on things such as prescription, thickness of your cornea and pupil size.
More than two decades ago, the excimer laser was invented to etch microchips at IBM's Watson Laboratories. Then, the discovery was made that the excimer laser can also be used to effectively re-sculpt human tissue, particularly the cornea, with a great degree of precision.
Today, the excimer laser is capable to treat a wide range of refractive errors. The excimer laser works in an area 1/100th the width of a human hair and may remove as little as 1/40th of a human cell.