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A Note from Lasik Surgeon Dr. Caster
Lasik laser vision correction is one of the great medical advances of our time, when performed on the appropriate person in the proper way. Though you have lived with poor eyesight for years, you can now have this painless, five-minute treatment and walk out minutes later seeing well with your own eyes, without glasses or contact lenses. The treatment is an incredibly liberating and emotional experience. There is really no other medical procedure which combines such a profound improvement with lack of pain and so very rapid recovery.
My own nearsightedness and astigmatism were corrected with Lasik in 1996, and I have enjoyed wonderful eyesight ever since. I have been an ophthalmologist for over thirty years, and for the past twenty years I have dedicated my practice exclusively to Lasik laser vision correction. During this time I have performed over 30,000 treatments. I am one of the very few doctors in the United States who focuses his practice exclusively within this specialty. This extreme specialization is one of the keys to our great results. When you apply all of your talent and energies to one narrow speciality, you learn how to do it very, very well.
No one has technology that surpasses us. We use the Zeiss laser for the first step of the procedure, which is completely pain-free, and the WaveLight Allegretto laser for the second step, which is also completely painless. We perform all variations of laser vision correction, including Smile Lasik, all-laser Lasik, Femto-Lasik, PRK, Advanced Surface Treatment and Lasek. .
Laser vision correction is not right for everyone. We will only perform your treatment if we are confident that we can obtain excellent results. We advise 30% of our patients not to have laser vision correction, because they are not ideal candidates. If a different procedure is more appropriate for you, we will refer you to a top specialist in that particular technique.
One of the most important aspects of medicine is the caring approach of the doctor. A doctor who really cares will spend time talking to the patient, answering each and every question. The truly caring doctor will use only the best equipment, will be extremely meticulous in all aspects of measurement and treatment and will insist on having only superbly-trained staff. Each technical member of our staff has been at Caster Eye Center a minimum of ten years; our laser technician has worked with me for over twenty years. This staff loyalty and experience is so critical to our very high quality and allows us to provide the most personalized service available anywhere. When you speak with us, when you visit our office, and when you have your treatment, you will see the experience and the caring attitude. And you will appreciate the difference each and every day as you enjoy your new vision. This is truly a life-changing experience.
Andrew I. Caster, MD, FACS
Reasons to Choose Dr. Andrew Caster
1. Selected “Best Lasik Surgeon in LA” by Los Angeles Magazine.
2. Voted a Top 50 Doctor by Visx.
3. Latest Technology for completely pain-free lasik.
4. Voted repeatedly to “Best Doctors” in America by other ophthalmologists.
5. Helped obtain FDA approval of Lasik.
6. Selected by W Magazine as one of two top eye surgeons in the United States.
7. Castle Connelly Top Doctor.
8. Selected a Hollywood Reporter Top Doctor.
9. Who’s Who in Science and Technology.
10. Doctor and Patient — Dr. Caster had his own vision corrected by Lasik in 1996. This enables Dr. Caster to better understand our patients
Dr. Caster in the News
Dr. Caster is highly regarded as one of the best Lasik surgeons in the United States. As one of the twenty ophthalmologists to originally perform Lasik for FDA approval, Dr. Caster has been named “Best Lasik Surgeon in LA" by Los Angeles Magazine and is every year voted by his peers as a “Best Doctor in America.” Dr. Caster has shared his Lasik expertise in numerous TV, magazine, radio and newspaper interviews.
Dr. Caster discusses treatments for baby boomers on the NBC Today Show.
CBS News anchor has Lasik by Dr. Caster, and explains it step by step!
Former Lakers player Kurt Rambis at the Caster Eye Center where he underwent Lasik eye treatment.
Pain-Free Lasik Technology
The Caster Eye Center’s Lasik laser vision correction utilizes the most advanced Lasik technology to provide patients clear vision in minutes. Dr. Andrew Caster employs the use of two state-of-the-art lasers that both provide very rapid results and very gently improve the vision of patients.
During the first step of Lasik treatment, Dr. Andrew Caster uses the state-of-the-art Zeiss VisuMax laser for creation of the protective flap. This step is very quick, taking just 15 seconds, and is totally pain-free.
Following step one, Dr. Andrew Caster uses the Alcon Allegretto laser. The Alcon Allegretto laser is the only laser on the market which the FDA states improves daytime and nighttime vision on average better than glasses and contact lenses. This pain-free step takes around 15 seconds.
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Miracle: The Complete Guide To Better Vision
Dr.Caster's book is used by eye doctors across the United States