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with the gift of sight
Would you like to release yourself from the constraints of contact lenses or glasses and rediscover the freedom of perfect vision? You are in the right place.
Reward yourself
with the gift of sight
Would you like to release yourself from the constraints of contact lenses or glasses and rediscover the freedom of perfect vision? You are in the right place.
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with the gift of sight
Would you like to release yourself from the constraints of contact lenses or glasses and rediscover the freedom of perfect vision? You are in the right place.
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Comprehensive Eye Care

Corneal Disease and Corneal Transplantation

Refractive Cataract surgery , LASIK..

Meet Dr. Duplessie

My name is Michael Duplessie. I am a pioneer in the field of LASIK surgery and corneal surgery.

Each of my patients receives first-class care with a personal approach and comprehensive care.

Summary of Experience:

  1. Organized first US LASIK course.  Popularized terms LASIK and PRK. Published first textbook chapters written on myopic and hyperopic LASIK techniques.  
  2. Pioneer in corneal lamellar transplantation.  First textbook chapter on modern lamellar corneal transplants.
  3. Pioneer in correction of Presbyopia using excimer and Femtosecond LASER’s.  
  4. Created clinical training program with Waterloo University (Canada).  The addition of fifteen volunteer Canadian eye doctors per year enabled my practice to become one the largest private donators of medical and surgical charity in the US between 2000-2013.

Explore the freedom of perfect vision

What is LASIK

LASIK is a quick and painless procedure that will restore your vision and enhance your quality of life. Stop relying on your glasses and contact lenses. Change your life!

What to expect from LASIK surgery

Most people who have laser- assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) eye surgery achieve 20/20 vision or better.
LASIK surgery has an excellent track record, complications are rare, and most people are thrilled with the results.
Certain side effects, particularly dry eyes and temporary visual disturbances (such as glare), are fairly common. These almost always clear up after a few weeks or months, and very few people consider them to be a long- term problem.
LASIK cannot correct conditions such as lazy eye and glaucoma.

To be a good patient for LASIK surgery, you must:

Ready for the change?

What our patients are saying

“I no longer suffer from dry red eyes during allergy season due to contacts. I wake up every morning grateful for having perfect vision!”

 “No more feeling around to get to the bathroom in the middle of the night, plus I can now enjoy all the water sports I was too nervous to try before.”

“My vision is perfect and I can finally watch TV without reaching for glasses . I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again— this is one of the best decisions I have ever made for myself.”

“I no longer suffer from dry red eyes during allergy season due to contacts. I wake up every morning grateful for having perfect vision!”

 “No more feeling around to get to the bathroom in the middle of the night, plus I can now enjoy all the water sports I was too nervous to try before.”

“My vision is perfect and I can finally watch TV without reaching for glasses. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again— this is one of the best decisions I have ever made for myself.”

Answers to your questions

LASIK is a surgical procedure intended to reduce dependency on glasses or contact lenses. LASIK stands for Laser- Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis and is a procedure that permanently changes the shape of the cornea, the clear covering of the front of the eye, using an excimer laser. A microkeratome is used to cut a flap in the cornea. Pulses from a computer- controlled laser change the curvature of the cornea and the flap is replaced. The cornea is a part of the eye that helps focus light to create an image on the retina. It works in

much the same way that the lens of a camera focuses light to create an image on film. The bending and focusing of light is also known as refraction. Usually, the shape of the cornea and the eye are not perfect and the image on the retina is out- of- focus (blurred) or distorted. These imperfections in the focusing power of the eye are called refractive errors.

Most people who have laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) eye surgery achieve 20/20 vision or better. LASIK surgery has an excellent track record, complications are rare, and most people are thrilled with the results. Certain side effects, particularly dry eyes and temporary visual disturbances (such as glare), are fairly common. These almost always clear up after a few weeks or months, and very few people consider them to be a long-term problem.

Note that LASIK cannot correct conditions such as lazy eye and glaucoma.

To be a good candidate for LASIK surgery, you must:

  • Have a relatively stable prescription. People who have to change their prescriptions often may not be good candidates.
  • Be an adult over the age of 18.
  • Have good eye health, including a cornea that is sufficiently thick.
  • Not be pregnant or nursing.

LASIK surgery is a quick and painless procedure that only requires a few basic steps for preparation. If you wear contact lenses, you will be asked to stop wearing them two weeks prior to your baseline evaluation, as they could interfere with your results. You should review your medical history so you can tell your doctor about any eye conditions you have experienced and share the details of any medications you take or allergies you have. On the day of surgery, you should refrain from wearing any lotions, makeup, or perfume, which may increase risk of infection. You should arrange to be dropped off and picked up from your surgery.

Before

If you wear contact lenses, you will be asked to stop wearing them two weeks prior to your baseline evaluation, as they could interfere with your results.

Additionally, you should tell Dr. Duplessie about any eye conditions you have experienced and share the details of all the medications you take or allergies you have.

Dr. Duplessie will conduct an exam and answer any questions.

On the day of surgery, you should refrain from wearing any lotions, makeup, or perfume, which damage the mirrors in the laser.

You should also arrange to be dropped off and picked up from your surgery.

During

The surgery itself usually takes less than 5 minutes. You will be comfortably reclined in a large exam chair. A numbing agent will be placed in your eye and a small lid speculum instrument will be used to hold your eye open.

Dr. Duplessie is one of the world’s most experienced lasik surgeons, will explain how the laser works and where you should focus your eye during the procedure.

After the procedure. Goggles or a shield will be placed over your eyes once the laser process is complete to protect your eyes from you accidentally rubbing them.

After

You may feel mild itching or burning immediately following the procedure, but it should pass quickly. Use preservative free drops to make your eyes more comfortable. Your eyes may be somewhat watery, but it is important to refrain from rubbing or touching them.

Sensitivity to light is also common immediately following the surgery. If symptoms do not improve after a day or two, you should contact your doctor.

You will be scheduled for a follow-up visit 24 hours after the surgery for a quick post-operative examination. Dr. Duplessie. will discuss any subsequent steps or visits at this point.

No, LASIK eye surgery is not painful. Prior to starting the procedure, you’ll receive numbing eye drops that will alleviate any significant discomfort. It is normal to feel a bit of pressure while undergoing LASIK, but you should not experience any pain.

If you are worried about staying relaxed during the procedure, you may be provided with a mild sedative to calm your nerves. Following surgery, patients often report a slight itching or burning sensation in the eyes that quickly passes.

Yes. LASIK typically is a bilateral procedure — meaning it is completely safe to have it performed on both eyes during the same session.  Due to the fact that recovery requirements are minimal and the procedure takes only a few minutes per eye, there is usually no reason to schedule separate surgical times for each eye. It is unusual to have the eyes done at different times.

LASIK eye surgery costs between $2,000 to $3,000 per eye. It is not typically covered by insurance because the procedure is classified as cosmetic or elective.

The actual price you pay for LASIK will depend on many factors, including the experience and reputation of your surgeon and the type of technology used during your procedure.

Our services cost only $1500 per eye when treating both eyes.

Book your appointment today.  Enjoy laser perfect vision! 

Book your appointment

Get a personal consultation and plan. Dr. Duplessie will take care of you before, during and after the LASIK procedure.
And start enjoying your life without any borders!

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