At Minamiaoyama Eye Clinic, patients do not go through conveyor-belt-like exams. An experienced surgeon will provide comprehensive care by performing both the preoperative exam and the surgery. We will listen to each individual patientfs needs, take responsibility on following up each patientfs progress, and spare no effort in making sure that each patient is 100% satisfied.
There was an upsurge in the U.S. of clinics offering low-cost LASIK procedures, leading to a price-slashing war. Some clinics went to the extreme of offering to treat both eyes for about $1,000. As a result, the number of surgeries overall went up drastically, leading to a host of problems including low quality of care and complications. A large number of these low-cost clinics have been weeded out, and the emerging trend suggests a shift to emphasizing quality rather than price as well as a rebound in price, according to reports published at academic conferences. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's website provides the following advice:
Don't base your decision simply on cost and don't settle for the first eye center, doctor, or procedure you investigate. Remember that the decisions you make about your eyes and refractive surgery will affect you for the rest of your life.
earned her medical degree from Tsukuba University and completed her training at Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Toda, a board-certified ophthalmologist, has trained with Dr. David Sullivan, a world-renowned researcher of the ocular surface, and Dr. Kenneth R. Kenyon, a refractive specialist, and has performed over 6,000 LASIK procedures.