Why does Brinton Vision charge for a consultation?

Some LASIK chains perform LASIK with only a minimal screening exam. The screening may involve the following:

  • Minimal technology — usually one or two devices that may not be up-to-date.
  • You may have no contact with your surgeon; in many cases your surgeon and surgery team fly in and fly out from another city or state for the day of surgery, without an overnight in town.
  • Tasks are delegated to assistants. Your surgeon may take a minimal role or no role in ensuring the quality of your process, other than firing the laser.
  • You may not be seen by a trained refractive surgery specialist until you are about to be taken back for your laser procedure or when you are lying on the surgery bed.

These are not bad surgeons, but the process is depersonalized and is driven by a different patient care philosophy. Our approach is distinct. We invite you to come in and experience the difference for yourself.

We use only the most advanced, proven technology for a thorough diagnostic workup we call the Brinton Vision Ocular Analysis (BVOA), which includes seven of the most modern diagnostic instruments found anywhere in the world. This is much different than the quick screening exam you may find at a big box LASIK center in St. Louis.

We block out 90 minutes of medical technician time for each BVOA, including one-on-one time with Dr. Brinton or Dr. Poore, to discuss your diagnostics and options.