In my line of work as a LASIK surgeon in St. Louis, I am fortunate to be part of hundreds of success stories. I get to help people see things they never knew they were missing with their glasses or contact lenses. How great is that?!
Nothing makes me happier than the smiles on patients’ faces following LASIK or other corrective procedures. Occasionally though, I do witness heartbreaking stories of people whose vision is partially or completely lost because of infections related to their contact lenses. Contact lens problems can be devastating, and they are all-too-common.
More than 30 million people wear contact lenses in the United States. According to the CDC, of those contact lens wearers, about 6 percent — 1.8 million people — will develop contact lens problems this year, and about one in every 500 users will develop serious eye infections that can potentially lead to blindness. A recent study conducted by the CDC concluded that wearing contact lenses is the largest single risk factor for developing the infection.
It’s important to know that not everyone is a candidate for LASIK or other procedures, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. We will never recommend a surgery that isn’t right for you. That means that, instead of a cursory screening, we run a comprehensive battery of painless tests using seven different state-of-the-art diagnostic technologies — something few, if any, LASIK centers in the U.S. are able to say. This gives Dr. Brinton the information he needs to discuss the best options with you — which he will do personally.
We are one of only a handful of practices in the United States to offer LASIK plus all six LASIK alternatives in one St. Louis LASIK center. Surgery is usually quick and painless, and financing plans are available to make restoring your sight within reach of your budget. In fact, if you were to compare the cost of contact lenses, solution, and cases without even taking into consideration the time and hassle of contacts, you’ll likely come out ahead in both dollars and sense.
Wouldn’t it be great to wake up and see the world without glasses or contacts? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to lay your head on your pillow at night without the hassle of contacts? And wouldn’t it be great to trade in risk of infection for seeing the world clearly and naturally?
Let us help eliminate your contact lens problems. For the best LASIK in St. Louis, call Brinton Vision at 314.375.2020 or visit us online to schedule a consultation.
St. Louis LASIK surgeon Dr. Jason P. Brinton, MD is an internationally recognized specialist in the field of refractive surgery. He is a graduate of Harvard College, earned his medical doctorate from the Harvard Medical School, and is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He has been inducted to America’s Top Ophthalmologists by the Consumer Research Council of America, Leading Physicians of the World by the International Association of Healthcare Professionals, and Top Doctors in America by Castle Connolly. In 2015, he received global recognition as the recipient of the Visian ICL Young Ophthalmologist Award in Barcelona, Spain, and in 2016 was named Ocular Surgery News’ Premier Surgeon 300 Innovators in Refractive Cataract Surgery. He is a dedicated husband, father of four beautiful children, and is passionate about his life, his work, and service to others.