There is no “one-size-fits-all” vision solution when it comes to LASIK in St. Louis.

Right now, this very minute, there are about 7.5 billion of us human beings on Earth. That means there are about 15 billion eyes. An even more incredible fact is that not a single pair is exactly alike.

From a technical standpoint, our eyes are even more uniquely individual than our fingerprints, which is why iris scanners are now being used in some of the world’s most high-security facilities.

But from a human standpoint, wow. How amazing is it that you have two windows to your world so rare that yours are, literally, the only ones like them in the universe?

That awe-inspiring thought is one of the reasons I am passionate about ophthalmology. Each time I look inside a patient’s eyes, I see a beautiful microcosm of shapes, structures, and colors that I’ve never seen before. Sure, we’ve all got the same basic eye anatomy, but the artwork inside is astounding to me — every single time.

It’s that same appreciation that has driven me to learn and embrace new refractive technology.

Just as each eye is unique, so are the treatment options. For our St. Louis LASIK practice, there is no one-size-fits-all procedure. The best LASIK surgeons understand this and provide LASIK plus a variety of laser eye surgery alternatives.

Jason P Brinton, Harvard MDBrinton Vision in St. Louis offers LASIK plus all six modern alternative procedures, including Sub-Bowman’s Keratomileusis (often called SBK or Advanced LASIK), Advanced Surface Ablation (sometimes called ASA, or Advanced PRK), Visian Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL), SMILE, KAMRA inlay, LRI, and Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE). We also have the experience and competence to guide you toward the right procedure for your eyes.

In the early 1990s, LASIK surgery was all the rage, and rightfully so. For the first time, vision problems could be corrected safely and effectively without glasses or contact lenses. But it wasn’t perfect, and it wasn’t for everyone.

Ophthalmologists have experienced a learning curve when it comes to refractive procedures, including laser eye surgery, but our knowledge and technology have come a long way. Today, not only is LASIK more advanced and effective, but there are now LASIK alternatives that can offer permanent solutions to patients who have been told that LASIK won’t work for them.

That means that, for those billions of eyes in the world, there is a wider array of possible laser eye surgery or refractive solutions to choose from. The key for me is making those options available to my patients.

Brinton Vision has the technology and expertise to not only provide each patient with the most state-of-the-art diagnostic assessment available today — the Brinton Vision Ocular Analysis — but also to solve many of their unique vision problems. There are seven refractive procedures available in the United States. We are the only provider of all variations of LASIK in St. Louis, and the State of Missouri for that matter, to be able to offer all of them.

Nothing has given me more satisfaction than seeing patients smile when they realize they can now do everything from jumping into a swimming pool to texting their grandchildren. It’s about more than just getting rid of glasses; it’s about helping patients to live the lives they want to live. It’s about visual freedom, which is an incredible thing.

Dr. Jason P. Brinton, Harvard Medical School Graduate

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.

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