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Laser Blended Vision 2021-03-23T08:59:46-05:00

Nearsighted and now losing your near vision? Ditch reading glasses with laser blended vision

Learn how this age-defying treatment enables you to see a range of distances without the hassle of visual aids
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“Experience the comfort and convenience of contact lens and spectacle independence”

IN THIS VIDEO, DR ERIK CHOTINER EXPLAINS HOW PATIENTS FEEL AFTER LASER BLENDED VISION

Rewind the clock on your eyes

Wave goodbye to reading glasses and regain that youthful energy

See the world through clear eyes

If you’re nearsighted and have noticed near vision loss as you age, laser blended vision can help. After laser blended vision, you can stop worrying about forgetting, losing or cleaning a pair of glasses. You’ll have the wonderful natural vision you had in your twenties.

Be ready for whatever life brings

Defy one of the most common signs of aging and feel re-energised and ready for whatever life brings your way.

Experience life without limitations

Daily life is so much easier without the burden of glasses and contact lenses. Driving at night, watching sporting events or even hunting are activities you’ll be able to enjoy with ease.

Live it up with better vision

After this life-changing treatment, you’ll have done something that few of your friends will have done. You’ll have proven to yourself and everyone around you that you can shape the life you want

See the world through clear eyes

If you’re nearsighted and have noticed near vision loss as you age, laser blended vision can help. After laser blended vision, you can stop worrying about forgetting, losing or cleaning a pair of glasses. You’ll have the wonderful natural vision you had in your twenties.

Be ready for whatever life brings

Defy one of the most common signs of aging and feel re-energised and ready for whatever life brings your way.

Experience life without limitations

Daily life is so much easier without the burden of glasses and contact lenses. Driving at night, watching sporting events or even hunting are activities you’ll be able to enjoy with ease.

Live it up with better vision

After this life-changing treatment, you’ll have done something that few of your friends will have done. You’ll have proven to yourself and everyone around you that you can shape the life you want.

Free from reading glasses in 3 easy steps

TRUST US TO EXPERTLY GUIDE YOU TO A LIFE FREE FROM READING GLASSES

Contact us

The first step is to find out if your eyes are suitable to read again without glasses. That’s why we offer a free first appointment. Give us a call on (717) 657-2020 or use our easy online calendar to book a free appointment.

We’ll meet

Visit our laser eye surgery center in Harrisburg where we’ll give you a comprehensive eye examination and discuss your lifestyle. You’ll leave with a clear answer about the best treatment option for your eyes.

Be free!

In no time at all, you’ll be free to enjoy the world with brand new eyes . Our patients tell us that every day is better and they wish they’d done it years earlier. Enjoy a new freedom without the hassle of glasses and contacts.

See a whole range of distances – without glasses

Discover how laser blended vision frees you from reading glasses

Laser blended vision can be accomplished by using contact lenses or with refractive surgical procedures such as LASIK to allow one eye to see better up close and the other eye to see better at distance.

Not all patients tolerate monovision so a laser blended vision contact lens trial is usually recommended before doing laser blended vision surgical treatments so you can try it before you permanently correct your eyes with monovision.

We will determine your suitability for laser blended vision at your in-office eye exam, followed by a contact lens trial. If you tolerate the effects of laser blended vision, we will proceed to perform the surgery.

Laser blended vision is a vision correction technique where we correct one eye (usually the dominant eye) for clear distance vision and correct the other eye for comfortable near vision. This allows a person to see close objects clearly with one eye and distance objects clearly with the other eye.

Those who have eye surgery to provide laser blended vision are often able to see well enough to do most activities without corrective lenses.

Laser blended vision allows a person to see close objects clearly with one eye and distance objects clearly with the other eye (Roll your mouse over the image to change it)

Many people over the age of 40 to 45 who try laser blended vision and take the time to become accustomed to it fully, love it.

However, some individuals do not adapt, and in these cases, we will typically correct both eyes for distance vision, and they need to wear reading glasses for near vision.

Patients with monovision lose some binocularity, which is the ability to focus upon an object with both eyes and create a single image. Because of this, they may require glasses for driving, especially at night.

  • One of the most important limitations of PresbyLASIK is the lack of long follow-ups post-surgery and the absence of standardized outcome measures.
  • Presbyopia also continues to evolve even after treatment which means that even if we achieve a good result, this may decline as you continue to age.

Laser blended vision can be achieved with contact lenses or with vision correction procedures.

Step 1:

Creating the flap – we create a flap with a highly precise femtosecond laser.

Step 2:

Changing the laser – we reposition you to the excimer laser.

Step 3:

Folding back the flap – we gently fold back the flap, exposing the inner corneal tissue that we need to treat.

Step 4:

Correcting the error – the excimer laser reshapes the corneal tissue correcting the refractive error. We treat one eye to view objects mainly at a distance, but a little up close, and we treat the other to view objects mainly up close, but a little at a distance. The brain puts the two images together and enables the individual to see distance and near without effort.

Step 5:

Repositioning the flap – the flap is returned to its original position, protecting the eye like a natural bandage.

After laser blended vision, presbyopic patients can see both distant and near objects without glasses.

Thousands of happy patients in Central PA

we help PEOPLE IN AND AROUND THE HARRISBURG COMMUNITY LIVE IT UP WITH BETTER VISION

My wait time was minimal and I was pleased to note the furniture arrangement for social distancing and the sanitation practices in progress. All in all it was a much more relaxing experience than I anticipated and I was impressed by the procedures taken to assure safe practices for the safety of the patients and staff while reducing stress on the patients.

C.J.S.

The doctor and his staff made my cataract surgeries a ‘piece of cake’. I have been coming here since I moved to Harrisburg 37 years ago. Dr. Chotiner performed cataract six years ago and my sight is as good as it was when I was young. As long as the light is reasonable, I do not even need over the counter reading glasses.

Claire B.

I was well taken care of. They took good care of my things. Dr. Erik Chotiner did an excellent job. I am so happy to see quite clearly with my eye that has macular degeneration.

S.D.H.

Very happy with all the staff, from check in, check out and nursing in pre op. Amazing. Very clean facility. Dr. Chotiner is so efficient and fast. Would recommend him to everyone.

Vey L.

Excellent care and personal attention are provided at Memorial Eye. Hats off to Dr. E. Chotiner, nurses and staff for making my experience there so great!

Q. B.

I had cataract surgery and correction of an astigmatism. In one word……excellent!

Ray J.

As a rookie having my first visit at Memorial Eye in May 2020, I asked for a doctor that was patient and that is exactly what I got in Dr. Kowalski. He took his time and explained my options to me. My testing was extensive and thorough. The staff was very kind and made me feel relaxed during the surgery. A 5 star rating from beginning to end. Well done!

J.E.R.

I am a first time patient at your practice. Everyone was so nice and knowledgeable. Overall it was a great experience. I did not realize how bad my vision was. I am amazed! The get well flowers were a nice touch!

J.B.

The staff and doctor were very accommodating. Always on time, if not earlier with appointments. The surgical staff was very attentive to any needs such as extra blankets if needed, and making sure you were comfortable while you waited for your surgery.

Pam C

First time in 78 years I can see well without prescription lenses! I was apprehensive to have any elective surgery during the pandemic with my age and health history. The staff sensed it and made an effort to deal with it very professionally.

W.H.R.

Wonderful practice with kind and supportive employees. The doctors are top notch and excellent!

A. Hendrix

I had my surgery done for a cataract and to correct my astigmatism. I can see better out of the eye that Dr Chotiner performed surgery on without the need for a corrective lens than I can see out of the other eye with my glasses on. The surgery was delayed because of the whole Covid virus closings, but when it was performed it went incredibly well and I could not be happier with the results.

Robin

I was somewhat jittery about returning to the office after the COVID restrictions were lifted. My concerns were put to rest from the moment I stepped through the door and was greeted by an associate who took my temperature, asked pertinent questions, and offered hand sanitizer, as well as being very friendly. The check in and co-pay payment went equally as smoothly.

C.J.S.

My care for cataract removal was superb. The team in the surgical suite was very organized, efficient, and caring. Their expertise was so excellent. Everyone who works there was very skillful in their work and courteous. Dr. Chotiner is kind and extremely skilled. He was outstanding!

M.V.

Surgery was quick and easy. Staff was very pleasant. Would recommend Dr. Chotiner very highly.

Patricia Scheidler

Service is very complete and professional. Dr. Erik Chotiner was very friendly and able to answer all of my questions. I am very pleased with service and will recommend.

A. Lawrence

I am so glad the doctor suggested LRI with my cataract surgery. I had never heard of it but it is amazing how my astigmatism is dissipating slowly and it is the reason I started wearing glasses 30 years ago! Even working around pandemic guidelines everyone is polite and cooperates as a team.

A.A.N.

I would recommend Memorial Eye Institute and Dr. Erik Chotiner for their expertise. They are all very professional and caring for their patients. It was an excellent experience.

Joyce K.

I cannot thank Dr. Chotiner and his staff enough for what they have done for me. I had LASIK here 16 years ago and that was a life changing event for me. Prior to that, my vision was always poor and then (after surgery) it was great. Now I have cataracts and once again, getting the first eye done was a life changing experience.

Richard B.

I was very pleased with the efficiency and professionalism of the staff. You have a well oiled team. Everyone is very thorough. Thanks Dr. Rick and staff.

M.A.B.

I am so happy at how good I can see now. Everyone was very professional and efficient. I feel my Dr is one of the best. I wouldn’t go to anyone else. Every one there was just great. Thank you so much.

Glenn C.

We have replaced the images of real patients who provided these testimonials to protect their privacy.

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“The world seems so much brighter now”

Have questions about ditching your reading glasses?

our harrisburg LASER BLENDED VISION specialists give you the straight goods on this life-changing treatment

Academic resources on laser blended vision

Follow the links below to discover more about this treatment from authoritative sources

A retrospective study shares data on 6 years of experience using laser blended vision in presbyopic patients. Click here to read more.

Have you relied on glasses or contacts for years and now need reading glasses, too? Would you like to reduce your dependence on corrective lenses? If so, monovision LASIK or blended LASIK may be the solution for you. Click here to read more.

A retrospective study shares data on 6 years of experience using laser blended vision in presbyopic patients. Click here to read more.

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