Things To Know Before Lasik Surgery: Practice Information

We’ll continue the series of posts related to “Things To Know Before Lasik Surgery” with questions and answers related to the practices that the Lasik team follows at our facility.

Please note that you should always consult a physician to address your specific case and concerns. Our physicians’ responses below should not be interpreted as clinical diagnoses but instead for clarification purposes only.

Q: What type of Lasik procedure is offered at the Lasik Center?

AMDLC: Here at the Lasik Center of AMDLC, we use the Wavelight® Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q Laser which provides a custom treatment with better results than the CustomVue. We also use the Zeimer Femotosecond LDV laser which we have found superior to the Intralase laser in providing an predictably thin flap with little to no inflammation.

Q: Does Dr. Calenda perform the surgery himself or are there other doctors at the center that will be fulfilling the procedure?

AMDLC: Dr. Calenda performs all laser vision correction procedures himself.

Q: Is every Lasik procedure performed on a Thursday?

AMDLC: We do perform our procedures on Thursday and recommend taking Friday off to relax.

Q: How long is the recovery period? When can I expect to go back to work, etc.?

AMDLC: The surgery is be done Thursday at our facility and while most of our patients enjoy improved vision the very next day, we recommend taking off on Friday to rest your eyes. All our patients return to work Monday. You would visit us again after Friday after the surgery and again a week later. We want to make sure that your eyes are healing well and after that we will continue to monitor your recovery regularly.

Q: What are the accreditations and experience of the person performing the Lasik procedure? Where can I verify these accreditations?

AMDLC: The Lasik Surgery would be performed by Dr. Calenda, a Board Certified Ophthalmologist, using the ALLEGRETTO WAVE(R) Eye-Q Excimer Laser and the Zeimer LDV Femtosecond Laser. Dr. Calenda is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmologist and Diplomat of the American Board of Opthalmology. We provided accreditation information about Dr. Calenda on the site. You can also verify his credentials with the New York State Licensing Board, the National Practioner Data Bank, the American Board of Opthalmology and the American Academy of Opthalmology.

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