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Amanda Facciolo was wearing glasses when she walked into the surgery room at Eye Specialists of Delaware in Dover. When she walked out 10 minutes later, she could see without glasses or contacts for the first time in her life.
“The freedom of not having to wear glasses is a phenomenal feeling,” she said.
Eye Specialists of Delaware introduced new Lasik technology Nov. 13. In a procedure that used to take minutes, it corrects patients’ vision in seconds. Laser technology that improves vision without glasses or contacts isn’t something new, but Dr. David Creech said their two new lasers offer a quicker and more accurate surgery.
“This is the best and safest technology out there,” Creech said.
Their practice is the first in Delaware to offer this new laser vision correction treatment, called Contoura Vision. Beyond improving patients’ eyeglass prescriptions, the surgery can also increase the quality of their vision by correcting minor imperfections in the cornea, Creech said.
More than 90% of eyes treated with this new surgery and technology, achieved 20/20 vision or better, according to a study group of 249 eyes. More than half in that study had better than normal vision (20/16 or higher) after the surgery.
The surgery is especially popular among police officers and members of the military because they don’t have to worry about wearing glasses, Lasik surgical coordinator Rhonda Ellis said.
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Dr. David Creech is all about giving the gift of sight to his patients. Hailing from the Philadelphia area, Dr. Creech has been practiced ophthalmology for more than a decade. He describes his work as the “happy field of medicine.” His patients come to him with an issue and, in most cases, with a simple procedure, he can restore a patient’s vision and even eliminate their need for glasses, and